The World Looks at Unrest in the Ukraine for 2-19-14

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

The latest from Kiev, today on The World.

Anti-government protesters continue to clash with police in the Ukrainian capital and other cities. We'll take you right into the middle of the action, and also examine what policy options are available to the United States, the European Union and Russia for trying to quell the violence.

Plus, a reporter in Sochi talks to us about how Ukrainian athletes in Sochi are struggling to focus on the games.

Also, we've been captivated by the pictures that BBC producer Bilal Sarwary's been sending out via his Twitter feed. They are of an Afghanistan that, as he says, few people see. Mountain landscapes, young kids in a school classroom, giant mounds of spices at a local market. We'll talk to Bilal about what spurred him to share his photos.

Oh, and are you a Game of Thrones fan? Do you like that dramatic string music in the theme song? Well, it's all digital; it's not played by real musicians. And that got one Canadian so angry that she wrote an open letter to HBO, and prodded her to record her own version, with real instruments and real musicians.