Abdulaziz Al Rabah remembers it was a Tuesday. The call to evening prayer was echoing across his hometown of Hafr-al-Batin, Saudi Arabia, and bearded religious police had shooed him and his friends off the neighborhood soccer pitch.
"Have you seen what happened to America?" a wide-eyed friend asked the 13-year-old.
Racing home, Al Rabah joined his mother to watch the satellite television newscasts of America's agony unfolding on Sept. 11, 2001.
"I remember she was sad to see two guys jumping to the ground," he recalled.
Bev Marquez, a licensed professional counselor and the Operations Director at Metro Crisis Services in Denver, was one of a number of mental health professionals from across the country at Ground Zero immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She talks with KUNC's Erin O'Toole about how the field of crisis counseling has changed since then, and offers suggestions on how to deal with fears and unwanted emotions that may resurface.
Numerous benefit concerts are planned both nationally and here in Colorado to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. KUNC’s Peter Johnson explores some the musical choices that range from defiant Beethoven, to reflective spiritual works, to musical Americana.