The Callie Crossley Show

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Tues., 1/17/12
Balancing the T's Budget

Balancing the MBTA's Budget
Green LineThe MBTA is literally and figuratively going off the rails. With endless repairs, and a budget deficit that reaches into the hundreds of millions of dollars, the looming question is how to get the T back on track. The MBTA brought forth two proposals this month- both of which include service cuts and fare hikes. The proposals would affect all T riders,  especially seniors, disabled, and students. The Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation (and former MBTA general manager) Richard Davey said in a live web chat today that the proposals are not a definite and they are looking to the public to come up with solutions.  How might a fare increase and service cuts affect you? Do you have any cost-cutting solutions you think the MBTA should consider? Call us during the show: 877.301.8970, or leave a comment on our Facebook page


GUESTS: 
  Kyle Cheney
, reporter for State House News Service
  Jonathan Davis, acting MBTA general manager
  Lizzi Weyant, staff attorney for MASSPIRG
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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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