The U.S.Ten Years After 9/11

The U.S.Ten Years After 9/11

Persistently high unemployment rates, political gridlock and airport pat-downs are just a few of the new realities in our post-9/11 world. Diane and guests discuss what is happening in the U.S. a decade later.

A decade ago the United States suffered an enormous blow: the September 11th attacks killed nearly three thousand people in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The tragedy led to the start of two wars abroad and an enormous effort to boost security at home. The U.S. has since experienced a massive financial meltdown and is now suffering through a persistently meager economic recovery and an increasingly partisan political divide. Join us for a conversation on how this country has changed since 9/11 and why.

Guests

James Thurber

professor and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University; author of "Obama in Office: The First Two Years."

David Wessel

economics editor, The Wall Street Journal; author "In Fed We Trust"

Laura Murphy

director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office

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