Ukraine, 6-15-22

First, links to reports heard on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” and from the Associated Press and Reuters; others are accessible by clicking on their names below. — MCM


High gas prices have people in Colorado changing their travel habits. Reported by Matt Bloom | Colorado Public Radio Skyrocketing gas prices in Colorado have people changing their spending and commuting habits. The record prices are forcing some to reevaluate summer travel plans. Click HERE to listen and, tomorrow, read.


For pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, Ukraine war adds urgency to his most personal work. Reported by Nate Chinen | WGBO 88.3 FM  During his first few years in the United States, as a virtuoso pianist and composer studying at the Berklee College of Music two decades ago, Vadim Neselovskyi was often asked about his origins. “I would say, ‘I’m from Odesa,’ or even ‘I’m from Russia,’ ” he recalls, “because nobody knew what Ukraine was.” His evocative new solo piano suite, Odesa: A Musical Walk Through a Legendary City, enters the world at quite a different moment. Mostly recorded . . . Click HERE to listen and read the rest.


Momentum in the war has shifted and Ukraine says it needs more weapons. Reported by A Martínez and Greg Myre | National Public Radio As NATO countries begin talks in Brussels, Ukraine is making its message clear: send more heavy weapons and fast. Ukraine’s outgunned military is losing ground to Russia in the east of the country. Click HERE to listen and, tomorrow, read.


In Ukraine, mines take lives even after fighting moves on, by John Leicester and Yuras Karmanau | The Associated Press MAKARIV, Ukraine — The truck driver had the radio on, his daughter’s stuffed toy keeping him company, and was bouncing his lumbering vehicle down one of the innumerable dirt tracks in Ukraine that are vital thoroughfares in the country’s vast agricultural heartlands. Then the right rear wheel hit a Soviet-era TM-62 anti-tank mine. The explosion blew Vadym Schvydchenko and his daughter’s toy clean out of the cabin. The truck, and his livelihood, went up in flames. Astoundingly, the . . . READ MORE . . .


Exclusive: U.S. targets Russia with tech to evade censorship of Ukraine news, by James Pearson and Christopher Bingreuters LONDON/WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has pushed new, increased funding into three technology companies since the start of the Ukraine conflict to help Russians sidestep censors and access Western media, according to five people familiar with the situation. The financing effort is focused on . . . READ MORE . . .



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