Memorable Moments 2007

Memorable Moments 2007

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Fifty of the most memorable stories from NPR in 2007, as selected by NPR.org's editorial team.More from Memorable Moments 2007 »

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Memorable Moments 2007 Introduction

An introduction by Andrew Prince to this year's collection of NPR's Memorable Moments.

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China's Mother River Under Threat

Over the centuries, the floodwaters of China's Yellow River have claimed millions of lives. Now, the problem has reversed: The river is drying up due to ecological damage, forcing nomadic Tibetans to give up their traditional way of life.

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Businesses See Green in Iceland's Volcano Power

Iceland's winters are long, dark and cold. But one of the country's favorite winter hobbies is to take a swim in outdoor heated pools or lounge in backyard hot tubs. Heat and electricity are cheap, clean and plentiful here — and Iceland wants other countries to take notice.

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Mailer Remembered as Controversial, Provocative

Norman Mailer's work combined sweeping cultural criticism, erudition and obscenity. He was deliberately provocative, says book critic Maureen Corrigan, and he wanted to be remembered as a novelist, though he made a strong impact as an essayist and journalist. Mailer's 60-year career was full of depth and controversy.

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Stephin Merritt: Two Days, 'A Million Faces'

From a group of six photos and six words, Magnetic Fields guru Stephin Merritt picked "1974" — and an image of a man wearing a kind of suit covered with baby dolls. Two days later, the song they inspired was finished.

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Photo Captures Firefighters Ensnarled by Blaze

California's recent wildfires produced many spectacular images, but perhaps none as dramatic and memorable as a Los Angeles Times photo of 12 firefighters trapped in a circle of smoke and flames.

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Army Medevac Unit Races Against 'Golden Hour'

The first hour after an attack is crucial for wounded soldiers. Injured troops who get medical help have a 95 percent chance of surviving. Eagle Dustoff, a medevac unit in Iraq, keeps its mission simple: Evacuate the wounded as quickly as possible.

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Baghdad in the Rearview Mirror

Tom Bullock reported from the Iraqi capital since shortly after the war began. In this reporter's notebook, Bullock shares his reflections on leaving Baghdad.

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The Birth of the Frito

The Kitchen Sisters explore the saga of a Texas corn chip and C.E. Doolin, the can-do visionary behind it. Doolin, who envisioned Fritos as a side dish, never imagined anyone would consume an entire king size bag. The story of the Frito is the latest in the "Hidden Kitchens" series.

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Disabled Often Carry Out Afghan Suicide Missions

There have been at least 110 suicide attacks in Afghanistan this year. An Afghan doctor who conducts bombers' autopsies says that up to 80 percent of suicide bombers in Kabul are disabled.

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