9-11 Anniversary http://kplu.org en Post 9/11: What happened to the global humanitarian agenda? http://kplu.org/post/post-911-what-happened-global-humanitarian-agenda <p>KPLU&#39;s Tom Paulson wondered over on our Humanosphere blog: &quot;What has happened to our sense of ourselves as global citizens and how Sept. 11, 2001, may have altered matters of global health, foreign aid, development &mdash; basically, the global humanitarian agenda.</p><p>The short answer: It&rsquo;s a mixed bag of good and bad, some clear signs of what many see as progress but also some disturbing lessons not learned.&quot;</p><p><strong><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/09/after-911-how-the-global-humanitarian-agenda-shifted/">Read more at Humanosphere.</a></strong></p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:47:36 +0000 KPLU 2606 at http://kplu.org Post 9/11: What happened to the global humanitarian agenda? Memories of loss, ten years later at International Fountain at Seattle Center http://kplu.org/post/memories-loss-ten-years-later-international-fountain-seattle-center <p>On Sept. 11, 2001, and the following days, more than 30,000 people gathered at the International Fountain at Seattle Center for a flower vigil that became one of many spontaneous gatherings around the world.</p><p>&nbsp;I was happy to be among them, and glad to be among a smaller but just as meaningful group 10 years later.</p><p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:57:43 +0000 Erin Hennessey 2596 at http://kplu.org Memories of loss, ten years later at International Fountain at Seattle Center Remembering September 11 from a Pacific Northwest perspective http://kplu.org/post/remembering-september-11-pacific-northwest-perspective <p><object align="left" height="375" width="550"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157627605152550%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157627605152550%2F&amp;set_id=72157627605152550&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=104087" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157627605152550%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157627605152550%2F&amp;set_id=72157627605152550&amp;jump_to=" height="375" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=104087" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="550"></embed></object></p><p>Below are the stories KPLU produced in remembrance of 9/11 and its impact on people in the Northwest ten years later:</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/memories-loss-ten-years-later-international-fountain-seattle-center">NEW: Memories of loss, ten years later at International Fountain at Seattle Center</a></strong></p><p>On Sept. 11, 2001, and the following days, more than 30,000 people gathered at the International Fountain at Seattle Center for a flower vigil that became one of many spontaneous gatherings around the world. KPLU News Director Erin Hennessey says she was happy to be among them then and glad to be among a smaller but just as meaningful group 10 years later.</p><p><strong><a href="post/roundup-regional-911-anniversary-ceremonies-memorials">Roundup of regional 9/11 Anniversary ceremonies, memorials </a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="post/how-911-changed-one-college-students-path-adulthood">How 9/11 changed one college student&#39;s path to adulthood</a></strong><br />In early September of 2001, Kevin Finch moved from his childhood home in Puyallup, Wash., to the dorms at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) to start his freshman year in college. His plan was to finish in 4 years with a degree in something related to health care, an idea that began to unravel on just his second day of class.<br />&ndash; <a href="http://post/how-911-changed-one-college-students-path-adulthood">Read/listen to the rest of the story.</a></p><p><strong><a href="post/solidarity-and-fear-legacy-911-local-muslim-community">Solidarity and fear, the legacy of 9/11 in local Muslim community</a></strong><br /><em>&ldquo;Right after nine-eleven there was a peak of hostility toward Muslims. It kind of went down a bit, but over the years it&rsquo;s gone up again.&rdquo;</em> That&rsquo;s how local Muslim-American Jeff (Jaffar) Siddiqui summarizes the decade since the Sept. 11th attacks.<br />&ndash; <a href="http://post/solidarity-and-fear-legacy-911-local-muslim-community">Read/listen to the rest of the story.</a></p><p><strong><a href="post/slade-gorton-says-911-commission-got-facts">Slade Gorton says 9/11 Commission got to the facts</a></strong><br />On Sept. 11, 2001, former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton was at a conference in Leavenworth, Wash.&nbsp; He&#39;d gone out for an early morning run when he got word a plane had flown into the World Trade Center in New York.&nbsp; He drove home to Seattle over a&nbsp; Steven&#39;s Pass, which had almost no traffic on it,&nbsp; trying to absorb the news of the attacks.<br />&ndash; <a href="http://post/slade-gorton-says-911-commission-got-facts">Read/listen to the rest of the story.</a></p><p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 22:09:12 +0000 KPLU 2593 at http://kplu.org Roundup of regional 9/11 Anniversary ceremonies, memorials http://kplu.org/post/roundup-regional-911-anniversary-ceremonies-memorials <p>Here are some of the events surrounding the remembrance of 9/11 in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Please feel free to add your own in the comments below.</p><p><strong>Seattle:</strong></p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 21:40:22 +0000 KPLU News Staff 2550 at http://kplu.org Roundup of regional 9/11 Anniversary ceremonies, memorials How 9/11 changed one college student's path to adulthood http://kplu.org/post/how-911-changed-one-college-students-path-adulthood <p><em>&ldquo;There was such a shift from what I thought life was going to be, to what it turned out to be. That&rsquo;s where things really started for me.