The Callie Crossley Show

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Wednesday, Jan. 19
Neighborhood Watch Groups

Residents are increasingly taking safety into their own hands, with neighborhood crime watch groups cropping up at an average of one per week. We'll talk with Carolyn MacNeil, Director of the Boston Police Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit, and two residents who have recently formed groups in their neighborhoods. Trena Ambroise is head of “Redefining Our Community,” a neighborhood crime watch group in Dorchester; and Peter McNamara is founder of the Savin Hill Alert, a yahoo group that serves as an online neighborhood crime watch.

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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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