Russia http://kcur.org en KU Linguist Transforms How The Kazakh Language Is Written http://kcur.org/post/ku-linguist-transforms-how-kazakh-language-written <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Languages change. Sometimes slowly and organically, sometimes quickly... and on purpose.</p><p>Kazakh President <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/12/02/166336701/kazakhstan-celebrates-first-and-only-president">Nursaltan Nazarbayev</a> wants the people of Kazakhstan to use Latin script (rather than Cyrillic) to write in their native language.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:52:36 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Christina Lieffring 58870 at http://kcur.org KU Linguist Transforms How The Kazakh Language Is Written Looking Back At The U-2 Spy Plane Incident http://kcur.org/post/looking-back-u-2-spy-plane-incident <p>Threats to sovereignty along the Black Sea, lots of discussions about spying … it all brings back memories of the Cold War.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about one of the most notorious incidents of that period. When Russia shot down the U-2 spy plane, pilot Gary Powers became the international face of a mission gone wrong. His son joins us to talk about that event.</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:02:51 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 52879 at http://kcur.org Looking Back At The U-2 Spy Plane Incident Cultural Conflict In Ukraine Reaches Back To KC http://kcur.org/post/cultural-conflict-ukraine-reaches-back-kc-0 <p>Russia’s incursion into the Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula has sparked a reaction across Europe. The region voted over the weekend to secede to be part of Russia,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">but the European Union, the United States and others have called that vote illegal.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:46:06 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Stephen Steigman 52854 at http://kcur.org Cultural Conflict In Ukraine Reaches Back To KC America's Shifting Foreign Policy http://kcur.org/post/americas-shifting-foreign-policy <p></p><p>Over the past few years, the United States has <strong>started to withdraw its aid and influence</strong> from regions like the Middle East, and that is creating space for <strong>other countries to assume more powerful positions</strong>.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 35876 at http://kcur.org America's Shifting Foreign Policy