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Present At The Creation

Friday, November 27, 2015

A mere six weeks after 9/11, the USA PATRIOT Act was passed. Brooke and Bob relive the act's conception amid a climate of fear, confusion, and deceit.

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6 Months Later...

Friday, November 27, 2015

A special hour on the past, present and uncertain future of the USA Patriot Act.

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Al Jazeera English in America

Friday, September 09, 2011

Since its launch in 2006, Al Jazeera English has had a lot of trouble breaking into American markets. Andrew Stelzer reports a cautionary tale about Burlington, Vermont, a town whose cable service picked up Al Jazeera English, inspiring intense local protests.

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Growing up in the shadow of 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

When WNYC's Radio Rookies–a program that teaches kids how to tell their own stories–put out a call for personal tales of 9/11, Brendan Illis answered. Illis was 6-years-old when the towers fell, after which he became a voracious news consumer.  He says 9/11 and the past decade of news have played a pivotal role in the direction of his life.

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Telling Jokes After September 11th

Friday, September 09, 2011

The week after the 9/11 attacks, Brooke hosted a call-in show with comedian Will Ferrell. In this rebroadcast, Brooke talks with Ferrell about the way comedians reacted directly after the twin towers fell.

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Telling Jokes about September 11th

Friday, September 09, 2011

Comedian and host of the WTF podcast Marc Maron was living in New York during the attacks of 9/11. Brooke talks to Maron about how comedians began to grapple with the tragedy in their acts and how he dealt with it personally.

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