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Global Journalist
11:24 am
Thu April 10, 2014

What's next in Crimea?

Demonstrators carry Russian flags in support of pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine, in Simferopol, Crimea, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Demonstrators marched and held a rally in support of pro-Russian protesters occupying government buildings in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. (AP Photo/Max Vetrov)
Credit Max Vetrov / Associated Press

This week, we take another look at the escalating conflict in Crimea, and what it means for the rest of Eastern Europe.

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True/False Conversations
5:43 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

'Private Violence' dismantles domestic abuse myths

Credit Courtesy of Cynthia Hill

Listen to KBIA's Harum Helmy chat with Kit Gruelle, one of the heroines in "Private Violence," a documentary film that sheds light on the lived experiences of domestic abuse survivors.

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

When her ex-husband would beat her, survivor Deanna Walters says her family used to ask her "Why don't you just leave him?" 

If only the answer were simple. And as long-time advocate for domestic abuse survivors Kit Gruelle says: If only no one would ever ask that question. 

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

What's behind the street protests in Ukraine?

A protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
Credit Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

For over two months, demonstrators have gathered in Kiev’s central Independence Square to voice their frustration with the government. What began as a peaceful rally in support of Ukrainian integration into the EU intensified following a brutal police crackdown. 
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Global Journalist
6:39 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Political division in Ukraine

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko shows bruises on her body in Kachanovskaya prison in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Some European leaders have boycotted the Euro 2012 soccer tournament as a result of her imprisonment.

The month of June was Ukraine’s time to shine.  The former Soviet satellite is co-hosting the European soccer championships. The event is bigger than the Super Bowl, more comparable to the Olympics. 

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