Coming up on the World

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

We're back to the topic of US-Russian relations. They've been strained in recent months by disagreements over the war in Syria, political strife in Ukraine, and Russia's crackdown on gay rights.

Marco speaks with one of the Greenpeace activists who was detained in Russia  about what a pending amnesty might mean for him and his colleagues. And he talks to sports columnist Christine Brennan about Billie Jean King, who's been picked to represent the United States at  the Sochi Olympics.

Also today, schools in Slovakia are going through their own Brown v. Board of Education moment trying to integrate Roma children into mainstream classrooms.

On the kitchen beat we find out how to make Kolaches, the tasty balls of dough plump with delicious fillings popular in Central Europe.

Plus, a journey into Burma's thriving hip hop scene.