The Things They Carried http://redriverradio.org en 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 Caddo and Rapides parishes partner on Big Read http://redriverradio.org/post/caddo-and-rapides-parishes-partner-big-read <P>Hundreds of residents from Caddo and Rapides parishes may read the same book this fall. Several Louisiana library systems are sharing in a $15,000 Big Read grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In Caddo parish, public dialogues and workshops are planned around the Tim O'Brien book, "The Things They Carried," set to begin Oct. 6 at the Shreveport Memorial Library Broadmoor Resource Center. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:43:24 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 17779 at http://redriverradio.org Caddo and Rapides parishes partner on Big Read