Driveway MomentsSM 2003 Archives
The following listener-nominated stories were published as Driveway Moments during 2003:
NPR Special Series: Peace
NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg begins a month-long series on peace.
Morning Edition - December 3, 2002
Posted as a Driveway Moment: December 29, 2003
Environmental Attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
He is senior counsel for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C.
Fresh Air - December 4, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: December 16, 2003
Writer Lee Maynard
Lee Maynard's new novel is Screaming with the Cannibals, a sequel to his 1988 debut novel, Crum.
Fresh Air - November 24, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: December 4, 2003
Love of Insects Propels Author's Studies
Dr. Thomas Eisner studies the chemical interactions of organisms, and he has a new book, For Love of Insects, that gathers images and ideas from his research.
All Things Considered - November 18, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: November 25, 2003
The 'Potato Ball' Incident
Producer Dan Collison brings us this story of minor league baseball's infamous "potato ball incident" of 1987.
All Things Considered - August 22, 2002
Posted as a Driveway Moment: November 18, 2003
Commentary: Soldier's Mom
Commentator Ruth Stonesifer's son was one of the first U.S. war-related fatalities in Afghanistan.
Morning Edition - November 7, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: November 12, 2003
"Light My Fire"
NPR's Guy Raz talked with the three surviving members of the Doors about their song "Light My Fire."
Day to Day - August 28, 2000
Posted as a Driveway Moment: November 4, 2003
Backlash Over RIAA Lawsuits Against Swappers
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with technology writer Xeni Jardin about the Recording Industry Association of America's lawsuits against more than 250 alleged online music swappers.
Day to Day - September 16, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: October 20, 2003
Baxter Black, Aquatic Vet
Commentator Baxter Black reflects on the aquatic elements of being a vet.
Morning Edition - September 4, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: October 13, 2003
Caring for War's Fatalities
NPR's Michele Norris reports from Dover Air Force Base, Del., home of the military's largest mortuary.
All Things Considered - April 17, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: October 6, 2003
The Heavenly Appeal of MoonPies
Chocolate-covered snack endures as a Southern fixture.
Morning Edition - September 25, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: September 29, 2003
Oral History of the WASPs
Producer Joe Richman helps WWII pilots tell their stories.
All Things Considered - December 18, 2002
Posted as a Driveway Moment: September 23, 2003
New York Works: the Seltzer Man
Walter Backerman is one of the last seltzer delivery men who still make the rounds to New York City residents.
All Things Considered - January 23, 2002
Posted as a Driveway Moment: September 15, 2003
Fall of Enron Told in '24 Days'
Wall Street Journal reporters Rebecca Smith and John Emshwiller tell how they tracked the collapse of energy giant Enron in their new book 24 Days.
Morning Edition - August 13, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: September 10, 2003
A Chinese School's Case of SARS
Brush with disease puts Beijing autism program in jeopardy.
All Things Considered - June 3, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: September 2, 2003
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Tracing the development of a disease that may affect nearly 8 percent of adult Americans.
All Things Considered - Aug. 19, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: August 26, 2003
Becker and Fagen discuss their distinctive music and their new CD, Everything Must Go.
Morning Edition - Aug. 5-6, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: August 20, 2003
Dr. Danielle Ofri, physician and writer, works and teaches at Bellevue Hospital in New York.
All Things Considered - July 15, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: August 13, 2003
America's First Spaceman
Remembering test pilot and space pioneer Iven Kincheloe.
Morning Edition - July 25, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: August 9, 2003
A California town is divided over what to do about 174 fierce little dogs.
Weekend Edition Saturday - July 19, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: August 5, 2003
Bush as Leader of Iraq
A Patt Morrison commentary on why the two would be perfect together.
Morning Edition - April 15, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: August 1, 2003
Temples of Sound
Inside the great recording studios.
Morning Edition - May 8, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: July 24, 2003
Education & Alzheimer's
The more education people have the less likely they are develop Alzheimer's symptoms of dementia.
Morning Edition - June 26, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: July 18, 2003
Candelaria and Herman Zapp take a road trip from Buenos Aires to Anchorage, Alaska, in a 1928 Graham Paige touring car.
All Things Considered - June 15, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: July 15, 2003
Cows That Type
Story of barnyard animals carrying out collective bargaining.
Weekend Edition Saturday - Jan. 15, 2000
Posted as a Driveway Moment: July 7, 2003
Baseball's Hand Signals
The origins of signing in America's pastime.
All Things Considered - Nov. 24, 2002
Posted as a Driveway Moment: July 2, 2003
Listening to My Father
Thirty years after Vietnam, a legacy on audio tape.
All Things Considered - June 15, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: June 27, 2003
CKLW: The Hits Just Keep on Coming
NPR's Don Gonyea remembers the heyday of powerhouse AM radio.
