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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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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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Soundcheck

Bruce Springsteen's 'The Rising'

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Bruce Springsteen released his album "The Rising" less than a year after the September 11 attacks. We look back at that powerful - and hopeful - album with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott.

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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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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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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

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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Steve Reich's "WTC 9/11"

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

When Steve Reich visited us back in April, he spoke about the deeply personal story behind his latest work, WTC 9/11. Today, we revisit that interview – and explore the controversy that erupted several months later when the album’s initial cover image (pictured) struck a nerve. Joining us will be Anne Midgette, classical music critic for the Washington Post.

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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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The Takeaway

Generation 911: North, South, Muslim, Jewish

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

All week long, in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we’re talking with and about young people who were coming of age at the time of the September 11 attacks. We’re calling the series “Generation 9/11.”

Today, we’re looking at how geography and religion led two young men to two unique 9/11 experiences.

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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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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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Creativity After 9/11

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

We talk with musicians, artists and arts administrators about the challenge of creating art in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Guests include Daniel Felsenfeld, one of the composers behind the upcoming Music After concert, and Nancy Schafer, executive director of the Tribeca Film Festival. And, we open the phones to find out how 9/11 changed your creative life.

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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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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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