Memorable Moments 2006

Memorable Moments 2006

Fifty of the most memorable stories from NPR in 2006, as selected by NPR.org's editorial team.More from Memorable Moments 2006 »

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Memorable Moments of 2006 Introduction

NPR web producer Roseanne Pereira introduces the Memorable Moments of 2006 podcast and talks a bit about the stories and how they were selected.

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Yusuf Islam: the Former Cat Stevens on His New CD

British singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, talks about his musical and spiritual journey and performs songs from his new CD, "An Other Cup."

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Preserving Memory of Afghanistan's Giant Buddhas

When the Taliban were driven from power in 2001, they left behind a broken country and an infamous act of destruction: reducing to rubble two monumental Buddhas that had stood for 1,500 years. Now some people are proposing to rebuild at least one of the giant statues.

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Shanghai Urban Development: The Future Is Now

China is now undergoing one of the most massive urbanization in human history, and nowhere is that more evident than in cosmopolitan Shanghai. The city's population is now almost 18 million, and is forecast to rise to 25 million by 2020. This series looks at how the city is preparing for its future.

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Mingle All the Way Through Holiday Parties

'Tis the season for parties. For many they're a joyful occasion. But for some they're a terrifying experience. You walk into the room. Then what? Have no fear. Learn conversation-survival techniques from a mingling maven.

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