The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., September 6
Coming of Age in a Post-9/11 World

Coming of Age in a Post-9/11 World

We continue our 9/11 conversation with a look at what it means for a generation to come of age in a post 9/11 world. We’re joined by three teens who were all five or six years old on September 11, 2001. Today we’ll hear from them about the unique challenges they have faced and how their world view differs from those whose lives not been so singularly shaped by 9/11 and its aftermath.

Nickie Cheung, Amal Cheema, and Aashna Narang are all member of Youth LEAD-- Youth Leaders Engaging Across Differences. They are all entering their junior year at Sharon High School in Sharon, Mass. We will also be joined by Janet Penn, executive director of Youth LEAD.
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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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