The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., 5/15/12
Cash Mobs

Cash Mobs
moneyWe meet locals who are taking economic stimulus into their own hands by way of cash mobs.  The basic idea behind cash mobs is to encourage people to go into small, local businesses and spend their money, en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of an economic boost. 

GUESTS:
  Larry Marino, co-founder, Cash Mobs Dorchester
  Carlos Vargas, co-founder, Cash Mobs Dorchester
  Ron Cochran, director of online services and communication technology for the City of Malden. Malden has also launched cash mobs.
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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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