This month’s new episodes in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series tell the stories of a well-known New York reporter and religious leader.
George Whipple is known as the man with the thick eyebrows who reports society news for NY1 News. When he isn’t on the red carpet, or working as an attorney in a midtown law firm, this New Yorker is working on the farm he owns in upstate New York. In Episode 9: The Eyebrow Man, Whipple discusses ways that his diverse communities came together to help revive the city and to honor the memory of those who were killed.
Imam Khalid Latif grew up in Edison, NJ as a star of his high school football team. A student at New York University when the 9/11 attacks occurred, Latif’s faith began to evolve as he assumed a leadership position in the Muslim American community that faced new challenges in the aftermath. In Episode 10: The Imam, Latif recounts this journey that led him to become the NYPD department chaplain, and the executive director of the Islamic Center for NYU.
These stories are a part of the Our City. Our Story. podcast series that highlights the experiences of New Yorkers who were impacted by Sept. 11. The series is also available on iTunes.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff