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NPR Favorite Driveway Moments

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NPR Favorite Driveway Moments

Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
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Hosts and listeners select their favorite stories from the National Public Radio archives, celebrating life, love, hope-and baby ducks.

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.

Like Scott Simon's tale of his 5-year-old daughter, newly in love with ballet. The story of a scruffy stray cat who wanders into a tough Michigan prison. The one about loan officer Joel Armstrong and the baby ducks he saved. The hilarious account of an in-flight "wardrobe malfunction"-something about an inflatable bra. A man who went to college with $10 and all the hope in the world. A blind date that turned into a lifetime of commitment.

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

Hosts and listeners select their favorite stories from the National Public Radio archives, celebrating life, love, hope-and baby ducks.

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.

Like Scott Simon's tale of his 5-year-old daughter, newly in love with ballet. The story of a scruffy stray cat who wanders into a tough Michigan prison. The one about loan officer Joel Armstrong and the baby ducks he saved. The hilarious account of an in-flight "wardrobe malfunction"-something about an inflatable bra. A man who went to college with $10 and all the hope in the world. A blind date that turned into a lifetime of commitment.

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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  • 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.

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  • AudioFile Magazine A "driveway moment" is what National Public Radio calls stories that make listeners stay in the car to listen to the end. Eighteen of those stories, selected through listener feedback, are presented, with new introductions from NPR personalities. Stories include a humorous Bogart-style investigation into numbers on currency; first-person accounts of foster care and prison life; gripping stories of war in Sarajevo, loss on 9/11, recovery in Afghanistan, and desegregation in the American South; a nostalgic look at high school basketball; and interviews with actress/comedian Kathy Griffin and Cookie Monster. The collection makes good on its promise, delivering 18 excellent examples of radio reporting that have held up through the years. J.A.S. 2010 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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