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Measuring Time: Music for 9/11 Stream

WQXR and WNYC want to enhance the spirit of 9/11's Ten Anniversary. For the past several weeks, we've asked listeners to propose music that evokes the occasion. We've compiled works spanning many genres -- everything from Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Notorious B.I.G., to Bach, Ravel and Vaughan Williams -- in a special 24/7 audio stream. You can also hear the stories behind listeners' selections in their own words. Find the entire playlist here.

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 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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WNYC News

Look | Tribute in Light Tested on Rainy Night

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

WNYC

The Tribute in Light got its first test run of the year Tuesday night, despite the rainy conditions. Technicians on site said it was the rainest test run they've ever conducted, but it was not the first time they've done it in the rain.

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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 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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The Takeaway

Remembering 9/11: Songs Picked By Our Listeners

Monday, September 05, 2011

Today we're starting a week-long series in remembrance of 9/11, ten years later. Our co-producer, WNYC, asked listeners what music they would like to hear, as they think about the events of ten years ago. Something comforting, to celebrate being American and a New Yorker? Thousands of listeners weighed in. We're playing some of the songs our listeners picked, and hearing about the selections from WNYC's Chris Bannon and Kathleen Ehrlich. What songs would you suggest? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

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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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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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WQXR Features

September 11th Anniversary Concert Calendar

Friday, September 02, 2011

There is a wide selection of cultural events being planned around the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Here's a list of concerts around New York City.

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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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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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