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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Supporters of a Islamic cultural center and mosque planned to be built near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan chant slogans and carry signs during a demonstration on August 22, 2010 in New York, NY. (Chris Hondros/Getty)

On the eleventh anniversary of 9-11, Eboo Patel of the Interfaith Youth Core discusses the state of interfaith dialogue and what progress has been made. Plus: Columbia University’s Ester Fuchs explains what the Chicago teachers strike means for New York City educators; and how the American Revolution unfolded in New York and New Jersey.

The Chicago Teachers Strike

Ester Fuchs, professor of international and public affairs and political science at School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and former advisor to Mayor Bloomberg, explains what the Chicago teachers strike tells us about the national conversation about education, and what it means for New York City teachers.

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The Party Boss System in NYC

In light of the Vito Lopez scandal and this week's primary election, the New York Daily News editorial board's Michael Aronson explains how the party boss system works in New York, and how their power is concentrated.

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The American Revolution Happened Here

This live interview with Robert Sullivan originally aired on September 11, 2012. An edited version was aired on July 5, 2013 as part of a special episode of the Brian Lehrer Show. 

Robert Sullivan, author of My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78, visits many of the significant sites from the American Revolution—which he says are in the backyards of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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9-11 Museum Agreement

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, to discuss the agreement announced last night over the future of the 9-11 Museum.

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Sacred Ground

Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and the author of Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America, talks about the need for interfaith on the anniversary of the 2001 attacks.

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Open Phones: National Day of Service

Since 2009, federal law recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. We'll take your calls about what kinds of services, volunteering, or ceremonies you take part in to remember the attacks of 9/11.

What do you do to recognize 9/11? Do you lead or participate in a group or family ceremony? Do you volunteer? Call 212-433-9692 with your traditions for September 11 -- or post here!

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