The Callie Crossley Show

A production of  
  

Mon., April 25
Local Made Good: Andrew Skurka

Seekonk native Andrew Skurka started adventuring in a big way. He finished his studies at Duke University, headed out to the Appalachian Trail, and did a thorough-hike of the entire thing: over 2,000 trail miles- from Georgia to Maine- by foot. He didn't stop there. Packing light and moving quick, he hiked the entire U.S., coast-to-coast; the Pacific Rim trail; the Grand Canyon; and his most ambitious project: a 4,700-mile circuit--by ski, raft, and foot--of Alaska and the Yukon, the first of its kind. Now he's back from hiking campaigns and working on his ultra-running--and maybe planning his next adventure. We catch up with him in Boulder, Colorado. See photos of his trip here.
Support for WGBH is provided by:
Become a WGBH sponsor
Sign Up

Subscribe to WGBH News Emails
 

   

 

ABOUT THE CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW

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

myWGBH

The Callie Crossley Show Showtimes

Forgot your my WGBH Password?

Not a problem. Just enter the username you used to register below.


Or CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

Forgot your my WGBH Password?

Instructions on how to reset your Password have been sent.
Check your email to continue.

Or CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

Forgot your my WGBH Username?

Not a problem. Just enter the email address you used to register below.


Or CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

Forgot your my WGBH Username?

Instructions on how to reset your Username have been sent.
Check your email to continue.

Or CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

Register for myWGBH