Today is the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. This morning on WNYC, host Brian Lehrer remembered the event with guests:
- Joshua Freeman, professor of history at CUNY who wrote about the fire for The Nation
- Lillian Swanson, managing editor of The Forward, which is publishing a special issue to commemorate the fire.
- Emily Danies, whose grandmother skipped work on the day of the fire
- Tom Lansner, who remembers his great-aunt Fannie Lansner
- Suzanne Pred Bass, whose great-aunt Rosie Weiner died in the Triangle Fire
Listen to the show: