Schedule for Wednesday, March 12

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Jian has returned from hosting Canada Reads 2014. Here's what we have in store for you today:

  • In today's opening essay, Jian offers his take on great flag New Zealand debate. The country is presently deciding whether or not to lose its current flag in favour of something a little different. [FULL POST]

  • Jian speaks to Foreign Policy editor Christian Caryl about the strange Ukraine 'news' reports inside Russia and how it reflects Putin's hold on the national media there and a turn toward 'cold war' era propaganda. [FULL POST]

  • While digging through his late father's old recordings, John Carter Cash stumbled upon an unreleased album from legendary country singer Johnny Cash. Originally ignored by Columbia records during a rough patch in Cash's career, the album has been touched up and is set to be released on March 25th. John Carter Cash joins Jian to discuss his amazing discovery and the legacy of his father. [FULL POST]

  • Montreal-based director Malcolm Clarke speaks about his Oscar-winning short documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life. The 38-minute film tells the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, whose devotion to music and her son helped her survive a Nazi concentration camp. She recently died at age 110, just days before the film won the Academy Award. [FULL POST]

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