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Transportation Nation

Deal on 9/11 Museum Reduces -- But Doesn't Eliminate -- Port Authority's Financial Exposure

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

(photo by Kate Hinds)

Just 13 hours before the commemoration of the September 11th attacks was to begin, Mayor Bloomberg and the governors of New York and New Jersey announced they had resolved their disagreement over who owed whom what for building of the museum on the World Trade Center site.

The authority owns the site and is managing construction of the museum for a private foundation. In December, it stopped work because it said it was owed tens of millions of dollars on the project. This agreement will restart the project -- but it won't help the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recoup all of its losses. But, says WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly, it outlines steps to prevent even deeper losses in the future.

Listen to WNYC's conversation about the 9/11 memorial and the Port Authority below.


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The Takeaway

Majority of Americans Now Disagree with Post-9/11 Policy Decisions

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Today we mark the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. Something you may remember, following the devastating events of that day, is the spirit of unity that we shared as a nation. In the months and years that followed, wars were waged in Afghanistan and Iraq. But eleven years on, public opinion about those wars has changed dramatically.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

9-11 Museum Agreement

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, to discuss the agreement announced last night over the future of the 9-11 Museum.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: National Day of Service

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Since 2009, federal law recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. We'll take your calls about what kinds of services, volunteering, or ceremonies you take part in to remember the attacks of 9/11.

What do you do to recognize 9/11? Do you lead or participate in a group or family ceremony? Do you volunteer? Call 212-433-9692 with your traditions for September 11 -- or post here!

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Schoolbook

9/11 Revives Early Memories for High Schoolers

Monday, September 10, 2012

Many New York City schools will take the opportunity to examine the 9/11 attacks in the classroom today. Most students were too young to fully remember the events of the day. But, as one Bronx Science student puts it, the event still "feels like something from the present rather than something from history."

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The Takeaway

After September 11, the First 500 Days

Monday, September 10, 2012

Everything changed on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. And those changes were most drastic in the first year and a half following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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The Takeaway

September 10, 2001

Monday, September 10, 2012

With help from our partner the BBC, we’ve compiled some memories of that day — all gleaned from original television broadcasts. It begins with the day's weather reports and ends with the weather forecast for the following day. And everywhere in between, the people of the world are living through the most ordinary and extraordinary of times.

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The Takeaway

From Aurora to Oak Creek: Surviving Together

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

If you’ve ever survived a shocking, irrational tragedy, like September 11 or the Aurora movie theatre shooting, or this weekend’s attack on the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, there’s no official guidebook for how to cope. But maybe there’s hope to be found by uniting with others who’ve faced what you’re facing.

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Features

Study: Sept. 11 Most Memorable TV Moment

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack is by far the most memorable moment shared by television viewers during the past 50 years, a study released on Wednesday concluded.

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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 Takeaway

'Manhunt' Examines the Decade-Long Search for Bin Laden

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Just over 15 years ago, Peter Arnett and Peter Bergen traveled to an isolated mud hut in the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan to interview the most notorious terrorist of all time, Osama bin Laden. Bergen, who produced the interview for CNN, has marked the anniversary with a new book that examines the ten-year search for the world’s most wanted man. Peter Bergen is the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden, from Nine-Eleven to Abbottabad."

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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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The Takeaway

Khalid Sheikh Mohammad: His Pursuit, His Detainment, and His Upcoming Trial

Monday, March 26, 2012

On March 1, 2003, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was arrested in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, by members of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency and the CIA. It marked the end of one of the lengthiest terrorist manhunts in history. Josh Meyer, chief terrorism reporter for the Los Angeles Times, co-wrote "The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad" with Terry McDermott. He discusses the pursuit, detainment, and trial of the man he calls "the ghost of our times."

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Where Am I?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

This program includes four pieces exploring the ideas of time, place, and identity, beginning with SHORTS host Isaiah Sheffer’s reading of Jonathan Safran Foer's  “Why I’m Not Where You Are, 5/21/63,” from his book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Russ Feingold on Citizens United

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Russ Feingold, former U.S. senator (D-WI) and now author of While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post 9/11 Era , discusses his book and current political news.

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The Takeaway

Muslim-American 9/11 First Responder Overlooked by Memorial

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

For his bravery on 9/11, first-responder Mohammad Salman Hamdani was cited in the Patriot Act as an example of Muslim-American valor. After the body of the 23-year-old police cadet was found in the wreckage of the north tower, the New York City Police Department declared him a hero and buried him with full honors. But visitors to the September 11th Memorial in lower Manhattan will not find his name among the list of first-responders. Instead, Hamdani's name appears in a section of the memorial for people who only had a lose connection to the tragic events of that day.

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WNYC News

9/11 Families Press Court to Get List of Victim's Kin

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Several relatives of the victims of the September 11 attacks went to court Wednesday to get access to a New York City-maintained list of next of kin for all those killed in the attacks.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: 9/11 Legacy Played out in Public Forums and Freedoms

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lessons of the fragility and resiliency of democracy have shaped our America and our New York -- and we learned them in the long shadows of towers that are fixed in our memories.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: 9/11 Has Left us Afraid to Embrace our Values

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I feel to my core that we have not yet fully recovered as a family, as a neighborhood, or as a nation. And now, as a decade later, I do not know that we ever will.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: We're Free, Even to Be Over 9/11

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I fall into camp who thinks commemoration is necessary, though I find as the years go on it actually gets harder for me to tell my story and to hear the stories of others.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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