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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ukraine, Russia, US

Monday, March 03, 2014

Steve Clemons, senior fellow and director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and blogger, talks about the latest in the tug of war between Russia and the West over Ukraine, and Russia's presence in the Crimean region.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Crimea and a cash shortage take centre stage in Ukraine

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Crimea and a cash shortage take centre stage in Ukraine

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

David Remnick on Putin's Russia

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

David Remnick on Putin's Russia

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The You're No Frank Underwood Edition

Friday, February 21, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Slate political editor Will Dobson. This week: Is Ukraine headed for war? Are unions headed for extinction? And is House of Cards any good?

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The Takeaway

Kiev, a City Long Besieged Continues to Seethe

Thursday, February 20, 2014

At the center of the feud between protesters and the government, between Ukraine and the West, is Kiev—a city long steeped in political turmoil and significance.

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WNYC News

Olympics Get Mixed Reviews From New York’s Russians

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In Brighton Beach, televisions are tuned to Sochi. But loyalties are torn between the old country and the new. And opinions are divided about what the games say about Russia today.

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Soundcheck

From Russia With Soundcheck: A Guide To Siberian Punk

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Record collector, music producer, and authority on Soviet punk rock Bryan Swirsky joins host John Schaefer for another look at Russian culture and music during the winter Olympic games.

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Radiolab

What Lies Beneath

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In “Neither Confirm Nor Deny,” we spend a fair amount of time on the remarkable cover story that disguised a CIA mission to lift the Soviet submarine K-129 from the bottom of the Pacific. That cover story puts the movie-cover-story of “Argo” to shame: from about 1970-74, the ...

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Sochi Winter Olympics and the image of modern Russia

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Sochi Winter Olympics and the image of modern Russia

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Lenin's Favorite Songs

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Soviet hit parade.

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Soundcheck

Brighton Beach: A Little Bit Of Russia In Our Backyard

Friday, February 07, 2014

Capping a week-long look at Russian music and culture, Soundcheck explores Brighton Beach -- an enclave on the ocean where several generations of Russian immigrants and descendants live and work. Alexander Rudoy is a choreographer and entertainment programmer active in the Brighton Beach scene, and he takes host John Schaefer on a guided tour of sorts.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | February 7, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

Also on Today's Show: A look at this weekend's big movie releases ... and today marks the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It’s Russia’s time to shine. But what can we expect of the country’s future in the long term? 

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On The Media

"Winter Chill" for Russian Media

Friday, February 07, 2014

As the global spotlight fixes on Sochi this weekend, the Russian government is crushing dissent...and there’s a lot of it. As the Committee to Protect Journalists notes in a new report, people there have suffered long-lasting power outages, environmental damage, evictions, corruption, and widespread violation of labor laws. But local news organizations are silent on these issues, instead functioning as public relations agencies for the government. Brooke talks with Nina Ognianova about the stories that aren't being told in the Russian media. 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert (гиг-анонс): Blue Hawaii

Friday, February 07, 2014

It's "From Russia, With Soundcheck" Week -- and that means that we're "Gig Alerting" bands in, you guessed it, Russia. Today, hear music from a Montreal duo whose slick electropop songs are turning heads. 

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The Takeaway

Rep. Keating: Intelligence Sharing With Russia 'Walled Off'

Thursday, February 06, 2014

One day away from the opening ceremonies at the 2014 olympics and many still wonder: is Sochi safe? President Barack Obama says Americans are fine to go to the games. But Representative Bill Keating (D-MA) is less than sure. He explains his concerns over the upcoming games from the lack of information sharing between the US and Russia to the limited privacy from the Russian government.

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The Takeaway

An Inside Look at the History of Sochi

Thursday, February 06, 2014

On the eve of the Opening Ceremony, so much attention of the attention on the Winter Olympics has focused on security and internal domestic policies in Russia. Putting all that aside, what does the global community really know about Sochi, the city that we’ll all be watching for the next two weeks? Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University and author of the book, "The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucuses" explains why this region and its proximity to the Black Sea has been so important for Russia.

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The Takeaway

Exploring The Underground Music of Russia

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Opening Ceremony to the Sochi Olympics will feature an array of national anthems and the Olympics theme song.  But for Russians, and Russian Americans, the music of Sochi and of the nation goes far beyond the slopes and podiums. John Schaefer, host of Soundcheck, shares some Russian tunes to enjoy during the Olympics.

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Soundcheck

How to Get Your Mind Around Pussy Riot

Thursday, February 06, 2014

First of all, they're not a band, they're an art collective. Masha Gessen, author of Words Will Break Cement: The Passion Of Pussy Riot, talks about the group's creation, agitation, incarceration and newfound freedom.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert (гиг-анонс): Stoneberry

Thursday, February 06, 2014

It's "From Russia, With Soundcheck" Week -- and that means that we're "Gig Alerting" bands in, you guessed it, Russia. Tonight, the rock band Stoneberry takes the stage in Moscow. 

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Soundcheck

Hear The Sounds Of Russia's Soviet-Era Counterculture

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Samizdat is the name given to an underground, DIY counterculture that was a huge part of life in the old Soviet Union. There's an exhibit of Samizdat artifacts consisting of pamphlets, books, cheap cassettes and more collected at George Washington University's Gelman Library. The exhibit's curator, Mark Yoffe, explains the movement.

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