September 11

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Day After Primary Day; Syria Developments; 9/11 Memorials

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Primary day is behind us. WNYC’s Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin discuss the vote and the results of city-wide and local races, then Columbia University professor Ester Fuchs and Fordham professor Christina Greer talk about what the voting blocs tell us about the next round this election season. Plus: Slate’s Fred Kaplan discusses the President’s address to the nation on Syria last night. And we hear from listeners on which area 9/11 memorials strike the right note for them 12 years later.

The Takeaway

9/11: Looking Back and Ahead with Lee Hamilton

Friday, September 09, 2011

All week long, we’ve been talking about the tenth anniversary of 9/11. We’ve spoken with young people, experts, soldiers, and you, our listeners. Today, we're focusing on the 9/11 commission, and what we've done to improve homeland security since the attacks.


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.


The Takeaway

App Assignment: How 9/11 Impacts Your Life

Friday, September 02, 2011

For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Takeaway is speaking to people from all over the country about their own reflections on the terrorist attacks. For many, the events of September 11th altered their world. How did it change yours? 

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City Principals Get New Curriculum for Teaching 9/11

Thursday, September 01, 2011


Just in time for the tenth anniversary, the city's public schools will now have a new curriculum for teaching about the 9/11 attacks.



WTC Memorial to Include Timed Ticketing System

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A word of advice to visitors planning to visit the World Trade Center Memorial: make a reservation.

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New Sept. 11 Commemorative Coins a Cheap Imitation, Say Politicians

Monday, January 24, 2011

A 10th anniversary September 11 commemorative coin is siphoning money away from the official memorial at the World Trade Center site and its advertisements are duping customers, two politicians charged Monday.

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The Takeaway

The World Responds to Mosque Near Ground Zero

Thursday, September 09, 2010

This summer, city-backed plans to build an interfaith community center and mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero sparked an international debate.  Although there are nuances to the arguments, one side clearly feels that building a mosque near the site of the September 11th attacks is an affront to the victims; on the other hand, supporters say that there is no reason to block the plans, beyond simple “Islamophobia.” 

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: A Sweeter Music

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

For this edition of New Sounds, hear live performances from a recent New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall - "A Sweeter Music."  Pianist Sarah Cahill performs new works by Frederic Rzewski, Jerome Kitzke, Phil Kline, and the Residents, among others.