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The RMS 'Titanic,' leaving Southampton. The RMS 'Titanic,' leaving Southampton.

April 15, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

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The Sinking of the Titanic at 100 Years

Thursday, May 03, 2012

On April 15, 2012, the centennial of the Titanic's ill-fated voyage from Southampton to New York City, Ensemble LPR offered a commemorative concert at Le Poisson Rouge of Gavin Bryars's sprawling 1969 work The Sinking of the Titanic.

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Louis And Lump: Tiny Tots Saved At Sea

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Surely you're thinking: "Not another Titanic story!" But wait, the story behind these photos is a crazy one of kidnapping, revolvers and a little boy called "Lump."

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The Titanic

Sunday, April 15, 2012

We’ve all seen fictional re-creations of the Titanic’s demise.  Now hear from the people who were actually there.  WNYC presents a vintage Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) documentary from 1972 that vividly captures eyewitness accounts from the ship’s passengers and crew including Captain Lord and the 2nd Officer.  The crew members and expert historians also conjecture as to whether or not the boat which ignored the distress signals was "The Californian" or not.  And a story about a British factory worker obsessed with resurrecting Titanic from the ocean floor.

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100 Years Ago, Arrival Of Titanic Survivors In NYC Set Off Media Free-For-All

Sunday, April 15, 2012

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The sinking of the Titanic on April 15 in 1912 was the biggest news story of its day. But people on land had only the barest facts about the tragedy at sea until almost three days later, when more than 700 survivors reached New York on the steamer Carpathia. What followed was an unprecedented media frenzy.

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Marking the Titanic's Demise

Friday, April 13, 2012

The 100-year anniversary of the Titanic disaster is coming up on Sunday, April 15. WNYC Culture Editor Abbie Fentress Swanson has compiled a list of ways to mark the event in New York City, and she joins us with a few interesting suggestions for Soundcheck listeners.

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From the Archives: James Cameron and Bill Paxton on "Ghosts of the Abyss"

Friday, April 13, 2012

In April 2003, Leonard spoke to director James Cameron and actor-director-producer Bill Paxton about "Ghosts of the Abyss," a 3-D documentary that explores the wreck of the Titanic. They describe going down to the wreck in submersibles and filming inside the ship.

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Echoes of the Titanic

Friday, April 13, 2012

Today at 12 noon, join us for a special one-hour program about classical music's connection to the Titanic -- 100 years to the day after the infamous maritime disaster.

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Why We Can’t Let Go of the Titanic

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Yorker contributor Daniel Mendelsohn talks about why the Titanic has such an enduring appeal, 100 years after its sinking. His article “Unsinkable: Why We Can’t Let Go of the Titanic” appears in the April 16 issue of The New Yorker.

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Singing the Titanic Blues

Thursday, April 12, 2012

100 years ago today, the Titanic was in the midst of its ill-fated voyage across the Atlantic. As the centennial of the ship sinking disaster approaches, we listen back to songs inspired by the event - from Blind Willie Johnson's "God Moves On The Water" to the Dixon Brothers' "Down With The Old Canoe." Joining us to discuss is Grammy-winning engineer and producer of the "People Take Warning" compilation set, Christopher King.

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Quinn Remembers Her Grandmother, a Titanic Survivor

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's maternal grandmother, Nellie Shine Callaghan, was 16 or 17 years old when she came to America from Cobh, Ireland, 100 years ago. She booked passage on a brand new ocean liner: The Titanic.

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Christine Quinn on Her Grandmother, Titanic Survivor

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks about her grandmother, Helen Shine Callaghan, who survived the Titanic. Callaghan was 20 when she was coming over from Belfast, one of only 40 Irish Titanic survivors who would make it to America.

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Titanic: Unsinkable Myth

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Listen to the radio documentary “Titanic: Unsinkable Myth,” first broadcast in 1997 and slightly updated here, which explores the artistic legacy of the ocean liner.

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How the London Symphony Narrowly Avoided the Titanic

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's long been known that the London Symphony Orchestra almost traveled to the U.S. aboard the Titanic. Now, new details have emerged as to why the orchestra avoided the doomed liner.

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Titanic Belfast

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Niall O'Donnghaile, Lord Mayor of Belfast, discusses Belfast’s commemoration of the 100anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Between the years 1909 and 1911, Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard completed construction on the RMS Titanic. Belfast is remembering this tremendous vessel with the opening of a new museum, the Titanic Belfast.

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Unseen Titanic

Monday, April 09, 2012

Hampton Sides, author of the article “Unseen Titanic,” in National Geographic’s April issue, and Dr. James Delgado, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) archaeologist who was part of an expedition down to the Titanic, discuss the new technologies that have revealed the most complete—and most intimate—images of the famous wreck.

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Selected Shorts: From the Carpathia

Monday, April 09, 2012

This April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a maritime calamity that has resonated throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, inspiring hundreds of books and famous films like “A Night To Remember” and James Cameron’s hugely successful “Titanic,” which has just been re-released in 3-D. Most of these stories focus on the experiences of the passengers, but this special webcast offers a different perspective, in a micro fiction by Jesse Lee Kercheval.

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The Jane Hotel's Connection to the Titanic Draws a Crowd

Monday, April 09, 2012

New York City has no shortage of sites that have a direct connection to the Titanic. One of them is the Jane Hotel, where the Titanic's surviving sailors went for a memorial service in 1912. Check out our map of this and other Titanic landmarks in New York City.

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12 Ways to Commemorate the Titanic Centennial

Monday, April 02, 2012

There are a number of happenings in the Tri-State area that mark the Titanic centennial. Among our favorites: meals recreating White Star Line menus, plays based on ship survivor testimonials and artifact exhibitions. Here's a shortlist of goings-on.

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100 Years After She Sank, Titanic Continues to Fascinate

Monday, April 02, 2012

After the Titanic hit an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland, it sank on April 15, 1912 on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. More than 1,500 people died. Although the ship sank 100 years ago, the Titanic still looms large in the minds of many.

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