-- DAVID BYRNE of the Talking Heads and author CHRIS RUEN are two members of the high-profile collective known as the Content Creators Coalition. They explain why they believe radio and streaming services should pay musicians more to play their songs, and what they're doing to achieve that.
We've got more context on the Ukraine crisis today. Natalia Antelava tells us about the Tatars of Crimea and we hear the view from Ukraine's neighbor Poland as well. Plus a conversation about the pop culture that informs Americans views of Russia.
Also today, the upside of failure with the curator of an exhibit called "Fail Better" at the Science Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin. He's full of interesting examples of spectacular human failures that ultimately led to great success.
-- MICHAEL LANNAN is one of the creators of HBO's "Looking", a new series that follows the lives of three gay friends in San Francisco. He talks about taking a more "natural" approach to gay characters on television, and the controversies around the show.
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.