NPR Road Trips Collection

NPR Road Trips Collection

Audiobook CD - 2016
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With frequent stops at pop culture meccas, and unforgettable encounters with humans of singular interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces listeners not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them, and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way listeners have come to expect from NPR.
Publisher: ℗2016
[Minneapolis, Minnesota] :, HighBridge,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9781681681405
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
digital,optical,stereo
5 audio discs (6 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 pages : color illustrations ; 12 cm)
Contents: disc 5. Fairs and festivals. Introduction (by Noah Adams) (:48)
Garrison Keillor at the Minnesota State Fair (Garrison Keillor) (Talk of the nation, August 4, 2009) (4:44)
Postcard : Texas State Fair (Wade Goodwyn) (All things considered, March 20, 2008) (2:39)
A break from politics at the county fair (Weekend edition Saturday, September 4, 2010) (2:40)
Hard work, some play at the Iowa State Fair (All things considered, September 19, 2008) (3:31)
Swine bring "Olympig" racing to county fairs (Weekend edition Sunday, August 12, 2007) (3:59)
Postcard : collectibles at the fair (All things considered, August 10, 2003) (2:38)
"Lovey" replaces "sooey"' in husband-calling contest (All things considered, August 31, 2009) (3:35)
The Minnesota State Fair on a stick (Bonny Wolf) (Weekend edition Sunday, September 5, 2004) (3:07)
Voices from the National Cornbread Festival (Day to day, May 16, 2005) (3:16)
Iowa's Butter Cow Lady (All things considered, June 28, 2011) (3:31)
Competitive wood chopping in West Virginia (Day to day, August 1, 2008) (4:55)
Mountain View Folk Festival (All things considered, August 28, 2008) (3:32)
Melvin the Human Blockhead (Joe Richman) (All things considered, November 13, 2001) (2:42)
The Phelps of food caning (Barbara Schaller) (All things considered, August 23, 2008) (3:06)
The Funnel Cake King (All things considered, August 23, 2008) (4:11)
On the midway : a Fairbanks carnival (Jeff Sands) (All things considered, September 6, 2010) (3:14)
Lost & found sound : carnival talkers (Jay Allison and Rachel Day) (All things considered, April 9, 1999) (10:27).
disc 4. National park adventures. Introduction (by Noah Adams) (1:00)
Eavesdropping on America's national parks (All things considered, August 23, 2005) (4:51)
Hearing voices : the geysers of Yellowstone Park (Day to day, August 12, 2005) (3:34)
Climbers reclaim world record on El Capitan (Morning edition, July 3, 2008) (4:17)
A brief history : the smallest national park site (All things considered, June 30, 2008) (4:05)
Cast of thousands keeps Grand Canyon humming (Morning edition, June 30, 2008) (7:14)
Tale of lost love haunts White Sands (Morning edition, July 1, 2008) (2:45)
Old army friends, divided at Gettysburg (Morning edition, July 2, 2008) (3:33)
Mount Rushmore now offers pre-carving history (Day to day, July 2, 2008) (4:34)
Biologists train dog to hunt Everglades python (All things considered, February 28, 2005) (5:09)
Environmental educator eyes Yosemite roadkill (All things considered, July 2, 2008) (4:19)
New Orleans park has ear for jazz (All things considered, July 2, 2008) (3:07)
Nature, neighbors guide composer's notes (All things considered, July 4, 2008) (6:02)
Angel's Landing at Zion National Park (Day to day, July 6, 2006) (4:18)
Wet winter brings life to Death Valley (Day to day, March 3, 2005) (8:41).
