WEOS, public radio from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will air two specials today, Sept. 12, that discuss the issues and offer reflection on the events one year after September 11.
Thursday, September 12
1 p.m.: “Rising Daily From The Ashes”
The morning of September 11th, NPR listeners heard veteran radio producer Ginger Miles describe the World Trade Center towers crumbling as she watched from her kitchen window a block away. This is her story of what happened to her building, her neighbors, and her world in the year following. From evacuation to survival to the rebuilding of her community out of the shadow of the towers. First-person story telling from Ground Zero, in an action-filled half-hour that shares the voices and sounds of the neighborhood during and after September 11.
1:30 p.m.: “Fighting the 'Just' War: The Peace Movement after September 11”
Fighting the “Just” War tells the stories of those who are protesting against the war on terrorism: who they are, what they are doing and what it feels like.
Wednesday, September 11
5 a.m.: “Voices of Reflection,” special coverage from NPR NewsSM
On the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, WEOS and NPR News® will present live, nearly 24-hour coverage, ending at 1 a.m. September 12. This special production, “Voices of Reflection,” will include live coverage of memorial events plus WEOS’s signature in-depth reports, interviews and music.
NPR’s Neal Conan in Washington, D.C., and Scott Simon, based in New York City, will co-host the day’s news and events, providing live coverage integrated with regularly scheduled Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Throughout the day, WEOS will take listeners to live events in New York City, the Pentagon/Washington, D.C., Shankesville, Pa., and other locations around the country. From noon to 4 p.m. EST, Conan will host a live call-in special. Susan Stamberg and Fred Child will co-host a special evening of news and music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A musical track by pianist Alex Grant called “The Tulip and the Acorn” from Grant’s CD, Metaphor, will weave the day’s coverage together. The track was also part of NPR’s coverage on September 11, 2001.
In the days leading up to the anniversary, WEOS will also air in-depth segments, produced by NPR News and hosted by Stamberg, examining changes in U.S. foreign policy, the impact on civil liberties in the U.S. and on the development of technological advances in research and intelligence gathering.
All Things Considered, 4PM-6PM, will feature pieces from Lost & Found Sound’s Sonic Memorial Project on September 9, 10, and 11. The segments will include portraits, remembrances, messages, poetry and music – an impressionistic gathering of sounds and stories of the last 60 years of the World Trade Center. The Sonic Memorial Project commemorates the life and history of the World Trade Center and its neighborhood through rare recordings, historical records and personal stories. Spearheaded by NPR and The Kitchen Sisters – Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva – The Sonic Memorial Project is a national collaboration involving more than 50 independent radio producers from New York, around the country, and NPR News.
WEOS broadcasts at 89.7 Mhz and 90.3FM 24 hours a day, with a mix of modern music, NPR News, and other programming. WEOS can be heard throughout the Finger Lakes area, and also in Ithaca at 88.1 FM and on the Ithaca Cable audio service, at 98.9 MHz, in addition to a live Webcast at www.weos.org. For more information contact Michael Black, WEOS general manager, at ext. 3456. Below is a list of programs and their broadcast times on WEOS.