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The Callie Crossley Show 9/13/10

 2010 Mass Decision Primaries - The Final Push: Tomorrow voters head to the polls to choose the democratic and republican candidates that will make it on November's ballot. We'll take a look at some of the most competitive races in New England.
10th Congressional District: Paul Pronovost, editor at the Cape Cod Times, gives us the latest on the two hotly contested primaries in the seat that Representative Bill Delahunt leaves open at the end of this year.
New Hampshire: Arnie Arnesen, television and radio commentator and former New Hamsphire State Legislator, talks us through the primaries worth keeping an eye on.
Rhode Island: Robert Witcomb, the Vice President of the Providence Journal, gives us an update on primary races in Rhode Island.
Local Made Good, Yankee Magazine: The New England Magazine turns 75 this year. We're joined by the CEO of and grandson of the founder of Yankee Magazine, Jamie Trowbridge. We'll ask him how the magazine has changed since its founding in 1930, and what really constitutes the consummate yankee.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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