Brian Hardzinski http://publicradiotulsa.org en How Mexico Is Becoming An Economic Powerhouse And Immigrant Destination http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/how-mexico-becoming-economic-powerhouse-and-immigrant-destination <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Mexico City, Mexico." typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kgou/files/styles/card_280/public/201309/MexicoCity.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kgou/audio/2013/09/130927_WorldViews_McPherson.mp3" class="asset-audio">Listen to Suzette Grillot&#039;s conversation with Alan McPherson, the ConocoPhillips Petroleum Chair of Latin American Studies at the University of Oklahoma.</a><p>Over the last decade, the foreign-born population in Mexico has nearly doubled, and the country is turning into an immigrant destination &#8211; especially for American citizens.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/world/americas/for-migrants-new-land-of-opportunity-is-mexico.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&"><em>The New York Times</em> reported Sunday</a> that International Monetary Fund data shows Mexico&#8217;s economy outpaced the United States, Canada and Brazil in 2011 and 2012.<p>University of Oklahoma International and Area Studies Professor <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/alan-mcpherson.html">Alan McPherson</a> is an expert on U.S.-Latin America relations. He says Mexico&#8217;s economy is more diverse than it&#8217;s ever been, but there&#8217;s a downside to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other aspects of globalization.<p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:09:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 46966 at http://publicradiotulsa.org How Mexico Is Becoming An Economic Powerhouse And Immigrant Destination VIDEO: Oklahoma Senator Coburn Dislikes GOP Strategy To Defund Obamacare http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-senator-coburn-dislikes-gop-strategy-defund-obamacare <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) shakes President Obama&#039;s hand in this undated photo." typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kgou/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/CoburnObama.jpg" alt="" /><p>The U.S. Senate resumed consideration Thursday of the House continuing resolution to fund the government for the next fiscal year that begins Tuesday.<p>But Oklahoma&#39;s junior U.S. &#160;Senator says he won&#39;t vote for any continuing resolution. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:28:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 46896 at http://publicradiotulsa.org VIDEO: Oklahoma Senator Coburn Dislikes GOP Strategy To Defund Obamacare Beyond The “Three Rs”: Environmental Conservation In The 21st Century http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/beyond-three-r-s-environmental-conservation-21st-century <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kgou/audio/2013/09/130927_WorldViews_Marris.mp3" class="asset-audio">Listen to Suzette Grillot&#039;s conversation with environmental journalist Emma Marris.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmentally-conscious waste disposal has been a mainstream movement for nearly half-a-decade, but journalist </span><a href="http://www.emmamarris.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Emma Marris</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says conservation in the modern era can go beyond the mantra of &#8220;Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.&#8221;</span><p>&#8220;In the past, we had this Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 46890 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Beyond The “Three Rs”: Environmental Conservation In The 21st Century Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Lays Off 86 Workers http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-city-based-chesapeake-lays-86-workers <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Chesapeake Energy&#039;s campus in Oklahoma City." typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kgou/files/styles/card_280/public/201309/chesapeake-campus1.jpg" alt="" /><p>Chesapeake Energy Corp. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:52:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 46772 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Lays Off 86 Workers Defending Women's Champs Baylor To Battle Cardinals' Tough Defense http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/defending-champion-baylor-battle-cardinals-tough-defense The NCAA women's basketball tournament's Sweet 16 round continues Sunday, with No. 1 overall seed Baylor taking on No. 5 University of Louisville. Baylor is the defending national champion, and is widely considered the team to beat in this tournament.<p>Baylor has been one of the most successful women's programs in the nation since head coach Kim Mulkey's first national championship in 2005. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:39:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 36608 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Defending Women's Champs Baylor To Battle Cardinals' Tough Defense