Fall and Rise, Farmer’s Son
  • May 31, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 1:40:38 mins

Preserving the Story of 9/11 Guest: Mitchell Zuckoff, Professor of Journalism, Boston University, Author of “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11” and “13 Hours” September 11, 2001. Over two hours, four hijacked passenger planes crash –one into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. One into the South Tower. Another hijacked plane crashes into the Pentagon and then, back in New York, Peter Jennings has taken over the live coverage for ABC and is having trouble getting his head around what he’s seeing on the screen as the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses. Minutes later, a fourth hijacked plane crashes in an empty field in rural Pennsylvania. Half an hour later –at 10:28 a.m. Eastern Time, the North Tower of the World Trade Center crumbles.  Life on an Irish Farm Guest: John Connell, Author “The Farmer’s Son: Calving Season on a Family Farm” Sheep and cows and rolling green hills. Before Ireland became a member of the European Union its economy was almost totally dependent on farming. Today that’s not so much the case, but Ireland remains dotted with small family farms that are threatened by climate change, rising energy costs, the uncertainty of Brexit and the simple fact that Irish young people today aren’t too keen to carry on the tradition from their parents.