Russia http://kalw.org en Kitka sings hidden poems of Sophia Parnok, "Russia's Sappho" http://kalw.org/post/kitka-sings-hidden-poems-sophia-parnok-russias-sappho <div><p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><strong>Uncovering a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age</strong>. As Russia continues its anti-gay crackdown, Oakland-based women’s chorus Kitka performs "<a data-mce-="" href="http://www.outinthebay.org/wp-admin/kitka.org"><em>I will remember everything</em></a>," a world premiere of a cappella music that gives voice to poems by Sophia Parnok, a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age a century ago.&nbsp; Some call Parnok “Russia’s Sappho.” <em>Out in the Bay</em>'s Eric Jansen and Nora Elmeligy stopped by Kitka's rehearsal Monday night to capture some of the sumptuous music being prepared for the June 20-22 premiere, and to speak with Kitka director and singer Shira Cion and composer Eric Banks, who translated Parnok’s poems and set them to music, about their inspiration for this concert.&nbsp; Broadcast: <strong>7pm PDT Thursday, June 12</strong>, on kalw.org + 91.7 FM SF Bay Area.<em> [photo: Myles Boisen] Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:38:00 +0000 Eric Jansen 45056 at http://kalw.org Kitka sings hidden poems of Sophia Parnok, "Russia's Sappho" Your Call: The Snowden Files and the future of Ukraine http://kalw.org/post/your-call-snowden-files-and-future-ukraine <p></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 06:44:12 +0000 Malihe Razazan 43509 at http://kalw.org Your Call: The Snowden Files and the future of Ukraine Ukraine crisis has local impact http://kalw.org/post/ukraine-crisis-has-local-impact <p></p><p class="p1">It’s been three months since violent clashes erupted in Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev. At the heart of the conflict is the Ukrainian government’s <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-25182823">decision to abandon</a> their EU Association Agreement. A move seen by some Ukrainian nationalists as a move to strengthen the country’s ties with former ruling power, Russia.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:08:49 +0000 Hana Baba 42879 at http://kalw.org Ukraine crisis has local impact Local Russians Weigh in on Ukrainian Conflict http://kalw.org/post/local-russians-weigh-ukrainian-conflict <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the conflict rages on between Russia and Ukrainian nationalists, thousands of miles away in San Francisco, people are following closely. There are an estimated 3,800 Ukrainians here. But the city is also home to more than 17,000 people who identify as Russian. So, what do they think about what’s going on back home?</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:55:39 +0000 Mary Rees 42875 at http://kalw.org Local Russians Weigh in on Ukrainian Conflict Will Durst: Cold War 2 http://kalw.org/post/will-durst-cold-war-2 <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Note: Will&nbsp;Durst&nbsp;is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of&nbsp;KALW.</em></p><p>Hey guys,</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:12:59 +0000 Will Durst 41708 at http://kalw.org Will Durst: Cold War 2