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The Takeaway

Brzezinski: Hope for Peace in Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Friday, April 18, 2014

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Advisor to President Carter and is now an advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, examines the crisis in Ukraine, and urges a more hawkish response from President Obama.

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The Takeaway

Hope for Peace in Russia-Ukraine Conflict | Boston Marathon Director Prepares for Emotional Race | Can Web Reality Project Help the Homeless?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Brzezinski: Hope for Peace in Russia-Ukraine Conflict | Uncertain Future for Abducted Nigerian School Girls | Boston Marathon Director Prepares for Emotional Race | ACA Exceeds Sign Up Expectations | New Movie Reviews of the Week | How Aircrafts Attract Their Wealthiest Customers | Can New Web Reality Experience Promote ...

Gabfest Radio

The Late Night Edition

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: updates from Ukraine, Stephen Colbert's new job, a new exhibit at the Guggenheim, and more.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Ukraine, You Saw, You Conquered Edition

Friday, April 18, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Jamelle Bouie. This week: Will Dobson on Ukraine, race in America during the Obama presidency, and allegations of rape against Jameis Winston remain uninvestigated.

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The Takeaway

Lethal Clashes Mark Start of Ukraine Peace Talks

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Despite violence that erupted last night, negotiations have begun in Geneva between officials from the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and the E.U.—they are the first talks between the four parties since the political crisis began.

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The Takeaway

Ukraine Uses Force to Push Back Separatists

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tensions in Eastern Ukraine have escalated, and some are saying the nation is on the brink of civil war. One public radio Ukraine correspondent fills us in on the escalating violence.

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The Washington Report

Ukraine & Putin, Heartbleed Bug, Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Washington Report: David Sanger from the New York Times discusses Ukraine, the heart bleed bug and the anniversary of Civil Rights Act with WNYC's Richard Hake.

The Takeaway

Tensions Spark Fears of War in Ukraine

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Ukraine's security forces have arrested scores of demonstrators in what it is calling "an anti terrorist operation." In reaction, Moscow has warned that the use of violence against the demonstrators could result in an all out civil war.

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The Takeaway

Escalating Tensions Spark Fears of War in Ukraine | A Survivor's Quest to Support Other Refugees | Flying Reptiles Offer Glimpse at Evolutionary Past

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Escalating Tensions Spark Fears of War in Ukraine | Without Action, Minor Infractions Continue to Cripple Immigrant Families | In Africa, Anti-Gay Laws Sweep Continent | One Rwandan Genocide Survivor's Quest to Support Other Refugees | Ancient Flying Reptiles Offer Glimpse at Evolutionary Past

On The Media

Should the EU Punish Propagandists?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Dmitry Kiselyov is a Russian television host and head of Russia's state news agency, a role he was appointed to by Vladimir Putin himself in December. That role has prompted the EU to issue sanctions against Kiselyov for being a "central figure of the government propaganda supporting the deployment of Russian forces in Ukraine." Bob speaks with the Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon about the dangerous precedent set by punishing propagandists.

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Money Talking

Why Squeezing the Oligarchs Won't Work

Friday, March 28, 2014

As President Obama tightens the screws on wealthy Russians, they might have to chose between their love for the motherland land or their pocketbooks.    

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The Takeaway

A World on The Edge: Echoes of 1914 in 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Yesterday President Barack Obama promised to use the U.S. military to protect NATO nations against outside threats. "History has a funny way of moving in twists and turns, and not just in a straight line," he said. History also tends to repeat itself, as Margaret MacMillan, professor of history at Oxford University, knows well. She reflects on the fateful summer of 1914 and compares that century-old conflict to the current issues facing the West and Russia.

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WQXR Blog

Flash Mob: Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' Takes Over Ukraine Market

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Watch what happens as the Odessa Philharmonic and Opera Chorus stage an "Ode to Joy” flash mob performance in the middle of the city's bustling bazaar.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The We Are Invincible Edition

Friday, March 21, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle. This week: U.S. foreign policy, Obamacare by the numbers, and McArdle's new book, The Up Side of Down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pressure Mounts on Crimea

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As he annexed Crimea and troops move in, Vladimir Putin gave a speech that Max Seddon, BuzzFeed Russia correspondent covering the crisis in Ukraine, calls "the most significant of his 14-year rule." We discuss the latest developments, including the seizure of a Ukrainian naval base by Russian troops in Sevastapol, Crimea, this morning.

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The Takeaway

NATO in Focus as Russia Tightens Grip on Crimea

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

International sanctions and non-recognition are starting to be felt inside Crimea, and it appears to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that they are also being felt in Russia. The NATO alliance is suddenly back on the front line in the strategic situation in Europe after years of involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lilit Gevorgyan, senior economist at IHS Global Insight, weighs in on the impact of NATO sanctions and Russia's long-term stability.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe’s response to the Crimean crisis

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Europe’s response to the Crimean crisis

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The Takeaway

Russia's Neighbors on Edge Over Crimea Crisis

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In defiance of the U.S. and Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared his intention to make Crimea a part of the Russian Federation. Latvian and Estonian diplomats tell us how their nations see the Crimea vote.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

U.S.-Russian Relations Since the Fall of the USSR

Thursday, March 13, 2014

All eyes are on Russia and its hold on the Crimea. Angela E. Stent discusses U.S.-Russian relations since the Soviet collapse and on the challenges ahead. She served as an adviser on Russia under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, argues that the same contentious issues—terrorism, missile defense, Iran, nuclear proliferation, Afghanistan, the former Soviet space, the greater Middle East—have been in every president's inbox, Democrat and Republican alike, since the collapse of the USSR. In The Limits of Partnerships: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-first Century she explores Russia's relationship with the Ukrains, and the future of U.S.-Russian relations.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The turmoil in Venezuela

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The turmoil in Venezuela

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