Growing Up, Moving On

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Parents brought their children down to Ground Zero to see the construction and the site of the 9/11 attacks. Parents brought their children down to Ground Zero to see the construction and the site of the 9/11 attacks. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

For those who were children on September 11th, 2001, the day has a special meaning and communicating that significance to young New Yorkers now is a challenge. Brendan Illis and Norhan Basuni, Radio Rookies at WNYC, speak with Clifford Chanin, education director at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, as part of the Brian Lehrer Show’s Decade 9/11 series. Plus: a closer look at the structure and policy of flood insurance; and your calls on how to handle grief. 

Infrastructure and The Obama Jobs Speech's Senior Politics reporter Ben Smith looks at the politics behind the policy and timing of President Obama's jobs speech next week. And Petra Todorovich, director of America 2050, an initiative to develop an infrastructure and growth strategy for the United States, discusses the transportation bills the president is urging Congress to pass and their impact on the NYC area.

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Federal Flood Insurance

Leslie Scism, Wall Street Journal staff reporter and news editor, talks about the debate in Congress over reauthorizing the federal flood insurance program.

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Keystone Pipeline Controversy

Jim Robbins, veteran environmental reporter and writer for the New York Times, discusses the controversy surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline, as well as the environmental and political concerns with oil sands.

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Decade 9/11 Conversation: Radio Rookies and Clifford Chanin

Part four of our Decade 9/11 series of conversations: WNYC Radio Rookies Brendan Illis and Norhan Basuni and 9/11 Memorial Museum director Clifford Chanin talk about the collaboration between the museum and Radio Rookies and how young New Yorkers have lived the decade since September 11th.

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On Grief: How to Help Friends in Mourning

Meghan O'Rourke discusses her book on grief, The Long Goodbye, and the findings of the survey on grief that she and Leeat Granek conducted and wrote about for Slate—and takes calls from listeners on advice for grievers.

Listeners: If you've dealt with loss, tell us what you wanted from your friends and family. What were the right things to say and do and what were the wrong things? Or if you're a friend of someone mourning, do you have questions about what to say and how to help? Give us a call 212-433-WNYC or comment here!

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