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Jan. 28, 2021

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 24 - Mike Hingson

Mike Hingson survived the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 by walking downstairs from the 78th floor with the help of his guide dog Roselle.


Don and John talk to old friend Mike Hingson, who is many things:  author, motivational speaker, and someone who survived the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11th of 2001 by walking down the stairs from the 78th floor with the help of his guide dog Roselle.

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Mike Hingson

Mike Hingson attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI) graduating with honors and received a Masters degree in physics; earned a secondary teaching credential from UC Irvine’s School of Teaching and Education. He was also a DJ on the campus radio station, KUCI, where he met John and Don. On KUCI, he hosted a Sunday night program featuring old radio shows.
While attending Palmdale High School where he graduated with a 3.54 grade average, Mike attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, where he rose to the highest honor a Boy Scout can receive, known as Vigil.
On September 11, 2001, MIke -- a blind man -- escaped the World Trade Center by walking down 78 flights of stairs with his guide dog, Roselle. Days later, America fell in love with Mike and Roselle and the special bond that helped them both survive one of the country’s darkest days.
Mike enjoys a successful 41-year, sales career, first in high-tech and now is selling attitudes and the adventure of life and the adventure of life and living joyfully to audiences around the world.