1:00pm

Thu September 8, 2011
NPR Story

How Being Muslim In America Has Changed Since 9/11

Data from the Pew Research Center shows that 55 percent of Muslim Americans believe that it is harder to be a Muslim in the United States since the September 11th attacks, and 60 percent are concerned about the possible rise of Islamic extremism in the U.S.

12:18pm

Thu September 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Thousands Ordered Evacuated, As Rain Continues To Pound Northeast

The headline of today's Philadelphia Enquirer says it all:

Enough already with rain!

Philadelphia along with the rest of the Northeast has had a period of intense rainfall that in some places extends 10 days since the tropical cyclone Irene worked its way across the region.

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12:00pm

Thu September 8, 2011
Music

In Your Ear: DeMaurice Smith

The NFL season starts tonight with a game between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, shares some of his favorite songs, including those from Jay Z, Rihanna and Kanye West.

12:00pm

Thu September 8, 2011
NPR Story

Teaching Sept. 11 To A New Generation

Explaining Sept. 11 to young students can be a formidable challenge for teachers. Unis Middle School in Dearborn, Mich. has taken a unique approach through The Living Textbook Project. The program lets students play the role of journalists and report the attacks through different perspectives. Host Michel Martin speaks with April Kincaid, a teacher at Unis who works on the program, and Nour Eidy, one of Kincaid's students.

12:00pm

Thu September 8, 2011
NPR Story

How Sept. 11 Remade Fashion World

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off today in New York. But 10 years ago, attendees of the annual event found their lives turned upside down by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. On that day, designer Liz Lange was holding her first runway show when news of the attacks interrupted the production. Lange speaks with host Michel Martin about how the industry was affected by the attacks and how it has evolved since then.

12:00pm

Thu September 8, 2011
NPR Story

Alberto Gonzales Defends 'War On Terror' Phrase

Originally published on Thu September 8, 2011 12:47 pm

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with the former attorney general. He discusses the Bush Administration's decision to use military tribunals — rather than civil courts — to try terror suspects, and how he overcame his initial skepticism about the phrase "war on terror." Gonzales also shares his views of how America has changed since Sept. 11.

12:00pm

Thu September 8, 2011
NPR Story

Former Attorney General Recalls Sept. 11

In 2001, Alberto Gonzales was serving as White House Counsel to then President George W. Bush. He later stepped into the role of attorney general. He became a controversial figure for defending The Patriot Act and policies on questioning and detaining terror suspects. Gonzales looks back on Sept. 11 and its aftermath with host Michel Martin.

11:54am

Thu September 8, 2011
Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

Growing Violence Clouds Afghanistan's Future

Alissa Rubin is a reporter for The New York Times. She is currently the Bureau Chief in Kabul. She was previously based in Baghdad.
The New York Times

August was the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly 10-year-old war in Afghanistan. Sixty-six U.S. service members were killed, including 30 Americans who were shot down in a Chinook transport helicopter by the Taliban on August 6.

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11:05am

Thu September 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Kabul To Jalalabad: A Postcard From The Road

A predator drone in the Jalalabad sky.
Nishant Dahiya NPR

The road from Kabul to Jalalabad that NPR Morning Edition host Renee Montagne and I took earlier this week passes through some spectacular scenery — the road carves its way through the Kabul Gorge, between craggy, rock cliffs on one side and the Kabul River on the other –- often, a dizzying 1,000 feet below.

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10:28am

Thu September 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Look Up! It's A Star In The Midst Of A Violent, Bright Death

These images show Type Ia supernova PTF 11kly, the youngest ever detected—over the past three nights.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Something violent is going on the night sky, right now. And scientists studying the phenomenon said yesterday that with a pair good binoculars or a telescope you can see a star in its final throes causing a spectacular explosion called a supernova.

Even though the star is 21 million light years away from Earth, the explosion is the closest and brightest astronomers have found in decades. Today will be its brightest night.

Reuters reports:

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