Brian Hardzinski http://kgou.org en World Views: April 18, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-18-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joshua Landis and Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> focus on the aggression in the east of Ukraine, and the well as the historical importance of Ukraine in Russian history. They also discuss how the war in Syria has affected the country’s ancient history and cultural heritage.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And later, a conversation with Israeli scholar <a href="http://cmsprod.bgu.ac.il/Eng/Centers/bgi/Staff/zaki.htm">Zaki Shalom</a>.&nbsp;He says the Arab Spring has shifted focus away from the Middle East’s more long-standing&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">discord.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:20:48 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 27552 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 18, 2014 Devastation Of Syria's Culture And Antiquities 'The Price Of War' http://kgou.org/post/devastation-syrias-culture-and-antiquities-price-war <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last month the Syrian Arab Army recaptured the Crusader castle </span>Krak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> des Chevaliers, which was reportedly damaged during air strikes in 2013.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://en.unesco.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (UNESCO) has expressed concern since the civil war began that the conflict could be devastating to the country’s important cultural sites.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:11:34 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27550 at http://kgou.org Devastation Of Syria's Culture And Antiquities 'The Price Of War' Putin – Peter The Great Redux, Or A Modern-Day James Monroe? http://kgou.org/post/putin-peter-great-redux-or-modern-day-james-monroe <p>After hours of negotiations Thursday, top diplomats from the United States, Europe, and Russia agreed to halt any violence, intimidation or provocative actions in Ukraine.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:40:05 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27537 at http://kgou.org Putin – Peter The Great Redux, Or A Modern-Day James Monroe? Oklahoma Public Media's Tornado Coverage Honored With National Journalism Award http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-public-medias-tornado-coverage-honored-national-journalism-award <p>On Wednesday, the Society of Professional Journalists honored <a href="http://kgou.org">KGOU</a>, <a href="http://kosu.org">KOSU</a>, and <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma">StateImpact Oklahoma</a> with a <a href="http://www.spj.org/a-sdx.asp">national Sigma Delta Chi award </a>for collaborative coverage during the immediate aftermath of the May 20, 2013 tornado that devastated Moore.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:35:11 +0000 Laura Knoll & Brian Hardzinski 27432 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Public Media's Tornado Coverage Honored With National Journalism Award How Abraham Lincoln Used 701 Words To "Bind Up The Nation's Wounds" http://kgou.org/post/how-abraham-lincoln-used-701-words-bind-nations-wounds <p></p><p>A little over a month before his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his <a href="http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/lincoln2.asp">second inaugural address</a> as the Civil War drew to a close.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:14:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27217 at http://kgou.org How Abraham Lincoln Used 701 Words To "Bind Up The Nation's Wounds" Bridenstine, Pruitt, Others Get Free Pass In November Elections http://kgou.org/post/bridenstine-pruitt-others-get-free-pass-november-elections <p>U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla. 1) won re-election to a second two-year-term Friday when no candidate filed to run against him at the end of the three-day filing period.</p><p>The freshman GOP House member who represents Tulsa and much of Northeast Oklahoma was among several candidates who did not draw an opponent in their race, and will take office immediately after the November elections.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:42:00 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 27211 at http://kgou.org Bridenstine, Pruitt, Others Get Free Pass In November Elections World Views: April 11, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-11-2014 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joshua Landis discusses Israel’s disappointment with remarks Secretary of State John Kerry made regarding Middle East peace talks, and Rebecca Cruise explains why the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">20</span><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 17.5px;">th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;anniversary of Rwanda's genocide has rekindled tension with</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;France.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later, a conversation with&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yale Law School professor and former State Department legal advisor <a href="http://www.law.yale.edu/faculty/HKoh.htm">Harold Koh</a> about some of the practical aspects of international law.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 27081 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 11, 2014 Large Hail, Damaging Winds Possible This Weekend In Western, Central Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/large-hail-damaging-winds-possible-weekend-western-central-oklahoma <p>Western and Central Oklahoma could see a round of severe weather over the weekend. There's a threat of showers and thunderstorms Saturday west of a line extending from Altus to Alva.</p><p>But&nbsp;<a href="http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/">National Weather Service</a>&nbsp;senior forecaster Michael&nbsp;Scotten&nbsp;says there's a higher chance for that weather to move southeast through Central Oklahoma on Sunday.</p><p>http://youtu.be/9mbuzsU47Ns</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:46:48 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27102 at http://kgou.org Large Hail, Damaging Winds Possible This Weekend In Western, Central Oklahoma Why The 20th Anniversary Of Rwanda's Genocide Has Rekindled Tensions With France http://kgou.org/post/why-20th-anniversary-rwandas-genocide-has-rekindled-tensions-france <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this week Rwandan President Paul </span>Kagame<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.jeuneafrique.com/Article/ARTJAWEB20140407153159/france-rwanda-paul-kagame-genocide-rwandaisgenocide-rwandais-paul-kagame-maintient-ses-accusations-contre-la-france.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">told a Paris newsmagazine</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> France bore some responsibility for the 1994 genocide of more than one million </span>Tutsis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and moderate </span>Hutus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a>, the Assistant Dean of the <a href="file:///C:/Users/Brian/Documents/World%20Views/140411%20-%20Harold%20Koh/cis.ou.edu">College of International Studies</a> at the University of Oklahoma, says the two countries have disputed France’s role for years. A French commission during the 1990s found no wrongdoing regarding the country’s role in the genocide, but a separate Rwandan commission argued France not only allowed the genocide to happen, but French soldiers actually participated.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:53:34 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27076 at http://kgou.org Why The 20th Anniversary Of Rwanda's Genocide Has Rekindled Tensions With France Landis: Kerry’s ‘Poof Speech’ Reveals Lack Of Clear Israel-Palestine Strategy http://kgou.org/post/landis-kerry-s-poof-speech-reveals-lack-clear-israel-palestine-strategy <p></p><p>Secretary of State John Kerry says talks in the Mideast peace process faltered after Israel last month refused to release prisoners as Palestinian leaders demanded, and then moved forward with new construction in a settlement.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:12:56 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 27073 at http://kgou.org Landis: Kerry’s ‘Poof Speech’ Reveals Lack Of Clear Israel-Palestine Strategy