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Behind the Toe Loops: The Inner World of Figure Skating

Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the US’s first gold medal in ice dancing last week, and tonight we wait in anticipation for the final figure skating event: Women’s free skate. This hour we’ll talk about the artistry and athleticism that go in to planning an Olympic-level skating event, from the music to the choreography to the costumes.

Russia, Gay Rights and the Sochi Olympics

The Olympics start on Friday, and Russia’s already set a world record for the most expensive Olympics in history. But what has $50 billion built? This hour we’ll talk about the tense social, economic and political climate looming over the games. Plus we’ll gain some insight into Russia’s recent anti-gay laws, and a long history of intolerance.