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11/4/14 Panel

Nov 4, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Midterm Elections
Senate Forecast
World Trade Center Tenant
Virgin Galactic
Misstating Mileage
Ebola Nurse Agreement
Car Talk Host Dies

Poughkeepsie To Receive WTC Beam

Jan 23, 2014

POUGHKEEPSIE – A length of beam salvaged from World Trade Center in Manhattan is going to be donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to the City of Poughkeepsie.

Hundreds of communities around the nation have requested and received pieces of steel beams, which are integrated into community memorials dedicated to the memories of those killed in the 9/11 attacks.

Boston Airport Apologizes For Fire Drill On 9/11

Sep 12, 2013
en.m.wikipedia.org

Officials at Boston's Logan Airport are apologizing for holding a fire drill, complete with smoke and flames, on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The two hijacked jets that were flown into the World Trade Center towers that day had taken off from Logan.

Gov. Deval Patrick, who did not know in advance about the drill, calls the timing of it "dumb." But he adds that he retained confidence in the leadership of the Massachusetts Port Authority, the public agency that runs the airport.

NY marks 20th anniversary of WTC bombing

Feb 26, 2013
Tom Hannigan FLickr

Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

A noontime ceremony is planned to honor the six people who died in the 1993 blast in a garage below one of the twin towers. More than 1,000 people were injured.

9/11 families press fight over remains at museum

Jan 9, 2013
Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / U.S. Marine Corps

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of Sept. 11 families is pressing on with its fight over a plan to put unidentified remains from the 2001 attacks in the museum at the World Trade Center site.

The group filed a lawsuit seeking contact information for families of the trade center victims so they can poll the families about how the remains should be handled.

A judge denied the request but the group appealed, and oral arguments on the appeal are set for today at the Appellate Division in Manhattan.

 

For as long as I can recall the Port Authority has been a mystical institution with enormous responsibility and with an overhang of patronage and soft money allegations. In a recent audit the Port Authority was described as dysfunctional and running up billons in cost overruns. Most significantly, the audit spoke to “insufficient cost controls” and “a lack of transparent and effective oversight.”