Rick Mathews is the Director of the National Center for Security & Preparedness and Program Director of the NY State Preparedness Training Center.

He joins us to talk about yesterday's events in Boston, MA.

Westchester Increases Security After Boston Explosions

Apr 16, 2013

At least one county executive in New York’s Hudson Valley says security was stepped up Monday as a result of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. And security will remain heightened through at least today.

3/13/13 - Panel

Mar 13, 2013

  Today's panelists are Dr. Alan Chartock, WAMC news team members David Guistina and Ian Pickus. Joe Donahue moderates.

Our topics are: Harvard E-Mail Scandal; Boy Scouts send out gay survey to parents and members, US Security threat report, Pope watch, and UA Danes to NCAA Championships.

Clinton: Nobody more committed to security

Jan 23, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. installations missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya.

In probably her last appearance on Capitol Hill as America's top diplomat, Clinton once again took full responsibility for the department's missteps leading up to assault at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Putnam County Officials Discuss Security Issues

Dec 19, 2012

In the aftermath of the school shootings in Connecticut last week, Putnam County officials from law enforcement, school districts, and other governmental agencies held their first meeting Tuesday to address security issues at schools and other public facilities.