The Callie Crossley Show

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Fri., 4/13/12
Week in Review

*Sue O'Connell, publisher of Bay Windows and South End News, guest hosts

Week in Review

We take a look at the news that may not have reached your radar this week. Among the local headlines we'll discuss: the latest problems facing the rebooted Chelsea Housing Authority Board and how the Clerk of Criminal Courts race has turned ugly.
GUESTS:
   Seth Daniel, senior reporter for Independent News Group, which includes the Revere Journal
   John Ruch, editor of the Jamaica Plain Gazette
   Peter Kadzis, executive editor of the Boston Phoenix
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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. 

GUEST:
  Walter Mosley: writer

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