Literacy 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 Rusk County grows literacy program http://redriverradio.org/post/rusk-county-grows-literacy-program <p>The&nbsp;Kiwanis Club in Henderson, Texas,&nbsp;is trying to sign&nbsp;up hundreds of babies&nbsp;for&nbsp;Dolly Parton&#39;s&nbsp;Imagination&nbsp;Library literacy program.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:21:54 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 7097 at http://redriverradio.org Rusk County grows literacy program