WNYC's The Next Big Thing with Dean Olsher presents the premiere of a new radio play, "Katie and Frank," by Theresa Rebeck on Sunday, November 10th. The two-character show is the latest in an ongoing series of radio collaborations featuring members of Tribeca's Naked Angels Theater Company. "Katie and ...
New York State Comptroller's Race
With the State Comptroller running for Governor, what's the former City Comptroller to do but run for state Comptroller? Former City Comptroller Alan Hevesi, a Democrat, is running against Republican State Assembly member John Faso.
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Pasta made with eggs can be one of the world's most glorious treats--but far more often it's either mediocre or a complete disaster. Why? Because it's not easy to get it ...
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Rabbi Ismar Schorsch and veteran public radio personality Larry Josephson will be back on the air in time for the Jewish High Holy Days, bringing listeners their special brand of engaging conversation. "Remember Us Unto Life" will ...
Even as New York begins to rebuild after 9/11, there remains a deep sense of loss in the city. How are New Yorkers coping with their loss, whether it is the death of a loved one, the loss of faith, or the loss of a sense of security? This documentary presents stories of people whose lives have changed dramatically as they cope with the lasting impact of the attack: the family of a Long Island woman who died in the World Trade Center still trying to make sense of her death; formerly unconnected neighbors who have found a new sense of community; people who have considered extraordinary measures to protect themselves because they fear another attack; NYPD 911 operators who were working on that day, and have discovered a new appreciation for life; a romance that began at Ground Zero. The documentary reveals the inner landscape of people's emotions and how 9/11 has impacted values, family, work, political views, spirituality, and community. Listeners will find elements of their own responses to 9/11 in the stories they hear.
WNYC's Brian Lehrer and members of the WNYC's news team with NPR cover the ceremonies at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon and the field outside of Shanksville, PA.
Logan Airport in Boston, where most 9/11 hijackers began their journeys, is the starting point for this documentary on airport security and how it feels to fly a year after the tragedy. For most, the skies are now neither friendly nor dramatically more secure. Listeners will hear stories at both ends of the new security measures - from those responsible for implementing them to those who must submit to the measures.
On Sept. 11, Lt. Cmdr. David Tarantino, a flight surgeon and family practitioner assigned to the Pentagon, was at his desk when American Airlines Flight 77 drove its nose deep into the heart of America’s military might. Defending the Future opens with Lt. Cmdr. Tarantino and Capt. Dave Thomas standing where flight 77 struck and remembering that day - running to the site of the carnage; hearing the cries for help; carrying retired Navy pilot Jerry Henson out of the building moments before fiery debris engulfed his office. From there, reporter Steve Roberts focuses on the future of America’s armed forces, exploring how everyone from the top brass at the Pentagon down to the greenest recruit in boot camp on Parris Island thinks our military will change because of 9/11.
Something fundamental about being 'American' has changed since 9/11. A Need to Belong is the story of this change, told by voices from the nation's most diverse state - California - and by those abroad. A Need to Belong will explore patriotism and the place of both loyalty and dissent in our changed world. It will expose the byproducts of fear in our society, including a new sense of vulnerability among immigrants and strained relations between long-time citizens and recent arrivals. Through reporting abroad, it will examine how the image of America and the ideal of American citizenship in other parts of the world has shifted.
The Sonic Memorial Special is an intimate, historic and sound-rich documentary marking the anniversary of 9/11 through stories, sound and archival audio. The special interweaves elements from Sonic Memorial stories heard over the past year on All Things Considered with voice mail messages, on-site recordings, oral histories, remembrances and stories collected from listeners nationwide who called NPR's Sonic Memorial phone line. The Sonic Memorial Special features stories that focus on little known aspects of the history and life of the World Trade Center and its neighborhood, including Radio Row, the district of electronics shops displaced by the building of the WTC, and the Mohawk ironworkers who helped construct the towers and who returned after 9/11 to disassemble the twisted steel.
WNYC's Margaret Juntwait interviews music directors and clergy at diverse houses of worship around New York City about the role of holy music during the past year. What role has holy music played in helping worshippers with the healing process? How does music speak to us spiritually and in times of crisis? How have New Yorkers responded to music? Juntwait will also play selected classical works of healing and redemption, as well as more popular forms of expression, by Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, and even bluegrass tunes.
NPR's Susan Stamberg hosts an examination of the war on terrorism's impact in 3 areas: US foreign policy, the use of surveillance technology, and FBI tactics within our borders. The hour-long special draws connections between pieces that will air separately on ATC.
Mike Shuster shows that the Bush administration's unilateralist stance, its desire to "go it alone" in the world, has become stronger since 9/11. From the fight in Afghanistan to administration policies in the Middle East, US relations with Russia, and even the administration's attitude toward NATO, Bush's team has taken a binary view of the world: 'either you're with us or against us.'
New Jersey lost many residents on 9/11.Unscripted examines how its theater community responded to the tragedy and how individual actors, playwrights and artistic directors view the role of theater in helping themselves and others heal. It includes excerpts from an emotional gathering of theater professionals a few months after 9/11. The program features interviews with playwrights and scenes from productions in the New York and New Jersey area about 9/11 and its aftermath. Included is a talk with writer and journalist Anne Nelson, whose first play, "The Guys", is running to sold out audiences at the Flea Theater in New York. "The Guys" is based on Nelson's experience writing funeral speeches for a NYC fire captain. Listeners will hear Anthony Pennino talk about his play "Meditations from North America" - a fictional account of a kidnapped US journalist in a Philippine terrorist prison camp. Pennino wrote the play while following the Daniel Pearl story. The program also includes an interview with performance artist Reno, who lives blocks away from the site of the World Trade Center. Her one-woman show shares her reflections on the attacks and their implications.
The Next Big Thing travels along the edges of September 11th, where things are a little quieter. We make stops at an open marketplace in Brazil - to listen to reports of the attack in medieval verse form - and then visit the collective unconscious in Meg Wolitzer’s radio play “My Nightmares.” Jazz musician Matt Glaser invites us to consider the human race from the perspective of the little green men in space who discover the phonograph record aboard Voyager 1 with music from all corners of the earth. From the most far-reaching to the most intimate of perspectives, it’s all here, in this special edition of The Next Big Thing.
Twice this century, the Library of Congress has sent fieldworkers throughout the nation to collect the reactions of Americans to a surprise attack. The first time was December 8, 1941, the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. The second was almost sixty years later, on September 12, 2001. Extensive selections from both sets of tapes will get their first-ever broadcast in Days of Infamy. The two crises and our reactions provide a mirror on our national character and how it has changed over two generations.
September 11th reverberated around the globe, spurring reactions from sympathy to fear to celebration. For the first time, people from around the world will be able to call toll-free, speak their minds, and hear other views on living with terror in a post 9/11 world in a special live show Saturday, Sept. 7 from 1-3pm ET. Radio hosts, one from Europe and one from the US, will shepherd a conversation that will likely touch on whether the US is to blame for rising terrorism around the globe, how the US war is affecting others, whether the war on terrorism can ever be won, and how people in places like Ireland, the Basque region, and Israel, have coped with a constant threat of terrorism.
Ellen Kushner looks beyond physical survival in a tragedy like 9/11 to survival of the spirit and survival of the self. Surviving can be both empowering and devastating. Survivors often find it impossible to forget those who were killed and difficult to deal with their sorrow and the guilt of having lived when others died.
From the northeast of Brazil
Comes a poet of humble birth
Who sings the literature of the cordel
With all its beauty and its worth
To tell of the cruel fanaticism,
The wicked act of terrorism
That bollixed up the earth.
An anthropologist Americana