Regionally Speaking, Thursday, September 9, 2021
Today: On this special edition of "Regionally Speaking," we have three conversations on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. State Rep. Ed Soliday of Valparaiso was an executive with United Airlines when the terrorists commandeered and flew aircraft into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a jetliner that crashed into a field outside Shanksville, PA on 9-11-01. He recalls the events which followed. Two of the four hijacked aircraft were United Airlines flights. Purdue University Northwest associate political science professor Richard Rupp has some observations about the aftermath of the terrorist attacks and how it changed national and world policy. (pictured: the 9-11 Memorial in New York) And Indiana Public Broadcasting's Dylan Peers McCoy spoke with a Chesterton high school history teacher about how he conducted his class on September 11, 2001.