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September 11

The Takeaway

Nation's Top Psychological Group Aided CIA Torture

Friday, May 01, 2015

A new report finds that the American Psychological Association worked with the Bush Administration to justify its use of torture after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

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WQXR Blog

'Between Worlds' Opera: A British Eulogy on 9/11 Attacks

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

British composer Tansy Davies memorializes the Sept. 11 attacks in her first Opera, Between Worlds. Is the world ready for a 9/11 opera?
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The Takeaway

CIA Torture Report Makes Waves at Gitmo

Monday, March 09, 2015

At the Guantánamo Bay detention center, stall tactics and dysfunction escalate in the wake of the Senate Committee’s report on the CIA's use of torture.

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The Takeaway

KSM's Defense Has Questions For VP Cheney

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In light of the Senate report on CIA torture, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lead defense attorney describes what questions he would ask former V.P. Dick Cheney if he took the stand at Gitmo.

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WNYC News

One World Trade Center Opens

Monday, November 03, 2014

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Thirteen years after the September 11th attacks, the tallest building in the America opens for business with only the principle tenant moving in. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fighting Fires, 13 Years After 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2014

343 firefighters died on 9/11. On this anniversary, we hear how the FDNY was changed forever — and your memories of firefighters we lost.

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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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The Takeaway

The Psychology Behind the 9/11 Museum

Thursday, May 15, 2014

As the September 11 Memorial Museum opens, The Takeaway talks to a psychologist who consulted with the museum designers on how to create a tribute to a traumatic event that doesn’t exacerbate the feelings of trauma.

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WNYC News

NYPD Includes Officers that Died of 9/11 Illnesses on Wall of Heroes

Friday, May 09, 2014

The NYPD is honoring officers who died of 9/11 related illnesses by including their names in its Wall of Heroes at NYPD headquarters on a new plaque. 

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The Takeaway

The Campaign to Save a 9/11 Revenge Killer

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Ten days after 9/11, Mark Stroman walked into a gas station and shot a Bangladeshi immigrant named Rais Bhuiyan in the face. Bhuiyan started a campaign to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. New York Times Columnist Anand Giridharadas chronicles Bhuiyan and Stroman's stories in his new book.

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WNYC News

Osama bin Laden's Son-in-Law Takes the Stand

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law continues Thursday in Manhattan federal court.

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith surprised the court Wednesday when he took the stand in his own defense. Prosecutors say he conspired to kill Americans and helped al-Qaida. He admits associating with bin Laden after the September 11 attacks ...

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WNYC News

Major 9/11 Lawsuit vs. American Airlines Settled

Friday, December 13, 2013

American Airlines agreed to pay between 400 and 500 million dollars to Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald.

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On The Media

Battling media narratives over Syria, a terrible anniversary, and more

Friday, September 13, 2013

A shift in the discussion about air strikes in Syria, a look at civil liberties 12 years after September 11, and why the Internet is obsessed with cats.

WNYC News

In Pictures: Firefighters Converge to Remember Fallen Brothers

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Firefighters from around the city and the world came out for the annual ceremony at the Firemen's Memorial on Riverside Drive. Participants read aloud the names of all the firefighters killed on 9/11 and sang Amazing Grace. 

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On The Media

Tragedy + Time = Advertising

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

AT&T tweeted a 9/11 themed ad today designed to celebrate the majesty of a recovered New York while subtly reminding social media users about AT&T's elegant,affordable smartphones. 

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WNYC News

Former NYPD Officers Visit Graves to Mark 9/11

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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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.

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WNYC News

Part of 9/11 Plane's Landing Gear Discovered, Cops Say

Friday, April 26, 2013

A part from one of the commercial airliners used in the September 11th, 2001 attacks has been discovered in Lower Manhattan, police said.

