WBEZ | South Korea http://www.wbez.org/tags/south-korea Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: BBC documentary banned by Indian state television http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-10/worldview-bbc-documentary-banned-indian-state-television-111679 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/RZsCDJi2_400x400.jpeg" style="height: 620px; width: 620px;" title="(Courtesy of India's Daughter)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195222220&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Controversial rape documentary banned in India</span></p><p>The Indian television station NDTV was supposed to air the BBC documentary India&#39;s Daughter, on Sunday, in part to mark International Women&rsquo;s Day. But the film, which contains an interview with one of the rapists from the Delhi gang rape, was banned by the government. We&rsquo;ll discuss the ban and the state of violence against women in India with Shweta Singh, a professor of social work and women&rsquo;s studies at Loyola University. She&rsquo;s working on a documentary about women&rsquo;s issues in India called &quot;Confounding Traditions of Modernity, Urban Indian Womanhood.&quot;</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Shweta Singh is a professor of social work and women&rsquo;s studies at <a href="https://twitter.com/LoyolaChicago">Loyola University</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195223490&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">The culture around silence</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-fbed38f9-0544-700f-5a7c-003482673d64">An imam charged with allegedly abusing an employee at his Elgin Islamic school appeared in court this morning. </span>Mohammed Abdullah Saleem&rsquo;s also accused in a lawsuit of abusing several young women when they were students at the school years ago. Nadiah Mohahir of Heart Women and Girls and social psychologist Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh join us to talk about why it took so long for these cases to become public, and what&rsquo;s led to the culture of silence around abuse in the Muslim community and larger society.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-fbed38f9-0544-d516-0a45-1d9f903725ec">Nadiah Mohajir is the c</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-fbed38f9-0544-d516-0a45-1d9f903725ec">o-founder &amp; executive director,<a href="https://twitter.com/HEART_wg"> </a></span><a href="https://twitter.com/HEART_wg">HEART Women &amp; Girls</a> an advocacy group that seeks to promote the reproductive health and mental well-being of faith-based communities through culturally sensitive health information and programming.</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-fbed38f9-0546-fa8e-d80d-2c5372f91a81"><a href="http://www.sara-nasserzadeh.com/">Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh</a>&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-fbed38f9-0546-fa8e-d80d-2c5372f91a81">social phycologist and chairperson for the </span><a href="http://www.worldsexology.org/content/middle-east-sexual-health-committee">Middle Eastern Sexual Health Committee</a> at the <a href="http://www.worldsexology.org/">World Association for Sexual Health</a></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195222611&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">South Korea strikes down decades old adultery law</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-c9315e53-0548-790f-c1ba-3b4abeeb18af">Adultery is still considered a crime in many parts of the world.&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-c9315e53-0548-790f-c1ba-3b4abeeb18af">Punishment can be severe and women have often been treated differently under these types of &nbsp;laws. Last month South Korea&rsquo;s Constitutional Court struck down a law that made an extra marital affair punishable by up to two years in prison.</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-c9315e53-0548-790f-c1ba-3b4abeeb18af">Tens of thousands of Koreans had been indicted under the legislation since it was first adopted in 1953. Katharine Moon is a </span>senior fellow at the Brookings <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/about/centers/east-asia-policy-studies">Center for East Asia Policy Studies</a> and the SK Foundation Chair. She joins us to talk about why the law was repealed and what it says about changes in South Korean society.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Katharine Moon is a&nbsp;senior fellow at the Brookings&nbsp;<a href="http://www.brookings.edu/about/centers/east-asia-policy-studies">Center for East Asia Policy Studies</a>&nbsp;and the SK Foundation Chair</em></p></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-10/worldview-bbc-documentary-banned-indian-state-television-111679 Worldview: U.S. ambassador attacked in South Korea http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-06/worldview-us-ambassador-attacked-south-korea-111667 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP574427761985.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="South Korean Vietnam War veterans shout slogans during a rally denouncing the attack on U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194593005&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">U.S. ambassador attacked in South Korea</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-060ba4fa-f0fa-63f2-70bf-6de06295444b">On Thursday, Mark Lippert, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, was attacked by an anti-american extremist wielding a knife. Lippert&rsquo;s injuries were serious, but not life-threatening. North Korea called the attack &ldquo; &quot;knife slashes of justice.&rdquo; &nbsp;Police are investigating the suspect, Kim Ki-jong, who claims he acted alone and was spurred on by the the initiation of annual, South Korea-American military drills. Pyongyang has claimed the drills are a precursor for war. We&rsquo;ll talk about the mysterious attack &nbsp;and other regional issues with Bruce Cumings, professor of History at the University of Chicago.