September 11th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, September 11th through the eyes of West Point's class of 2002, and we answer the question: Who IS Cindy McCain? In our second hour, examining Iraqi culture, and listeners tell us what the anniversary of September 11th means for...
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September 11th Show

Today, marks the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. We'll have a conversation about the 2002 graduating class of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and how their lives changed on September 11th. In our first hour, we'll talk author Bill Murphy, Jr. about the lives of some of West Point's class of 2002. Later in that hour, author and journalist Ariel Levy will join us to talk about Cindy McCain. The public knows her as the wife of Republican presidential candidate John McCain. But who IS Cindy McCain? In an article for The New Yorker entitled "The Lonesome Trail", Levy writes about Cindy McCain's upbringing, how she learned how to fly, and her nontraditional campaign.

In our second hour, we'll talk about Iraqi culture with Wall Street Journal reporter Melik Kaylan who recently returned from Iraq. We'll also be joined by Karim Wasfi, the conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra who will talk about the challenges and triumphs his orchestra has experienced in Iraq, and why they played on despite the bombings and chaos. At the end of the hour, we want to hear from you. On the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, what does this day mean to you? Do you remember where you were when the planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon? Seven years later, is this day significant for you? Call in or send us your email or blog comments.