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Selected Shorts: Love, Longing, and Loose Change

Friday, June 20, 2014

Love and a long distance runner, love, or chocolate, and love and loose change in three romances.

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Fires

Friday, June 20, 2014

This reading by Ted Marcoux of Rick Bass’s “Fires” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Love, Longing, and Loose Change,” hosted by Cynthia Nixon.

 

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A Singer's Romance

Friday, June 20, 2014

This reading by Marian Seldes of Willa Cather’s “A Singer’s Romance” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Love, Longing, and Loose Change,” hosted by Cynthia Nixon.

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What Do We Have in Our Pockets?

Friday, June 20, 2014

This reading by David Rakoff of Etgar Keret’s “What Do We Have in our Pockets?” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Love, Longing, and Loose Change,” hosted by Cynthia Nixon.

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The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour: All Stars, Veterans & Boxers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A teenager takes her brother on a cross country goose chase; a young man wants to meet his troubled father; a grandmother shows off her boxing moves; and a cousin has a secret.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Thomas B. Morgan, Former Head of WNYC, Dies

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Thomas B. Morgan, the President of the WNYC Communications Group from April 1990 to April 1994, died today. Morgan was an honorary trustee of New York Public Radio. He had not been well for some time.

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Selected Shorts: Illusions and Deceptions

Friday, June 13, 2014

A bizarre case of vanity, and the funniest ghost story ever from authors Steven Millhauser and Saki.

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The Open Window

Friday, June 13, 2014

This reading by Tandy Cronyn of Saki’s  “The Open Window” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Illusions and Deceptions,” hosted by Neil Gaiman.

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Mirror, Mirror

Friday, June 13, 2014

This reading by Paul Hecht of Steven Millhauser’s “Miracle Polish” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Illusions and Deceptions,” hosted by Neil Gaiman.

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The Moth Radio Hour

Mona Simpson: The Rubber Stamp

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A woman tries to figure out how to pay for college.

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Father's Day

Friday, June 06, 2014

This reading by Bobby Cannavale of Donald Barthelme’s “Chablis” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “We’re So Excited,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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Snow

Friday, June 06, 2014

This reading by Mary Stuart Masterson of Ann Beattie’s “Snow” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “We’re So Excited,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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Selected Shorts: We're So Excited

Friday, June 06, 2014

Back to the '80s with Donald Barthelme, Tama Janowitz, Raymond Carver, and Ann Beattie

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The Slaves in New York

Friday, June 06, 2014

This reading by Anna Chlumsky of Tama Janowitz’s “The Slaves in New York” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “We’re So Excited,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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After the Denim

Friday, June 06, 2014

This reading by Michael Cerveris of Raymond Carver’s “After the Denim” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “We’re So Excited,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour: Snakes, Electric Shock and Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A writer is sent on an assignment to locate poisonous snakes; two child refugees arrive in America; and a hippie kid seeks the approval of his father.

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Silence is Consent

Friday, May 30, 2014

This reading by David Strathairn of John Biguenet’s “I am Not a Jew” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Heroes and Villains,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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Re-Brand a Super Hero

Friday, May 30, 2014

This reading by Chip Kidd of Larry Doyle’s “ReBoot Me” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Heroes and Villains,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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From Mousy to Moth Goddess

Friday, May 30, 2014

This reading by Aya Cash of an excerpt from Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Heroes and Villains,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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Selected Shorts: Heroes and Villains

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bam! Pow! Host Hope Davis offers up tales of super heroes, including Luna Moth — a mousy librarian's seductive, dangerous alter-ego in Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

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