Our 9/11: Growing Up In The Aftermath

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An hour of Radio Rookies stories hosted by On The Media's Brooke Gladstone. To mark the 10th anniversary of September 11th, Radio Rookies partnered with the 9/11 Memorial and Museum to share the stories of six young people from New York City, New Jersey and Long Island who are part of the last generation of young people who remember 9/11 as a lived experience, rather than a historic event.

 

 

Together their stories give voice to grief, pain, and loss, but also resilience, altruism and courage.  Eric's big brother Paul worked in Tower 1 and he never made it home.  Jillian lost her father, a New York City police officer. Norhan also sees her life split between before and after 9/11, when she became a target of other kids' hatred and fear because she is muslim.  Brendan and Joey feel called to service, in the military and police respectively.  And Erin, whose father was a New York City fire fighter, spent the months after 9/11 attending funerals and watching her father struggle to recover from devastating injuries he sustained from falling debris.


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Radio Rookies at WNYC
Radio Rookies at WNYC ( )
Marianne teaching Rookies workshop
Marianne teaching Rookies workshop ( )
Rookies Joey, Norhan and Brendan learning to use their recorders
Rookies Joey, Norhan and Brendan learning to use their recorders ( )
Learning vox pop on the street
Learning vox pop on the street ( )
Marianne working with Erin and Norhan at Rookies workshop
Marianne working with Erin and Norhan at Rookies workshop ( )
Rookies and their families after graduation at WNYC
Rookies and their families after graduation at WNYC ( )
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