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ON THE LINE: The Controversy of Hydraulic Fracturingi
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May 23, 2014 3:00 AM
Recent technological advances have allowed oil and gas companies to unlock the vast resources of natural gas trapped in shale formations through Hydraulic Fracturing, or Fracking. The method of fracking has been around for 60 years, so why is it controversial and the information about its safety so confusing? Find out next, On The Line.

ON THE LINE: The Controversy of Hydraulic Fracturing

Published May 22, 2014

Recent technological advances have allowed oil and gas companies to unlock the vast resources of natural gas trapped in shale formations through Hydraulic Fracturing, or Fracking. The method of fracking has been around for 60 years, so why is it controversial and the information about its safety so confusing? Find out next, On The Line.

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ON THE LINE Special Edition
Talk to America - Racial Justice

Three unarmed black men and boys killed at the hands of US police. Their deaths with no legal repercussions as yet sparked protests across the country. Americans are asking hard questions about justice and law enforcement:  Are some police officers guilty of racial bias and using excessive force?  If so, what solutions are necessary to provide equal justice for all?  VOA brought together some of the nation’s top experts on Policing, Criminal Justice and Community Action for Talk to America.

GUESTS
Judge Alberto Gonzales:
Former US Attorney General
Dr. Cedric Alexander: Director of Public Safety, DeKalb County; President of the National Organization of BlackLaw Enforcement
Dr. Lorie Fridell: Associate Professor at the University of South Florida
Whitney Dow: Creator, The Whiteness Project 
Madye Henson: CEO and President of Covenant House
Chris Simkins: VOA Correspondent