Hosted by Kelly McEvers If you listen to NPR, you’ve had at least one “driveway moment.” You’re sitting in your parked car, hooked by a story, needing to hear it all the way through. NPR celebrates the emotional bonds we share with this audio valentine that will warm hearts all year round. The story of an ex-monk and an ex-nun who form a family, as told by their son. The story of letters that continue to arrive from all over the world, addressed simply to Juliet, Verona, Italy. The softer side of Lyndon Johnson revealed in his letters to Lady Bird. A writer’s true love for her beloved Volvo. The legend of Somalia’s lovesick baker and the girl whose love he could not win. Lynda Barry on spring, thunderstorms, memories, and love. This heartfelt edition of Driveway Moments explores the surprising places we find love and the inspiring ways in which our most important relationships flourish. Kelly McEvers is a national correspondent based at NPR West. McEvers previously ran NPR's Beirut bureau, where she earned a George Foster Peabody award, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia award, a Gracie award, and an Overseas Press Club mention for her 2012 coverage of the Syrian conflict. She recently made a radio documentary about being a war correspondent with renowned radio producer Jay Allison of Transom.org.
Featuring: •The Love Story Deconstructed •Happily Married Couples Tell Tales •Father’s Cufflinks Spark Thoughts About Love •Online Dating’s Siren Song •Late-Blooming Aunt Ruth and Her Haphazard Romances •Adopted Son from China Transformed and Healed by Love •Finding Love at the Hebrew Home for the Aged •Alzheimer’s Disease Releases Couple to Love Again And more.