foreign relations http://kcur.org en An Interview With The Former U.S. Ambassador To Portugal, Allan Katz http://kcur.org/post/interview-former-us-ambassador-portugal-allan-katz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Allan Katz recently returned from foreign service as the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal to teach at his alma mater, </span>UMKC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Katz was a friend of Barack Obama (before he became President Obama) which he says contributed to being chosen as the ambassador. President Obama nominated Katz in 2009, which was followed by what Katz says was a long, arduous process of congressional approval. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:24:18 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 47127 at http://kcur.org An Interview With The Former U.S. Ambassador To Portugal, Allan Katz Oil And America's Foreign Relations http://kcur.org/post/oil-and-americas-foreign-relations <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>America has had a long and complicated history with foreign oil, with a specific impact on our political relationships abroad.</p><p></p><p>Tuesday on&nbsp;<em>Up To Date</em>, we're&nbsp;joined by <strong>Jay Hakes</strong> to discuss the role that oil has played in our foreign relations.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He’s an energy analyst and director of the Carter Presidential Library and Museum and the author of a book about what freedom from foreign oil can do for our country.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Sangeeta Shastry 40248 at http://kcur.org Oil And America's Foreign Relations