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City Agrees to Stop Schools from Using 911 for Discipline

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
New York City has settled a lawsuit that claimed the public schools relied too heavily on the 911 emergency number when disciplining disruptive students. 
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Studio 360

Sad Batman, Saving 'Space Oddity,' and More

Thursday, May 15, 2014

This week in "Thanks, Internet!": saving "Space Oddity," an implausible violin, blue skies at the 9/11 Museum, Sharon Van Etten's killer crush, and Sad Batman.

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WNYC News

9/11 Museum Film Sparks Concerns Over Reference to Islam, Terrorists

Thursday, April 24, 2014

WNYC

Groups who were asked to screen the documentary said the film makes no distinction between the Islamic extremists who committed the September 11th attacks and the Islamic faith.

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WNYC News

When Every Second Counts, EMS Takes 562 To Show Up

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WNYC

It took the city more than nine minutes to send an ambulance to the scene of an emergency after a person called 911 last year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Learning to be Black in America

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, whose novel Americanah profiles a young Nigerian immigrant's culture shock in the U.S., talks about being African in America.

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Transportation Nation

Human Error Blamed For 911 Delay in SUV Slay of 4-Year Old

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A damning report released by the city's investigative arm blames 911 personnel -- not a computer glitch -- for a four-minute delay in dispatching an ambulance to a traffic crash scene earlier this year.

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WNYC News

9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Flooded with New Applicants

Friday, October 04, 2013

Over 16,000 people have registered in the last week for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. They're applying for a piece of the $2.8 billion in federal funds, designated to help anyone whose fallen ill from exposure at Ground Zero.

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WNYC News

Officers Could Be Asked to Staff 911 Call Center

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The city's new 911 call center has come under fire for so-called outages — and now adequate staffing is becoming a concern, police say.

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WNYC News

City's 911 Call Center Disrupted by 4th Glitch

Friday, May 31, 2013

The city's new 911 system was again disrupted overnight when some work stations went off-line in what is the the fourth computer glitch since new software was installed Wednesday, officials said.

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WNYC News

City's 911 Call Center Crashes Over Tech Snafu

Thursday, May 30, 2013

New York City rolled out a new 911 emergency call system on Wednesday, but a glitch took several computers offline for 12 minutes — leaving some operators at the city's main call center in Brooklyn to write notes by hand.

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It's A Free Country ®

Fiscal Cliff Cuts Would be Deepest for New York's Disadvantaged

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New York stands to take a $600 million hit in 2013 if Congress fails to avert automatic spending cuts slated for January, which would fall disproportionately on poor and middle-income New Yorkers, according to a new study. 

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WNYC News

9/11 Families Watch Televised Gitmo Hearings

Monday, October 15, 2012

Families of 9/11 victims and a firefighter began watching the closed-circuit pre-trial hearings at Guantanamo of the five men charged in the terror attacks at at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, on Monday

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New Sounds

Responsorium 9/11

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Listen to music written in response to the 9/11 attacks.  Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Steve Reich and John Adams each used an almost documentary approach to the events of 9/11; we’ll hear excerpts from both.  Michael Gordon’s “The Sad Park” is built on recordings of young children in the playground on Chambers Street, two blocks from the World Financial Center, describing that morning.  And Robert Moran’s new “Trinity Requiem” was written for the nearby Trinity Church choir.  We’ll hear excerpts from those pieces as well on this New Sounds.

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WNYC News

Federal 9/11 Health Program Adds Cancer

Monday, September 10, 2012

Two New York senators say the federal government will include about 50 types of cancer on the list of World Trade Center-related illnesses that will be covered by a Sept. 11 health program.

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Here's The Thing

Anthony Baxter and Dylan Avery

Monday, August 13, 2012

Anthony Baxter and Dylan Avery are responsible for two controversial political films: one about a golf course in Scotland and the other about whether 9/11 was a government cover-up. 

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Supports Federal Funds for 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday said he supports National Park involvement at the September 11 Memorial and Museum.

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WNYC News

Feds to Rule on Cancer Aid for WTC Dust Exposure

Friday, June 01, 2012

A federal health official is expected to announce soon whether people with cancer will be covered by an aid program for anyone sickened by World Trade Center dust.

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The Takeaway

Watching and Judging: The Guantanamo Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Monday, May 07, 2012

September 11 self-proclaimed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is on trial before a Guantanamo Bay military tribunal. By day one the trial was already hitting some snags. All of the 9/11 suspects refused to enter pleas on the charges of orchestrating the September 11 terrorist attacks. Many refused to wear the headsets to hear the translation of the trial. But the defendants aren’t the only ones being judged during this trial. Regardless of outcome, the trial will also have great consequences for how people around the world view American justice. Col. Morris Davis was chief prosecutor for the military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 2005 to 2007. Carol Rosenberg is a reporter for the Miami Herald who attended the hearings at Guantanamo Bay.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Hunt for KSM

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Josh Meyer and Terry McDermott give an account of the decade-long pursuit and capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Their book The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind tells the story of the 18 months between the 9/11 attacks and the capture the actual mastermind of the attacks, the man behind bin Laden himself.

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WNYC News

Air Force Debated Disposal of 9/11 Remains

Friday, March 30, 2012

Newly released Pentagon documents show that U.S. Air Force officers debated briefly about burial at sea before concluding that 1,321 unidentifiable fragments of remains from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon should be treated as medical waste and incinerated.

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