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The following listener-nominated stories were published as Driveway Moments during 2004:

moreRadio Rookies: My Struggle with Obesity
Samr "Rocky" Tayeh is 6 foot 1 and weighs 393 pounds. At 16 years old, he is dangerously overweight.
All Things Considered - December 29, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: January 6, 2004

moreBook-Binding Technique Could Revive Rare Texts
A California inventor has developed a book-binding machine that makes it cheap and easy to print professional-quality books within minutes.
Morning Edition - January 12, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: January 14, 2004

moreWhite House Tapes: Eavesdropping on LBJ
One of the first things Lyndon B. Johnson did when he moved into the Oval Office 40 years ago this month was install a secret tape-recording system.
Weekend Edition Saturday - November 15, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: January 27, 2004

moreBattle of the Robots on Surface of Mars?
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Charles Tilford, AKA Supreme Commander Charles Tilford of the South Bay Robo-Warriors, a longtime contender on the TV show Battlebots.
All Things Considered - January 23, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: February 3, 2004

moreThe Supreme Court and 'Brown v. Board of Ed.'
As the 50th anniversary of the landmark school desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education approaches, NPR presents a series of reports examining the monumental decision and its legacy.
All Things Considered - December 8, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: February 10, 2004

more'Along Martin Luther King'
There are some 650 streets in the United States bearing the name Martin Luther King -- and more are added every year.
The Tavis Smiley Show - January 19, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: February 17, 2004

moreIn Bombay, India's Wealth and Poverty on Display
India's economy is booming, but the new wealth is not shared by all. Some 400 million Indians still live on less than $1 a day.
Morning Edition - February 17, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: March 1, 2004

moreCronkite: 'See it Now' and McCarthy
Commentator Walter Cronkite marks the 50th anniversary of a watershed event in television news.
All Things Considered - March 9, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: March 16, 2004

moreReligion Scholar Karen Armstrong
She's written a new memoir, The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness, about her life in the convent and the spiritual quest that followed.
Fresh Air - March 8, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: April 1, 2004

moreWayne Slater and James Moore
Host Bob Edwards speaks with James Moore and Wayne Slater about their new book, Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential.
Morning Edition - March 3, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: April 19, 2004

more'Naked in Baghdad'
NPR's Senior Foreign Correspondent Anne Garrels was one of the few journalists still in Baghdad during the invasion of Iraq.
Fresh Air - September 11, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: May 4, 2004

moreDolly Parton's Stairway to Success
Entertainer/actress/songwriter turns heads and takes chances.
Morning Edition - September 24-25, 2002
Posted as a Driveway Moment: May 25, 2004

more'John Henry:' Drummer vs. Drum Machine
A fable by music historian Mitch Myers.
All Things Considered - March 24, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: May 25, 2004

moreRecruiting in a Time of War
On the job with one of the Army's 6,000 recruiters.
All Things Considered - May 20, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: June 3, 2004

moreDiminuendo/Crescendo
Storyteller Mitch Myers recounts the tale of Duke Ellington's performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956.
All Things Considered - November 7, 2001
Posted as a Driveway Moment: June 8, 2004

moreEli Wallach's 'Good' Times
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Wallach, 88, about his work on the film and about his seven decades on stage and screen.
Weekend Edition Saturday - May 22, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: June 14, 2004

moreSept. 11 and the Photo of the Falling Man
Melissa Block talks with Esquire magazine writer Tom Junod, author of "The Falling Man," an article in the September 2003 issue of the magazine.
All Things Considered - August 21, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: June 21, 2004

moreJournalist Laura Blumenfeld
Journalist Laura Blumenfeld is the author of the book, Revenge: A Story of Hope.
Fresh Air - April 8, 2002
Posted as a Driveway Moment: June 30, 2004

moreJesse's Story: Beyond Myself
Jesse Jean grew up without parents in inner-city Washington, D.C., and seemed destined to slip through the cracks. But then Jean met two mentors in a neighborhood tutoring center, and they put him on a very different path.
All Things Considered - June 21, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: July 6, 2004

