Behind the News

Why we need nuclear power, and the ruling class dynamics of the war in Ukraine

Science journalist Leigh Phillips explains why nuclear power has to be part of any serious decarbonization program. And Volodymyr Ishchenko, a research associate at the Institute of East European Studies at the Free University of Berlin, explores Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as part of a bid to consolidate power, and how the ruling classes of both countries are political capitalists of a sort largely unknown in the West.


Artist Song Album Label
J-Felix,Sol GoodmanBe Thankful For What You GotTru Thoughts Covers 3BELIEVE - Tru Thoughts
Kronos QuartetWawshishijay ("Our Beginning")Wawshishijay ("Our Beginning")WMG - Nonesuch
KraftwerkRadioaktivität (2009 Remaster)Radio-Aktivität (2009 Remaster)WMG - Parlophone UK
Herbie HancockBring Down the Birds (Outtake)Blow-Up (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)WMG - WaterTower Music