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More Than Wheels

More than Wheels

More Than Wheels was started in 2001 by two New Hampshire car salesmen. Robert Chambers and Leo Hamill saw that car buyers with bad credit and finances were taking out credit lines that were borderline usurious. They were desperate to get to work, run errands and get family members where they needed to be, and they were willing to do just about anything.

Enter More Than Wheels. The small nonprofit began offering low-interest loans to customers in tight financial situations. They negotiated with car dealers on customers' behalf to buy smooth-running, fuel-efficient cars. And most importantly, they counseled them on their credit, about getting debt in order and establishing a financial plan. And they keep at it, month after month, year after year, till customers are back on their feet. More Than Wheels has been such a success that it's been expanded into metro Boston to serve a whole other customer base.

Here to talk about the program today are More Than Wheels CEO, Terri Steingrebe, and Tammy Trahan, a client of the program. They were both profiled in the New York Times.
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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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  Walter Mosley: writer

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