disc 3. Postcards from around the globe. Introduction (by Noah Adams)
China : the new Silk Road (Morning edition, August 6, 2004) (7:18)
Switzerland : a bit of road and a mischievous GPS named Heidi (Weekend edition Saturday, August 2, 2008) (2:31)
A new passage to India (Weekend edition Saturday, April 16, 2005) (7:16)
Papua New Guinea : highlands celebration (Day to day, March 12, 2007) (3:25)
Teen to attempt solo sail around the globe (Day to day, May 30, 2008) (8:26)
Dubai : robot jockeys give camel racing a modern twist (Morning edition, May 22, 2007) (3:36)
United Kingdom : a very British rail-riding experience (Day to day, February 13, 2006) (2:03)
Brazil : Rio's Carnival (Tell me more, January 30, 2008) (2:53)
Canada : kayaking among the icebergs (Weekend edition Sunday, September 15, 2002) (3:08)
Nepal : 1970s nostalgia thrives in Katmandu (Morning edition, March 20, 2008) (4:06)
Spain : running of the bulls, for kids! (Morning edition, August 19, 2004) (3:58)
Antarctica : wintering in the South Pole (Weekend edition Saturday, April 26, 2008) (8:53)
China : a walk through Beijing's vanishing hutongs (All things considered, August 20, 2008) (4:43)
Romania : jet lag, a tool for recapturing youth (All things considered, November 29, 2007) (3:43)
France : April in Paris (Morning edition, August 22, 2000) (6:38).
disc 2. Roadside attractions. Introduction (Noah Adams) (:59)
Destination : time capsule (Charles Phoenix and Steve Proffitt) (Day to day, June 11-13, 2007) (6:23)
Unraveling the story behind a big ball of twine (Morning edition, Nov. 29, 2004) (3:55)
Roadside attractions fading from landscape (Morning edition, November 28, 2007) (3:35)
Riding Seattle's Space Needle (All things considered, July 4, 2001) (3:03)
Missile museum sparks Cold War memories (All things considered, February 9, 2007) (4:10)
Present at the creation : Burma Shave signs (Morning edition, January 21, 2002) (5:42)
Backyard folk art thrives in Michigan (Day to day, July 30, 2008) (6:08)
Is there an age limit on road trips? (Desiree Cooper) (All things considered, August 22, 2006) (3:42)
Cypress Gardens, essence of Florida (Diane Roberts) (Weekend edition Sunday, March 14, 2004) (2:42)
Preacher selling Elvis Museum on eBay (Bill Beeny) (Day to day, November 7, 2007) (3:58)
At velvet museum, get in touch with kitsch (Morning edition, May 22, 2008) (3:58)
Finding faith along America's highways (Timothy Beal) (All things considered, June 20, 2005) (7:46)
Blue Chevrolet (Charlie Barnet) (All things considered, July 4, 2002) (7:59).
disc 1. Family vacations. Introduction (Noah Adams) (:44)
Hard-learned lessons from the family road trip (Laura Lorson) (All things considered, August 10, 2007) (3:39)
Family camping (Joel Achenbach) (Morning edition, July 3, 2000) (3:25)
Educational vacations (Ellissa Ely) (All things considered, March 4, 2002) (2:16)
History of the vacation (Cindy Aron) (All things considered, June 17, 2009) (4:04)
Low-cost glories of the drive-in movie (Robert Smith) (Morning edition, August 10, 2009) (4:20)
Pink jeep chronicles (Andy Raskins) (All things considered, September 7, 2004) (7:58)
Taking the great American road trip, Google-style (Marc Horowitz and Pete Baldes) (Weekend edition Sunday, August 16, 2009) (2:40)
A summer outing to Chincoteague Island (Neda Ulaby) (Day to Day, August 25, 2006) (8:15)
Who needs a fancy cruise if you've got inner tubes? (Tom Goldman) (All things considered, August 10, 2009) (4:31)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Andrea Cooper) (All things considered, July 8, 2003) (3:26)
The discomfort zone (Jonathan Franzan (that is, Franzen)) (All things considered, September 4, 2006) (3:26)
Setting sail with family, imperfections in tow (Marion Winik) (All things considered, January 18, 2005) (3:44)
Memories of going on staycation (Laura Lorson) (All things considered, July 25, 2008) (3:08)
Lost and found sound : a Partridge family vacation (Marika Partridge) (All things considered, December 3, 1999) (12:55).
Summary: With frequent stops at pop culture meccas, and unforgettable encounters with humans of singular interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces listeners not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them, and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way listeners have come to expect from NPR.
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