Russia-Ukraine tensions mount, Building self-confidence

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President Biden greets President Putin
Russian president Vladimir Putin, left, talks with U.S. President Joe Biden, right, during the U.S. – Russia summit in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Peter Klaunzer/Swiss Federal Office of Foreign Affairs via AP

A political science professor helps us better understand what the Biden administration can do about tension between Russia and Ukraine. Then, a performance psychology author helps us build our self-confidence.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lowell Barrington Guest
  • Nate Zinsser Guest

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