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October 01, 2013


Photo: Miriam Novogrodsky and family
Miriam Novogrodsky and family
Miriam Novogrodsky

Hitchhiking As A Family

Most families wouldn’t travel the way Miriam Novogrodsky and her parents did in the summer of 1975. But she had a childhood out of the ordinary: the family didn’t have a TV, fancy appliances or junk food. And they never went on vacation. But one summer, when Novogrodsky was 8, her father decided to take the family on a three-week hitchhiking trip. Novogrodsky talks to host Dick Gordon about her family’s only summer vacation, how it was a disaster, and how it helped her understand her eccentric father. The original version of this story aired July 2, 2010.

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