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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.

Q2 Music

William Basinski on The Disintegration Loops

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

In the process of archiving and digitizing analog tape loops from work I had done in 1982, I discovered some wonderful, sweeping pastoral pieces I had forgotten about. Beautiful, lush, cinematic, truly American pastoral landscapes swept before my ears and eyes. During the transfer process, as each of the loops played round and round on the tape deck, I soon realized the tape loops were disintegrating.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

InSite: Art + Commemoration

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Kay Takeda, Director, Grants & Services, at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which was displaced from the World Trade Center after 9/11, and Nadine Robinson, a 2001 LMCC artist-in-residence at the World Trade Center, discusses the program InSite: Art + Commemoration, ten artistic responses to mark the ten-year anniversary of September 11—on view online through October 11.

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Know Your Neighbor

Eric, The 9/11 Brother

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Eric was 12 years old when his older brother, Paul, went into work at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Paul didn't make it out. And things at home turned ugly.

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Features

Why I Didn't 'Heart NY More Than Ever' and What I Did About It

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

In late September 2001, WNYC aired a piece by one of our producers, Jule Gardner (now Banville) about her decision to leave New York just after the attacks. We checked back with her recently and found out her life’s changed more than a little since that move.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Impressions of 9/11: Billy Collins

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

This week we’ll be playing short conversations we had with recent guests of the show about what 9/11 and the last decade have meant to them. Billy Collins was poet laureate of the United States on 9/11 and we spoke to him about the attacks after his appearance on the program last April.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Impressions of 9/11: James B. Stewart

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The events of 9/11 have had a profound effect on all of us. This week guests we’ve had on the show over the past year reflect about what the attacks and life in New York this past decade have meant to them. New Yorker contributor James B. Stewart was on the program back in April, we asked him about 9/11 after the show. Here’s what he had to say.

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The Takeaway

Learning to Laugh After 9/11: A Reservist's Perspective

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Today on the show, we covered what many would argue is a difficult topic: how the terrorist attacks on 9/11 changed comedy, and how comedy changed the way we've dealt in our own lives with that tragedy. We received a listener's thoughtful take that we had a share with you. Like so many, Air Force reservist Theresa Mickelwait lived out days after the attacks in shock, but she learned to laugh again in a strange venue: entering the wars as part of the military response to the attacks. Below is Mickelwait's take: we hope you'll take a few minutes to read it. —Ben Johnson, interim digital editor

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The Leonard Lopate Show

9/11 in Fiction

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Novelists Joseph O’Neill, author of Netherland; Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin; and Julia Glass, author of The Whole World Over, discuss how they addressed 9/11 in their work, the challenges of writing about the attacks and their aftermath, and how 9/11 has influenced their writing, the stories they wanted to tell, and fiction as a whole over the last ten years.

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The Takeaway

How 9/11 Changed Comedy

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Life changed for most Americans after 9/11, but comedians faced a very specific dilemma: when and how to make people laugh again. Comedic television programs like "Saturday Night Live" and "The Daily Show" struggled with this question as they began their fall seasons in late September of 2001, and comedians like Gilbert Gottfried faced decisions on whether it was appropriate to joke about 9/11 when performing live.

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The Takeaway

Should the War on Terror End?

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four planes, flying two into the Wold Trade Center towers and one into the Pentagon. The day will forever be known simply as 9/11. Ten years later, America has become involved in two overseas wars, the assassination of Osama bin Laden, and the spread of revolution through the Arab world. Is it time to finally end the "War on Terror"?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Decade 9/11 Conversation: Brooke Gladstone and Fred Kaplan

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Co-host and managing editor of NPR's On The Media and author of The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the MediaBrooke Gladstone joins Slate’s War Stories columnist and author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed (and her husband), Fred Kaplan, to discuss how their respective beats have changed since 9/11 and how their family experienced 9/11 and the aftermath.

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Radio Rookies

Daughter of a Survivor

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

When the first tower fell on September 11th, Erin Reeg's father was hit by falling debris and all the coping strategies Erin learned from her parents kicked in. 

Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, The Paranoid Style in American Podcasting Edition

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, June Thomas, and Julia Turner speak with Slate social media editor Jeremy Stahl about his new series of Slate articles on 9/ 11 conspiracy theories. Next, our critics take a verbal snapshot of t

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Joel Meyerowitz on Photographing Ground Zero

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Photographer Joel Meyerowitz discusses the 10th anniversary edition/re-release of Aftermath, his book of photographs he took that record the recovery efforts at Ground Zero. He was the only professional photographer granted entry to the site. A number of his photographs will be displayed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Impressions of 9/11: Katie Couric

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The events of September 11th affected all of us. Every day this week, you’ll hear from some of our guests over the last 6 months about how the events of September 11th affected them and the city. We start off with Katie Couric, who was on the show in April, just before she stepped down from her post at the CBS Evening News. After the show, we asked her about her experience on September 11th.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Unmeasured Strength

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Lauren Manning, former managing director and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, tells the story of her near death experience on 9/11 and her subsequent ten-year journey of survival and rebirth. In Unmeasured Strength she tells the riveting story of that transformation and her struggle to recover.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Architecture, Public Planning, and Security

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Susan Silberberg, Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at MIT and planning consultant, and Robert Rogers, Principal at Rogers Marvel Architects, PLLC, discuss the physical changes to our public realm post 9/11. Susan Silberberg has been studying how "security creep" is impacting city dwellers and the varied motivations for the securitization of urban space. Robert Rogers' firm, Rogers Marvel, has helped design sections of Battery Park City to insure security for the buildings in and around that neighborhood, developed new architecturally pleasing street elements for Wall Street to insure security, and has developed a master plan for the area around the Pentagon.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Decade 9/11 Conversation: Milton Glaser and Paul Goldberger

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Paul Goldberger, design professor at The New School, the architecture critic for the New Yorker, and author of Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York and Why Architecture Matters, and Milton Glaser, celebrated designer who most famously designed the "I ♥ NY" logo, discuss New York City's image and brand pre and post 9/11.

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The Takeaway

'Top Secret America': The Hidden Side of Government After 9/11

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

We're talking about the tenth anniversary of 9/11 all this week. And while we’re remembering those we’ve lost, we’re also analyzing the tragedy's aftermath. A new Frontline documentary and investigative book chronicle the proliferation of covert operations and government organizations that began cropping up in the wake of 9/11. Funding for counter-terrorism programs grew exponentially after 9/11. In the documentary, then-White House counter terrorism czar Richard Clarke remembers: "President Bush said to us, in the basement of the White House on the night of 9/11, you have everything you need. And that was true, because as soon as we went to the Congress, they said 'just tell us what you need.' Blank check."

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