November 22, 2011, will be the 48th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
The passage of time has done little to lessen the intense interest in that historic event and the man accused of the killing, Lee Harvey Oswald.
Much has been written about Oswald over the decades, including the time he spent in the Soviet Union from 1959 to 1962.
We speak with RFE/RL’s Belarus Service chief Alexander Lukashuk, who has written a book, “Trace of the Butterfly,” about Oswald’s time in Minsk.
Also, former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito brought unity to his country in the years after World War II. But in the 1990s, it all came unraveled as war and ethnic cleaning swept the land.
Tito’s granddaughter, Svetlanta Broz, was born in Belgrade but has made Sarajevo her home. She talks to correspondent Irina Lagunina about her grandfather’s legacy and her work to heal the ethnic divisions that remain.
And correspondent Ron Synovitz has the story of the first outdoor rock festival in Afghanistan since 1975. It was part of a month-long series of music workshops, jam sessions, and concerts in Kabul during September and October, with mirror events in New York.
This week's host is Bruce Jacobs.