Selected Shorts : April 2012

Selected Shorts: What is Real?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

On this program, appearances are deceiving in stories about apartments and neighbors.


Selected Shorts: Tennessee, Edna, and Flannery

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Each of the three works on this program, by masters Tennessee Williams, Edna O’Brien, and Flannery O’Connor, offers us intense and provocative close-ups of its main characters. 



Selected Shorts: Arrivals and Departures

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A couple with a rocky marriage learn a life lesson when their home is invaded, and a whole community disappears in a powerful story about the Japanese internment, leaving their bewildered, or blinkered, neighbors behind.


Selected Shorts: From the Carpathia

Monday, April 09, 2012

This April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a maritime calamity that has resonated throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, inspiring hundreds of books and famous films like “A Night To Remember” and James Cameron’s hugely successful “Titanic,” which has just been re-released in 3-D. Most of these stories focus on the experiences of the passengers, but this special webcast offers a different perspective, in a micro fiction by Jesse Lee Kercheval.


Selected Shorts: Speeding Away

Sunday, April 08, 2012

A lot of people listen to SELECTED SHORTS in their cars.  In this program, the characters are in their cars—running from a bad love affair in the first piece, and toward a natural disaster in the second.


Selected Shorts: Humor Me

Sunday, April 01, 2012

The funny, or funny/sad, side of life is offered up in tales by three masters of the form.