Selected Shorts http://redriverradio.org en Isaiah Sheffer, 1935-2012 http://redriverradio.org/post/isaiah-sheffer-1935-2012 <p>We wanted to share details with you regarding the news of the death of Symphony Space Founding Artistic Director and Selected Shorts program host Isaiah Sheffer. &nbsp;&nbsp;Symphony Space shared this obituary. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:00:00 +0000 19784 at http://redriverradio.org Isaiah Sheffer, 1935-2012 Selected Shorts: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien http://redriverradio.org/post/selected-shorts-things-they-carried-tim-obrien <p><strong>Airs Sunday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. </strong>Tim O’Brien’s stirring and poignant tale of foot soldiers in the Vietnam War shapes this entire program.&nbsp; “The Things They Carried” is a powerful fictional depiction of the reality of America’s doomed enterprise in Vietnam. It is the title story of a book in which O’Brien follows one platoon of “grunts”, and its fantastic literary conceit is that their experience can best be conveyed by detailed listings of the actual things that the men carried in their backpacks and pockets, and on their shoulders and necks. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Dylan Baker 17501 at http://redriverradio.org Selected Shorts: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien