If you didn't get the memo on climate change, President Obama will be out in front of the cameras today, making sure you get it now. The White House is releasing the results of a four-year survey on the impact of climate change across the country, including extreme weather and rising seas. We'll dig into the details of the report with our environment editor Peter Thomson.
-- MARC MARON is the veteran stand-up comic who turned around a troubled life and flagging career with the success of his comedy conversation podcast "WTF". He talks to Jian about how he has parlayed the podcast into a memoir, TV series, and popular performances across the continent.
-- TOM HEDLEY is one of the people behind "Flashdance The Musical" and co-writer of the original film's screenplay. He talks about the iconic 1980s film, and the challenges of adapting it to the stage.
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.
-- Moscow-based journalist ALEC LUHN unpacks a new law banning swearing in Russia, which is part of an ongoing trend of similar laws used to reign in dissenters, media and artists.
-- Toronto JUNO-nominated pop singer/songwriter ROYAL WOOD performs live from his latest record "The Burning Bright", and talks about the period of creative rediscovery he went through, 10 years into his career, to arrive at this album.