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After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene travels across the country-a 6,000 mile journey by rail, from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok-to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Reaching beyond the headline-grabbing protests in Moscow, Green speaks with a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking "space rocks" from last spring's meteor shower in Chelyabinsk, and activists battling for environmental regulation in the pollution-choked town of Baikalsk. Through the stories of fellow travelers, Greene explores the challenges and opportunities facing the new Russia: a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity yet still continues to endure oppression, corruption, and stark inequality. Set against the wintery landscape of Siberia, Greene's lively travel narrative offers a glimpse into the soul of twentieth-century Russia: how its people remember their history and look forward to the future.Show more
Nationally known NPR on-air personalities-including Melissa Block, David Greene, Rachel Martin, Guy Raz, Scott Simon, Susan Stamberg and many more-share the lasting impressions made during interviews with a wide variety of exceptional individuals. Each story is introduced by the NPR host and offers a candid account of how the encounter was particularly meaningful to them. These are thought-provoking and emotionally resonant interviews with both the famous and the nearly anonymous, who reveal themselves over the course of a conversation in delightful, moving, and surprising ways. Contents -Introduction by David Greene-A Songwriter and an Army Dad Share One Touching Story (Connie Harrington and Paul Monti with Melissa Block) -Stephen King on Getting Scared (Stephen King with David Greene) -Autistic Slaughterhouse Inspector Calms Cattle (Temple Grandin with Daniel Zwerdling) -Ingrid Betancourt's Six Years in the Jungle (Ingrid Betancourt with Guy Raz) -Killed for Taking Part in 'Everybody's Fight' (Sally Liuzzo-Prado with Karen Grigsby Bates) -Day by Day: A Mother's Life with Cancer (Neeley Wells with Rachel Martin) -Self-Help Group for Facially Disfigured (Betsy Wilson with Susan Stamberg) -With Fading Memory, Terry Pratchett Revisits 'Carpet People' (Terry Pratchett with Arun Rath) -'Lunch Lady' Author Helps Students Draw Their Own Heroes (Jarrett Krosoczka with Michelle Norris) -How One Woman's Faith Stopped a School Shooting (Antoinette Tuff with Michel Martin) -Teen from Sarajevo (Irena Milic with Scott Simon) -Katrina Survivors Donald and Colleen Bordelon (Colleen Bordelon with Steve Inskeep) -Don't Call This 12-Year -Old Pianist and Composer a Prodigy (Emily Bear with David Greene)Show more
With all the promise of an overstuffed stocking on Christmas morning, this collection from NPR is brimming with stories that will soon be holiday classics.Show more