Guest host David Sedaris offers a program celebrating the late David Rakoff, who is heard performing two stories.
It is the job of good fiction to make sense of the senseless. "Valor," a powerful tale by Richard Bausch, just named the winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, is reprised in recognition of the events in Boston last week. Oscar-winner William Hurt is the reader.
Colson Whitehead, Walter Dean Myers, and Susan Cheever celebrate Central Park. Happy spring!
David Strathairn reads a post-Katrina tale of family and friendship by Richard Ford
Tony Award-winner Liev Schreiber reads a dazzling fantasy by Italo Calvino, introduced by Radio Lab's Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.