NPR Favorite Driveway Moments

  • by NPR
  • Narrated by Renée Montagne
  • 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Hosts and listeners select their favorite stories from the National Public Radio archives, celebrating life, love, hope - and cookies.
This eclectic collection gathers all-time "Driveway Moment" 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.
What is a Driveway Moment? Maybe it's happened to you as it has to countless others.... You're driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage). Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. It's a Driveway Moment.
The NPR Driveway Moments Series collects these "best of" stories so that you are never more than a "play" away from a Driveway Moment.

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


What the Critics Say

"Makes good on its promise, delivering 18 excellent examples of radio reporting that have held up through the years." (AudioFile)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-19-2012
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books