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Telling Jokes about September 11th

Friday, September 09, 2011

Comedian and host of the WTF podcast Marc Maron was living in New York during the attacks of 9/11. Brooke talks to Maron about how comedians began to grapple with the tragedy in their acts and how he dealt with it personally.

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Radio Rookies

No Roadmap for Recovery

Friday, September 09, 2011

Eric Leinung's big brother went into work in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, and didn't make it out. Eric reports on how he found his way through his family's loss. 

Studio 360

Returning Home on September 11, 2001

Friday, September 09, 2011

On the morning of September 11, I was in midtown Manhattan, so I walked south – downtown.  There I encountered the wave of refugees walking north, people still wearing white breathing masks, people in suits covered head to toe in dust and soot. And finally, after an eight mile hike, I arrived home to my wife and kids Brooklyn, where our little backyard ...

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On The Media

Al Jazeera English in America

Friday, September 09, 2011

Since its launch in 2006, Al Jazeera English has had a lot of trouble breaking into American markets. Andrew Stelzer reports a cautionary tale about Burlington, Vermont, a town whose cable service picked up Al Jazeera English, inspiring intense local protests.

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Studio 360

Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

Steve Reich is one of the most acclaimed composers working today.  He was a pioneer in using recorded voices as part of his compositions. Even though Reich is no stranger to difficult subject matter (Different Trains, from 1988, is a meditation on the Holocaust), it took him nearly a decade ...

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On The Media

Telling Jokes After September 11th

Friday, September 09, 2011

The week after the 9/11 attacks, Brooke hosted a call-in show with comedian Will Ferrell. In this rebroadcast, Brooke talks with Ferrell about the way comedians reacted directly after the twin towers fell.

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Studio 360

Laughing at 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

In the days after 9/11, late night talk show hosts like David Letterman and Jon Stewart limped back on screen. A week later, Stewart mused, “They said to get back to work, and there were no jobs available for a man in the fetal position under his desk crying, which I gladly would have taken.” ...

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Studio 360

Sarah Jones’ Post-9/11 World

Friday, September 09, 2011

Early in 2001, the writer and performer Sarah Jones started working on a one-woman Broadway show called Bridge and Tunnel.  The play, which won a Tony Award, featured Jones playing a diverse cast of characters living in New York – including a middle-aged Pakistani man named Mohammed ...

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Studio 360

Hip-Hop Reacts to 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

Right after 9/11, Davey D, a longtime hip-hop journalist and radio host, remembers rappers throwing benefit concerts for firefighters and cops. “I remember Cannabis joining the army, and Eminem penned some words about Bin Laden, wanting to get him.” But hip-hop ...

Video: Immortal Technique's "Bin Laden"

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Studio 360

The Little Fireboat That Could

Friday, September 09, 2011

Maira Kalman has written and illustrated more than a dozen books, for children and adults. In the months following 9/11, when a friend suggested she write a book about the attacks, she said, “Absolutely not. I'm in the world of humor. This is a very sad story and it's very intense ...

Slideshow: Scenes from Maira Kalman’s Fireboat

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Q2 Music

Meredith Monk on New York Requiem

Thursday, September 08, 2011

In 1993 during the period of the AIDS crisis, my friend Tom Bogdan asked me to write a piece for him to sing. As I began working, I realized that this could be the requiem I had always wanted to write -- not with the Latin text, because I didn’t want it to be literally Christian, but a requiem nonetheless.

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Studio 360

Artists Respond to 9/11: Michael Stipe, Björk, Jodie Foster

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Over the last several months, Kurt Andersen has been asking guests about their memories of 9/11 and the changes that came after it. Hear responses from Michael Stipe, Jodie Foster, Björk, Suzanne Vega, Robert Lopez, and Miranda July.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Civil Liberties After 9/11

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Nadine Strossen, former head of the ACLU, joins us to talk about how civil liberties have changed since 9/11, from domestic surveillance, body scanners, and indefinite detention to an expansive national security establishment that remains largely hidden from view.

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Arts

Bach: Solace and Inspiration

Thursday, September 08, 2011

As the intense emergency of the 9/11 attacks subsided, David Garland turned to the music of 18th Century German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Moved by Bach's deep emotion, the beauty of Bach's musical logic, and the profound way Bach's music is able to express the truths and ideals of humanity, Garland created "Bach: Solace and Inspiration," to inaugurate WNYC's return to music programming on September 23, 2001. For this tenth anniversary of 9/11, Garland has assembled highlights from the original program.

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Q2 Music

David Del Tredici Performs Missing Towers

Thursday, September 08, 2011

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There are only a few, fleeting moments when one feels instantly thrust in to history. How does a seasoned artist react to such ephemera? In the video below, New York composer David Del Tredici shares Gotham Glory: Missing Towers, his musical mirage of the two ghosts of 9/11 that loom over Ground Zero.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dust

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Paul Lioy, professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and one of the first scientists to take samples from Ground Zero after the destruction of the Twin Towers, shares his personal and professional perspectives on the World Trade Center dust. In Dust: The Inside Story of Its Role in the September 11 Aftermath, he investigates what the material was that rained down after the disintegration of those buildings and answers questions about the environmental effects, public policy initiatives, health outcomes and scientific findings that played a critical role in the aftermath of 9/11.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Decade 9/11: Suketu Mehta and Pete Hamill

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Suketu Mehta, New Yorker contributer, professor of journalism at NYU, and author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found talks with Tabloid City author and former editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News Pete Hamill about how New York and the world have changed since September 11th, 2001. 

 

EVENT: Suketu Mehta and Pete Hamill along with dozens of other journalists will be taking part in a day-long discussion on the Journalism of 9/11 tomorrow at NYU.   

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The Takeaway

Listener Responses: Your Memories of 9/11

Thursday, September 08, 2011

All week we've been talking about 9/11, and how we're remembering the events of that day a decade later. We've asked listeners across the country for their memories and recollections of September 11, 2001, and received many stories and experiences.

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The Takeaway

How the World Sees America, 10 Years After 9/11

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Over the last decade since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, America's standing in the world has volleyed sympathetic, after the attacks, to war mongering villain to perhaps something in between since the election of Barack Obama. As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Ros Atkins, host of the BBC's World Have Your Say — which reaches 45 million people around the globe — has been talking to people all over the world to gauge foreign opinion of the U.S.

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Radio Rookies

Speaking for Islam

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Norhan Basuni divides her life before and after September 11th. For her, it is the day that she, an ordinary 7th grader, became a symbol of Islam, of "them", and to some, of terrorism.