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s where I started growing up, I would say.&rdquo;</em></p><p>In early September of 2001, Kevin Finch moved from his childhood home in Puyallup, Wash., to the dorms at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) to start his freshman year in college. His plan was to finish in 4 years with a degree in something related to health care, an idea that began to unravel on just his second day of class.</p><p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:30:06 +0000 Charla Bear 2575 at http://kplu.org How 9/11 changed one college student's path to adulthood Solidarity and fear, the legacy of 9/11 in local Muslim community http://kplu.org/post/solidarity-and-fear-legacy-911-local-muslim-community <p><em>&ldquo;Right after nine-eleven there was a peak of hostility toward Muslims. It kind of went down a bit, but over the years it&rsquo;s gone up again.&rdquo;</em></p><p>That&rsquo;s how local Muslim-American Jeff (Jaffar) Siddiqui summarizes the decade since the Sept. 11th attacks.</p><p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 19:28:24 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2579 at http://kplu.org Solidarity and fear, the legacy of 9/11 in local Muslim community Heightened security at JBLM, Fairchild for 9-11 http://kplu.org/post/heightened-security-jblm-fairchild-9-11 <p>JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. &mdash; Visitors to Joint Base Lewis-McChord now have to be sponsored by a Defense Department identification card holder to enter the base near Tacoma.</p><p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 20:53:17 +0000 The Associated Press 2566 at http://kplu.org Slade Gorton says 9/11 Commission got to the facts http://kplu.org/post/slade-gorton-says-911-commission-got-facts <p><em>&#39;NORAD provided us and the public with a highly erroneous history of what happened ...&#39;</em></p><p>On Sept. 11, 2001, former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton was at a conference in Leavenworth, Wash.&nbsp; He&#39;d gone out for an early morning run when he got word a plane had flown into the World Trade Center in New York.&nbsp; He drove home to Seattle over a&nbsp; Steven&#39;s Pass, which had almost no traffic on it,&nbsp; trying to absorb the news of the attacks.</p><p>Gorton was later tapped to serve on the 9/11 Commission by President George Bush.&nbsp; He considers the work he did some of the most important of his life.</p><p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:07:50 +0000 Paula Wissel 2564 at http://kplu.org Slade Gorton says 9/11 Commission got to the facts Photo gallery of the 9/11 attacks and aftermath http://kplu.org/post/photo-gallery-911-attacks-and-aftermath <p> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:15:17 +0000 KPLU News Staff 2548 at http://kplu.org Photo gallery of the 9/11 attacks and aftermath Anniversary stirs sadness and hope for one farm laborer http://kplu.org/post/anniversary-stirs-sadness-and-hope-one-farm-laborer <p>Reflections of a farm laborer and his son near Eltopia, Wash.:</p><p>&quot;My name is Victor Santillan and I work for Agri-Pack, stacking hay in the trucks. I&#39;m from Durango, Mexico and I&#39;m proud of it too. I think people are still feeling sad about this anniversary. I feel sad for all the people that died.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:22:45 +0000 Anna King 2525 at http://kplu.org Anniversary stirs sadness and hope for one farm laborer Anniversary brings out gratitude for troops in one farmer http://kplu.org/post/anniversary-brings-out-gratitude-troops-one-farmer <p>Reflections of an eastern Washington farmer harvesting alfalfa with a massive tractor:</p><p>&quot;This is about the only piece of farm equipment that has air conditioning. (Laughs) My name is Collette McEntire and I am swathing third cutting export alfalfa hay.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:14:43 +0000 Anna King 2524 at http://kplu.org Anniversary brings out gratitude for troops in one farmer Imam says 9/11 led to interfaith dialogue http://kplu.org/post/imam-says-911-led-interfaith-dialogue <p>Reflections of a Muslim leader in Portland:</p><p>&quot;As-Salamu Alaykum. That&#39;s &#39;Peace be unto you.&#39; I&#39;m Imam Mikal Shabazz, the director of the Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:00:29 +0000 Chris Lehman 2523 at http://kplu.org Imam says 9/11 led to interfaith dialogue Couple to mark anniversary of terror attacks and their wedding http://kplu.org/post/couple-mark-anniversary-terror-attacks-and-their-wedding <p>Reflections of a north Idaho couple who had scheduled their wedding for September 15, 2001:</p><p><strong>Dave: </strong>&quot;My name&#39;s David Boyer.&quot;</p><p><strong>Heather:</strong> &quot;I am Dave&#39;s wife, Heather Boyer. Oh, you always hope on your wedding day that people are going to be happy and joyous.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 16:52:38 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2522 at http://kplu.org Couple to mark anniversary of terror attacks and their wedding Dog handler plays high profile role in post 9/11 Northwest http://kplu.org/post/dog-handler-plays-high-profile-role-post-911-northwest <p>Reflections from someone who plays one of the more visible security roles in the post-9/11 Northwest:</p><p>&quot;My name is Sgt. Kerry Kintzley. I&#39;m a Sergeant with the Washington State Patrol. I work at the Washington State ferry system screening vehicles prior to their boarding. Sissy ... is a four-year-old Lab Vizsla mix trained to detect explosives.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 16:39:36 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2521 at http://kplu.org Dog handler plays high profile role in post 9/11 Northwest