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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This well, we’ll have a conversation about the upcoming BP trial over the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. We’ll also discuss Russia's Presidential elections, which are scheduled for March 4th. We’ll be joined by Propublica’s  Abrahm Lustgarten,The Times Picayune’s David Hammer, and the Christian Science Monitor’s Fred Weir joins us from Moscow. Join us at 10 or emailfeedback@yourcallradio.org. What’s your story of the week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Abrahm Lustgarten, investigative journalist with ProPublica, and author of the forthcoming book, Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

David Hammer, staff writer with The Times-Picayune

Fred Weir, Moscow correspondent with the Christian Science Monitor

Web Resources:

Bernard Vaughan, Reuters: Browne's BP cost-cutting led to Gulf spill, book says

Abrahm Lustgarten, Propublica: Years After Evidence of Fracking Contamination, EPA to Supply Drinking Water to Homes in Pa. Town

David Hammer, The Times-Picayune: New deepwater drilling permits slightly off pace from before BP oil spill

Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones: Report: White House pressured scientists to underestimate BP spill size

Open Secrets: BP Campaign Contributions

Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor: For Vladimir Putin, winning Russia's presidency may be the easy part

Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor: Fearing West, Putin pledges biggest military buildup since cold war