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At the TCFR: "The Trump Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

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Aired on Thursday, March 23rd.

How, if at all, will the Israeli-Palenstinian conflict be affected by the Trump White House? Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa spoke on this topic last night at the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations (or TCFR). Gershon Baskin is the founder of the Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information, a joint public-policy think tank. He's been an advisor to Israeli, Palestinian, and international prime ministers on the Middle East peace process, and he was the initiator and negotiator of the secret "back channel" dialogue between Israel and Hamas for the release of 1,027 prisoners -- mainly Palestinians and Arab-Israelis -- in exchange for one Israeli soldier, Gilad Schalit. Gershon's newest book, "In Pursuit of Peace in Israel and Palestine," will come out this year from Vanderbilt University Press.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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