We start today with Putin's Russia and life post-punk rock protest. Reporter Julia Barton met with the (now globally known) Pussy Riot activists in Moscow after their release from prison and we'll hear what's on their agenda ahead of a US appearance in February. Plus Stephen Lee Myers of the New York Times goes to Sochi and likens it to a Soviet-era mega-project.
Staying on the winter sports theme, don't miss our preview of tomorrow's famed World Cup downhill race in Kitzbuhel, Austria.
-- Israeli politician SHIMON OHAYON recently introduced a bill that would make it a crime to use the word "Nazi" or other Third Reich language and imagery in anything other than a historical/educational context. He discusses the bill, and Haaretz journalist ALLISON KAPLAN SOMMER unpacks the reaction and criticism the bill has sparked in the country.
This year, people from across the country will brave the cold at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium to participate live in one of America's most beloved traditions: The Super Bowl. Even though we all won't be shelling out big bucks to head to the stadium on game day to freeze our butts off, we thought we'd come up with a way for public radio listeners all across the country to have a little half time fun.
We're hosting a recipe contest—Takeaway style. We want your best Super Bowl half-time recipes—your soup or bowl recipes, that is.
-- Author and Wellesley College economics professor PHILLIP LEVINE talks about his recent study showing that the MTV show "16 and Pregnant" lowered the birthrate among teen moms, and Slate journalist JESSICA GROSE provides a bigger picture cultural view of the program's impact.