Italy http://kgou.org en World Views: June 6, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-6-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>As President Obama and world leaders convened in France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Suzette Grillot spoke with Italian citizen Katia Girotto about Italy's memory of World War II. June 4 marked the 70th anniversary of the fall of Rome.</p><p>Later, a conversation with University of Oklahoma anthropologist <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/erika-robb-larkins-.html">Erika Robb Larkins</a> about Brazil's favela neighborhoods ahead of next week's opening of the <a href="http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/">World Cup</a>, and the 2016 <a href="http://www.olympic.org/rio-2016-summer-olympics">Olympics</a>.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 30829 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 6, 2014 SLIDESHOW: On The Road – The Forgotten Anniversary Of World War II http://kgou.org/post/slideshow-road-forgotten-anniversary-world-war-ii <p>President Obama and other world leaders paused Friday to somberly mark the 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Allied invasion of France. But like in 1944, the D-Day anniversary overshadows another important milestone in World War II history – the June 1944 fall of Rome.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:22:37 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 30828 at http://kgou.org SLIDESHOW: On The Road – The Forgotten Anniversary Of World War II World Views: May 30, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-30-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Italian citizen and lawyer </span>Katia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Girotto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the outcome of European parliamentary elections, and how Italians feel about the elections' impact on the future of EU politics and economics.</span></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Joshua Landis discuss television and social media in Lebanon with <a href="http://www.balamand.edu.lb/main/Pages/default.aspx">University of&nbsp;Balamand</a>&nbsp;journalism department head Ramez Maluf. He says Beirut's position as a major entertainment production hub is controversial among conservatives and Arab intellectuals.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 30355 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 30, 2014 World Views: October 11, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-october-11-2013 <p></p><p>The European Union is now pledging to help Italy after a boat capsized last week and killed hundreds of African migrants. Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss how European governments are struggling with refugee and asylum policies.</p><p><a href="http://www.goodharbor.net/team/clarke.php">Richard Clarke</a> is famously known for criticizing the Bush Administration for not doing enough to stop 9/11.&nbsp; But he now focuses on issues of cybersecurity and intellectual property theft, especially by the Chinese government.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:56:31 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 15113 at http://kgou.org World Views: October 11, 2013 World Views: September 20, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-september-20-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise talk about the righting of the Costa Concordia cruise liner off the coast of Italy, and the two-hour outage of Iran's internet firewall that allowed citizens access to social media.&nbsp;</p><p>Later, a conversation with New Zealand filmmaker <a href="http://costabotes.com/">Costa Botes</a>. He’s directed documentaries about Canadian sled dogs, a cross-dressing attorney, and the inventor of the <a href="https://www.jellybelly.com/">Jelly Belly</a> jelly bean.<br>&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 13903 at http://kgou.org World Views: September 20, 2013 Eyesore Shipwreck Now A Point Of Pride, Optimism For Italy http://kgou.org/post/eyesore-shipwreck-now-point-pride-optimism-italy <p></p><p>Engineers are declaring success after the Costa&nbsp;Concordia&nbsp;cruise ship was pulled upright during a 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany.</p><p><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a>, the Assistant Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma, says the project now allows for a renewed search for the two bodies that were never recovered from the 32 dead, and for the ship to eventually be towed away.</p><p>“For the families of the victims to move beyond this, there is some hope that they will be able to find some of these remains,” Cruise says.</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:25:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 13898 at http://kgou.org Eyesore Shipwreck Now A Point Of Pride, Optimism For Italy World Views: March 29, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-29-2013 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the banking crisis in the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, and the decision to re-try American student Amanda Knox in Italy.</p><p>University of Oklahoma Italian language and literature professor <a href="http://modlang.ou.edu/faculty.php?action=display&amp;id=40&amp;language=Italian" target="_blank">Jason Houston</a> joins Grillot&nbsp;from Arezzo, Italy. He's been following the Catholic Church's transition of power in the Vatican, and <a href="http://italytodaywithdante.blogspot.it/2013/03/the-great-refusal.html" target="_blank">speculates</a> what the last voluntary papal resignation in 1294 could teach us about 2013.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 2815 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 29, 2013 Pope Emeritus Benedict's Lessons From 700 Years Ago http://kgou.org/post/pope-emeritus-benedicts-lessons-700-years-ago <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world’s 1.2 billion Catholics are celebrating Holy Week, and Pope Francis is preparing for his first Good Friday and Easter Mass as pontiff. It’s been exactly a month since Pope Benedict XVI stepped down from the office of the papacy, which has given observers time to reflect on the historic transfer of power.</span></p><p>“This will stand out as a moment that Church historians will talk about for the next 600 years,” said University of Oklahoma Italian language and literature professor <a href="http://modlang.ou.edu/faculty.php?action=display&amp;id=40&amp;language=Italian" target="_blank">Jason Houston</a>. He says if Benedict set a precedent for resignation that future pontiffs would follow, “he has changed the papacy in a way that no one has since probably the 11th Century. [But] I don't think that's going to happen.”</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:55:47 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 2793 at http://kgou.org Pope Emeritus Benedict's Lessons From 700 Years Ago