Around the Nation: Reflecting on 9/11

BY Saskia de Melker  September 8, 2011 at 9:41 AM EDT

In a special edition of our Around the Nation feature, we share some of this week’s arts and culture stories about 9/11 from public broadcasting stations around the nation.

In a new animated short from POV StoryCorps, Monique Trinidad tells the story of the phone call she received from her ex-husband from the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower to say goodbye:

Watch the full episode. See more POV.

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WGBH is creating a special playlist of songs that come to mind when reflecting on the 9/11 attacks, based on suggestions by listeners.

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In the aftermath of 9/11, many wondered what role comedy could and would play especially in referencing the historic and tragic event. WNYC talks with dozens of comedians about getting New York and the rest of the country laughing again in a post 9/11 world.

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Some comic book artists have been inspired to re-create compelling graphic interpretations of the event, as reported by KPBS.

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People share their memories in six words in a memoir collaboration from Smith magazine and Need to Know.

Watch a video of six-word memoirs from three people who lost loved ones on 9/11:

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

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KUT News has made a sound portrait and accompanying video of what listeners were thinking and feeling in the days immediately following 9/11.