NPR Favorite Driveway Moments: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go

Overview

Hosts and listeners select their favorite stories from the National Public Radio archives, celebrating life, love, hope—and cookies.

Every NPR listener has had at least one “driveway moment” and probably more. You’re so captivated by a story on All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Morning Edition, News & Notes, or another NPR program that you stay in the car to hear it through—even if you've arrived at your own driveway. This eclectic ...

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Overview

Hosts and listeners select their favorite stories from the National Public Radio archives, celebrating life, love, hope—and cookies.

Every NPR listener has had at least one “driveway moment” and probably more. You’re so captivated by a story on All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Morning Edition, News & Notes, or another NPR program that you stay in the car to hear it through—even if you've arrived at your own driveway. This eclectic collection gathers all-time favorites, including some suggested by listeners themselves.

These literate, intelligent, profoundly touching stories are worth hearing over and over again, and now you don’t have to stay in your car.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Makes good on its promise, delivering 18 excellent examples of radio reporting that have held up through the years.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598878943
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 770,232
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

RENÉE MONTAGNE is host of NPR’s Morning Edition, the most widely heard broadcast news program in the United States. Since 2004, she has been broadcasting from NPR West in Culver City, California, with cohost Steve Inskeep in Washington. In 1994, she and a team of NPR reporters won a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of South Africa’s historic presidential and parliamentary elections. Montagne has been honored by the Overseas Press Club for her coverage of Afghanistan, and by the National Association of Black Journalists for a series on Black musicians going to war.

Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.

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Table of Contents

Contents:

  • Introduction by Renée Montagne
  • A Daughter’s Dance Brings Dad Joy
  • Robert Krulwich and the 5-Dollar Bill
  • Complexities of Modern Love in the Digital Age
  • Kathy Griffin’s Life: All D-List, Even This Interview
  • Murals Depict Power of Law and Justice
  • Former KKK Member Converts to Judaism
  • Growing Up, Aging Out: The End of Foster Care
  • This I Believe: Stray Cat Interrupts Tough Prison Culture
  • Sarajevo Pets
  • On September 11, Paper Memories Fell From Sky
  • Breaking the Color Barrier
  • StoryCorps: Launching a Life with $10 and a Dream
  • Cookie Monster Visits NPR
  • A ‘Great Rescue’ in Heavy Traffic
  • StoryCorps: Andes Or Bust: An In-Flight Wardrobe Malfunction
  • William Wegman’s Weimaraners
  • A Big Ballgame for a Small Town
  • Heartbreaking Reports from a Devastated City
  • Re-creating Afghanistan: Returning to Istalif
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