All Things Considered - Aug. 27, 1999
Posted as a Driveway Moment: June 23, 2003
Commentator Stephanie Peirolo looks forward to little ways she can connect with her son.
Morning Edition - June 17, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: June 17, 2003
Ed Ricketts and the 'Dream' of Cannery Row
The legacy of Steinbeck's 'Doc' endures in Monterey.
Morning Edition - May 7 & 8, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: June 3, 2003
Anne Garrels, Back in the U.S.A.
NPR's Baghdad reporter on her experiences covering the war.
Morning Edition - April 23, 2003
Animal Sex Advice
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The evolutionary biology of sex in the form of advice columns for every creature imaginable.
All Things Considered - May 24, 2003
Every spring, the Platte River Valley in central Nebraska is transformed into a birdwatcher's paradise.
All Things Considered - April 4, 1997
Moving to the Hamptons
Commentator Heather Dune Macadam bought a house for a dollar, but there's a catch.
All Things Considered - April 29, 2003
An Islamic Journey Inside Europe
Five-part series examines continent's growing Muslim population.
All Things Considered - Feb. 24-28, 2003
Author Martin Meredith's book examines the history of elephants.
All Things Considered - April 14, 2003
An interview with actor John Travolta.
Fresh Air - April 10, 2003
Rob Kapilow's '03'
Composer/conductor Rob Kapilow's piece commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.
All Things Considered - April 30, 2003
'A Map of The Child'
A pediatrician's experience with sick children.
All Things Considered - March 4, 2003
Comedian George Carlin
The comedian discusses his brainy, acerbic style.
All Things Considered - April 29, 2001
Peering Inside Fossils
Paleontologist uses high-tech scans to probe relics of the past.
Morning Edition - March 10, 2003
'Radio Diaries': An Oral History of the WASPs
Producer Joe Richman helps WWII pilots, others tell their stories.
All Things Considered - Dec. 18, 2002
The lost importance of the cotton glove, once a staple of ladies' fashion.
Weekend Edition Saturday - May 13, 2000
Pinstripes & Pearls
The women of the Harvard law class of '64.
All Things Considered - Feb. 3, 2003
Civil War Widows
A portrait of two Civil War widows.
All Things Considered - July 1, 1998
A hard-knock odyssey from drug dealer to novelist.
All Things Considered - March 13, 2003
Crimes of War
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Roy Gutman on war crimes.
Fresh Air - March 25, 2003
Thoughts on War
Retired Col. Mike Turner shares his fears of a worst-case scenario in a U.S. strike on Iraq.
Morning Edition - March 11, 2003
Commentary: American Anxiety
Novelist Alexs Pate fears war will be followed by more war and tension.
All Things Considered - March 6, 2003
Commentator Andrew Chaikin looks back on the "life" of the robot explorer Pioneer 10.
Morning Edition - March 7, 2003
Mister Rogers: An Appreciation
Remembering the life and work of Fred Rogers.
Weekend Edition Saturday - March 1, 2003
Commentary: His Father
Commentator Marion Winik sees her late husband in her son.
All Things Considered - Feb. 24, 2003
A Bit of Chat with Dame Edna
On and off stage, she's a one-person show.
Weekend Edition Saturday - Jan. 25, 2003
Betty Ford Center
Betty Ford discusses her battle with alcohol and drugs, and how that struggle led her to help others.
Morning Edition - Oct. 18, 2002
'Morning Edition' Returns
Morning Edition host plucks and delivers funny, strange items.
Morning Edition - Weekdays
Sweet Potato Queen's Latest Dish
Jill Connor Browne's fourth book an ode to southern belles.
All Things Considered - Feb. 7, 2003
New York Noises
Car horns, street noise, radios, car stereos... all driving New Yorkers nuts.
Morning Edition - Nov. 20, 2002
Film buffs preserve old newsreels, stock footage and home movies.
All Things Considered - Sept. 28, 2002
'War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning'
Former combat correspondent Chris Hedges' book explores the meaning and meaninglessness of war.
Talk of the Nation - Oct. 15, 2002
A true story of a rookie cop's first day on the job.
(The story begins approximately 20 minutes into the audio file.)
This American Life - Nov. 13, 1998
Thanks to WBEZ and PRI, who produce the show.
'The Twilight Zone'
From 1959-64, Rod Serling used The Twilight Zone's eerie stories as a way to scare television audiences -- and get them to think about social issues of the day.
Morning Edition - Sep. 16, 2002
On the Loss of a Child
A compilation of excerpts from literature, poetry and memoirs that deal with the death of a child.
Morning Edition - Oct. 7, 1998
My Dad the Ex-Con
Mikel Jolet recounts what it was like growing up as the son of a felon.
All Things Considered - Jan. 6, 2003
'The Muppet Show' Goes On
Though it aired only 5 seasons, show made lasting impression.
Morning Edition - Nov. 14, 2002