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Connections: Perspectives of living in a post-9/11 world

Sep 13, 2019

Wednesday marked 18 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, and this hour, we have a discussion about how our guests’ perspectives about world issues changed as a result of the tragedy. Our panelists include people from two age groups: current (or soon-to-be) 18 year olds who were either not born or were infants at the time of the attacks; and current 36 year olds (or those just a bit older) who were 18 at the time of the attacks.

They share their thoughts on living in a post-9/11 world – as Americans who either have never known life before the tragedy, and as those who grew into adulthood after living through that time. In studio:

  • Samiha Islam, senior at Brighton High School
  • Arielle Mahoney, sophomore at Nazareth College
  • Ty Gagnon, local improviser
  • Sareer Fazili, past president of the Islamic Center of Rochester