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The World Explores What It Mean to be Ukranian These Days

From tragedy, a glimmer of hope.

The senseless murder of three students in North Carolina made headlines around the globe.  One of the victims, Deah Barakat, was a dental student who had volunteered to go on a trip to Turkey to help Syrian refugees. He'd been planning the trip with a Chicago-based dentist, Ala Dean Atta. Today on the show, Atta discusses how the tragedy put a spotlight on the project, and helped boost funding.

Also on "The World," so what does it mean to be Ukranian these days?  Kiev-born writer Peter Pomerantsev tells us how pop culture shapes Ukrainian identity.

And speaking of pop culture, did you see the TV cop show about the Muslim-American cop in San Francisco? Of course you didn't -- it never got made.  The writer of that show tells us about creating the characters, getting TV execs interested, and what went down.