9-11 Tenth Anniversary http://www.kunc.org en Tennessee Town Grapples With Sept. 11 Legacy http://www.kunc.org/post/tennessee-town-grapples-sept-11-legacy In Murfreesboro, Tenn., more than 5,000 people are expected Sunday for the annual Sept. 11 memorial. What started as a small flag ceremony at the Rutherford County's Sheriff's Department 10 years ago is now a major community event. Murfreesboro has been dealing with another legacy of the attacks, which is playing out in a controversy over a mosque.<p><strong>A Local Response To The Trauma</strong><p>The memorial on Sunday will have a new element: a giant steel beam from the tower one, the second tower that when down in the attacks. The 1-foot-thick and 15-feet-long beam is warped from fire. Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:06:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 14280 at http://www.kunc.org Tennessee Town Grapples With Sept. 11 Legacy With TSA, Are We Safer Or Sorry? http://www.kunc.org/post/tsa-are-we-safer-or-sorry At the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, a small temporary exhibit marks Sept. 11, 2001. Along with artifacts found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon — like a smashed firetruck door and twisted bits of fuselage — is a bin filled with every imaginable object people have tried to carry on airplanes.<p>"The quantity was overwhelming, from grenades — as a couple of people have noticed today — to firearms regularly," says Mike Boeshman, a screener from Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., who was at the opening of the exhibit. Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:03:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 14281 at http://www.kunc.org The Day Before America Was Interrupted: Nine People Recall Sept. 10, 2001 http://www.kunc.org/post/day-america-was-interrupted-nine-people-recall-sept-10-2001 When Americans are asked what Sept. 10, 2001, was like, many call that Monday "normal" or "ordinary."<p>"Just a normal summer day," one man said.<p>That all changed on Sept. 11.<p>Nine individuals told <em>All Things Considered</em> where they were on Sept. 10. They talked about some of their serendipitous experiences, near misses or devastating turn of events of that day — the day before America was interrupted.<p><hr /><p><strong>Janet Vincent</strong>, rector of St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Northwest Washington, D.C., says she was in White Plains, N.Y., on Sept. 10. Fri, 09 Sep 2011 20:28:00 +0000 14267 at http://www.kunc.org The Day Before America Was Interrupted: Nine People Recall Sept. 10, 2001 In Afghanistan, Assessing A Rebel Leader's Legacy http://www.kunc.org/post/afghanistan-assessing-rebel-leaders-legacy Ten years ago Friday, a team of al-Qaida agents carried out an assassination that was the first step in their plan leading to the Sept. 11 attacks. Fri, 09 Sep 2011 19:19:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 14257 at http://www.kunc.org In Afghanistan, Assessing A Rebel Leader's Legacy Security Since Sept. 11: Worth The Cost? http://www.kunc.org/post/security-sept-11-worth-cost Is America safer today than it was a decade ago?<p>That question has been raised repeatedly in the discussions surrounding the 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.<p>But authors John Mueller and Mark S. Stewart feel it's the wrong question. They pose a different one: are the vast increases in security spending justified by the threat of future attacks?<p>U.S. spending on homeland security and domestic intelligence has consumed nearly a half-trillion dollars over the past decade. Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:30:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 14242 at http://www.kunc.org Security Since Sept. 11: Worth The Cost?