The Callie Crossley Show

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Thurs., Feb. 17
Politics Roundtable

We took a look at the race for Chuck Turner’s seat and who is poised to win now that Tito Jackson and Cornell Mills are the last men standing. Down at City Hall Mayor Menino is reluctant to roll out the welcome mat for Wal-Mart. Could the big box store be a boon to job growth or a bust for small businesses? And statewide, our brand name politicians-Mitt Romney, Senator Scott Brown, and Governor Patrick, are all hitting the book tour.

Access Strategies Fund executive director Kelly Bates, political strategist Robert Fortes, and Massachusetts Black and Latino Democratic Legislative Caucus executive director Marvin Venay joined us. 
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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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