Brand & Martínez is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by Madeleine Brand & A Martínez
Airs

Brand & Martinez for September 11, 2012




NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11:  Nancy Gregory, hugs her sons Carl, left, and Gregory as they pay their respects to her husband firefighter Ken Kumpel at the National 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site, September 11, 2011 in New York City. New York City and the nation are commemorating the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mary Altaffer-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Nancy Gregory, hugs her sons Carl, left, and Gregory as they pay their respects to her husband firefighter Ken Kumpel at the National 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site, September 11, 2011 in New York City. New York City and the nation are commemorating the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mary Altaffer-Pool/Getty Images)
Pool/Getty Images

Listen to story

01:33:54
Download this story 45.0MB

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Richard Ben-Viniste, who served on the 9/11 commission, tells us about newly discovered briefing memos which show the CIA were worried their warnings were not taken seriously before the attacks. Then, we begin a new series on the movie trailer industry, and author Maria Semple is here, author of the satirical "Where'd you go Bernadette?" Are academic standards best for schoolchildren? Comedy writer Lew Schneider talks about the trauma of taking his kid to college, literary critic David Kipen evaluates the Man Booker Prize finalists and for New Music Tuesday, a review of new Latin alternative music, including Helado Negro, Astro and DJ Javier Estrada.