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Your Call: Investigating fracking in the US and coal mine disaster in Turkey


On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the debate over hydraulic fracturing in the US. How are the media reporting on the environmental and human impacts of fracking? We’ll also talk about the tragic coal mine explosion in Soma, Turkey. We’ll be joined by the San Francisco Chronicle’s David Baker, Inside Climate News’ Lisa Song and freelance journalist Alex Christie-Miller joins us from Istanbul. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Lisa Song, an investigative journalist with InsideClimate News

Alexander Christie-Miller, Turkey-based freelance journalist

David Baker, San Francisco Chronicle staff writer 

Web Resources:

Newsweek: ‘Someday There Will Be a Massacre’

Christian Science Monitor: Miners say safety declined after Turkey privatized Soma mine (+video)

Reuters: North Carolina Senate outlaws disclosure of fracking fluid secrets

SF Chronicle: Reduced estimates of oil trapped in Monterey Shale

Center for Public Integrity: Foul air in heavily fracked Texas county has couple looking for a way out