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Mon May 5, 2014
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Find Out Why Roger Bannister's Sub Four Minute Mile Still Holds the Imagination on The World for 5-5

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul joins Marco for an assessment of the situation in Ukraine. It looks like war to him. We'll explore the implications, especially now escalating tensions have spread to the port city of Odessa. We'll hear a lot more about Odessa and its history on today's show. Writer Keith Gessen traveled there in March and has a fresh piece in the New Yorker. And our own Jason Margolis visited a few years ago and reported on a rich tradition of comedy there which he'll tell us about.

Also today, the vast majority of gun owners in the US are white and male. But In Southern California, KPCC's Josie Huang introduces us to a group of Filipino-Americans who've built a community around their shared love of guns.

Plus, in the wake of recent canonizations at the Vatican, reporter Angelica Marin explains how saints are made, including the story of her great granduncle St. Mateo Correa Magallanes.

And 60 years ago today Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile. We explore why a barrier long since broken still has a hold on the imagination of runners around the world.