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Listen to America Pa

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
No one listens to America better than National Public Radio, and for a quarter of a century NPR has broadcast an ongoing conversation about the boisterous life of our nation. Now Linda Wertheimer has collected the best parts of that conversation; the result is a wonderfully engaging book that recalls and reveals our recent history as never before. The year 1995 marks the t ...more
Paperback, 16 pages
Published April 4th 1996 by Mariner Books
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Oct 26, 2015 Nancy rated it really liked it
This is a collection of stories broadcast from NPR's first 25 years. So for each year, there are several big stories plus a small number from their memorable reporters. I enjoyed reading it and remembering the historical context as well as the number of times that listeners are featured in their broadcasts -- something like a "person on the street" response to the events of the day. I head Linda Wertheimer speak at Kenyon a few years ago -- this has been on my list since that time. I'm glad it m ...more
Oct 13, 2010 Kristen rated it really liked it
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This book, a collection of 25 years of NPR's best stories, appealed to my history teacher nature - and made me wish I could get reception for our local NPR station in my house.
Aug 12, 2007 Ben rated it really liked it
A very interesting history of the last three decades of the 20th century through the "ears" of NPR.
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