The Callie Crossley Show

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Tuesday, Feb. 1
Football Concussions

With football fans across the country gearing up for the Superbowl this Sunday, we take a look at the toll that football concussions can take on players from high school to the NFL.

Guests:
Chris Nowinski, co-founder and president of the Sports Legacy Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to solve the sports concussion crisis. He’s the author of “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis" and he played football at Harvard, and was a wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Dr. Ann McKee, Director of Neuropathology at New England Veterans Health Care System co-Director of the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy where she maintains the center’s brain bank.
Dan Lebowitz, Executive Director of Sport in Society at Northeastern University.
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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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