Crimea, The Missing Jet, The Death Doula & The Movies

If you write a novel set in the little-known Crimean region of Ukraine, what do you do when your setting is overtaken by world events? We talk to a novelist about his experience in Crimea. And we talk to a Russian news media specialist about Putin cracking down on independent news outlets not touting the party line on events in Ukraine. We do our weekly roundup on film: Veronica Mars, Need for Speed, Bad Words... We’ve been reporting on the funeral industry. Today, a “death doula” talks about taking funerals out of the professional mortuary and back into the home. Finally, the mystery of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 continues. We look at the latest in the six-day long search.

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