City Views

CityViews 10/16/12: Is the U.S. in Decline?/Tutored by the Land



Segment 1:

In light of the Great Recession, lengthy wars in the Middle East and competition from China, some warn the U.S. is a nation in decline. But foreign policy scholar Michael Haltzel says the U.S. is actually well-positioned for the future, but there are obstacles. On Tuesday, Haltzel joins us to defend his argument that America can succeed in the 21st century.


  • Dr. Michael Haltzel, Johns Hopkins University


Dr. Michael Haltzel will deliver the lecture “Is the U.S. in Decline? Putting the 21st Century in Perspective” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall at Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City.





Segment 2:

Notepads and cameras in hand, a group of Utahns recently visited Montana’s Centennial Valley to explore and be inspired by one of America’s greatest wildlife refuges. A new exhibit of their work opens this week and on Tuesday, their instructor – naturalist Stephen Trimble – joins us to describe their creative field trip.


  • Stephen Trimble


The exhibit, “Tutored by the Land: An Exhibition of Photography and Writing from Centennial Valley,” opens Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Artspace Commons, HEAL Utah, 824 S. 400 West, Suite B-111, Salt Lake City. More information at

City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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