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Memorial

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Finnegan's Wake

Saturday, September 07, 2002

The typical Irish wake is a celebration of the way a person joked and ate and drank and lived. A pair of Irish-American singers, Austin Hughes and his father, Austin, Sr., talk about this non-mournful memorial. And they sing Finnegan's Wake — a traditional tune that came long before the ...

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Totem Pole

Saturday, September 07, 2002

In the Northwest, native people carve totem poles to remember great figures or commemorate a clan victory. But a totem pole can also be created to remember darker things. Harriet Baskas looks at a particular totem pole and the people trying to preserve what's left of it.

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Memory and Music

Saturday, September 07, 2002

Classical music can give us the grandeur and gravity we crave. And the words can bring it down to earth, closer to the specifics of what we're trying to recall. Sara Fishko looks at memory, music, and the art of capturing a profound moment in time. 

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Poet Donald Hall on Memorials

Saturday, September 07, 2002

Kurt Andersen and poet Donald Hall look at how artists create memorials, how we connect to them, and how long we want them to last. 

Hall has published fifteen books of poetry, most recently The Painted Bed and Without: Poems, which was published on the third anniversary of his wife and ...

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Design for the Real World: Memorial Souvenir

Saturday, September 07, 2002

Karal Ann Marling, an American Studies professor, looks at the phenomenon of memorial souvenirs.

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Commentary: The Way We Memorialize Now

Saturday, September 07, 2002

Bruce Springsteen's The Rising may or may not be to 9/11 what Picasso's Guernica was to the Spanish Civil War. But it's a terrific rock-and-roll record — and, miraculously, it's a rock-and-roll record, of all things, that deals with the nightmare of 3000 murdered Americans in ways that are evocative ...

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Commentary: War Memorials

Saturday, May 26, 2001

Kurt Andersen examines America's war memorials.

(Originally aired: January 20, 2001)

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Commentary: World War II Memorial

Saturday, February 03, 2001

Kurt Andersen weighs in on the design for the World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall.

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Commentary: War Memorials

Saturday, November 11, 2000

Veterans Day, November 11th, prompts Kurt’s commentary on America’s war memorials. 

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