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The Takeaway

Generation 9/11: Why I Enlisted

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

All week long, in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we’re talking with and about young people came of age at the time of the September 11 attacks. Today we’re looking at how 9/11 factored into the choice two young people made to join the U.S. Army. Our guests are married couple Naveed Ali Shah and Angela Ali Shah. Naveed is a public affairs specialist in the U.S. Army who served in Iraq. Angela, who’s also in the U.S. Army, has served in the reserves for the past four years. Both Naveed and Angela were in middle school on the day of the 9/11 attacks.

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WNYC News

How They Spent It: Recipients Reflect on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

What if someone you cared for vanished forever, and you were handed a check for their expected lifetime earnings? In effect, that’s what happened to thousands of people whose loved ones died in the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Radio Rookies

The Last To Remember

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Brendan was a first-grader on September 11th, 2001. Brendan reports on whether or not his peers and younger siblings feel that 9/11 impacted their world view.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Decade 9/11: NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

Monday, September 05, 2011

Ray Kelly, NYPD Commissioner, talks about his own reflections on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and discusses the challenges for first responders on that day.

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The Takeaway

Generation 9/11: How This Generation is Different From All Others

Monday, September 05, 2011

We’re kicking off a new series today called "Generation 9/11." All week long, in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we’ll be talking with and about young people who were coming of age during the September 11 attacks.

We begin our series with Dr. Nassir Ghaemi. Dr. Ghaemi is Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center and author of a new book called "A First Rate Madness: Leadership and Mental Illness."

We’ll also be hearing sound from Jillian Suarez and Erin Reeg — young people who are reporters for "Radio Rookies" on our flagship station, WNYC. "Radio Rookies" has its own series on Generation 9/11, that will be airing through this Friday.

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Nadia Sirota

Remembering New York After 9/11

Monday, September 05, 2011

It’s hard to believe that “September eleventh” was ten years ago. I moved to New York City eleven years ago basically to date, and that event still remains as vivid a memory to me as ever. This anniversary is stirring up plentiful emotions for me, and I imagine I’m hardly the only one for whom this is true. 

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WNYC News

Ten Years Later, Medical Examiner Continues to ID Remains from 9/11

Sunday, September 04, 2011

A decade after the September 11 terrorist attacks, scientists with the city's medical examiner continue matching remains to DNA samples from victims.

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Q2 Music

Olivia Giovetti on Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

Saturday, September 03, 2011

On September 11, 1992, my father wrote a letter to his friends and family, entered the waters of the Massachusetts Bay off Revere Beach and never emerged. Because no body was found, I was not told of this until shortly before September 11, 1999. The time delay both harshened and dulled the news, removing the immediacy while nevertheless leaving a void one can only gain from the loss of a parent. I was entering high school that year, which added to the internal chaos surrounding this, and was still making sense of the news two years later when the planes hit the towers. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Decade 9/11 Conversation: Tariq Ali and Chris Dickey

Friday, September 02, 2011

Part five of our Decade 9/11 series of conversations: Writer, filmmaker, and an editor of New Left Review, Tariq Ali, and Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor at Newsweek and the Daily Beast, Christopher Dickey, discuss America's image around the world post 9/11.

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The Takeaway

App Assignment: How 9/11 Impacts Your Life

Friday, September 02, 2011

For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Takeaway is speaking to people from all over the country about their own reflections on the terrorist attacks. For many, the events of September 11th altered their world. How did it change yours? 

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Studio 360

The Sounds of the World Trade Center

Friday, September 02, 2011

Stephen Vitiello is a composer and sound artist. In 1999, he worked in a studio on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center. For six months he recorded the noises of the building and its surroundings. At first, he’d hoped to capture the sounds outside his window — turns out, it wouldn’t open ...

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Radio Rookies

Freedom Walk

Friday, September 02, 2011

Even though he had no personal connection to 9/11, Joey Rizzolo decided to initiate a Freedom Walk to help residents of his town, Paramus, NJ, remember and honor the victims of 9/11.

Features

WNYC's Guide to 9/11 Arts Events

Friday, September 02, 2011

This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.

Studio 360

Philippe Petit, Man On Wire

Friday, September 02, 2011

It had all the glamour, conspiracy, and danger of a classic heist movie, but it was real — and the hero was wearing slippers. Long before 9/11, Philippe Petit’s unauthorized walk on a tightrope between the World Trade Center towers in 1974 transfixed the world ...

Video: Philippe Petit walks between the Twin Towers

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Studio 360

Artists Respond to 9/11: More of Your Suggestions

Friday, September 02, 2011

The 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks is approaching, and Studio 360 is putting together a list of the best books, music, movies, and other works of art that have responded to those events. And we want to know what you think should be highlighted ...

Video: Part I of Simon Armitage’s “911: Out of the Blue” performed by Rufus Sewell

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Daniel Libeskind on the World Trade Center Redevelopment

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Architect Daniel Libeskind discusses the master plan for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center Site and his role in it. He’ll also discuss the international architecture practice he’s created since moving to New York after winning the master plan competition a decade ago. Libeskind’s plan reconnects the World Trade Center site to the urban fabric and vibrant street life of Lower Manhattan.

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Q2 Music

What Remains

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Eighteen years ago, with whole chunks of my address book gutted by AIDS, I attended the first Broadway production of Angels in America. I emerged from the Walter Kerr Theater, the closing scene still lingering in my mind, to face a bitterly cold February night and a sky brilliant with stars. For a moment, like Kushner’s lost housewife, I imagined every friend I had lost as a separate constellation, mapped for me, forever, in a private welkin.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Emotional Consequences of 9/11

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Yuval Neria, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Trauma and PTSD Program, Department of Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, discusses the emotional consequences of 9/11. He is featured in Marianne McCune’s radio documentary, "Living Nine Eleven," which airs September 8, at 8 pm, on WNYC 93.9 FM.

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Radio Rookies

I'll Heal In Time

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Jillian Suarez’s father, a New York City police officer, didn't come home on September 11th and for three months her mother held out hope he would be found alive.

Q2 Music

Memorial Music: One Expected, One Not

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In the days immediately after 9/11, our regular programming on WNYC 93.9 FM was suspended and we were doing wall-to-wall news coverage from NPR’s New York studio in midtown. I had been on the scene that Tuesday morning and was badly shaken by the events; and staying at home with nothing to do was definitely not helping me. So when NPR called to ask if I’d cover a live performance of the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, and gather some sound from people at the church, I was relieved and grateful.

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