PLEDGE NOW
As Crimea Crisis Worsens, World Tensely Watches
A pro-Russian soldier stands by a billboard with a map of Crimea and bearing the words "Autonomous Republic of Crimea" in the port of Kerch, Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP)

A pro-Russian soldier stands by a billboard with a map of Crimea and bearing the words “Autonomous Republic of Crimea” in the port of Kerch, Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP)

The growing international crisis in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula gets more complicated every hour, but there are a few things we do now at this evening hour on America’s East Coast.

Our Monday hour tackled the crisis on the ground, with reports from New York and Simferopol, the Crimean capital city. Our top of the hour debrief focused on some of the more important questions floating around the On Point news room today, and perhaps in your own office or dinner table conversations while headlines change on an hourly basis.

Foreign Policy Magazine’s senior reporter Colum Lynch laid out the basic diplomatic angles at play, telling guest host Bob Oakes that “the Ukrainian government isn’t really in a position to withstand a Russian military challenge.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to visit Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, on Tuesday to show solidarity with the interim government there.

And Christian Science Monitor correspondent Sabra Ayres joined us from Simferopol, Ukraine, with a very important note on the so-called “information war” that Russia is conducting as its troops pour in to Crimea. “The troops are already here,” Ayres said. “But not in the massive amounts that everyone fears.”

How do you read the ongoing crisis in Ukraine? The international community’s response? What’s the best way forward here? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Tumblr and @OnPointRadio.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
Feb 12, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts to the cheering crowd at his primary night rally Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Trump and Sanders take New Hampshire. Ferguson under fire from the Justice Department. A rocky week on Wall Street. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Feb 12, 2016
Overcast sky surrounds a man as he rests beneath the art sculpture 'Cupid’s Span' Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Rincon Park in San Francisco. The Bay area has endured unsettled, rainy weather for a week. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Love in the digital age. Romance, sex and expectations in a time of Tinder, Bumble and OKCupid.

RECENT
SHOWS
Feb 12, 2016
Overcast sky surrounds a man as he rests beneath the art sculpture 'Cupid’s Span' Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Rincon Park in San Francisco. The Bay area has endured unsettled, rainy weather for a week. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Love in the digital age. Romance, sex and expectations in a time of Tinder, Bumble and OKCupid.

 
Feb 12, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts to the cheering crowd at his primary night rally Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Trump and Sanders take New Hampshire. Ferguson under fire from the Justice Department. A rocky week on Wall Street. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Our Week In The Web: February 12, 2016
Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Newsletters, disinterested diner women and a place for your feedback. The Internet is vast, friends.

More »
Comment
 
Tom Ashbrook Tries Tinder
Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Host Tom Ashbrook tries Tinder! (For the sake of radio research, of course)

More »
Comment
 
Notes From New Hampshire, #9: Remedy Or Replica?
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Jack Beatty offers one last note from New Hampshire, and looks beyond to the primary races yet to come in both parties.

More »
Comment