Brian Hardzinski http://kgou.org en World Views: July 25, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-25-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a busy month for U.S. foreign policy, and Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise talk about how the United States has responded to multiple crises - from the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, to the situation in Gaza.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later, a conversation with Venezuelan poet Arturo Gutierrez-Plaza about the literature of Latin America. His work explores the small scenes of everyday life.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 34091 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 25, 2014 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 Why Oklahoma City, Other Metropolitan Areas Are Crucial To The Economy http://kgou.org/post/why-oklahoma-city-other-metropolitan-areas-are-crucial-economy <p>Author and Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program fellow <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/bradleyj">Jennifer Bradley</a> argues that cities like Oklahoma City are vital to a post-recession economy. During Oklahoma City’s <a href="http://www.okc.gov/planning/roundtable/">2014 Mayor’s Development Roundtable</a> in May, she said she admires Oklahoma’s progress and improvement.</p><p>“When it comes to building a livable, sustainable, and economically viable place, there’s no such thing as finished,” Bradley says.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:29:56 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Trevor Ford 33815 at http://kgou.org Why Oklahoma City, Other Metropolitan Areas Are Crucial To The Economy 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 Cole: More Than Sanctions Needed To Stabilize Eastern Europe http://kgou.org/post/cole-more-sanctions-needed-stabilize-eastern-europe <p>The White House has called for an unimpeded international investigation into the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Rep. <a href="cole.house.gov">Tom Cole</a> (R-Okla. 4) says the suspected surface-to-air missile attack on the passenger plane shows that President Obama's announcement this week to impose more sanctions on Russia isn't enough to ease the conflict in Eastern Europe.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 33657 at http://kgou.org Cole: More Than Sanctions Needed To Stabilize Eastern Europe UPDATE: Fallin's Office Says Barresi Will Not Be Secretary Of Education http://kgou.org/post/update-fallins-office-says-barresi-will-not-be-secretary-education <p><em><strong>This post was updated at 12:36 CDT&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Mary Fallin’s office has offered its strongest rebuke yet to rumors that Superintendent Janet Barresi could be the state’s next secretary of education.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:15:40 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Oklahoma Watch & Nate Robson 33566 at http://kgou.org UPDATE: Fallin's Office Says Barresi Will Not Be Secretary Of Education 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 VIDEO: Canadian City Planner On What Oklahoma City Can Learn From Vancouver http://kgou.org/post/video-canadian-city-planner-what-oklahoma-city-can-learn-vancouver <p>Since 2002, Oklahoma City’s mayor has hosted a <a href="http://www.okc.gov/planning/roundtable/">Development Roundtable</a> to bring together local leaders and outside experts for conversation about the city’s expansion, progress, and improvement.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:01:43 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 33332 at http://kgou.org VIDEO: Canadian City Planner On What Oklahoma City Can Learn From Vancouver 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