The Callie Crossley Show

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Mon., 5/21/12
Fahim Speaks

Fahim Speaks
Fahim Fazli was born in Afghanistan and escaped to America in the 1980s during Soviet occupation. He moved to California to pursue his dreams of acting, and after years of hard work, he succeeded. He was cast in "24", "Iron Man", "The Day After the Earth Stood Still", and more. After being an advisor on the film "Charlie Wilson's War", Fahim was inspired to join the U.S. military in Afghanistan as an interpreter. We hear about his journey, which he wrote about in his memoir "Fahim Speaks: A Warrior-Actor's Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood".

GUESTS:
  Fahim Fazli, co-author and subject of Fahim Speaks: A Warrior-Actor's Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back
  MIchael Moffett, retired marine corps lieutenant colonel and a professor at New Hampshire Technical Institute, co-author of "Faheem Speaks"
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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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