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The Leonard Lopate Show

Reporting the News on 9/11

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mark Hilan, former host of WNYC's Morning Edition, and  Larry Ingrassia, formerly of the Wall Street Journal and currently Business Editor at the New York Times, discuss having to make sense of the events on 9/11 both personally, and professionally, on the fly. Larry Ingrassia was part of the team that set up a newsroom within a few hours after the attacks and helped put together the Pulitzer Prize-winning edition of the Wall Street Journal. Mark Hilan helped keep WNYC on the air and brought people news of the events that morning.

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Q2 Music

Robert Moran on Trinity Requiem

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

When Robert Ridgell (organist at Trinity Wall Street Church in New York) asked me for a new work to be commissioned by Trinity Wall Street and for his wonderful Trinity Youth Chorus, I said "Yes." Then Robert told me that this new work would be part of the 9/11 Anniversary and he would appreciate having a requiem.

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It's A Free Country ®

Memoir, Nat Geo Sitdown Highlight the Early Diverging Paths of Bush and Cheney

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On September 11th, 2001, all eyes were on George W. Bush while Dick Cheney remained active behind the scenes. With the release of Cheney's autobiography ten years later, that dynamic appears to have been turned on its head.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democracy's Living Room: How NJ Communities Changed Since 9/11

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A conversation about how communities in New Jersey have changed since 9/11.

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The Takeaway

White House Issues Guidelines for 9/11 Commemorations

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Obama administration has quietly released two sets of guidelines to government officials in the U.S. and abroad on how to commemorate the tenth anniversary 9/11 terrorist attacks. The guidelines seek to remind Americans that many other nations around the globe have faced terrorist attacks of their own in the last 10 years, while underscoring themes of public service and remembrance. The document, which was forwarded to all federal agencies, also highlights what the government has done to prevent another terrorist attack.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Teaching 9/11

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Donna Gaffney, trauma specialist and co-founder of 4 Action Initiative, and MaryEllen Salamone, co-founder of the Families of September 11, explore what teachers have learned from talking to kids about 9/11 for 10 years. They discuss the curriculum they helped develop with other volunteers from Liberty Science Center and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, titled "Learning from the Challenges of Our Times: Global Security, Terrorism, and 9/11 in the Classroom."

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Q2 Music

The Ambiguity of Excerpting

Monday, August 29, 2011

As we take all the generous musical suggestions you've provided and strive to channel them into a cohesive, fluid stream of music for the 9/11 weekend, we acknowledge a complicated, but inevitable, decision. We have an idea how to proceed; however, we want to hear your thoughts as to the most appropriate, respectful course of action.

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Q2 Music

To Score or Not To Score

Monday, August 29, 2011

As part of Q2's Requiem Project, we're collecting stories from the  New York Public Radio archives to augment the music stream — voices that expand upon the themes in the music, and vice versa.  We recently wondered: what if we blended the two?  We've put together a little audio experiment and we'd like you to evaluate the results.

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WNYC News

Living 9/11

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ten years after the World Trade Center attacks, WNYC's 10th Anniversary Special explores New Yorkers’ most visceral and immediate emotional reactions to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and how they are – and are not - still with us today.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Decade 9/11 on The Brian Lehrer Show: 10 Conversations About the 10th Anniversary

Monday, August 29, 2011

To mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Brian Lehrer Show will air a series of 10 “Decade 9/11” conversations with big ...

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Q2 Music

Annie Bergen on Johannes Brahms's German Requiem

Friday, August 26, 2011

The requiem that stands out for me is the performance I heard of Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The performance was by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Kurt Masur at Avery Fisher Hall. A collective feeling of wounded angst could be felt as audience-goers entered the auditorium.

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Studio 360

9/11 in Art: Your Reflections

Friday, August 26, 2011

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is just a few weeks away, and Studio 360 is curating a list of cultural works that reflected on the tragic events.  We asked you: what would you add to the list?  You responded with books, movies, songs, and poems, with suggestions ranging from Rufus Wainwright to John Adams.

