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You're in your car, listening to a story on your local NPR station, Suddenly, you find yourself at your destination—home, work, or the parking lot of a grocery store. The story has captured you, and rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car and listen to the end. You've had a Driveway Moment!
Baseball lends itself to stories and storytelling. We've got stories about the greats: Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, "Double Duty" Radcliffe, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron. Hear about the secret language of baseball signs, the organist who gets thrown out of a game, and the all-you-can-eat buffet at Dodger Stadium. There's something for every listener in this all-star line-up of commentaries, interviews and features from NPR.
About the Author
NEAL CONAN is the host of Talk of the Nation
, the national news-talk call-in show from NPR News. Conan brings three decades of news and radio experience to the show, which reaches nearly 3 million listeners a week on more than 280 NPR member stations. Conan has won both Peabody and duPont awards for his work.
Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.