PRI's The World: 09/08/2016
September 08, 2016
Today we hear how the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, changed the trajectory of American lives. We check in with US veterans who signed up to fight because of 9/11, and ask young Muslims and Sikhs who were living in the US at the time how the events of 15 years ago affected their lives. Also, we'll introduce you to a 10-year-old girl in Yemen whose video about life in the midst of the Saudi bombing campaign has gone viral. Plus, some reflections as Star Trek turns 50.
Stories in this Edition
Valarie Kaur became an activist 15 years ago on 9/11. Today, her heart is breaking, but here’s how she finds hope.
Republican politicians, including many US governors and the presidential nominee Donald Trump, want to close the door to Syrian refugees. But many conservative Christians say that, on this issue, the politicians are wrong.
In Lahore, Pakistan, a clothing ad featuring a mini flashmob to Beyonce’s "Run The World (Girls)" sparked a backlash from both feminists and religious conservatives, and cyber threats to the performers.
A Pew study says that 20 percent of Americans who identify as Muslims are converts. With surges in hate crimes and negative media portrayals, here's what makes them faithful.
The US government didn't officially recognize retired WASPs as military veterans until 1977, and didn't grant them burial rights in Arlington until 2002. Last year, Harmon died about a month after the Army revoked those burial rights over concerns about available space at the cemetery.
It's become a cliche to call Sept. 11, 2001, a day when everything changed. But for men and women who chose to join the US armed forces after the attack, that day really did change everything.
According to data from the FBI, there was a spike in hate crimes against Muslims after the attacks on September 11, 2001. In these data visualizations you'll see that while attacks have dropped in the years since, hate crimes against Muslims have never fallen back to levels seen before the attacks.