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Today on Your Call: Protests in Ukraine and the new budget


On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the new budget deal, which will not renew unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans. We’ll also discuss the growing low-wage worker movement for higher wages in the US and the ongoing mass protests in Ukraine. We’ll be joined by the Huffington Post’s Michael McAuliff, In These Times’ Mike Elk and the Christian Science Monitor’s Fred Weir. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Mike Elk, labor journalist for In These Times

Fred Weir, Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor

Michael McAuliff, senior congressional correspondent for the Huffington Post

Web Resources:

In These Times: Volkswagen Tied to Another Anti-Union Group

Huffington Post: Budget Deal Passed By House, Heads To Senate

Christian Science Monitor: Putin to Ukraine: the door's still open to a trade pact (+video)

Deutsche Welle: Russian media distort events in Ukraine

The Nation: A Cruel, Irresponsible and Dysfunctional Budget Deal

BillMoyers.com: fast-food workers

Reuters: Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media