terrorism http://wamc.org en 4/16/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/41614-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and political consultant, Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />NYPD Muslim Squad disbanded<br />Al Qaeda comeback?<br />Terror Hoaxes<br />Ukraine<br />Cuomo signs Popular Vote Compact<br />SAT tests not to include “obscure” words</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88303 at http://wamc.org 4/16/14 Panel Long Mile Home Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice http://wamc.org/post/long-mile-home-boston-under-attack-citys-courageous-recovery-and-epic-hunt-justice <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>One year ago today, the city of Boston and its marathon and people were victim of terrifying act of terrorism.</p><p><em>Boston Globe</em> journalists, Scott Helman and Jenna Russell have written a book entitled <em>Long Mile Home Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice</em> which tells the gripping story of the tragic, surreal, and ultimately inspiring week of April 15, 2013: the preparations of the bombers; the glory of the race; the extraordinary emergency response to the explosions; the massive deployment of city, state, and federal law enforcement personnel; and the nation’s and the world’s emotional and humanitarian response before, during, and after the apprehension of the suspects.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88131 at http://wamc.org Long Mile Home Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice Security Beefed Up For Independence Day Celebrations http://wamc.org/post/security-beefed-independence-day-celebrations <p>As people celebrate America’s independence at community concerts and fireworks shows this week there is a focus on security at large public gatherings. Police are mindful of April’s Boston Marathon bombing.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 68359 at http://wamc.org Security Beefed Up For Independence Day Celebrations Rick Mathews, National Center for Security and Preparedness - "Death Rays" And Homegrown Terror http://wamc.org/post/rick-mathews-national-center-security-and-preparedness-death-rays-and-homegrown-terror <p>"Death ray" - it’s a phrase you would most likely expect to see across the top of a pulp sci-fi comic book from the 1950s – but this week it graced the front pages of some newspapers in their coverage of a case of domestic terrorism home-grown in New York’s Capital District.</p><p>On Thursday a federal magistrate in Albany ruled that 49-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford and 54-year-old Eric J. Feight are a threat and should remain jailed.&nbsp;</p><p>The men are accused of trying to build a portable x-ray weapon to sicken Muslims and enemies of Israel.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 67657 at http://wamc.org Rick Mathews, National Center for Security and Preparedness - "Death Rays" And Homegrown Terror Two Upstate NY Men Arrested In Terrorist Plot http://wamc.org/post/two-upstate-ny-men-arrested-terrorist-plot <p> It sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie: authorities foil a plot by two individuals to kill people with an x-ray gun that could be secretly fired from a moving van...</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:31:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 67495 at http://wamc.org Two Upstate NY Men Arrested In Terrorist Plot Two Area Men Charged In X-Ray Weapon Plot http://wamc.org/post/two-area-men-charged-x-ray-weapon-plot <div><p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities have accused two upstate New York men of assembling a portable X-ray weapon they intended to use against opponents of Israel.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:36:46 +0000 Associated Press 67405 at http://wamc.org NY AG Breaks Cigarette Trafficking Ring, Hints Terror Ties http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-breaks-cigarette-trafficking-ring-hints-terror-ties <p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced the indictment of 16 members of a criminal ring that flooded New York City, Albany County and Schenectady County with more than a million cartons of untaxed cigarettes illegally imported from Virginia.</p><p>A 12-month investigation entailed wiretaps, aerial and electronic surveillance... In announcing the arrests of 16 individuals, Attorney General Schnedierman proclaims that "today the streets of New York are safer..."&nbsp; The investigation, which has so far uncovered $55 million in illegal cigarette sales, is continuing.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:33:46 +0000 Dave Lucas 64859 at http://wamc.org NY AG Breaks Cigarette Trafficking Ring, Hints Terror Ties Stephen Gottlieb: Responding To Tragedy http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-responding-tragedy <p></p><p>Shortly after I walked out of the studio last week having recorded a piece on taxes, the news started to bristle with reports of the two bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Part of me wanted to rush back in and record something different. I’d lived a few blocks away, have many friends in Boston, shuddered for the people killed and injured, and shared the reaction that this looked like an attack on our country, on all of us. I was speechless.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:33:38 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 62927 at http://wamc.org 4/23/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/42313-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Selma Kaplan. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>This morning our discussion topics include:<br>• Bombing Suspect Charged<br>•Death penalty discussion with WAMC listeners<br>• NY Smoking Age to 21?<br>&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62884 at http://wamc.org Tense Moments At Niagara Falls http://wamc.org/post/tense-moments-niagara-falls <p>NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a police bomb unit that pulled over a car with Massachusetts license plates in the city of Niagara Falls, New York, found nothing dangerous inside.</p><p>Police officials say a state police bomb disposal team used a robot to remove several items from the car Friday after it had been stopped earlier in the morning by officers checking out a report of a suspicious vehicle with Massachusetts plates.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:31:54 +0000 Dave Lucas 62680 at http://wamc.org Tense Moments At Niagara Falls