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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Today The Brian Lehrer Show is live from Montclair State University in New Jersey. Former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean talks about his work as head of the 9/11 Commission. Plus: Donna Gaffney, trauma specialist and co-founder of 4 Action Initiative, and MaryEllen Salamone, co-founder of the Families of September 11, discuss their work developing curriculum to teach kids about 9/11; a “Townie Town Hall” with WNYC’s Bob Hennelly and other New Jersey journalists; and a lineup of special New Jersey guests discuss how  their town has changed since 9/11, including Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Nancy Gagnier, Executive Director of the South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, and Reverend Bill Howard of Bethany Baptist Church in Newark.

Decade 9/11: Tom Kean Live from Montclair State

Former Governor and head of the 9-11 Commission, Tom Kean joins Brian to talk politics and re-examine the work of the 9-11 Commission.

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Teaching 9/11

Donna Gaffney, trauma specialist and co-founder of 4 Action Initiative, and MaryEllen Salamone, co-founder of the Families of September 11, explore what teachers have learned from talking to kids about 9/11 for 10 years. They discuss the curriculum they helped develop with other volunteers from Liberty Science Center and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, titled "Learning from the Challenges of Our Times: Global Security, Terrorism, and 9/11 in the Classroom."

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Democracy's Living Room: How NJ Communities Changed Since 9/11

A conversation about how communities in New Jersey have changed since 9/11.

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Do You Love Your New Jersey Town?

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly, NJ Spotlight's John MooneyBaristanet's Debra Galant and NJTV reporter David Cruz will join Brian to lead a discussion about New Jersey towns. What do the state’s hundreds and hundreds of municipalities mean to New Jersey hearts and minds, and what do they mean for governance and economics?

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