Monday, November 18, 2013
This week the Retro Report documentary team looks back at the 2003 case of the Detroit Sleeper Cell. It was considered one of the most important post 9/11 terrorism cases, and it involved four men of Arab decent believed to be plotting attacks against an American airbase in Turkey and a hospital in Jordan. But a federal judge and the nation would soon learn that the men were innocent and were victims of a system eager for terrorism prosecutions. Retro Report producer Peter Klein joins The Takeaway to explain.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
After winning the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism for their reporting on the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims after the attacks of 9/11, Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo stop by to discuss counter-terrorism efforts that work, and those they find to be counter-productive. Both are AP investigators and authors of the new book Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
While a crowd gathers at Ground Zero today to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a small group of retired NYPD officers will be east on Long Island paying tribute to their friends who died that day.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
In this latest episode of Micropolis, we examine the age-old persecution of Sikhs, from India to post-9/11 America. Why do Sikhs such as actor Waris Ahluwalia (Inside Man, The Darjeeling Limited) identify with the racial history of African Americans?
And why, despite persecution and name-calling, do Sikh men continue to wear turbans?
Sunday, February 10, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
Pre-trial hearings in the case against five men accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks resume Monday. Those hearings are being held off the U.S. mainland in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Access to the base is strictly controlled, and that made for some reporting challenges I never expected.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and the author of Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America, talks about the need for interfaith on the anniversary of the 2001 attacks.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
What do Muslim American men think about their faith and the upcoming presidential election? The fact is they represent the gamut of America’s diversity. They are Republicans and Democrats, community organizers and lawyers, and their stories transcend the stereotypes and misconceptions that identify them with their religion.
Friday, March 30, 2012
New details have come to light about the nine years Osama bin Laden spent on the run in Pakistan after 9/11. We now know he moved among five safe houses and fathered four children, at least two of whom were born in a government hospital. The information has come from a police report by the Dawn newspaper. Mubashir Zaidi is the head of Dawn TV, the Islamabad studio of our partner the BBC.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York City say revelations that partial remains of several victims from the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., were incinerated by a military contractor and sent to a landfill could prompt them to re-open their case against the city.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Former special agent with the FBI and covert operations officer for the CIA, Nada Prouty talks about her exoneration from the accusations of treason in the aftermath of 9/11, which she chronicles in her memoir, The Rise and Fall of an Arab-American Patriot in the CIA.
»» Event: The New York Society for Ethical Culture will be hosting an interview with Nada Prouty this evening at 7:00PM. $10, 2 West 64th Street., Manhattan. More Information
Monday, October 03, 2011
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
The Department of Justice is expected to re-open the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund starting Monday — allowing people whose illness didn't manifest until the months and years after the attacks to be covered for the first time.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
The NYPD is reducing heightened security measures in the city put in place for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
New Yorkers throughout the city marked the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks in myriad ways — crowding into coffee shops, attending church services, sitting in the park. Here are three snapshots from the the city where many reflected on the events that forever changed the world.
Friday, September 09, 2011
After 9/11, the nation’s focus became national security, which some feared would violate civil liberties like privacy and freedom of expression. Bob spoke to Chicago University Law School Professor Geoff Stone, author of Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism. Stone says in the decade since the attacks, the nation's record on civil liberties was not as bad as some had feared.
Friday, September 09, 2011
At times during the last decade, authorities have arbitrarily stopped photographers from taking pictures in the name of national security. For example, University of Maryland student Reza Farhoodi was removed from his seat at a Washington Redskins game because he was using a 'professional camera' – even though there is no prohibition against using 'professional' cameras at football games. Brooke spoke with attorney Morgan Manning about being forbidden to photograph.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
By Jim O'Grady
If you're planning on driving to Lower Manhattan this weekend for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, don't. Or to use the language of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority: "Motorists are strongly cautioned to avoid driving in the area." Drivers will encounter tunnel closures, frozen zones and blocked streets throughout the weekend.