International Voices with Udo Fluck, is a podcast series presented by Arts Missoula and the Missoula Broadcasting Company, with an emphasis on what is happening in regard to educational and cultural programming and events in the Missoula community. Udo Fluck, Director of Global and Cultural Affairs of Arts Missoula, welcomes guests each month to inform, connect and engage the local Missoula community and provide a conversational "window" to the world.
August 2020: Daniel Bognar, Head of the Division of Special Education in Germany’s Ministry of Education, Wiesbaden , Hesse, Germany. Host Udo Fluck virtually meets with Daniel Bognar, former teacher, current policy maker and Head of the Division of Special Education in Germany’s Ministry of Education in the State of Hesse. Mr. Bognar also serves on the Management Board of the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education. Topics include cultural integration of diverse learners in educational settings, as well as transferring pedagogical approaches and content between different students and cultures
Mrs. Toni Grace, International Relations Manager in Missoula’s Sister City Palmerston North, New Zealand
In this episode, Udo Fluck connects virtually with his colleague Toni Grace about how New Zealand successfully stopped the community-spread of COVID-19 and how Missoula’s sister city is recovering and managing post-pandemic. Topics range from the Corona Virus impact on the community, economy, and education, the importance of sister city connections during the global crisis, as well as New Zealand's approach to embracing biculturalism in their indigenous and non-indigenous communities.