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Aimee Bender

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Meeting the Wrong Woman

Friday, May 16, 2014

This reading by Paul Hecht of Aimee Bender’s “The Meeting” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “The Stories of Alice Munro: Young Love,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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The Stories of Alice Munro: Young Love

Friday, May 16, 2014

Guest host Hope Davis presents a coming-of-age story by Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, and a quirky romance by Aimee Bender.

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She's not the One/She's the One

Friday, April 18, 2014

This reading by Kate Burton of Aimee Bender’s story “The Meeting” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Romantic Calamities,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts: Romantic Calamities

Friday, April 18, 2014

Advice for the lovelorn (not) from Patricia Marx, Simon Rich, Miranda July, and Aimee Bender.

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Selected Shorts: Romantic Disasters

Friday, August 09, 2013

Comic writers Patricia Marx and Simon Rich offer advice for the lovelorn on this show; Wyatt Cenac reads Rich's re-working of the "Occupy" movement as a love triangle.

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Selected Shorts: The Lives of Things

Sunday, September 30, 2012

 

The new season of SELECTED SHORTS begins with a program focusing on the mystery and allure of objects. In Steven Millhauser’s “In the Reign of Harad IV” a court miniaturist longs to create smaller and smaller worlds.  Millhauser has commented on the fact that he moved from novels to short fiction—a reverse of the usual trend for authors—saying, “it’s as if the novel were a kind of preparation for the rigorous pleasures of the shorter form. For me, the shortness of a great story is part of its greatness.”

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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.

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Surveillance

Friday, October 07, 2011

This week, the new culture of surveillance. Kurt Andersen talks to technologist and philosopher Jaron Lanier about why we have to watch the watchers. An artist meticulously tracks government spy satellites crossing the night sky. A computer scientist explains what goes into building a facial recognition system. And sitting silently ...

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Surveillance

Friday, December 17, 2010

We spy on the new culture of surveillance. Kurt Andersen talks to technologist and philosopher Jaron Lanier about why we have to watch the watchers. An artist meticulously tracks government spy satellites crossing the night sky. A computer scientist explains what goes into building a facial recognition system. And sitting ...

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Speeding Away

Sunday, October 10, 2010

As we’ve discovered from our mail from our national radio audience, 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.

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Deepening Insight

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Transformation and personal revelation unite this program’s two rather different stories, in which the main characters undergo profound and life-changing experiences.

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