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-060ba4fa-f0fa-d386-d973-c40c8ac0fa5b"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Bruce Cumings is a</em></span><em> professor of history at the <a href="https://twitter.com/UChicago">University of Chicago</a>, author of the books &quot;Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century,&quot; &quot;The Korean War: A History&quot; and North Korea: Another Country&quot;</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194592496&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Milos Stehlik on &#39;Maps to the Stars&#39;</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-80849089-f0fd-9ce9-4c48-5acd112712b8">Director David Cronenberg&rsquo;s latest film &ldquo;Maps to the Stars&rdquo; is set in Hollywood. It follows the story of &nbsp;</span>Havana Segrand, a fading B-List Hollywood actress played by Julianne Moore. Film contributor Milos Stehlik gives us his take on the film. He&rsquo;ll also tell us about on of America&rsquo;s most well known avant garde film programmers, Amos Vogel. There&rsquo;s a film series being shown at the University of Chicago called, &ldquo;Film as a subversive art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Milos Stehlik</a> is the director of <a href="https://twitter.com/facetschicago">Facets Chicago</a> and the WBEZ film contributor.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194591399&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Weekend Passport: &#39;The Mecca Tales&#39; at Chicago Dramatists</span></p><p>Each week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week he&rsquo;ll tell us about The Mecca Tales, a play about five American Muslim women who travel to take part in the Hajj.</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em>Nari Safavi is one of the co-founders of the <a href="http://www.pasfarda.org/default.aspx">PASFARDA Arts &amp; Cultural Exchange</a></em></p><p><em><a href="http://rohinamalik.weebly.com/">Rohina Malik</a> is the playwright for <a href="http://www.chicagodramatists.org/production-the-mecca-tales">&quot;The Mecca Tales.&quot;</a></em></p></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:20:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-06/worldview-us-ambassador-attacked-south-korea-111667 Worldview 1.12.12 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-11212-0 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-january/2012-01-12/korea2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Before Kim Jong-il's death the United States offered to provide food aid to North Korea if it halted its uranium enrichment program. North Korea has indicated it may be open to negotiations on such a deal. And, the Obama administration says it plans to shift its military policy toward Asia. <em>Worldview</em> talks with University of Chicago professor <a href="http://history.uchicago.edu/faculty/cumings.shtml" target="_blank">Bruce Cumings</a> about what it all means.<strong>&nbsp; </strong>And WBEZ's<a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/alison-cuddy" target="_blank"> Alison Cuddy</a> tells <em>Worldview </em>about a host of French film initiatives in Chicago, including “The Tournees Festival of New French Cinema,” at the University of Chicago. The latest film in the series, <em>A Screaming Man</em>, shows Friday night. The film explores the personal and political fall-out of civil war in Chad.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 21:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-11212-0 U of C professor talks North Korea, Obama's beefed up Asia-Pacific policy http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-13/u-c-professor-talks-north-korea-obamas-beefed-asia-pacific-policy-95512 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-12/korea3.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>North Korea’s government-run Central News Agency announced yesterday that the body of Kim Jong-il will be embalmed and laid in state next to Kim Jong-un, his father and founder of the communist state.&nbsp; The regime also alleges it will build “smiling portraits” of Kim and “towers to his immortality.” The efforts reinforce the power of the Kim dynasty, as Kim Jong-il’s son Kim Jong-un takes over as the new “Supreme Leader.”</p><p>Before Kim Jong-il's death the United States offered to provide food aid to North Korea if it halted its uranium enrichment program.&nbsp; North Korea has indicated it may be open to negotiations on such a deal. And, the Obama administration says it plans to shift its military policy toward Asia, away from the Middle East.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>Worldview</em> talks with<a href="http://history.uchicago.edu/faculty/cumings.shtml" target="_blank"> Bruce Cumings</a>,&nbsp; chairman of the University of Chicago's history department and author of several books, including, most recently, <em>The Korean War: A History</em>, about what it all means.<br> &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 18:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-13/u-c-professor-talks-north-korea-obamas-beefed-asia-pacific-policy-95512 A critical look at pending free trade agreements http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-01/critical-look-pending-free-trade-agreements-91401 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-01/FTA3.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>In 1994, the United States, Canada and Mexico implemented the <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/north-american-free-trade-agreement-nafta" target="_blank">North American Free Trade Agreement</a> (NAFTA). At the time, proponents of the landmark agreement said NAFTA would create hundreds of thousands of high-wage jobs in the U.S. It was also supposed to pull Mexico’s economy into the First World and transform it into a robust market for American goods.</p><p>After seventeen years, it’s clear that NAFTA hasn't lived up to expectations. Yet after the August recess, Congress plans to vote on three more free trade agreements -- this time with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. With President Obama and politicians on both sides of the aisle under tremendous pressure to create jobs, the likelihood is high that they'll pass.