Remembering 9/11

9/11 Special Programming & Events Schedule

Remembering 9/11
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is upon us - and Metro Detroiters are reflecting on that day. From unique panel discussions, to special programming - join us this week as we look at how 9/11 has changed us all. Plus - we feature the stories and insights that YOU submitted through wdet.org and the Public Insight Network. Check out our schedule of programs and special events below, then visit wdet.org/remembering911 for stories, podcasts, and more.


Thursday, 9/8

9:30a.m. - 11a.m. The New Legal Landscape (Event)
Join us for a moderated panel discussion on the post-9/11 legal landscape featuring ACLU representatives and U of M Professor Juan Cole. This discussion on how the bounds of law have been stretched in the name of national security will be moderated by WDET's Nichole Christian and held at the Wayne State University Undergraduate Library. We'll also be streaming this conversation live at wdet.org via UStream.


Friday, 9/9

9a.m. - 11a.m. How 9/11 Shaped Our Voices (Event)
Craig Fahle moderates a conversation about how the challenges of 9/11 shaped individuals' personal journeys. Panelists include Linda Sarsour from the National Network for Arab America Communities and UM-Dearborn student government president and Iraq war veteran David Knezek. Join us for the panel discussion at U-M Dearborn by registering to attend here and catch an edited broadcast of the discussion Sunday at 4p.m. & 9p.m..

10a.m. CFS 9/11 Special
Rob St. Mary hosts a special hour of The Craig Fahle Show featuring 9/11 stories and insights from WDET staff, listeners, and members of our Public Insight Network.

11a.m. The 9/11 Generation Speaks
In their own words, six Radio Rookies report on the ways the historic event affected them, their families, and their communities — then and now.

2p.m. Soundcheck: Measuring Time
John Schaefer previews listener-submitted musical selections for 9/11. Ryan Adams joins the show to discuss how “New York, New York,” his country pop rave-up about heartbreak in the East Village, was transformed by tragedy and triumph and performs a stunning arrangement of the song live in the studio.

3p.m. On Being: Who Do We Want to Become? Remembering Forward a Decade after 9/11
Who do we want to be for the next decade? What wisdom do we want to focus on, and grow more deeply into, as we move forward as a culture and pass on this narrative of 9/11 to generations to come? Submit your reflections and tune in for this special program that takes place at the edge of Ground Zero at St. Paul's Chapel, the heart and soul of recovery efforts in the days and months after 9/11.

8p.m. Soundcheck: Measuring Time Preview
John Schaefer previews listener-submitted musical selections for 9/11. Ryan Adams joins the show to discuss how “New York, New York,” his country pop rave-up about heartbreak in the East Village, was transformed by tragedy and triumph and performs a stunning arrangement of the song live in the studio.


Saturday, 9/10

11a.m. - 5p.m.
Ann Delisi and Rob Reinhart feature listener-suggested 9/11 music interspersed throughout their programming Essential Music shows.


Sunday, 9/11

8-11a.m. NPR Special Coverage

11a.m. On Being: Who Do We Want to Become? Remembering Forward a Decade after 9/11
Who do we want to be for the next decade? What wisdom do we want to focus on, and grow more deeply into, as we move forward as a culture and pass on this narrative of 9/11 to generations to come? Submit your reflections and tune in for this special program that takes place at the edge of Ground Zero at St. Paul's Chapel, the heart and soul of recovery efforts in the days and months after 9/11.

12 Noon Ann Delisi's Essential Music
Listener-suggested 9/11 musical remembrances.

2p.m. Soundcheck: Measuring Time
This summer, WNYC and WQXR began asking listeners and guests, “What music would you like to hear as you think about the events of 10 years ago?” The result was a diverse and thought-provoking playlist.

3p.m. The Sonic Memorial Project
This refreshed Peabody Award-winning doc, narrated by writer Paul Auster marks the life and history of the WTC and the role it played in the lives of workers, neighbors and those who perished on 9/11.

4p.m. WDET Special - How 9/11 Shaped Our Voices
(Recorded from 9/9 panel discussion at U-M Dearborn)
Craig Fahle moderates as Michigan State Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Southwest Detroit and UM-Dearborn student government president and Iraq war veteran David Knezek are among those discussing how the challenges of 9/11 shaped their personal journeys.

5p.m. This American Life: 9/11 Special
Ira checks in with people who've been on the show previously, whose lives were significantly touched by the Sept. 11 attacks – including a man who escaped the Twin Towers and an American soldier who came home from Iraq and Afghanistan with severe PTSD, who now believes he's won the battle with his demons.

6p.m. The Sonic Memorial Project
This refreshed Peabody Award-winning doc, narrated by writer Paul Auster marks the life and history of the WTC and the role it played in the lives of workers, neighbors and those who perished on 9/11.

7p.m. The 9/11 Generation Speaks
In their own words, six Radio Rookies report on the ways the historic event affected them, their families, and their communities — then and now.

8p.m. CFS 9/11 Special
Rob St. Mary hosts a special hour of The Craig Fahle Show featuring 9/11 stories and insights from WDET staff, listeners, and members of our Public Insight Network.

9p.m. WDET Special - How 9/11 Shaped Our Voices
(Recorded from 9/9 panel discussion at U-M Dearborn)
Craig Fahle moderates as Michigan State Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Southwest Detroit and UM-Dearborn student government president and Iraq war veteran David Knezek are among those discussing how the challenges of 9/11 shaped their personal journeys.

10p.m. On Being: Who Do We Want to Become? Remembering Forward a Decade after 9/11
Who do we want to be for the next decade? What wisdom do we want to focus on, and grow more deeply into, as we move forward as a culture and pass on this narrative of 9/11 to generations to come? Submit your reflections and tune in for this special program that takes place at the edge of Ground Zero at St. Paul's Chapel, the heart and soul of recovery efforts in the days and months after 9/11.

11p.m. This American Life: 9/11 Special
Ira checks in with people who've been on the show previously, whose lives were significantly touched by the Sept. 11 attacks – including a man who escaped the Twin Towers and an American soldier who came home from Iraq and Afghanistan with severe PTSD, who now believes he's won the battle with his demons.

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