Month 28, 2007
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Anna Christopher, NPR
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NPR RELEASES CD OF LISTENERS’ FAVORITE ANIMAL STORIES

“DRIVEWAY MOMENTS 5: ALL ABOUT ANIMALS” AVAILABLE MONDAY, APRIL 2 AT SHOP.NPR.ORG



March 28, 2007; Washington, D.C. – Remember the one about the deer that ran middle school track? Or, the dog with the bad habit of sucking on hallucinogenic toads? NPR unleashes a zoo of batty stories in Driveway Moments 5: All About Animals, a two-CD set of the best animal stories heard on NPR programs. The CDs, hosted by Steve Inskeep of NPR’s Morning Edition, will be available for purchase Monday, April 2 at shop.NPR.org.

The 21 selections included in Driveway Moments 5: All About Animals are all quintessential “Driveway Moments” – NPR features so compelling, listeners sit in their idling cars, waiting for a story’s end after they’ve reached their destination. Stories range from the heartwarming – “My Mother, My Parrot,” about a parrot who imitates the voice of its owner’s deceased mother – to the bizarre – “Vacuuming Prairie Dogs,” a report on Dog Gone, a company that lives up to its name. The 21 “Driveway Moments” date back to 1988 and were selected from NPR programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday, Day to Day, Talk of the Nation and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Driveway Moments 5: All About Animals is the fifth compilation CD in the Driveway Moments series. All are available for purchase at shop.NPR.org. Proceeds support NPR programming.

Since 2000, the NPR Shop has been offering a variety of high-quality gifts and many NPR-branded items and gift sets not available anywhere else, including calendars, books, analog and high definition radios, water bottles, music collections and apparel. NPR fans can find branded items from all their favorite NPR shows. Using shop.NPR.org is easy and secure. The NPR Shop accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, and can gift-wrap merchandise for a small fee. Standard shipping takes 7-10 business days, and express shipping via UPS takes 2-3 days.

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