-- CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR! is a community choir that gathers weekly to perform contemporary pop and rock hits. The group has taken off online, and received the endorsement of such musical heavyweights as Patti Smith and Tegan and Sara. They perform live in studio Q, and co-directors DAVEED GOLDMAN and NOBU ADILMAN discuss what's behind the success of CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!
Mikhail Khodorkovsky is free. We find out what that means for Vladimir Putin's Russia and its dissidents. Also today, key players in China's Cultural Revolution are beginning to apologize for their actions. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Beijing.
Marco interviews one of Uganda's leading gay rights activists after parliament passes legislation making homosexual acts punishable with life in prison.
“MTSU On the Record,” the public affairs radio program that connects listeners with the campus community, brightens the holidays with stories of two inspiring college students.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Kyla Hallums, whose education was interrupted by a life-threatening condition, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
In anticipation of the departure of foreign military, those who've been unhappy with the gains women have made in Afghanistan have already started to attack those gains. Human Rights Watch's HEATHER BARR says without the eyes of the world, those gains will be lost.
We're back to the topic of US-Russian relations. They've been strained in recent months by disagreements over the war in Syria, political strife in Ukraine, and Russia's crackdown on gay rights.
Marco speaks with one of the Greenpeace activists who was detained in Russia about what a pending amnesty might mean for him and his colleagues. And he talks to sports columnist Christine Brennan about Billie Jean King, who's been picked to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.