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WNYC News

Move In Day for First Employees at One WTC

Monday, November 03, 2014

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About 200 employees of mega publisher Conde Nast moved into their new office space at One World Trade Center, the tallest tower in the western hemisphere.

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Radiolab

Souls Tumbling In The Light

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Every fall, birds head south and, around Sept. 11, New York sends two beams into the sky. When birds and lights collide, that could mean trouble — but New York is surprisingly gentle.
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WNYC News

In First, Memorial Will be Open on Night of 9/11

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year.

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Studio 360

Anika Noni Rose & The Problem with the 9/11 Memorial

Friday, May 30, 2014

After winning a Tony Award and starring as Disney’s first African-American heroine, Anika Noni Rose just wants to kick butt as a big-budget superhero. A young upstart who rocked Broadway in the 1930s is the subject of a new play by James Lapine, an upstart who rocked Broadway in the ...

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Studio 360

What the 9/11 Memorial Got Wrong

Friday, May 30, 2014

After 13 years of planning, bickering, and building, the September 11 Memorial & Museum has finally been completed. But is it too respectful for its own good?

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The Takeaway

The Psychology Behind the 9/11 Museum

Thursday, May 15, 2014

As the September 11 Memorial Museum opens, The Takeaway talks to a psychologist who consulted with the museum designers on how to create a tribute to a traumatic event that doesn’t exacerbate the feelings of trauma.

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WNYC News

Photos: First Look at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The National September 11 Memorial Museum is preparing to open its doors to victims' families starting Thursday. The Museum, situated below the original Twin Towers, features hundreds of artifacts from ground zero, as well as audio recordings of 911 phone calls, voice mails and oral histories of survivors.

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Transportation Nation

Deal on 9/11 Museum Reduces -- But Doesn't Eliminate -- Port Authority's Financial Exposure

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

(photo by Kate Hinds)

Just 13 hours before the commemoration of the September 11th attacks was to begin, Mayor Bloomberg and the governors of New York and New Jersey announced they had resolved their disagreement over who owed whom what for building of the museum on the World Trade Center site.

The authority owns the site and is managing construction of the museum for a private foundation. In December, it stopped work because it said it was owed tens of millions of dollars on the project. This agreement will restart the project -- but it won't help the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recoup all of its losses. But, says WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly, it outlines steps to prevent even deeper losses in the future.

Listen to WNYC's conversation about the 9/11 memorial and the Port Authority below.


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The Takeaway

Muslim-American 9/11 First Responder Overlooked by Memorial

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

For his bravery on 9/11, first-responder Mohammad Salman Hamdani was cited in the Patriot Act as an example of Muslim-American valor. After the body of the 23-year-old police cadet was found in the wreckage of the north tower, the New York City Police Department declared him a hero and buried him with full honors. But visitors to the September 11th Memorial in lower Manhattan will not find his name among the list of first-responders. Instead, Hamdani's name appears in a section of the memorial for people who only had a lose connection to the tragic events of that day.

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It's A Free Country ®

The Politics of 9/11 Weekend

Monday, September 12, 2011

I would hope that if 9/11 does anything, it gives us a new global literacy. We had a blind spot on September 11th through which those planes flew. The best deterrent is to have a kind of global engagement, being more aware of what's going on around us.

Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Summer Book Club: 'The Submission'

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

As the tenth anniversary of September 11 approaches, our host John Hockenberry decided to focus his summer reading on novels about 9/11. This week's pick touches upon how we memorialize a tragedy, which can be extremely political.

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WNYC News

11K Tickets for 9/11 Memorial Sold Within Hours

Monday, July 11, 2011

More than 11,000 reservations for the September 11 Memorial were booked online within the first hours after the ticket website went live Monday morning. 

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WNYC News

The World Trade Center Rises: A Blue 'Cocoon'

Monday, August 16, 2010

WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site. Here is the latest installment.

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