Stories for the start of summer. We want summer to be this wonderful break, but so often it fails to deliver. We hear Ron Carlson's short story about a summer job delivering tanks of oxygen to the infirm, Scott Carrier takes a river vacation, and more.
Another story of someone using the word love as they try to make sense of things. Russell Banks reads an edited version of his short story "Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story," which appears in its full version in his collection The Angel on the Roof.
In the 1970s, Dave Kestenbaum's cousin Dan Weiss got promoted from stockerto gift shop manager at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts inWashington DC. It was a good job... except for the fact that the place wasbleeding cash because of apparent embezzlement.