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A Midmorning Special: One Month Later
Broadcast from Macalester College in St. Paul
 Hosted by Katherine Lanpher
Monday, October 11, 2001: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT

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Questions of Faith and Politics Listen to Part One
President Bush stresses that the United States is not at war with Islam. Osama bin Laden calls on all Muslims to join his holy war against America. The mainstream Muslim American world braces for retaliation and asks that we make distinctions between them and fundamentalists. From school rooms to church groups, non-Muslims in this country are studying Islam like never before. And a month later, they still have questions.

Ahmed Samatar,  Dean of International Studies and Programming at Macalester College
Jim Laine,  Professor and Chair of the Macalester Religious Studies Department. He specializes in Islam and the religions of Asia.
Preparing for the next round Listen to Part Two
Perhaps the real date to note isn't September 11, but September 10, the last day many of us took our safety for granted. Government officials tell us to stay calm - while in the same breath they assure us that the probability of another terrorist strike is high. We see the National Guard at the airport, hear unsettling stories about anthrax, are exhorted to watch for any suspicious activity. How prepared are we for another attack? How prepared can you ever get?

Kathleen Sweet,  Professor of Criminal Justice at St. Cloud State University and the author of Aviation Law and Airport Security.
Jerry Rosendahl,   Director of the Division of Emergency Management for the State of Minnesota.
Tim O'Malley,  Special Agent with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Background from MPR News
Target of Terrorism
September, 2001 Read 

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