Boston Marathon Bombing http://www.kunc.org en A Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner http://www.kunc.org/post/witness-bombing-nurse-returns-boston-runner <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday <em>brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>As a volunteer for the 2013 Boston Marathon, nurse <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/03/23/292163825/fate-sets-up-a-date-with-the-boston-marathon">Amelia Nelson</a> thought should would be there to help runners as they came across the finish line.<p>"Our whole mission was to make sure that we kinda talked to people as they came across the finish line, ask them how their time was, make sure that they were oriented, make Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:53:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55617 at http://www.kunc.org A Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels http://www.kunc.org/post/after-losing-leg-woman-walks-her-own-4-inch-heels Returning to watch the Boston Marathon was never a question for Heather Abbott. After losing her leg in the bombing last year, watching the race is just one item on a long list of things she did before and intends to do again. Also on that list: wearing 4-inch heels.<p>"Sometimes, I think: Why am I doing this to myself? Because I could just wear regular flat shoes," Abbott says. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:02:02 +0000 Tovia Smith 55474 at http://www.kunc.org After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard http://www.kunc.org/post/year-after-bombings-some-say-boston-strong-has-gone-overboard The phrase Boston Strong emerged almost immediately after last year's marathon bombings as an unofficial motto of a city responding to tragedy. But now some are wondering whether the slogan is being overused.<p>The words are everywhere: Boston Strong is plastered on cars, cut into the grass at Fenway, tattooed on arms, bedazzled on sweatshirts and printed on T-shirts (and everything else).<p>"We have Boston Strong bracelets, we have car magnets, little money pouches, we have mints," says Catherine Thomas, manager of a souvenir shop in Quincy Market. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:01:16 +0000 Tovia Smith 55346 at http://www.kunc.org A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard In New Exhibit, Running Shoes Are Potent Symbol Of Boston Bombing http://www.kunc.org/post/new-exhibit-running-shoes-are-potent-symbol-boston-bombing In the wake of most tragedies, makeshift memorials fill up with flowers and teddy bears. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:01:27 +0000 55258 at http://www.kunc.org In New Exhibit, Running Shoes Are Potent Symbol Of Boston Bombing Boston Hospitals Share Lessons From Marathon Bombing http://www.kunc.org/post/boston-hospitals-share-lessons-marathon-bombing Boston hospitals say that overall they did well in their response to the bombings because, as crazy as it sounds, they got lucky on April 15.<p>Dr. Richard Wolfe, chief of emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says hospitals were fortunate with both the location and timing of the bombs that stunned the city.<p>Scores of emergency staff were already on scene for the marathon. There was a medical tent just yards away from the bombing site, and there were six Level 1 trauma centers within a mile or two, which were at shift change and had double the staff available to help. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Tovia Smith 49813 at http://www.kunc.org Boston Hospitals Share Lessons From Marathon Bombing