'Selected Shorts' Returns to WHRV
- Written by Chuck Doud
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 27 May 2020
A familiar favorite has returned for a limited engagement to 89.5 WHRV!
I’m pleased to announce that a listener-favorite, Selected Shorts, can now be heard Thursdays (through September 17) at 1 p.m. on 89.5 WHRV.
For those who might be unfamiliar with the show, Selected Shorts presents some best-loved selections of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors and recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. Stories are alternately funny, sad, moving and exciting and make a perfect accompaniment to daily activities such as driving, cooking, exercising and relaxing.
Some of the finest artists of the American theater and screen come through the doors of Symphony Space in a regular season. It is from these recordings that the radio show is produced.
So join us Thursdays at 1 p.m. and let your imagination soar with 89.5 WHRV and Selected Shorts!
Check out the last two episodes:
Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories based on fairy tales. We need good stories more than ever now. Traditional fairy tales always have a lesson, and these new versions are guaranteed to offer up some pearls about staying strong in difficult times.First, a story about an unconventional princess. Jane Kaczmarek performs Jeanne Desy's "The Princess Who Stood On Her Own 2 Feet."And Brazilian feminist writer Clarice Lispector shares a wealthy woman's moment of truth in "Beauty and the Beast or The Enormous Wound," performed by Kate Burton.
Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents stories, essays, and poems, and speeches celebrating America's diversity and wealth of stories, at a time when we need to know we are together, even when we are apart. An aging father ponders his life in Elizabeth Strout's "The Walk," read by Ellen Burstyn. The whole country's talking in Susan Minot's "Listen," read by Jennifer Ikeda and Khris Lewin. Julia Alvarez faces prejudice and finds her voice in "Speak! Speak!" read by Selenis Leyva, and Henry Louis Gates introduces works by 19th-century African-American women writers.
Note: Leaving our live lineup during this limited engagement is A Way with Words. However, fans of the show can still hear it weekly via the official website at waywordradio.org.