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WNYC News

Memorials Bloom at Homes of Slain Officers

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A steady stream of mourners are paying respects to the families of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 401: On the Home Front: Veteran's Day 2014

Friday, November 07, 2014

Retired Army Sgt 1st Class Max Voelz first recorded in 2011 to remember his wife, Staff Sgt Kim Voelz. They met on Valentine’s Day, while training to work in Explosive Ordinance Disposal–the Army’s elite bomb squad.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obituary of the Day: Bernard Waber

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New York Times obituaries editor, Bill McDonald, discusses one person's life featured on today's obit page. Today's person: Bernard Waber, the children's-book author and illustrator.                               

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obituary of the Day: Thomas M. Messer

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald joins us every day during the drive to discuss one life featured in the obit page. Today: museum director Thomas M. Messer.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obituary of the Day: Billie Sol Estes

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New York Times obituaries editor, Bill McDonald, discusses one person's life featured on today's obit page. Today: Texas con man Billie Sol Estes.

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The Takeaway

The Eisenhower Memorial v. The Eisenhower Family

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

President Dwight D. Eisenhower is most commonly remembered as a vocal opponent of communism and a leader who ushered in one of America's most prosperous eras. But a new national memorial in Washington D.C. offers a different image: designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, the proposed monument features Eisenhower as a young, barefoot boy in Abilene, Kansas, gazing on images of his adult accomplishments. This has been met by criticism, mostly from Eisenhower's family.

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Features

Funding Dispute Could Delay Opening of 9/11 Museum

Monday, November 21, 2011

WNYC

The 2012 opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center could be delayed because the museum and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are arguing over funds.

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WNYC News

A Memorial on Roosevelt Island 40 Years in the Making

Monday, September 12, 2011

WNYC

Construction of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island has been going on for just several months — but the designs for the structure are nearly 40 years old. 

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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.

WQXR News

U.S. Joins Hiroshima A-bomb Memorial

Friday, August 06, 2010

A U.S. representative participated for the first time Friday in Japan's annual commemoration of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima, in a 65th anniversary event that organizers hope will bolster global efforts toward nuclear disarmament.

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The Takeaway

Start the Conversation: Who Will You Memorialize on Memorial Day?

Friday, May 28, 2010

People across America will take advantage of an extra vacation day this weekend. Many will also be paying their respects to the men and women who have died serving their country in the U.S. military. Some also take the chance to remember people outside of the military who have been important to them. We're asking listeners, who will you memorialize this Memorial Day? Tell us who, and why

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WQXR Features

George Jellinek Memorial Concert

Monday, April 12, 2010

George Jellinek, former WQXR Music Director and host of the station’s long-running program The Vocal Scene, will be remembered at a free public concert on Sunday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall in Manhattan.

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The Takeaway

The Way It Was: Walter Cronkite's Memorial

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Yesterday friends and family gathered in New York City to say farewell to one of the nation's most beloved figures: Walter Cronkite. The TV anchor and star journalist was memorialized by an all-star cast of friends including Jimmy Buffett, who sang a song for his sailing buddy; former President Bill Clinton, who remembered a friendly gesture during a difficult time; and President Barack Obama, who stopped by before addressing a joint session of Congress. The Takeaway's guest host Lynn Sherr remembers her old friend and neighbor.

Below is President Bill Clinton's speech from the memorial service. Click through to see the eulogies from President Obama, Bob Schieffer, and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.

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The Takeaway

Remembering the Lion

Monday, August 31, 2009

Friends, colleagues and extended family gathered on Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Roxbury, Massachusetts, to pay their respects at the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy.  We listen to some of the most notable moments.

Watch part of Ted Kennedy Jr.'s speech at his father's funeral at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica church in Boston.

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The Takeaway

Harvard Classmate Remembers Kennedy

Friday, August 28, 2009

We talk with 76-year-old Arnold Howe, who is waiting in line in Boston to pay his respects to Senator Kennedy. Arnold was one year behind Kennedy at Harvard and graduated with the Class of 1955. Kennedy helped him get his first job when businesses weren't hiring blacks.

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The Takeaway

Dominick Dunne Dies at 83

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dominick Dunne, writer for Vanity Fair magazine and best-selling author of crime stories about the rich and famous, died yesterday at age 83 in his home in Manhattan. He's well-known for his best-selling novels, "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles,” and “An Inconvenient Woman,” both about murders in high society. We talk with David Carr, New York Times columnist.

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The Takeaway

President Obama Remembers Ted Kennedy

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

President Obama spoke to the press about his memories of Ted Kennedy just as we went off the air this morning.

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The Takeaway

Reactions on the Cape to Kennedy's Death

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We go live to Hyannis Port, Cape Cod, to talk with Sean Corcoran, senior reporter at WCAI.

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The Takeaway

Working with Senator Kennedy on Education

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lucy Marcus, former intern for Senator Ted Kennedy, joins us today to talk about the work she did with him on education policy. She now lives in the United Kingdom, where she runs a company which restructures private equity funds.

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