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On today's PRI's The World, we go back to Ukraine and meet the man who is overseeing the country's pivot to Moscow. And, we head to the UK, where a local photographer has been taking a Lego minifigure with him on all of his assignments — shooting his picture in all sorts of unexpected situation. Then, we meet an Israeli techie who's one of his country's leading cyber security experts — and he's not even 30.
Three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the head of an independent investigation commission says Japan has yet to really learn the lessons of what led to the disaster: not failures of technology but failures of a culture of secrecy and insularity within Japan's "nuclear village." And, we come back to The Ninth Month, where we head to Russia, where pregnant women are often confined to stark maternity hospitals — places with little privacy and where medical practices can be outdated. Then, have you seen the new Cadillac ad? It's filled with American bravado — and it's not playing well overseas.
Carnival wraps up in Brazil this weekend. This year, some in Rio are using the parties and parades to protest government spending on the upcoming soccer World Cup. And, our Geo Quiz asks which European country recently got a new prime minister, who then named an equal number of women and men to his cabinet? Also, we catch up with Suzanne Massie, who from 1984 to 19878 advised President Ronald Reagan on the Russian world view.
Crimea's parliament says it wants to split from Ukraine and join join Russia. And it's putting the issue to a vote in 10 days. Also, a look at how energy supply, demand and transport are playing into the geo-politics of the current crisis in Ukraine. Plus, the State Department has confirmed that the movements of Syria's ambassador to the United Nations are restricted to a 25-mile radius.
The crisis in Ukraine causes a high school in Canada to call off its annual trip that's been part of a long running exchange program. And what happens when hip-hop collides with the war on terrorism? Also, the upside of failure: a new exhibit in Dublin showcases spectacular human failures that ultimately led to great success.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been speaking out, defending his actions. And, Secretary of State John Kerry showed up in Kiev with a billion dollar aid package. Also, how Russians and Americans misunderstand each other over their differing answers to a simple question: How Are You? Plus, amid protests and a crime wave, why Venezuelans are connecting to the music of Caracas-based band La Vida Boheme.