Conflict and Character: the basic ingredients of a story well told. Radio Days is a collection of such stories. The characters, rich or poor, young or old, face difficulties in their lives. Many are on the hero’s journey—on a path to self-knowledge. Others never face reality. “My Father’s Story” is set in rural 1924 America where Sidney, the son of immigrants, tries to stop his father from burning down his store. “Khrushchev in My Dreams” centers on a teenager’s fear of annihilation during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. “Eruption” recounts a family’s urgent journey to survive the 1980s Mt. St. Helens eruption. “Confessions of the Hot Flash Queen” follows a twenty-first century woman coming into her own with humor and strength. From the early part of the twentieth century until today, the radio has played in the background of our lives—just as it does in each of these tales.

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