NPR's Susan Stamberg reads an excerpt of one of the best submissions for Round 11 of our short story contest. She reads Plum Baby by Carmiel Banasky of Portland, Ore. You can read the full story below and find other stories on our Three-Minute Fiction page or on Facebook.
When 20-year-old Amanda Knox left for Italy in August 2007, it was supposed to be a carefree year studying abroad.
No one could have foreseen it ending in her being accused, tried and convicted in the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.
The case, and Knox, became an international media sensation.
"I think that there was a lot of fantasy projected onto me," she tells weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden. "And that resulted in a re-appropriation and re-characterization of who I am."
Louie Saenz teams with "Science Studio" host Dr. Russ Chianelli to talk with Dr. Gary Williams, UTEP Center for Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovative Enterprises (CREIE), and three UTEP students, Eva Deemer, Alex Pastor and Diego Capelletti about a competitive program that allows for almost-complete ownership of corporations designed on campus for national competition. For more information, call 915-747-8454, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website, http://research.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=research.utep.edu/creie
Denise, Bill, and Norma continue their talk on May Gardening Tips with a special focus on fertilizers. Hear how slow-release granular fertilizers differ from the quick-acting water soluble ones. What do you need to do to reduce the risk of fertilizer burn on your turf or plants? Is manure an effective fertilizer, and what should you look for if you choose to use it? Also, find out why turf, vegetables, trees, and flowering plants have their own specific fertilization needs.
Charles welcomes film historian Jay Duncan for a remembrance of stop-motion animation pioneer, Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen is responsible for the remarkable animation work on films such as "7th Voyage of Sinbad," "Jason and the Argonauts," and "Mysterious Island." Harryhausen died May 7, 2013, at the age of 92. http://rayharryhausen.com. Aired May 18, 2013.