The Callie Crossley Show

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Wed., September 21
District 3 Derby, Round 2

District 3 Derby, Part 2

The Boston City Council election cycle is upon us. Today, we continue our candidate roundtables, focusing on District 3's Derby. For 18 years Maureen Feeney has been securely seated as Dorchester’s city councilor. When she announced that she would not seek a ninth term, the political enthusiasm that’s been bottled up over the years in District 3 burst forth with no end of candidates tossing their hats into the ring. There is now a total of seven on the ballot, and the roster is as diverse as the district itself. From seasoned politicos, to community activists, to small business owners—today we meet three more of the seven vying to represent Dorchester, vying to take on the challenges of this community—from preventing crime to creating jobs.

Today we hear from John O’Toole, Marydith Tuitt, and Frank Baker.

Last week, the other four candidates (Stephanie Everett, Doug Bennett, Marty Hogan, Craig Galvin) for District 3's Boston City Council seat joined us.

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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. 

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  Walter Mosley: writer

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