History Talk: The War on Terror

Apr 25, 2016

This month, John Mueller, Andrew Bacevich, and Peter Mansoor discuss the War on Terror (aka the war formerly known as the War on Terror), the US response to terrorism following 9/11.  In separate interviews, our guests address the origins of the war on terror and how it has developed over time; how the campaign against terror fits into broader historical patterns of US statecr

Post 9-11 Veterans Reflect On Their Call To Service

Nov 11, 2015
Jeremy Dobbins / WYSO

Today we begin season two of Veterans Voices' here on WYSO: stories about local military veterans produced by student veterans at Wright State University. Many of the veterans we’ll hear from in the next two months joined the military in the days after September 11, 2001. Now, many of them are returning to civilian life. For some it’s an easy transition. For others, it’s far more complicated. Marine Corp veteran and Wright State student, Jeremy Dobbins was raised in Springfield. He tells us the story of a fellow Marine’s call to service.

Jerry Kenney

Today is the thirteenth anniversary of the tragedy at the World Trade Center in New York City. Since 2004, firefighters around the nation have held an event called the Memorial Stair Climb – in which firefighters climb 110 stories to remember their comrades who died in service at the World Trade Center.  The Miami Township Fire and Rescue squad in Yellow Springs will hold their first Memorial stair climb on Saturday, September 27.   Jerry Kenney spoke with Miami Township Fire Chief Collin Altman to learn more:

Ohio Governor Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff

Sep 10, 2014
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Ohio's governor has ordered flags flown at half-staff Thursday, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.

Gov. John Kasich also asks that Ohioans observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. (EDT), the time when the first plane flew into the World Trade Center in New York. The attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives.
His office says flags on public buildings and grounds should be at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Thursday.

Ohio Governor John Kasich will mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a remembrance ceremony in Columbus.

Kasich will be joined Wednesday afternoon by various officials at the city's council chambers.

He has ordered flags be flown at half-staff and asked that all Ohioans observe a moment of silence starting at 8:46 a.m.

Officials in Clark County say a $3 million project to relocate a road away from a military base is necessary for security reasons and will help keep the facility open.

The Dayton Daily News reports that moving the road away from the Springfield Air National Guard base is necessary to satisfy post-9/11 military security standards.

Officials say moving the 1.4 miles of Route 794 will help keep the base open and preserve the 1,000 or so jobs there. The local chamber of commerce has estimated that the base has an annual economic impact of $95.2 million in Springfield.

The governor honored Ohio firefighters killed in the line of duty one day after the nation remembered first responders who died in the 9/11 terror attacks a decade ago.

Gov. John Kasich took part in a wreath-laying for fallen Ohio firefighters Monday in the courtyard at the state fire marshal's office in suburban Columbus.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 11, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews veterans from American Veterans Post 2003 in Dayton about their memories of 9-11 and how they plan to commemorate the event.

-Juliet Fromholt interviews Dayton teacher P.F. Frank about his 9-11 memories.  Hear that interview and more in WYSO's special program, A Clear Day in September

This episode — the Season 6 premiere — aired on Sunday September 11, the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks on the United States. This special episode examined the medical response at Ground Zero, the site of New York City’s World Trade Center. 

Featured Guests: Dr. Steven Sampson, who was on his ER medical school rotation in Manhattan on 9/11, and Dr. Jacqueline Moline, who is a leading expert on the physical and mental health of the World Trade Center responders in the decade since September 11, 2001.

A Clear Day In September

Sep 9, 2011
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Former WYSO News Director, Aileen LeBlanc, left the house on what seemed like an ordinary Tuesday to find that she would be working on day that she would never forget.

Ten years ago, Dayton resident Jerry Winhoven was at a training session  at the World Trade Center in New York. Now, he lives in Celina and says he remembers running out of the towers moments before they fell.