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Eric and Susan Olsen celebrate his homecoming from Iraq. NCPR file photo
Eric and Susan Olsen celebrate his homecoming from Iraq. NCPR file photo

The Road from 9/11: How the war on terror changed one North Country family

One of the uncomfortable truths about the terror attacks on 9/11 is that some families have carried a far greater burden during the months and years that followed. The Olsen family, from Saranac Lake, have spent much of the last decade separated; Chaplain Eric Olsen first mobilized for duty at ground zero in New York City, then for war in Iraq.

In a special documentary production aired for the 10th anniversary of the terror attack, Brian Mann produced a special documentary telling the story of how 9/11 shaped the lives of Eric and Susan Olsen, and their sons Garth and Evan.

This first aired Sept. 12, 2011. It recently won an Edward R. Murrrow award for best radio documentary.  Go to full article
Maryam Laly of Kabul, Afghanistan, is finishing her first year at St. Lawrence University.  (Photo: Julie Grant)
Maryam Laly of Kabul, Afghanistan, is finishing her first year at St. Lawrence University. (Photo: Julie Grant)

Afghani SLU student thankful for safety of the north country

A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people, including three American soldiers, at a park in Afghanistan this week. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, in what's usually a relatively peaceful region north of Kabul.

Such violence is one big reason 20-year old Maryam Laly wanted to leave Kabul, and attend school in the north country. She's currently a first year student at St. Lawrence University. Julie Grant spoke with Laly, and files this report...  Go to full article
A border crossing in the Thousands Island. Photo: Brian Mann
A border crossing in the Thousands Island. Photo: Brian Mann

Obama, Harper praise border agreement

Canadian Prime minister Stephen Harper says the border security deal unveiled yesterday in Washington DC is the biggest step forward in trade with the US since the North American Free Trade Agreement was penned in the 1990s.

The deal is designed to streamline border crossings and synchronize the way both nations track people seeking to immigrate to North America.  Go to full article
Eric and Susan Olsen celebrate his homecoming from Iraq (NCPR file photo)
Eric and Susan Olsen celebrate his homecoming from Iraq (NCPR file photo)

The Road from 9/11: How the war on terror changed one North Country family

One of the uncomfortable truths about the terror attacks on 9/11 is that some families have carried a far greater burden during the months and years that followed.

The Olsen family, from Saranac Lake, have spent much of the last decade separated; Chaplain Eric Olsen first mobilized for ground zero, then for war in Iraq.

In a special documentary production, Brian Mann tells Eric Olsen's story, as well as how 9/11 shaped the lives of Susan Olsen, and their sons Garth and Evan.  Go to full article
It's hard, it's really hard. I mean, we gotta live. We gotta tell our children what happens and why daddy can't be here.

Ft. Drum soldiers, families reflect on the legacy of 9/11

Military families have carried a heavy burden since 9/11, with many military service members serving multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Ten years after the attacks, Joanna Richards spoke with Fort Drum soldiers and their families about their thoughts on service in the post-9/11 world.  Go to full article
Thousand Islands divided by the international border.
Thousand Islands divided by the international border.

U.S.-Canadian border changes since 9/11

In the years since the September 11 attacks, life has changed along the U.S. - Canadian border. What used to be an informal crossing, has become militarized, and its changed the lives and expectations of people who live nearby. Julie Grant takes a look back at some of ways life has changed along the border, and whether it's making Americans safer.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo at the more recent tragedy, visiting Upstate NY.  (Photo: Chris Morris)
Gov. Cuomo at the more recent tragedy, visiting Upstate NY. (Photo: Chris Morris)

9-11 memorial flag unveiled

Governor Cuomo unveiled a new state flag to memorialize the New Yorkers and others who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers. He says the flag will be flown at the memorial site in lower Manhattan as well as at the State Capitol. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
"Tempered by Memory"
"Tempered by Memory"

Remembering the September 11 attack through art

Many communities will take some time on Sunday to pause and remember the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington DC and rural Pennsylvania. A sculpture that uses twisted metal beams from the World Trade Center will be unveiled Sunday in the Saratoga county hamlet of Gansevoort.

It's titled, Tempered by Memory, and artists Noah Savett and John Van Alstine are disappointed that plans to place the sculpture permanently in Saratoga Springs are on hold. But they're optimistic. A toned-down unveiling of their sculpture will be held at the NS Associates steel yard on Pettis Road in Gansevoort at noon on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Todd Moe spoke with artist John Van Alstine, who lives in the southern Adirondacks. He says using the resurrected steel for art, and trying to please everyone, were challenges.  Go to full article
First responders get a win in Washington (Source:  Wikipedia
First responders get a win in Washington (Source: Wikipedia

New York 9/11 workers win big in Washington

Yesterday, the US Senate passed a bill by a unanimous voice vote that offers billions of dollars of aid to workers who responded to the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

The measure goes next to President Barack Obama for his signature. It's seen as a major win for 9/11 rescue crews and first responders.

Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Senator Clinton: Bush is More Interested in Rhetoric than Homeland Security

Senator Hillary Clinton is calling on President Bush to put his money where his mouth is. She says it appears the Bush Administration is more interested in homeland security rhetoric than in homeland security itself. The New York Democrat commented after news reports said President Bush will delay paying out funds to local police and emergency agencies. That money was approved by Congress as part of Clinton's Homeland Security Block Grant Act.  Go to full article

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