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Fri, Aug 19, 2011 -- 10:00 AM

Ten Years Later, Are We Safer?


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A TSA agent stands in front of a full-body scanner at Los Angeles International Airport.
David McNew/Getty
A TSA agent stands in front of a full-body scanner at Los Angeles International Airport.

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks nears, many are asking if we're safer now than we were before the attacks. Has heightened security and extra screening at the airport -- including removing your shoes and belt -- made you feel safer?

Host: Mark Trautwein

Guests:

  • Barry Glassner, president of Lewis and Clark College and author of "The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things"
  • Bruce Schneier, security technologist and author of "Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World"
  • Steve Weber, professor of political science at UC Berkeley and author of "The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas"

As part of our series on how the country has changed since 9/11, we take up these questions with security experts.

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