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A man looks at a makeshift memorial at Copley Square in Boston almost one month after the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. (Elise Amendola/AP)
A man looks at a makeshift memorial at Copley Square in Boston almost one month after the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. (Elise Amendola/AP)

It’s been over a month since two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed. More than 260 people were injured.

The city has begun to heal, but a big question is being asked: How should the city remember — or memorialize — the events of April 15?

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will ultimately decide about a permanent memorial, but what will become of the all the mementos left at the temporary memorial in Copley Square? Should everything be saved? How might these items and others from the terrible event be used to help the city, the victims and their families remember and move on?

Guests

Rainey Tisdale, Boston-based independent curator who specializes in urban history

Ken Foote, professor of geography at the University of Colorado, author of “Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy

This segment aired on May 30, 2013.

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