WQXR presents The Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine's first public concert under the direction of the renowned Kent Tritle, performing works that capture the power of music to provide solace, inspiration and hope.
The September 11 attacks destroyed 13 million square feet of office space in Lower Manhattan. That, and two recessions, led to a loss of 16,000 jobs south of Chambers Street, according to a report from the Alliance of Downtown New York. And yet the area has remained lively, as more and more people have chosen to make their homes there.
Richard Drew worked as a photographer for the Associated Press for 32 years before he took his most powerful image on Sept. 11, 2001. Drew has called "The Falling Man" “the most famous photograph no one has seen,” since many outlets refused to publish the photo in the wake of 9/11.
New York City firefighters said they're disappointed the city isn't making room for them at this Sunday's ceremony honoring the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The mayor's office said due to space constraints at the newly-opened Memorial Plaza, the priority is to accommodate victims' families, and that first responders can gather in neighboring Zuccotti Park.
In the process of archiving and digitizing analog tape loops from work I had done in 1982, I discovered some wonderful, sweeping pastoral pieces I had forgotten about. Beautiful, lush, cinematic, truly American pastoral landscapes swept before my ears and eyes. During the transfer process, as each of the loops played round and round on the tape deck, I soon realized the tape loops were disintegrating.
Kay Takeda, Director, Grants & Services, at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which was displaced from the World Trade Center after 9/11, and Nadine Robinson, a 2001 LMCC artist-in-residence at the World Trade Center, discusses the program InSite: Art + Commemoration, ten artistic responses to mark the ten-year anniversary of September 11—on view online through October 11.
Eric was 12 years old when his older brother, Paul, went into work at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Paul didn't make it out. And things at home turned ugly.
In late September 2001, WNYC aired a piece by one of our producers, Jule Gardner (now Banville) about her decision to leave New York just after the attacks. We checked back with her recently and found out her life’s changed more than a little since that move.
Composer John Adams, looking back at On the Transmigration of Souls, his 2002 piece remembering Sept. 11, expresses satisfaction with the work's success, but also concerns about the public's "orgy of self pity."
Today on the show, we covered what many would argue is a difficult topic: how the terrorist attacks on 9/11 changed comedy, and how comedy changed the way we've dealt in our own lives with that tragedy. We received a listener's thoughtful take that we had a share with you. Like so many, Air Force reservist Theresa Mickelwait lived out days after the attacks in shock, but she learned to laugh again in a strange venue: entering the wars as part of the military response to the attacks. Below is Mickelwait's take: we hope you'll take a few minutes to read it. —Ben Johnson, interim digital editor
Novelists Joseph O’Neill, author of Netherland; Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin; and Julia Glass, author of The Whole World Over, discuss how they addressed 9/11 in their work, the challenges of writing about the attacks and their aftermath, and how 9/11 has influenced their writing, the stories they wanted to tell, and fiction as a whole over the last ten years.
Local lawmakers said federal overseers of the September 11 health program should add cancer to the list of illnesses that qualify people for victims compensation.
When Steve Reich visited us back in April, he spoke about the deeply personal story behind his latest work, WTC 9/11. Today, we revisit that interview – and explore the controversy that erupted several months later when the album’s initial cover image (pictured) struck a nerve. Joining us will be Anne Midgette, classical music critic for the Washington Post.
Co-host and managing editor of NPR's On The Media and author of The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, Brooke Gladstone joins Slate’s War Stories columnist and author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed (and her husband), Fred Kaplan, to discuss how their respective beats have changed since 9/11 and how their family experienced 9/11 and the aftermath.
The tenth anniversary of 9/11 will be on the minds of many New Yorkers this weekend. But fashionistas, designers and labels will have their eyes on the Lincoln Center runways for New York's annual Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, which runs from Thursday through Sept. 15.
Daniel Libeskind won the competition of the master plan architect for the World Trade Center site in 2003. There have been much political wrangling, changes and debate, but construction of the site is well underway. Libeskind spoke to WNYC about the 10th anniversary, what the term "sacred ground" means to him and the musicality of the site.
The Tribute in Light got its first test run of the year Tuesday night, despite the rainy conditions. Technicians on site said it was the rainest test run they've ever conducted, but it was not the first time they've done it in the rain.
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is located several miles from Ground Zero, but it's in this neighborhood where two strikingly different visions of post-9/11 America are taking shape. Two activists from the area were deeply influenced by the World Trade Center attacks and took away different lessons from that day. Both hope to get elected to public office.
A new flag will be raised to honor the victims of the September 11 attacks and the first responders who helped in the clean-up and recovery efforts.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta traveled to New York City to visit the National September 11 Memorial Park and museum on Tuesday. The visit starts a series of events mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.