MPR to Air 'Putin’s Power Game' Talk at Noon and 9 p.m. Wednesday

Minnesota Public Radio on Wednesday will broadcast a lecture that Professor Nicholas Hayes delivered at a May 6 Lunch’n Explore hosted by the University of St. Thomas Selim Center for Learning in Later Years.

The lectdure can be heard at noon and 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, on the “Minnesota Public Radio News Presents” program at 91.1 FM. The lecture also can be heard online.

Hayes, who discussed “Putin’s Power Game at Home and Abroad,” is professor of history and holds the university chair in critical thinking at St. John's University in Collegeville and is a contributing writer to

He currently is working on Looking for Leningrad: My Soviet Life, a memoir of his life and experiences in Russia.