Synopses & Reviews
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.
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 recollections of deputies from the U.S. Marshall Service who enforced court-ordered school desegregation. 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 former KKK member who converted to Judiasm.
These literate, intelligent, profoundly touching stories are worth hearing over and over again, and now you don't have to stay in your car.
"Makes good on its promise, delivering 18 excellent examples of radio reporting that have held up through the years."
The Driveway Moments
series is in top gear with this collection composed of listener and NPR commentator favorites. Often humorous, but always intriguing, the selections include
? A Daughter's Dance Brings Dad Joy, a personal story from Scott Simon
? Stray Cat Interrupts Tough Prison Culture
? Cookie Monster Visits NPR
? Andes or Bust: An In-Flight Wardrobe Malfunction
? Growing Up, Aging Out: The End of Foster Care
? Launching a Life with $10 and a Dream
And many more.
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. Youre 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 dont have to stay in your car.
About 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, NPRs 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.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction by Renée MontagneA Daughters Dance Brings Dad JoyRobert Krulwich and the 5-Dollar BillComplexities of Modern Love in the Digital AgeKathy Griffins Life: All D-List, Even This InterviewMurals Depict Power of Law and JusticeFormer KKK Member Converts to JudaismGrowing Up, Aging Out: The End of Foster CareThis I Believe: Stray Cat Interrupts Tough Prison CultureSarajevo PetsOn September 11, Paper Memories Fell From SkyBreaking the Color BarrierStoryCorps: Launching a Life with $10 and a DreamCookie Monster Visits NPRA ‘Great Rescue in Heavy TrafficStoryCorps: Andes Or Bust: An In-Flight Wardrobe MalfunctionWilliam Wegmans WeimaranersA Big Ballgame for a Small TownHeartbreaking Reports from a Devastated CityRe-creating Afghanistan: Returning to Istalif