Ukraine

Ask an Estonian: A new president of the U.S.?

Jan 23, 2017

Our news department has a visiting journalist this year, Jürgen Klemm, a professional broadcaster from Estonia. His nation borders Russia; in fact, Estonia was part of the Soviet Union until 1991. Jürgen has seen the allegations of Russian involvement in the US election. And he's heard President Trump's statements about NATO. We realized we can learn a lot from Jürgen's perspective, so we're debuting this new segment, 'Ask an Estonian.'

DEA head in hot water over sex parties… Marijuana still a Schedule 1 drug… Are eastern Europeans backing dispensaries?... Happy 4/20! … and more.

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Judge denies reclassification of marijuana // SFGate.com   U.S. District judge says she was inclined to remove the Schedule 1 classification (the most dangerous) but says that decision belongs to Congress.

 

  

On the Agust 29th edition of Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of Bank of America's $16 billion settlement over allegations of mortgage-related misconduct in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. We'll also discuss the political crisis in Ukraine. We'lll be joined by The Huffington Post’s Ben Hallman, the Christian Science Monitor’s Fred Weir, and Salon.com's David Dayen. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Your Call: The Snowden Files and the future of Ukraine

May 8, 2014


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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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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?

Today on Your Call: The Snowden files

Feb 28, 2014