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Q2 Music

Toby Twining on Chrysalid Requiem

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It is twelve years since I finished composing Chrysalid Requiem — a setting of the Latin funeral service, plus the "Libera me" and "In paradisum" from the burial service. Rather than the commemoration of someone’s death, I found other reasons for the project. The Latin words sing beautifully, cry for a wildly imaginative setting and resonate with layers of metaphor that suggest a complex musical fabric.

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Arts

Decade 9/11 Broadcast Schedule, WNYC, WQXR and The Greene Space

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The full schedule of Decade 9/11 programming on WNYC, WQXR and in The Greene Space.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Marking the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Leonard Lopate Show will be marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11 by speaking to people about what happened that day as well as what has happened since—at Ground Zero, in the city, and in the country as a whole.

 Throughout the week we’ll be airing short comments from people like Katie Couric, Henry Kissinger, and Gabriel Byrne, Bill Moyers, and others about life since 9/11.

August 31
Mark Hilan
, former host of Morning Edition at WNYC who kept the station on the air on 9/11; Larry Ingrassia, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, who was part of the team that set up a newsroom within a few hours after the attacks and helped put together the Pulitzer Prize-winning edition of that paper, discuss having to make sense of events on 9/11, both personally, and professionally, on the fly. 

September 1
Architect Daniel Libeskind discusses the master plan for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center Site and his role in it. The basic plan is for 16 acres, a 9/11 memorial, four office buildings comprising 10 million square feet, a performing arts center, a transportation hub, retail and public space. 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, and includes a Wedge of Lightthe public plaza will be defined by the angle of the sun on 9/11 at 8:46 am, when the first tower was hit, and again at 10:28 am, when the second tower fell.

September 6
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.

Lauren Manning, former managing director and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, located in Tower 1 of the World Trade Center, discusses how she overcame the severe injuries she received on 9/11, and about writing her memoir, Unmeasured Strength.

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 Silberg 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 insure security, and have developed a master plan for the area around the Pentagon.

September 7
Novelists Joseph O’Neill, Julia Glass, and Colum McCann discuss dealing with 9/11 in their writing, and in fiction in general.

September 8
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.

September 9
Restaurateurs Drew Nieporent, Michael Lomonaco (formerly of Windows on the World), and David Bouley discuss the restaurant scene in downtown Manhattan after 9/11.

September 12
Musicians Laurie Anderson, Dar Williams, and Joan Osborne talk about dealing with the issue of whether to stay in New York City after 9/11 or to leave, and what effect that day and its aftermath have had on their creative lives. Joan had been ready to leave, but felt she should stay here after 9/11; Dar left the city and now lives up along the Hudson. We’ll be taking calls from listeners on whether 9/11 made them consider leaving—or moving to—New York.

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Q2 Music

Sara Fishko on Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In the early 1960s, I was in summer residence at an “arts camp” called Indian Hill. I was already quite a serious pianist by then, and during those sparkling, sun-dappled days in Stockbridge Massachusetts, I stayed indoors. Day after beautiful day, I pulled down the shades in the piano practice room -- and practiced.  

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WNYC News

Listen | Transmission From Space: The Lone American Not on Earth During 9/11

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A unique recording will be featured at the 9/11 Memorial Museum when it opens in 2012: Frank Culberston, the only American not on Earth on September 11, 2001, watched the burning towers from the International Space Station.

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WNYC News

9/11 Memorial Gets an App

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum launched a new campaign and iPhone app Wednesday ahead of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks next month.

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WNYC News

Look | Take a Virtual Tour of the 9/11 Memorial

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fresh grass has recently been laid at the 9/11 Memorial in preparation for the 10th anniversary. The site will be open by then and play host to a memorial service with victims of the attack and President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. The Museum is expected to be open a year later.

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Q2 Music

The Mystical Power of Music

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ten years ago on September 11, I was on the air here at WQXR from 7 p.m. until midnight. I had been called in at the last minute to cover for my colleague, June LeBell, who had been evacuated from Battery Park City to New Jersey earlier in the day. As I walked to the station that night, I remember how absolutely lost I felt. "What should I say? What should I do? How can we help?" It seemed so illogical to be playing music while television and radio stations all over the city were trying desperately to explain what had happened and to advise us about what to do next.

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