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At the TCFR: "Can America Survive an Era of Ignorance? Its Crippling Effect on Our Foreign Policy"

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Aired on Wednesday, December 12th.

What happens when we as a society stop trusting our experts, stop consulting our longtime scholars, and stop listening to our intelligence-community professionals? What happens to our foreign policy? How are this nation's relationships with the rest of the world affected? How is our government itself altered? Our guest on ST is the conservative writer and scholar, Tom Nichols, who is also a Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. Nichols recently gave an address at the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations (or TCFR) titled "Can America Survive an Era of Ignorance? Its Crippling Effect on Our Foreign Policy." And along those same lines, the most recent book by Nichols (from Oxford University Press; released last year) is "The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters."

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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