moreCelebrating the 'Bloomsday' Centennial
Bloom, a Jewish advertising salesman, spends the day wandering through the streets and offices, pubs and brothels of 1904 Dublin in James Joyce's Ulysses.
Morning Edition - June 16, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: July 13, 2004

moreAn Alzheimer's Journall
NPR's Noah Adams travels to Chantilly, Virginia, for a conversation with Tom DeBaggio, his wife Joyce and son Francesco. Tom DeBaggio has early onset Alzheimer's disease.
All Things Considered - November 22, 2000
Posted as a Driveway Moment: July 20, 2004

moreCaedmon: Recreating the Moment of Inspiration
In 1952, Barbara Holdridge and Marianne Roney founded Caedmon Records to record the spoken-word performances of Dylan Thomas, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and other famous writers.
Morning Edition - December 5, 2002
Posted as a Driveway Moment: July 26, 2004

moreFilm Composer Jerry Goldsmith: An Appreciation
Though he created hundreds of film scores and won an Oscar, Goldsmith never achieved the fame of some of his peers.
Weekend Edition Sunday - July 25, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: August 3, 2004

more"Don't Drop Pat Sajak!"
Three tales of a news event in which this phrase holds a prominent position.
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! - Oct. 25, 2003
Posted as a Driveway Moment: August 17, 2004

moreNewfoundland Kayak
Independent producer Rob Rosenthal spent a day kayaking in the iceberg-strewn waters off the northernmost shores of Newfoundland.
Weekend Edition Sunday - September 15, 2002
Posted as a Driveway Moment: August 24, 2004

moreOne Hundred Years of Stories
Yearlong radio series profiles American centenarians.
Morning Edition - January 27, 2000
Posted as a Driveway Moment: August 31, 2004

moreA Son's First Breath
Commentator Darshak Sanghavi remembers the birth of his son a little over a month ago.
All Things Considered - August 24, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: September 14, 2004

moreQueen Latifah: From Hip-Hop to Big Band
When seminal rap artist Queen Latifah won acclaim as an actress in movies like Set it Off and Chicago, fans began to get a glimpse of her wide-ranging talents. Now, she's breaking the mold again.
All Things Considered - September 29, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: October 6, 2004

moreDaniel Pearl, Remembered Through Music
His mother, commentator Ruth Pearl, recalls her son's love of music and shares family recordings of Daniel playing the violin.
Morning Edition - October 14, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: October 19, 2004

moreNew-Age Child Rearing and Spanking
On a hot, 1,200-mile road trip with her three-year-old son, commentator Link Nicoll and her husband were forced to rethink their approach.
All Things Considered - August 24, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: November 9, 2004

moreManjul Bhargava: An Artist of Music and Math
An expert in number theory, the study of the properties and relationships of numbers, Bhargava is also a master of the tabla, a small Indian hand drum used to create music with rhythmic, precise patterns.
Morning Edition - October 18, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: November 23, 2004

moreMedia Often Fails to Distinguish Opinions from Facts
Commentator Drew Westen studies the way that psychology and politics intersect, and he says the format of cable TV news — throwing out a topic to two representatives of opposite sides — capitalizes on a design flaw in the human brain.
All Things Considered - November 23, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: December 3, 2004

moreJohn Henry Faulk's 'Christmas Story'
The gifted storyteller and former radio broadcaster John Henry Faulk recorded his Christmas story in 1974.
Weekend Edition Sunday - December 24, 2004
Posted as a Driveway Moment: December 14, 2004

moreKevin Kling: Nutcracker
An invitation to participate in a production of 'The Nutcracker' leads him to attempt to re-live his childhood dream of being a dancer.
All Things Considered - December 22, 2002
Posted as a Driveway Moment: December 14, 2004

moreDavid Sedaris: 'Santaland Diaries'
Twelve years ago, humorist David Sedaris recounted his experiences as Crumpet the Macy's department store elf.
Weekend Edition - December 23, 1992
Posted as a Driveway Moment: December 21, 2004

moreA Portrait of Two Civil War Widows
Producer Joe Richman has a portrait of Daisy Anderson and Alberta Martin, two Civil War widows who both were in their early 20s when they married octagenarian veterans.
All Things Considered - July 1, 1998
Posted as a Driveway Moment: December 27, 2004

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