Russia

9:38am

Wed June 11, 2014
Out in the Bay ~ 6/12/14 ~ 7pm Thursday

Kitka sings hidden poems of Sophia Parnok, "Russia's Sappho"

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Uncovering a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age. As Russia continues its anti-gay crackdown, Oakland-based women’s chorus Kitka performs "I will remember everything," 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.  Some call Parnok “Russia’s Sappho.” Out in the Bay'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.  Broadcast: 7pm PDT Thursday, June 12, on kalw.org + 91.7 FM SF Bay Area. [photo: Myles Boisen]

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11:44pm

Thu May 8, 2014

11:08pm

Thu April 24, 2014
Politics

Ukraine crisis has local impact

Nick Bilogorskiy and MaydanSF on the steps of San Francisco City Hall.
MaydanSF

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 decision to abandon 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. 

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5:55pm

Thu April 24, 2014
Politics

Local Russians Weigh in on Ukrainian Conflict

This cartoon from the Russian newspaper, "Arguments and Facts -America," depicts Nurse Obama pumping aid into an ailing Ukraine.
Andrei Dorofeev / "Arguments and Facts - America"

 

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?

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12:12pm

Mon March 31, 2014
Politics

Will Durst: Cold War 2

 Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

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