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.
Jonathan Goldstein returns to Wildwood, New Jersey, where he spent onenot-fateful summer when he was sixteen. Jonathan's the host of the CBCprogram Wiretap, which is distributed in the United States by PRI.
Producer Sarah Koenig reports on a kid we'll call Leo, whose family moved away from Rochester, NY, leaving behind all of Leo's friends andstranding him in a new — and in his opinion, much worse — middle school.