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The Takeaway

Guantanamo Judge Orders End to Government Censors in His Courtroom

Monday, February 04, 2013

How far can a U.S. government censor go to keep information classified? That's the question surrounding the much-anticipated hearings of Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Guantanamo Bay. Carol Rosenberg, correspondent for the Miami Herald, has been covering the hearings from Guantanamo Bay.

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WNYC News

Judge Angered at Unprompted Interruption at 9/11 Hearing

Monday, January 28, 2013

The episode lasted just about ten minutes. But it wasn’t the only dramatic moment of the first day of a four-day hearing on pre-trial motions.

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Transportation Nation

Port Authority Board Gets an Earful from Public Over 9/11 Memorial, Community Relations

Thursday, September 20, 2012

One World Trade Center (photo by Kate Hinds)

(New York, NY -- WNYC) The day after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey released a consultant's report lauding the agency's newfound zeal for transparency and accountability, the public showed up at the agency's monthly Board of Commissioners meeting with a very different assessment.

It was a full house.

A contingent of 9/11 family members used the public comment period to urge the Commissioners to reject a Memorandum of Understanding entered into last week between the bi-state agency and the National September 11th Memorial and  Museum. The deal, reached a day before the eleventh anniversary of the terror attacks, cleared the way for work to resume. Construction at the site had halted last year after a funding squabble.

Sally Regenhard, who lost her firefighter son on September 11th, took the Port Authority to task for not sufficiently involving the 9/11 families in the process. "Do not approve this MOU until we can have full public disclosure involving the 9/11 families as well as the community."

Richard Hughes of the Twin Towers Alliance told the panel it was being expedient with their deal with the Memorial and Museum that calls for passing ownership of the former site of the Twin Towers to the non-profit in exchange for adjacent land where the Deutsche Bank building once stood.

"You have eight acres of prime important downtown real estate -- a site that is sacred to all of us  -- and you are giving it away or swapping it, but it is really giving it away, without public debate, behind closed doors," Hughes said.

Under the agency's public comment period protocol, Commissioners don't respond directly to the public. But speaking to reporters afterwards, officials defended the deal as breaking a lengthy impasse and insuring the project stays on budget while guaranteeing the site remains a memorial.

Of particular concern to family members at the hearing were the plans to place several thousand of the unidentified remains from the attack in the museum. Boosters of that plan say it will permit work to continue on identifying the remains. The 9/11 families want the surviving families to be polled.

The full board approved the MOU over their objections -- but after the vote, Port Authority executive director Patrick Foye reminded reporters the agency had lost 84 employees in the attack. He said he understood the families' concerns about the remains. "Given the grievous loss those family members experienced that is an issue that resonates with me," Foye said.

But it isn't only how the Port has handled Ground Zero that had members of the public fuming.

Casandra Dock came with residents of of the city of Newark. She chastised the Commissioners for not holding public meetings of the board west of the Hudson in New Jersey.

"I come before this board today -- since this is the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey  -- to ask this board to have some of these board meetings over in Newark, New Jersey," Dock said.

In the board's brief public meeting it did move on some items without controversy. John F. Kennedy International Airport will host a animal handling facility that the Port Authority says will be the most comprehensive facility of its kind in the nation. The board also approved the deal with ARK Development LLC to convert a vacant building at JFK into what Foye says will be a state-of-the-art facility that will handle everything from household pets to horses.

"And this facility will provide animal daycare and kenneling services, more efficient animal transport services--a full service veterinary hospital. The facility is expected to serve approximately 70,000 wild and domestic animals a year,"Foye said.

The deal will net the agency more than $100 million dollars in rent over the next 20 years.

The Port also funded a study looking at the feasibility of taking over Atlantic City International Airport. It will also take a look at running its existing PATH train from where it currently ends -- in Newark Penn Station --  out to Newark Liberty Airport.

The latest board actions come as the agency grapples with how to fund some $44 billion dollars in upgrades it says the region's transportation infrastructure will need by 2020.

 

The World Trade Center construction on 3/8/12 (photo by Kate Hinds)
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