Britain http://kgou.org en The Shipping Forecast: From Britain's Seas Into Its Soul http://kgou.org/post/shipping-forecast-britains-seas-its-soul It is a bizarre nightly ritual that is deeply embedded in the British way of life.<p>You switch off the TV, lock up the house, slip into bed, turn on your radio, and begin to listen to a mantra, delivered by a soothing, soporific voice.<p>"Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger ...." says the voice.<p>You are aware — vaguely — that these delicious words are names, and that those names refer to big blocks of sea around your island nation, stretching all the way up to Iceland and down to North Africa.<p>Your mind begins to swoop across the landscape, sleepily Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:23:44 +0000 Philip Reeves 19319 at http://kgou.org The Shipping Forecast: From Britain's Seas Into Its Soul World Views: July 26, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-26-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot hosts the program from Scotland, and Rebecca Cruise joins her by phone from Washington, D.C. to talk about the economic "baby bump" created by Prince George of Cambridge, and Pope Francis's visit to Brazil.</p><p>Later, former&nbsp;<em>World Views&nbsp;</em>research fellow Jack Randolph returns to the KGOU studios to talk about his latest trip to Tel Aviv. He returned to Israel this week to work with <a href="http://www.peaceplayersintl.org/our-programs/middle-east">Peace Players International</a>, an organization that strives to use sports to bring divided communities together.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 10399 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 26, 2013 How Prince George Provides A "Baby Bump" For British Economy http://kgou.org/post/how-prince-george-provides-baby-bump-british-economy <p></p><p>Earlier this week the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their son Prince George Alexander Louis, concluding seven months of speculation about the child who might someday sit on the British throne.</p><p>KGOU’s <em>World Views </em>host <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a>, the Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma, was vacationing in Scotland Monday when the royal baby arrived.</p><p>She says while most residents she spoke with seemed more excited about Phil Mickelson winning the 2013 British open in nearby East Lothian, the economic impact of the heir to the throne is something everyone is talking about.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:12:12 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 10341 at http://kgou.org How Prince George Provides A "Baby Bump" For British Economy World Views: April 12, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-12-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Rebecca Cruise discuss the death and legacy of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and the heightened tensions between North Korea, the U.S., and its allies as the reclusive country threatens to launch a medium-range ballistic missile.</span></p><p>Retired State Department official and former U.S. Army Colonel <a href="http://www.wm.edu/as/government/faculty/directory/wilkerson_l.php" target="_blank">Lawrence Wilkerson</a> returns to&nbsp;<em>World Views</em> for a conversation about Iran, the energy industry, and nuclear security.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 3798 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 12, 2013 Response to Thatcher's Death Exposes Decades-old Divisions in Britain http://kgou.org/post/response-thatchers-death-exposes-decades-old-divisions-britain <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will be remembered Wednesday during a funeral with full military honors at St. Paul’s Cathedral.</span></p><p>Suzette Grillot, the host of KGOU’s <em>World Views</em> and the Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies, says debates about Thatcher’s legacy and even her funeral suggest Britain is still deeply divided.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:51:40 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 3785 at http://kgou.org Response to Thatcher's Death Exposes Decades-old Divisions in Britain