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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KRCU TO COMMEMORATE SEPT. 11 ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL PROGRAMMING LINEUP

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 30, 2002 - KRCU 90.9 FM, Southeast Missouri State University's public radio station, will commemorate the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 with special programming that will include news, talk, memorials and musical tributes throughout the day integrated with regularly scheduled programs, including "Performance Today," "Market Place" and "Radio Reader."

NPR's Neal Conan in Washington, D.C. and Scott Simon, based at Ground Zero in New York City, will co-host the day's news and events, providing live coverage of special ceremonies and memorial services around the world. Throughout the day, KRCU will take listeners to live events in New York City, the Pentagon/Washington, D.C., Shankesville, Pa., and other locations around the country.

In the day's leading up to the anniversary, KRCU 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 United States and on the development of technological advances in research and intelligence gathering.

Special programming on Sept. 11 will begin with an extra hour of "Morning Edition" at 5 a.m., running through 9 a.m. Some regular "Morning Edition" correspondents, including Alex Chadwick and Renee Montagne, will explore how people's lives have changed - or not - over the past year.

At noon, KRCU will air a special hour-long "Going Public" segment, which will include creative features, local reaction and reflection associated with last year's Sept. 11 attacks. More details about this program are forthcoming in the near future.

A memorial concert from Deutsche Welle Radio will air from 1 to 3 p.m. Germany will pay special tribute to the events of 9-11 with a live concert conducted by American conductor Kent Nagano and hosted by Deutsche Welle Radio's Rick Fulker. This concert will feature the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin performing Galina Ustovlskaya's Symphony No. 4, "The Prayer," for alto, trumpet, tamtam and piano; Gyorgy Ligeti's "Lux aeterna" for 16-voice a capella chorus; and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125.

Listeners can tune in from 3 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 8 p.m. to hear a special program titled "In the Shadow of the Towers," an exquisite compilation of classical music and readings, created to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. This hour-long special will feature the Westminster Choir performing under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt. This program also will include readings from sacred and secular texts, including Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions, and reflections on war by American writers from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King Jr. This beautiful program will artfully demonstrate the power of music and word to comfort and heal.

"All Things Considered," from 4 to 6 p.m., will feature pieces from Lost & Found Sound's "Sonic Memorial Project." These pieces 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 - David 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.

KRCU 90.9 FM is a 6,500-watt affiliate of National Public Radio and Public Radio International. The station is committed to working in partnership with individuals and business leaders to meet community needs and provide a vehicle for an informed citizenry.

The station provides public radio service to more than 102,000 residents in a 1,605 square-mile radius. Communities served include Perryville, Sikeston, Marble Hill, Cape Girardeau and Jackson in Missouri, and Cairo and Anna-Jonesboro in Illinois. The station plans to expand, in cooperation with Mineral Area College, to the Farmington Area in 2003.

For more information on KRCU, call (573) 651-5070 or visit www.KRCU.org.

 

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