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StoryCorps 424: April 19, 1995

Thursday, April 23, 2015

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we're featuring two interviews from survivors. Christopher Nguyen and PJ Allen are two of the only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to survive the bombing.

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The Takeaway

Oklahoma City: 20 Years of Healing Continues

Friday, April 17, 2015

This weekend, the nation will pause to remember a dark moment in American history: The Oklahoma City Bombing, which took place 20 years ago this Sunday.

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The Takeaway

The Social and Economic Costs of a Lockdown

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Last Friday, the city of Boston and its surrounding areas were put on lockdown as authorities searched for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. The subways no longer ran, residents were asked to stay inside, and 9000 police, military and swat personnel descended on the city. In the end, the suspect was apprehended, but what were the costs - psychologically and economically - to Boston and the nation? And were those costs worth it?

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The Takeaway

Security in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Explosions

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The tragic bombing of Boston's marathons leaves many unanswered questions. Who orchestrated it, and for what purposes? 
Marathons are always equipped with security forces, but in this case, they were unable to stop this horrific attack.
Here to talk about the security measures marathon organizers should pursue in the aftermath of this attack, and counterrorism around large events more generally is Nick Casale, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority's first Deputy Director of Security for Counter Terrorism.

The tragic bombing at the Boston marathon leaves many unanswered questions. Who orchestrated it, and for what purposes? New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority's first Deputy Director of Security for Counter Terrorism, Nick Casale, discusses counterterrorism and security measures at mass gatherings.

 

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The Takeaway

Surgeon Tends to Wounded at the Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Within 30 seconds of crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon yesterday, Dr. Chris Rupe, a surgeon from Salina, Kansas, witnessed the explosions in the street. He describes how, despite having just ran 26 miles, he rushed to help those injured.

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WNYC News

Boston Bombings: WNYC's Full Coverage

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Residents of Newtown, Connecticut were running in Monday’s Boston Marathon, in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Thomas Abrams was among them, running the marathon with a group called NewtownSTRONGfund. Hear Abrams' full conversation with Host Amy Eddings.

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The Takeaway

Tragedy at the Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A History of Marathons in America | Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon | Running Coach Discusses the Scence on the Ground in Boston | Remembering Atlanta Olympics in the Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing | Security in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Explosions | Surgeon Tends to Wounded at the Boston Marathon | What we can Learn From Israel

WNYC News

NY Marks 20th Anniversary of World Trade Center Bombing

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

The Activist Tom Mooney, on Death Row, Is Pardoned

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WNYC

This dramatic live broadcast from 1939 is a seminal moment in American jurisprudence and political history: the pardon of Tom Mooney, a tireless labor activist wrongly condemned to death in 1917 for a fatal bombing, after he served 22 years in prison.

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WNYC News

NY Lawyer Seeks to Ease Conditions for WTC Bomber

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A lawyer for the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has asked a New York appeals court to let him investigate why the government insists his imprisoned client is still a danger to America.

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The Takeaway

Bombing Attacks in Nigeria

Thursday, January 26, 2012

More than 200 people are now feared to have been killed in a series of bomb attacks and shooting sprees in northern Nigeria. The attacks are believed to be the work of the Islamist group Boko Haram. According to Human Rights Watch, the group has killed nearly 1,000 people over the past three years. Andrew Harding is a reporter with our partner the BBC. He visited the northern cities of Jos and Kano, which have both suffered heavy losses, and sent this report.

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The Takeaway

Explosion at Bus Stop in Jerusalem

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A bus has exploded in Jerusalem. The number of casualties is unknown, but there are reports that people are being carried away on stretchers. The explosion came from a bomb left in a bag at a bus stop near the main entrance to Jerusalem, shattering windows in nearby buildings. It appears to be the first bus bombing in several years and comes amid rising tensions between Hamas militants and Israel. The BBC's Bethany Bell reports from Jerusalem.

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The Takeaway

Roadside Bombs Target Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A spate of violence has struck Iraq with roadside bombs killing at least 49 people in Karbala during an annual Shiite pilgrimage. The latest attack is the second in two days, wounding as many as 150 people. The bombs exploded near two police checkpoints near Karbala. These attacks come during one of the most peaceful times in the country.

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The Takeaway

New Attack on Shiite Pilgrims Injures 30

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Security officials in Iraq say that at least three people have been killed and more than 30 injured in the latest bomb attack. Today marks the death of the Imam Kadhim, the seventh of twelve holy figures who defined the Shiite faith. This follows yesterday's suicide bombing that killed more than 50 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad. They were among the hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims taking part in the annual precession to Kadhimiya's shrine to honor the eight century Imam.

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WQXR News

Suicide Bomber Kills Pilgrims in Baghdad

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

A suicide bomber made his way through the crowds of a religious ceremony and blew himself up in Baghdad.

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WQXR News

Al Qaeda Leader Charged in Bomb Plot

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

A new indictment says the failed New York City bomb plot was led by Al Qaeda.

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The Takeaway

An NYC Bomber Still Uncaught

Thursday, May 06, 2010

While we're all celebrating the capture of the alleged would-be Times Square bomber, there's story of another bomber that has been lost in the mix. This bomber successfully detonated a bomber in Times Square, in front of an army recruiting station back in 2008. He is also suspected of setting off explosives in front of the U.K. and Mexican Consulates in New York City. Why has this man not been caught? WNYC's Bob Hennelly has been following this story and knows the answer.

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WNYC News

Today in History: First World Trade Center Bombing

Friday, February 26, 2010

The February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing claimed the lives of six people and injured more than 1,000. The blast ripped a nearly 100-foot crater through several stories, burying many individuals in debris. Manhattan life came to a halt as hundreds of fire fighters and emergency vehicles rushed to the chaotic scene.

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