Yesterday in Burundi, the government announced that presidential and parliamentary elections planned for this Friday will be indefinitely postponed.
The announcement follows more than a month of unrest as protesters and police have clashed in the capital of Bujumbura, leading to dozens of deaths and large scale imprisonment and an escalating refugee crisis.
The protests erupted after the current two-term president Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would seek an unconstitutional third term. 30:43 minutes (28.13 MB)
The city of Denton, Texas passed a ban against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) last November. Despite being overspent 10 to 1 in campaign funding, the anti-fracking initiative passed by a wide margin of 18%, which included a majority of both Democratic and Republican voters.
However, the Texas state legislature effectively overturned the ban by passing House Bill 40. The law also limits the ability of all Texas municipalities from regulating fracking within their city limits.
Fracking has started back up in Denton. The Denton City Council meets Tuesday, June 2 to decide whether to repeal the ban.
To find out more, KBOO's Ken Jones spoke with Cathy McMullen, president of the Denton Drilling Awareness Group. 6:34 minutes (3 MB)
A rally in front of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, Arizona, has been scheduled for tomorrow night at 6:15, during Friday prayers. the organizers say it is in response to the attack on a "draw the prophet" event in Garland, Texas earlier this month, in which two gunmen with ties to the ICCP were killed by police before entering the building. Organizers are using a Facebook page to gather attendees for the rally, which with include its own "draw the prophet" contest. More than 300 people have said they will attend, including a number of biker gangs. 4:48 minutes (4.4 MB)
With Oregon’s diesel emissions being the sixth highest in the nation, attempts to pass laws that might put the State’s limits on par with California’s have stalled in the legislature.
Because State law limits diesel emissions very little, activists are concerned that Oregon has become a dumping ground for vehicles and engines that would be illegal elsewhere.
KBOO’s Nathan Behensky spoke with Mary Peveto of Neighbors for Clean Air about the campaign.
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This week on Century Of Lies: Part One of our coverage of the Patients Out of Time 2015 clinical cannabis conference held May 21-23 in West Palm Beach, FL. We talk with California criminal defense attorneys Heather Burke and Zenia Gilg about a landmark case they've been arguing in federal court, and with renowned criminal defense attorney and NORML national legal committee member Alan Silber. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
I am doing a three part series on the Bible, what it is and how to read it. Three excellent scholars and teachers will be our guides, Harvey Cox, John Dominic Crossan, and Jennifer Grace Bird. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
This week: part two of our coverage of the UN General Assembly's meeting to discuss global drug policy, with audio from the Portuguese and Uruguayan delegates, plus an update on implementation of and changes to Oregon's medical and adult use marijuana programs. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)