Memorable Moments 2007
Dec 17, 2007 — An introduction by Andrew Prince to this year's collection of NPR's Memorable Moments.
Jun 19, 2007 — The acclaimed Nigerian writer recently won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for his literary career. Achebe talks about the premise of his debut novel Things Fall Apart, why he stopped writing for nearly 20 years and how his experiences with Nigeria's fractured political past still shape the way he envisions Africa's future.
May 22, 2007 — Actor Terrence Howard introduces viewers to the film Knocking." It's a look inside the Jehovah's Witness religion. He talks candidly about the film and his personal connection to the faith.
Jan 19, 2007 — The racehorse Barbaro is recovering this week from his latest setback, a diseased hoof. As he convalesces, an online community of thousands is following his progress breathlessly. Why do so many find Barbaro so compelling?
Jul 7, 2007 — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plays our game called "Your last album was inspired by $40,000 worth of primo hash and a disembodied spirit called Sheldon." Three stories about the rock 'n' roll lifestyle taken from a recent article in Blender magazine.
Oct 25, 2007 — The first hour after an attack is crucial for wounded soldiers. Injured troops who get medical help have a 95 percent chance of surviving. Eagle Dustoff, a medevac unit in Iraq, keeps its mission simple: Evacuate the wounded as quickly as possible.
May 5, 2007 — Wildly imaginative, exuberant and always unpredictable, Bjork has built an iconic career by consistently breaking new creative ground. Her latest CD, Volta, is a high-energy, tribal romp across cultures. Hear Bjork live on NPR.org, in a full concert from New York's United Palace.
May 24, 2007 — At the age of 45, Michael May, who had been blind since childhood, was given the possibility of sight through a revolutionary stem-cell transplant surgery. Author Robert Kurson has documented May's experiences regaining his sight in a new book, Crashing Through.
Nov 13, 2007 — Invite the world's finest orchestra to play in the world's most famous concert hall, and the makings for a major musical event are in place. Hear the famed Berlin Philharmonic live at Carnegie Hall, playing music by Mahler, as well as an exciting U.S. premiere by Thomas Ades.
Mar 26, 2007 — In the hierarchy of foreign and domestic accents, where does your accent fit in? A discussion of which accents came out on top in a ranking of favorites, and how different accents are perceived.