Listen to Episode 52 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on The Gist, Slate’s Anne Applebaum shares insights into Vladimir Putin’s next move. How might the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 affect what Applebaum believes is Putin’s failing strategy in Ukraine? Then, count penguin poo with researcher Michelle LaRue from the University of Minnesota’s Polar Geospatial Center. She’s using satellite imagery to get a better count on penguin populations. In today’s Spiel, the MH17 story is all about the telling detail.
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