This Week on Between The Lines

Posted Sept. 7, 2011. Updated Sept. 10, 2011 for week ending Sept. 16, 2011

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Ten Years After 9/11: Assessing America's Course in the 'War on Terror'

Listen to the Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine programs covering the 9/11 attacks produced on Sept. 11th and Sept. 18th, 2001:

The guests interviewed in Between The Lines' coverage of Sept. 11, 2001 accurately forecast the challenges ahead for the United States and expressed their well-placed concern that President Bush would respond to the terrorist attack by leading our nation into a decade of war and loss of civil liberties.

Use the links below to see the original pages and listen to the audio:

Between The Lines Week produced Sept. 11, 2001

Between The Lines Week produced Sept. 18, 2001


Listen to this week's program using the links below, or to individual interviews via the links appearing prior to each segment description below.

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Legacy of Fear: 9/11 and the Erosion of Civil Liberties

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Interview with Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States that dramatically changed the political and security landscape of the nation. Across the country this week, public observances, prayer services and other events will commemorate the deaths of 2,977 victims that terrible day.  Story continues

New Report Reveals the Roots of Resurgent Islamophobia in America

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Interview with Faiz Shakir, vice president of Think Progress at the Center for American Progress, conducted by Scott Harris

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Not long after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C. and the crash of a hijacked airliner in Pennsylvania, President Bush reminded the nation, “The war against terrorism is not a war against Muslims, nor is it a war against Arabs. It's a war against evil people who conduct crimes against innocent people." In recent years, however, Bush’s advocacy of tolerance and his message separating the violent acts of the few from the peaceful majority of the Islamic religion has seen substantial erosion.  Story continues

Mother of 9/11 Victim Transforms her Grief into Universal Prayer for Peace and Love

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Interview with Anne McGrath Mulderry, a member of the steering committee of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, conducted by Scott Harris

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In September 2001, Anne McGrath Mulderry, a retired educator, semi-retired writer, mother of eight children and an active member of the national Catholic group Pax Christi, was living in a small town south of Albany, N.Y. On Sept. 11, her son Stephen was killed in the South tower of the World Trade Center, where he worked. He died with his colleagues in a conference room on the 89th floor, where before the building collapsed, they shared a single cell phone to place calls and leave messages of love to those they knew they would be leaving behind.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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Compiled by Bob Nixon

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