The Callie Crossley Show

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Fri., 6/15/12
Regional Week in Review

Regional Week in Review
Today we hit the rewind button on the week’s news, looking at it through a regional lens, from the Bay State to the Ocean State. On the Cape the Mashpee Wampanoag are tentatively winning and in Rhode Island things are only getting worse for Curt Shilling's beleaguered 38 Studios.

GUESTS:
   Paul Pronovost, editor, The Cape Cod Times
   Arnie Arnesen, New Hampshire-based commentator
   Robert Whitcomb, vice president, editorial page editor for The Providence Journal
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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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