PRi's The World Continues to Follow the Story in Ukraine for 3-5-14

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

We're staying with the Ukraine story today, touching base with our sources and correspondents in Kiev, Crimea and Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been speaking out, defending his actions. Secretary of State John Kerry showed up in Kiev with a billion dollar aid package. The situation in Crimea remains tense.

Also today, Alina Simone gives us her personal take on US-Russian misunderstandings. She and her American husband discuss 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.