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NPR driveway moments. [radio stories that won't let you go]. Moms

According to NPR, a Driveway Moment is when a listener is so riveted by a radio piece that he or she will stay in their idling car to hear the show all the way through. Presented here, drawn from award-winning NPR programs such as All Things Considered and Morning Edition, are vibrant tales of... Full description

Other Authors: Sagal, Peter., National Public Radio (U.S.)
Format: CD
Language: English
Published: HighBridge Audio, 2009
Edition: Unabridged.
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Stories from the National Public Radio archives celebrate moms and motherhood.

Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them through-even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal captures your attention with colorful tales for and about moms.

Like Madame Defarge from A Tale of Two Cities, Susan Stamberg has often knitted her way through political upheaval. While knitting her first baby blanket, she muses on a political milestone. Storyteller Kevin Kling describes the yearly conflict in Minnesota between Mother's Day and the opening of fishing season. Commentator Gwen Macsai marvels that her children's standards for motherhood are higher than their own. And comedian Amy Borkowsky shares hilarious messages left on her answering machine by her worrywart mom, including I'm having second thoughts about that little palm-size computer that you bought. You could swallow it and, God forbid, choke….

Heard in All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, News & Notes , and other NPR programs, these stories and more are for moms, moms-to-be, and anyone who has ever known or had a mother.


Peter Sagal
More Messages from Amy's Answering Machine
Solving the Mystery of Mother-Daughter Speak
Mommy as a Role Model? Get Real
Bad Mommy
Just Mom and Me and Chuck E. Cheese
Surprised by Mom
Knitting for Life, and for Life's Milestones
Legislator Offers First-Person View of Welfare
StoryCorps: Mother's Magic, Stretching a Christmas Dollar
Tamale Recipe Proves Hard to Keep Secret
'Chickenbutt' and Other Lessons from Grandma
Who is Singing Me Lullabies?
Mementoes Honor Sons Lost to War
In Memoir, Allende Reveals Life to Late Daughter
I Love My Kids-But Give Me a Break
Mother's Day vs. Fishing Season Opener
Hidden Kitchen Mama
Mother's Day Recipes
StoryCorps: Special Memories of a Final Thanksgiving Meal
Young, Single and Raising a Child
Rocket Science
Mom Remembers Her Olympic Past
Turning Into Your Mother Isn't So Bad After All
A Partially Empty Nest, with Mixed Feelings
Grandmother: A Story of Aging, Decline and Love
This I Believe: The Power of Love to Transform and to Heal


Tom Schutyser is a Belgian documentary photographer and researcher. Andrew W. Lawler is a contributing editor to Science and Archaeology . Reza Aslan authored the international bestseller No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam . Robert Fisk is an award-winning journalist. Rachid el-Daïf 's novels have been translated from Arabic into 11 languages. Dominique Moïsi is senior adviser at the French Institute for International Relations. Paul Salem is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut.