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Podcast | Making Wisconsin: 9/11 in their own words

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Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 5:52 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Twenty years after one of the most tragic days in American history, the memories remain fresh.

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As part of NBC15 News’ commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we brought the stories of a Madison firefighter who was at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath and a woman whose volunteer work sparked a new passion and life’s goal. We also sat down with Gov. Scott McCallum, who recounted what it was like to be leading the state when the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history struck our shores.

For our first episode of Making Wisconsin: A history of the Badger State, we wanted to take the time to bring you deeper into their lives and let them explain how 9/11 affected them.

NOTE: NBC15 News is making this special edition Making Wisconsin episode available for everyone online, regardless if you normally listen to podcasts. This episode and all future ones will be available wherever you listen to podcasts.

More Coverage as America marks 20 years since 9/11

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Interview starts at: 2:10

Dr. Lisa Arkin on how the aftermath changed her life | Story

Interview starts at: 22:51

Fmr. Gov. Scott McCallum

Interview starts at: 34:25

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