Brian Hardzinski http://kgou.org en 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 Former Oklahoma House Speaker, Governor Push Immigration Reform http://kgou.org/post/former-oklahoma-house-speaker-governor-push-immigration-reform <p>Several Oklahoma Republican leaders have joined a nationwide coalition of business and manufacturing groups in urging Congress to pass immigration reform they say is vital to the nation's economy.</p><p>Former House Speaker Kris Steele and former&nbsp;Gov. Frank Keating wants the GOP and President Obama to work together to enact federal legislation on immigration.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 33059 at http://kgou.org Former Oklahoma House Speaker, Governor Push Immigration Reform Coburn Blasts HHS For Keeping Bridenstine Out Of Fort Sill Facility http://kgou.org/post/coburn-blasts-hhs-keeping-bridenstine-out-fort-sill-facility <p>U.S. Sen <a href="coburn.senate.gov">Tom Coburn</a> (R-Okla.) told a senior Obama administration official Wednesday the Department of Health and Human Services should've allowed U.S. Rep. <a href="bridenstine.house.gov">Jim Bridenstine</a> (R-Okla. 1) access to a facility at Fort Sill housing more than 1,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern U.S. border.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:39:09 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 33055 at http://kgou.org Coburn Blasts HHS For Keeping Bridenstine Out Of Fort Sill Facility 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 CDC Ranks Oklahoma 5th In The Nation In Painkiller Prescription Rate http://kgou.org/post/cdc-ranks-oklahoma-5th-nation-painkiller-prescription-rate <p>A <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/opioid-prescribing/index.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_feature_001">new report</a> from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Oklahoma tied for fifth in the nation in the rate&nbsp; of painkillers prescribed to its residents.</p><p>The CDC says Oklahoma doctors wrote about 128 opioid pain reliever prescriptions, drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone, per 100 state residents.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:16:29 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 32521 at http://kgou.org CDC Ranks Oklahoma 5th In The Nation In Painkiller Prescription Rate Oklahoma's Early Banking An Era Of 'Wild West Capitalism' http://kgou.org/post/oklahomas-early-banking-era-wild-west-capitalism <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Overzealous railroad builders and near-constant debates over the merits of gold vs. silver led to the worst financial crisis the United States had ever seen toward the end of the </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century.</span></p><p>By the time the dust had settled after the Panic of 1893, the U.S. comptroller of the currency's annual report indicated 573 national, state, private, and savings banks as well as loan, trust and mortgage companies failed during the year.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:04:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 32369 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma's Early Banking An Era Of 'Wild West Capitalism' 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