Russia

February 26, 2018

Different Takes: Russia and the Election – Russia In Baltimore

February 26, 2018 - Russian Meddling in Baltimore - We begin a new series, "Different Takes: Russia and the New Election." Our conversation starts right here in Baltimore with the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, who talks about his encounter with Russian interference during the Freddie Gray uprising, through discovering the Russian-created Facebook page called The Blacktivist.
February 15, 2017
Michael Flynn (Credit: The Atlantic)

National News Roundtable: The Resignation of Flynn

February 15, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, discussing topics such as the events leading up to the resignation of White House national security advisor Michael Flynn. With: Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, Eugene Craig, III, and Carla Wills.
January 20, 2015
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Dr. Stephen Cohen On Turmoil In Ukraine

January 16, 2015 - Segment 4 - We look at the turmoil in Ukraine, with Stephen F. Cohen, Contributing Editor for The Nation. Cohen is Professor Emeritus at New York University and Princeton University and author of Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War and The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin.
April 28, 2014
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Update On Ukraine

April 28, 2014 - Segment 5 - We examine the current situation in Ukraine with Robert Parry, Dr. John Quigley, and Dr. Kim R. Holmes.
March 17, 2014
Missing Malaysian Airlines airplane

News Roundup: Missing Airplane’s Increasingly Strange Circumstances / Crimea, Ukraine & Russia / CIA & The Senate

March 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - We talk about the news with Jackie Wellfonder, Dr. Lawrence Brown of Morgan State University, and Dr. Tara Bynum of Towson University.
February 11, 2014
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Masha Gessen On Homophobia In Russia

February 11, 2014 - Segment 2 - We return to our coverage of the Olympics to talk about Russia's discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Our guest is Masha Gessen, author of Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Gessen left her home in Russia to move to the United States with her partner and three children and escape homophobic persecution.
February 10, 2014
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

2014 Sochi Olympics: Hunger Games and the Geopolitics of Russia

February 10, 2014 - Segment 4 - We talk with former Olympic athlete Samantha Retrosi about her recent article in The Nation, "Why the Olympics Are a Lot Like 'The Hunger Games.'" Then, we continue with a panel of guests who examine the politics of the Olympics.
January 3, 2014
Attacks in Russia

What Attacks in Russia Mean for the Winter Olympics and the Region

January 3, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to foreign policy, as author and retired CIA Operations Officer Sam Faddis joins us to talk about the current situations in Russia and Syria.
May 30, 2013

Syria Claims It Has Received Advanced Missiles From Russia

May 30, 2013 - Segment 3 - We analyze the conflict occurring right now in Syria with Omar Hossino, Stephen Zunes, and Adil Shamoo.