In a NHJournal podcast first, we’re joined by Ukrainian member of parliament Natalya Pipa (Наталія Піпа) on Friday, February 24, as she is literally fleeing to escape the Russian invasion of her country. The audio — recorded in her car as her family drove west — isn’t the best. But the content is amazing.

“It will be a funny question if it was not so sad,” Pipa says at one point.

Then former GOP governor of Virginia Jim Gilmore, who served as United States Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe joins Drew Cline of the Josiah Bartlett Center to discuss the Ukraine crisis and U.S. foreign policy.

And when he’s not showing off his incredibly bad Russian, podcast host Michael Graham notes that, on the domestic policy front, one of the big losers in U.S. politics from the Russian invasion will be the Green movement. Their endorsed candidates are already calling for increased fossil production– and what can the Greens do about it?