The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., October 4
Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable
From Beantown to the beltway- we’ll talk through it all on our political roundtable. The Boston City Council preliminaries left us with more of the same, and something completely different. District Three (Dorchester, Mattapan) served up the same old same old with two Dorchester residents fighting for long time city councilor Maureen Feeney’s seat. In District Two (South End, South Boston, Chinatown), newcomer Suzanne Lee beat out won more votes than sitting city councilor Bill Linehan. Stateside, Elizabeth Warren's big splash is leaving opponents in her wake- Setti Warren bailed out of the Senate race. On the national stage, Chris Christie gets courted big time by the GOP, and Obama gives Democrats a dose of tough love.

Guests:
Robert Fortes, Republican political strategist
Erin O’Brien, associate professor of political science at UMass Boston
Marvin Venay, executive director of The Massachusetts Black and Latino Democratic Legislative Caucus
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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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