</p><p>We sift through the facts and myths of free trade agreements with Laura Carlsen, director of the <a href="http://www.cipamericas.org/" target="_blank">Americas Program of the Center for International Policy</a> and a columnist for <a href="http://www.fpif.org/" target="_blank"><em>Foreign Policy in Focus</em></a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 15:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-01/critical-look-pending-free-trade-agreements-91401 Examining South Korea’s shockingly low rates of gun ownership http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-02/examining-south-korea%E2%80%99s-shockingly-low-rates-gun-ownership-89983 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-02/southkorea.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In South Korea, guns are so highly regulated that even the criminal underworld has trouble arming itself. The country has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the developed world.</p><p>As part of our <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/herethere" target="_blank">Here, There</a></em> series where we we examine how other countries tackle problems we face here at home, <a href="http://history.ucdavis.edu/professor/kyu-hyun_kim#anchorContact" target="_blank">Kyu Hyun Kim</a>, a professor of Korean history at the University of California-Davis, tells us about South Korea's unique gun culture.</p></p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-02/examining-south-korea%E2%80%99s-shockingly-low-rates-gun-ownership-89983 Single mothers in South Korea face discrimination, isolation http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-31/single-mothers-south-korea-face-discrimination-isolation-87230 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-31/unwed-mothers-korea.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>While South Korea ranks as one of Asia’s wealthiest, most developed countries, traditional values persist. Single parenting remains a major taboo. Unwed pregnant women in South Korea face social disgrace and, in some cases, are shunned by their families. The few Korean women who decide to raise children on their own confront an ongoing struggle. Michael Rhee reports from Seoul.</p><p><em>This story originally aired on the <a href="http://www.worldvisionreport.org" target="_blank">World Vision Report</a>. We got it from the Public Radio Exchange.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 31 May 2011 16:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-31/single-mothers-south-korea-face-discrimination-isolation-87230 Examining Korea's shockingly low rates of gun ownership http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/examining-koreas-shockingly-low-rates-gun-ownership <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/107756247.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In South Korea, guns are so highly regulated that even the criminal underworld has difficulty arming itself. But that doesn't mean the population is unfamiliar with firearms or immune to gun violence. Incidents of gun violence, however, are rare in Korea, which has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the developed world. As part of our occasional series <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wbez.org/series/here-there"> Here, There</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://history.ucdavis.edu/professor/kyu-hyun_kim#anchorContact">Kyu Hyun Kim</a>, a professor of Korean history at the University of California-Davis, tells us about gun culture in Korea.</p></p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:13:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/examining-koreas-shockingly-low-rates-gun-ownership In 'Bold Operation,' South Korean Commandos Kill Pirates, Rescue Crew http://www.wbez.org/story/asia/bold-operation-south-korean-commandos-kill-pirates-rescue-crew <p><p>"In an unprecedented rescue operation, South Korean naval special forces raided a hijacked [South Korean] freighter in the Arabian Sea Friday, freeing all 21 crewmen and killing eight Somali pirates," <a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2011/01/21/48/0301000000AEN20110121009600315F.HTML" target="_blank">Yonhap News writes</a>.</p><p>The news agency adds that:</p><p><blockquote></p><p>President Lee Myung-bak praised the bold operation in a nationally televised address, saying, 'Our military carried out the operation perfectly under difficult circumstances. I appreciate it and send a message of encouragement'."</p><p></blockquote></p><p>According <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/01/21/133109697/south-korean-commandos-battle-pirates-in-rare-raid" target="_blank">to NPR staff and other wire services</a>:</p><p><blockquote></p><p>"The top-secret operation reportedly lasted about five hours, and photographs from the raid show commandos crouching on the deck of the Samho Jewelry, which was captured by pirates on Jan. 15. Commandos scrambled up a ladder onto the ship, aboard which the pirates were armed with AK assault rifles and anti-tank missiles. A South Korean destroyer and hovering Lynx helicopter provided covering fire."</p><p></blockquote></p><p>The Associated Press <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvcAzWr-Fh4" target="_blank">adds this video report</a>: Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://metrics.npr.org/b/ss/nprapidev/5/1295629332?&gn=In+%27Bold+Operation%2C%27+South+Korean+Commandos+Kill+Pirates%2C+Rescue+Crew&ev=event2&ch=103943429&h1=Somali+pirates,South+Korea,Foreign+News,The+Two-Way,Asia,World,Home+Page+Top+Stories,News&c3=D%3Dgn&v3=D%3Dgn&c4=133113343&c7=1001&v7=D%3Dc7&c18=1001&v18=D%3Dc18&c19=20110121&v19=D%3Dc19&c20=1&v20=D%3Dc20&c31=133114127,133113371,127602464,103943429,133109276,133109274,127602464,103943429,127429648,94427042,93559255&v31=D%3Dc31&c45=MDA0OTc2MjAwMDEyNjk0NDE4OTI2NmUwNQ001"/></p></p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/asia/bold-operation-south-korean-commandos-kill-pirates-rescue-crew