Tanya Ballard Brown http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Can U.S. Embassies Be Safe Without Being Unsightly? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/can-us-embassies-be-safe-without-being-unsightly There's been a tug of war between aesthetically pleasing and safe when it comes to American embassies around the world.<p>Many embassies have been slammed as bunkers, bland cubes and lifeless compounds. Even the new Secretary of State John Kerry said just a few years ago, "We are building some of the ugliest embassies I've ever seen."<p>But the choice between gardens and gates isn't just academic for diplomats — it can affect the way they work. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:24:00 +0000 Tanya Ballard Brown 9674 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Can U.S. Embassies Be Safe Without Being Unsightly? Dear Lawyers: Order In The &*%# Court! http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dear-lawyers-order-court <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BofddwtPBPw</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:21:00 +0000 Tanya Ballard Brown 8874 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dear Lawyers: Order In The &*%# Court!