Open Phones: What News Did We Miss?
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Over the last week, we’ve done lots of coverage of the mayoral election and the Syria conflict. But we know that while the news cycle churned, the world still turned – and we didn’t get to discuss a lot of important and interesting stories. So what did we miss. Stories from your industry, important stories that haven't gotten enough attention, overseas developments that Americans need to know about, weird news... Call 212-433-9692 or post here to tell us and your fellow listeners what interesting news we missed.
Some of the Stories We Missed
- Japan was awarded the 2020 Olympics, but concerns over Fukushima still linger.
- San Francisco will experiment with participatory online budgeting – letting citizens vote on local budget matters directly.
- Yesterday in DC, the 2 Million Bikers to DC march took place. It ended up being more like a few thousand bikers, but the group was there to mark 9/11 and protest what they see as the administration’s lack of transparency around the Benghazi attacks and other conservative issues..
- The US soccer team beat Mexico 2-0 to clinch a World Cup berth.
- In Kenya, a huge underground water source was discovered, with the promise of helping ease drought and malnutrition in the area.
- The Justice Department held hearings to look into the effect of decriminalizing marijuana.
- Recall elections in Colorado for two State Senators who voted for stricter gun control.