Sept. 11: a decade later

Let's start with what we know.

Almost immediately, thousands of people died ten years ago. Countless lives were changed. Landscapes and skylines were scarred and scattered.

But it's been ten years since 9/11. An entire decade.

So, then, let's move forward with what we don't know for sure: how does something that started ten years ago still reach us, here in the St. Louis region, today? Did it ever end? Will it?

Through local news features, dedicated segments of St. Louis on the Air and special coverage from NPR we'll venture into these questions with you.

We'll document our journalistic explorations below and we encourage you to offer your feedback.

Tweet us with your experiences of Sept. 11 @stlpublicradio, share with us on Facebook and comment on any of our stories on stlpublicradio.org.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:13 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Still Feeling The Effects Of 9/11, 12 Years Later

An American flag.
Flickr/mrsdkrebs

The September 11 terrorist attacks were a tragedy unlike anything the United States had experienced. They set the nation on a new path and their ramifications, both big and small, are still felt today, twelve years on.

There are the obvious consequences: thousands of people who died that day, two wars, the Patriot Act, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. And then there are the more subtle and pervasive ones: our mental state, how Muslims are perceived in America. Even our architecture has changed.

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Cityscape
7:03 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Arts And Faith St. Louis Commemorates September 11th Through Music

Finale from Arts and Faith's Second Annual September 11th Interfaith Commemoration in Music
Ray Marklin

With the anniversary of September 11th on the horizon, Arts and Faith St. Louis is again gearing up for a concert to both remember the tragedy and promote unity across faith backgrounds.

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Bioterrorism
5:12 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

SLU To Test Cancer Drugs Against Potential Biological Threat

Soldiers participate in HAZMAT training in Alaska.
Credit Flickr/California National Guard

Saint Louis University is launching a study to explore whether two cancer medications could also help protect U.S. troops from bioterrorism attacks.

SLU is part of a consortium of institutions participating in the project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Sept. 11
9:56 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Sept. 11: 11 years on

Credit (via Flickr/fekaylius)

Today we recognize one of the most significant Tuesday mornings in history, September 11, 2001.

We know everyone has their own unique experiences of that day, and we welcome you to share those with us and the St. Louis Public Radio communities here on stlpublicradio.org, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Because we understand that everyone recognizes Sept. 11 in different ways, we have a variety of resources for you:

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Morning Round-Up
8:20 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Morning Headlines: Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

The National 9/11 Flag is unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center in February. Survivors of the Joplin tornado put the final stitches in the flag over the weekend.
(via Flickr/Galileo55)

Tornado survivors finish National 9/11 flag

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Sept 11 remembrances
3:00 pm
Sun September 11, 2011

Muslims remember 9/11 with prayer, community service

Members of the St. Louis Muslim community gather on the grounds of the Gateway Arch to offer afternoon prayer.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Members of many faiths gathered at the grounds of the Gateway Arch on Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

The St. Louis office of the Council of American-Islamic Relations organized the event, which included a recitation of the Muslim afternoon prayer.

After 9/11, members of the Muslim community were blamed for the attacks simply because of their religion, said Faizan Syed, CAIR's executive director here in St. Louis.

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Sept. 11:a decade later
7:00 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Sept. 11: a decade later

(via Flickr/fekaylius)

Let's start with what we know.

Almost immediately, thousands of people died ten years ago. Countless lives were changed. Landscapes and skylines were scarred and scattered.

But it's been ten years since 9/11. An entire decade.

So, then, let's move forward with what we don't know for sure: how does something that started ten years ago still reach us, here in the St. Louis region, today? Did it ever end? Will it?

Through local news features, dedicated segments of St. Louis on the Air and special coverage from NPR we'll venture into these questions with you.

See our journalistic explorations here and we encourage you to offer your feedback.

Tweet us with your experiences of Sept. 11 @stlpublicradio, share with us on Facebook and comment on any of our stories here on stlpublicradio.org.

Resources

Sept. 11: a decade later
5:04 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Remembering September 11th: conversations about then and now

St. Louis City Hall on Sunday, September 11, 2011. (photo by Libby Franklin)

Over the past couple of weeks on St. Louis on the Air, we've had a handful of conversations about the impact of September 11th on the people of this region.  Though we in St. Louis were hundreds of miles away from Ground Zero, the events of that day have changed all of us.

Here's a quick roundup of the conversations you can find in our archives:

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Weekend security measures
2:50 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Rams fans can expect normal gameday experience on Sunday, despite Sept. 11 anniversary

Fans going to the St. Louis Rams game this weekend will see more police presence, but won't need to go through any additional security screenings.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Fans heading down to the Edward Jones Dome for the Rams home opener this weekend will see more police and security personnel around the stadium.

But Bob Calderon, the Dome's director of public safety, says fans won't have to do anything different.

"They will continue to go through the pat-down process and have the same gameday experience that they would have prior to this particular anniversary," Calderon said.

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Sept. 11: a decade later
8:50 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Missouri World Trade Center responders still at risk for health problems

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, more than 50,000 rescue and recovery workers converged at the World Trade Center. Among them were the 62 members of Missouri’s FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task force.

The experience at ground zero made many workers sick, with health problems ranging from asthma to post-traumatic stress disorder.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra has this report about how the members of Missouri’s rescue team are doing.

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