The Callie Crossley Show

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Mon., 4/2/12
The Bay State's Big Gamble

The Bay State's Big Gamble

A recent article in The New York Times Magazine shines a light on the pending financial ruin the mega-casino Foxwoods is in. If Massachusetts' plan is to draw customers away from ailing casinos next door, what does that say about the health of the Commonwealth’s imminent casino culture? Could Foxwoods' current woes become Massachusetts casinos' future problems? We'll take a look.

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GUESTS:
  Michael Sokolove: contributing writer for New York Times Magazine, his recent piece is "Foxwoods Is Fighting for Its Life"
  Clyde Barrow: expert in the New England casino market and the director of the Center for Policy Analysis at UMass Dartmouth
  Jason Schwartz: senior editor of Boston Magazine
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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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