Since May is Short Story Month, I'd like to make introductions for those of you who may not be familiar with Selected Shorts. Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show produced by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio. It is distributed by Public Radio International (PRI), reaching approximately 300,000 listeners. The program is based around a different theme or particular author each week. Well-known actors from stage, screen and television give dramatic readings of the stories, which are always fiction, some classics and some brand new. Selected Shorts is recorded live in front of sell-out audiences at the Peter Sharp Theater in New York City every week, where it has been running since 1985. Selected Shorts is also available on Sirius XM. The podcast is available the following Monday.