Wednesday, September 07, 2011
All week long, in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we’re talking with and about young people who were coming of age at the time of the September 11 attacks. We’re calling the series “Generation 9/11.”
Today, we’re looking at how geography and religion led two young men to two unique 9/11 experiences.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
By Beth Fertig
Just in time for the tenth anniversary, the city's public schools will now have a new curriculum for teaching about the 9/11 attacks.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Rupert Murdoch's global media empire is coming under further pressure this morning as the scandal starts to affect his interests in other countries. Our partner, the BBC has learned U.S. federal investigators have contacted British police to discuss the probe into allegations against journalists working for the News of the World newspaper. Some are alleged to have paid police officers for information. Murdoch's News Corporation is based in the U.S., and the law here can impose serious penalties on companies guilty of bribing foreign officials. In the country of Murdoch's birth, Australia, the value of News Corporation shares has plunged more than six percent to a two-year low.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation into allegations that News Corp.'s U.K.-based tabloid News of the World tried to hack into the phones of victims of September 11, 2001, a law enforcement official confirms the investigation to WNYC.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
For the last ten years, we've been working hard to try to find this guy. We've been sacrificing so much ourselves and on behalf of our families. And I think there were times when folks moved on to other things and forgot about this, and we were always focused on this, so I think it's good news, it's sobering...but I think this is really good news for our military, especially a time when they needed a boost.
— Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Monday, May 02, 2011
We've given them more than $11 billion in military aid since 9/11. That put the military and the intelligence community in Pakistan in the business of looking for bin Laden. He became a priceless asset for him and if they found him they would be out of business. It wouldn't be surprising if they were protecting him if he was so valuable. It's practically the only source of revenue. This is a country of 186 million people and fewer than two million of them pay taxes. A lot of American tax dollars went into that country and I think it has had many unintended consequences.
— Lawrence Wright, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
A month after Rep. Peter King's congressional hearing on the threat of radicalization among Muslims, a New York state legislator is set to conduct his own related, and controversial hearing. State Senator Gregory Ball of Putnam County will chair the Homeland Security hearing, set to examine terrorism and threats to sensitive sites such as the Indian Point nuclear power plant.
Sunday, April 03, 2011
A group of family members who lost loved ones on September 11 criticized plans to have thousands of unidentified victim remains placed underground at the museum at the former World Trade Center site.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A State Supreme Court judge heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit meant to block development of Park51, the proposed mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero. But he often seemed skeptical of arguments made by the plaintiff and suggested he did not want to challenge the authority of city administrators who had cleared the way for the controversial project.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
An organization linked to Park 51, the controversial Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero, suddenly cancelled a Wednesday night performance of a play featuring September 11 family members.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
A last minute compromise led to approval of a four-billion dollar aid package for 9/11 survivors and the first responders who became ill working in the ruins. Plus, morning headlines.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Jody Avirgan back with a guest post while Azi is out for a bit, interning as a gaffer on Sarah Palin's Alaska.
Politico caught this moment from the White House press briefing this morning. Robert Gibbs suggests that Jon Stewart can help pressure the public - and, presumably, the Republican hold-outs - to support the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (aka the 9/11 first responders bill).
I think he has put the awareness around this legislation. He's put that awareness into what you guys cover each day, and I think that's good. I hope he can convince two Republicans to support taking care of those that took care of so many on that awful day in our history.
If you haven't seen it, below is one of the several segments the Daily Show has devoted to the bill. Wonder if it'll work.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
If you're curious about the ayes and nays, here'sthe breakdown of the last vote on H.R. 847.
Friday, December 10, 2010
An arts organization in upstate New York, has commissioned a sculpture using five huge mangled pieces of steel from the World Trade Center.
Saturday, January 01, 2005
No period was shakier for airports than the weeks following September 11th. At Baltimore’s BWI airport things got really out of control. Washington National was shut down, and lines stretched through the Baltimore’s terminal with hundreds of stressed out, anxious, re-routed passengers. So the Baltimore airport administrators tried an experiment: ...