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A city sign on the outskirks of Chernobyl. It will be centuries before the surrounding area is safe for human habitation.

Apr. 26, 2011

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine. In our third part of a series of commemorations, two Chicagoans, film director Julian Hayda and producer Father Myron Panchuk, discuss their new documentary Block Four: Chernobyl  2011.   Also, in Syria, there are reports of 25 more protesters killed in Dara’a, bringing the total to nearly 400 nationwide during the five-week-old uprising. Yaser Tabarra, a Syrian American lawyer who writes the blog, Damascene Thoughts, returns to discuss the escalating violence in Syria.