Suzette Grillot http://kgou.org en Small Scenes, Big Issues: Poet Captures Day-to-Day Existence In U.S., Venezuela http://kgou.org/post/small-scenes-big-issues-poet-captures-day-day-existence-us-venezuela <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Venezuelan poet Arturo Gutierrez-Plaza has spent his career crafting poems exploring the scenes of everyday life. He told </span>KGOU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">World Views </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he views poetry as a way to maintain the experience of childhood discovery as you learn new words, and how to use those words to unfold the tapestry of language.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:58:41 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 33893 at http://kgou.org Small Scenes, Big Issues: Poet Captures Day-to-Day Existence In U.S., Venezuela World Views: July 18, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-18-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the conflict in Ukraine that likely led to the surface-to-air missile attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, and the increased flow of unaccompanied minors over the U.S.-Mexico border.</p><p>Later, a conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://francisrooney.com/about-the-author/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Francis Rooney</a>, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. President Bush appointed him to the post in 2005 shortly after the death of Pope John Paul II, and he's just written a book about his three-year tenure called&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://francisrooney.com/about-the-book/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: underline;">The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics, and the Extraordinary Relationship between the United States and the Holy See</a></em><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">.</em></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 33680 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 18, 2014 Despite Rough Start, Uncertain Transition, U.S.-Vatican Relationship Personal, Principled http://kgou.org/post/despite-rough-start-uncertain-transition-us-vatican-relationship-personal-principled <p>The United States has had a <a href="http://www.cfr.org/religion/us-vatican-relations/p9751#p1">long-but-rocky relationship with the Vatican</a> and didn’t formally establish diplomatic relations and appoint an ambassador until 1984. That 21-year stretch of U.S. representatives serving with a single pope ended when John Paul II died in 2005.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:33:34 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 33499 at http://kgou.org Despite Rough Start, Uncertain Transition, U.S.-Vatican Relationship Personal, Principled World Views: July 11, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-11-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the escalating situation between Israel and Palestine, both the real and potential impact of host nation Brazil’s loss this week in the World Cup.</p><p>Then a conversation with national security analyst&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rand.org/about/people/r/robinson_linda.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Linda Robinson</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;about her book&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.rand.org/pubs/commercial_books/CB535.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare</em></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.&nbsp;</span>She spent two years in Afghanistan joining U.S. Special Forces on combat missions, while still knowing when to stay out of the way.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:27:59 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 33177 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 11, 2014 Beyond Hollywood, 'Call Of Duty': Why Special Forces Are The Future Of The U.S. Military http://kgou.org/post/beyond-hollywood-call-duty-why-special-forces-are-future-us-military <p>The so-called “light footprint strategy” has been a hallmark of President Obama’s military engagement strategy as he pulled U.S. troops out of Iraq and winds down the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. That drawdown of massive units of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and civilian support staff means a stronger reliance on smaller, more elite military groups.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:09:42 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot & Trevor Ford 33072 at http://kgou.org Beyond Hollywood, 'Call Of Duty': Why Special Forces Are The Future Of The U.S. Military Even With Wide Support, Is Erdoğan’s Presidential Bid Really What Turks Want? http://kgou.org/post/even-wide-support-erdo-s-presidential-bid-really-what-turks-want <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turkey's&nbsp;ruling party nominated Prime Minister </span>Recep<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tayyip</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Erdoğan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to run in&nbsp;Turkey's&nbsp;first directly elected presidential race in August before thousands of cheering supporters on Tuesday.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:11:59 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Associated Press & Trevor Ford 32825 at http://kgou.org Even With Wide Support, Is Erdoğan’s Presidential Bid Really What Turks Want? World Views: July 4, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-4-2014 <p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the French inquiry into former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign fundraising, and Japan’s constitutional reinterpretation that allows it wage conflicts on foreign soil for the first time since World War II.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 32621 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 4, 2014 World Views: June 27, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-27-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss the North Korean response to the Seth Rogen and James Franco film <em>The Interview</em>, and <a href="http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/task_force_report_final_web_062414.pdf">the report</a> released this week &nbsp;reviewing the increased use of drones by the United States.</p><p>And a conversation with University of Oklahoma Latin America historian <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/alan-mcpherson.html">Alan McPherson</a>. His new book <a href="http://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-invaded-9780195343038?cc=us&amp;lang=en&amp;tab=overview"><em>The Invaded</em></a> explores early 20th century conflicts in Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:29:18 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 32242 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 27, 2014 Keeping The Neighbors In Line, But At What Cost? Latin America’s “Invaded” Nations http://kgou.org/post/keeping-neighbors-line-what-cost-latin-america-s-invaded-nations <p>Eighty years after President James Monroe announced his opposition to any European intervention in Latin America, President Theodore Roosevelt expanded on the idea and justified the United States’ aggressive pursuit of its own economic and political interests in the region during his 1904 State of the Union address.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:22:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 32095 at http://kgou.org Keeping The Neighbors In Line, But At What Cost? Latin America’s “Invaded” Nations World Views: June 20, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-20-2014 <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/joshua-landis.html">Joshua Landis</a> joins Suzette Grillot for a conversation about the situation in Iraq and the U.S. response to the escalating violence by Sunni militants.</p><p>And Rebecca Cruise and University of Oklahoma Iranian Studies professor <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/afshin-marashi.html">Afshin Marashi</a>&nbsp;speak with&nbsp;<a href="http://mtavakoli.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Mohamad Tavakoli</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, a professor of history and Near and Middle Eastern civilizations at the University of Toronto. He studies&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Persianate society – arguing that in the pre-modern world, Iranians, the Ottoman Empire, the South Asian Indian Mogul empire, and even Central Asians all spoke a common language.</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:51:32 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 31757 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 20, 2014