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An oil containment boom deployed by U.S. Navy surrounds New Harbor Island, Louisiana.

Aug. 04, 2010

The latest estimates suggest the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be the largest accidental oil spill in history. BP agreed to set up a $20 billion fund for damage claims in the U.S. But when oil spills occur in developing countries, oil companies aren't always held accountable. We'll find out why. Plus, as Jamaican Independence Day approaches, we devote today's Global Notes to the music of Jamaica. Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia talk with Chuck Wren of Jump Up Records about Dub, Ska, Mento, and yes, Reggae.