Alisa Ruban, International Secretary for the Democratic Alliance, a main opposition party in Ukraine, tells us that protests in the Eastern European country are continuing, and their main goal now is for President Victor Yanokovich to resign.
Freelance reporter Eric Lyman tells us that Pope Francis’ latest statement is drawing attention from many quarters of the international media — ourselves included — for its unique take on larger economic issues.
On our Monday, Dec. 2 program, author and journalist David Laskin discussed how he traced the three branches of his mother’s family for his book The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century. Laskin’s family of Russian-Jewish immigrants includes Zionist pioneers, Maidenform Bra Company founder Ida Rosenthal and seventeen victims of the Holocaust. Here, Laskin describes how all of us can launch our own family search.