The crisis in Ukraine continues to intensify. We'll speak with Buzzfeed's Max Seddon in eastern Ukraine to get the latest. We'll also get the view from Moscow with the New York Times's David Herszenhorn. We'll ask Daniel Drezner, professor of International Politics at Tufts Univeristy just how worried we should be about war breaking out.
-- This year marks the 25th anniversary of breakthrough TV drama, "Twin Peaks". The David Lynch-created show centred on the murder of a homecoming queen... which has culture critic SARAH MARSHALL reflecting on the way that female characters are often most likeable to audiences when they're dead. She'll explain why complex women confound TV audiences, male and female alike.
Can Matt Damon and Harrison Ford make you care about climate change? More on that in minute.
First, though, we want to take you to Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine where a stand-off continues between pro-Russian activists and Ukrainian security forces. The back-and-forth comes as Europe and Russia haggle over gas and oil, and analysts try to figure out whether or not there has been a Russian military build-up along the border with Ukraine.
MTSU’s unique international affairs master’s degree is the subject of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Moses Tesi, a professor of political science, will be aired from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
-- VIVEK VENKATESH is the Concordia University academic and associate dean nicknamed "Professor Death Metal". He talks about a symposium he's spearheading this week devoted to the extreme metal scene, called Grimposium.
-- Jian sits down with the versatile Canadian actor COLM FEORE to discuss his upcoming onstage turn as King Lear at the Stratford Festival... and as a villain in the new "Amazing Spiderman" sequel.