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Description of watching news broadcasts about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings while abroad

Ainura Beisembekova, a Northeastern University alumni student who studied International Affairs, began her story with saying this. She told me that the series of the news broadcast was what scared her the most. It is understandable that the news broadcast about the terrorism can cause the fear since it usually focuses on the turmoil or the chaotic…

Bombing Coverage on Sports Radio: A Better Option From WEEI

Take a moment to consider what you were doing when you first heard about the marathon bombings, and the news source you turned to for coverage as the day unfolded. Thinking about how powerful the emotional impact of the day felt, further consider how your choice to get information from one place over another may have altered your unique experience…

Free Passes and My Wife's First Marathon Experience

A friend of mine offered me 2 passes to the bleachers at the finish line. I thought this would be a great experience for me and my wife who is from China. This was first time seeing the Boston Marathon. We watched, clapped and admired the runners. She started to get chilly. We made our way to the Prudential Mall. Right at the exit a woman asked us…

WBUR Oral History Project: Waheeda Saif

Countless lives were affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. The WBUR Oral History Project collects stories from individuals whose lives were immediately and irrevocably changed by these events. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of WBUR, our team of oral historians, and the participation of these interview subjects,…

WBUR Oral History Project: Waheeda Saif (Clip 1 of 2)

Countless lives were affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. The WBUR Oral History Project collects stories from individuals whose lives were immediately and irrevocably changed by these events. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of WBUR, our team of oral historians, and the participation of these interview subjects, Our…

WBUR Oral History Project: Waheeda Saif (Clip 2 of 2)

Countless lives were affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. The WBUR Oral History Project collects stories from individuals whose lives were immediately and irrevocably changed by these events. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of WBUR, our team of oral historians, and the participation of these interview subjects, Our…

WBUR Oral History Project: Mark Hagopian (Full Interview)



Countless lives were affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. The WBUR Oral History Project collects stories from individuals whose lives were immediately and irrevocably changed by these events. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of WBUR, our team of oral historians, and the participation of these interview…

Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci & Sarah Reinertsen, Nike pro athlete

Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci, pictured here with Sarah Reinertsen, Nike pro athlete. Sarah helped like, a first time runner of any race, finish the last 3 miles of her Boston Marathon, which was her first one.

‪‎Boston Marathon‬ attack ‪‎survivor‬s Frank (Doug) Julian & Lynn Crisci (Julian), along with her ‪Service Dog‬, "Lil Stinker"

‪‎Boston Marathon‬ attack ‪‎survivor‬s
Frank (Doug) Julian & Lynn Crisci (Julian),
along with her ‪Service Dog‬, "Lil Stinker"
who may be the only animal survivor.
Photo credit: Dear World

Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci, of her Facebook Post for 2014 Marathon Race

This is a screenshot from Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci, of her Facebook Post, on 4.18.2014, promoting her 1st Boston Marathon race.