The Callie Crossley Show

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Wed., 3/7/12
Political Roundtable

Political Roundtable
VotingTen more states have spoken. Super Tuesday served up six states for Mitt Romney, but his narrow win over Rick Santorum in Ohio was close. A win is a win, says Romney's campaign, but does this tight victory mean his road to the White House will be studded with speed bumps? It was not a great night for democracy; voter turnout was extremely low. Was this a referendum on government, or a lack of enthusiasm for the crop of Republican candidates? Exit polls from last night showed that the economy is the number one concern among voters, and a new poll showed Republican Sen. Scott Brown with a lead over Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren. Is this a wake up call to Democrats that Massachusetts could be redder shade of blue?

GUESTS
  Marvin Venay, executive director of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Democratic Legislative Caucus 
  Kelly Bates, executive director of Access Strategies Fund
  Kevin Peterson, founder of the New Democracy Coalition
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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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