The Callie Crossley Show

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Wed., July 27
Haley House

Haley House

Earlier this month, the Boston City Council recognized Haley House for its 45 years of community service. Since 1966, Haley House has been helping homeless men and now its many services include nutrition education, life skills and employment training for ex-prisoners re-entering society. Today we'll take a look at how Haley House has been instrumental in keeping former prisoners out of jail.

Guests:
Kathe McKenna: Executive Director of Haley House.
Joe Bartley: a graduate of the transitional employment program, currently working fulltime at Haley House as a supervisor.
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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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  Walter Mosley: writer

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