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  • 00:39

    “Running in North Korea”

    in Current Events

    S3productions proudly presents “Running in North Korea”  


    May 31 2015 at 1:30 PM California time (PST) 


    Call in number 347-884-9787


    Today we are talking with Chris Sturdevant who recently returned from a trip in North Korea


    Has you know North Korea is probably the most Secretive Country on the face of the planet and Chris had the chance to participate in an international Track meet, Visit the USS Pueblo and see other sights while there.  I heard about Chris via Armando F. Sanchez’s series on Cold War Spying and could not pass up the chance to have this show. 


    Below is a Channel 4 Milwaukee news interview and provides context on Chris’s visit to North Korea.


    https://youtu.be/2useEcbMgp0


    By Steve Chamraz. CREATED Apr 24, 2015 - UPDATED: Apr 24, 2015


    MILWAUKEE - It's one of the few places Americans supposedly cannot go, but Chris Sturdevant ran through the streets of North Korea earlier this month as a welcome tourist.


    "The people of North Korea are very warm, they're very genuine, they are very welcoming," Sturdevant said of his brief trip to the capital city of Pyongyang.


    The librarian and competitive runner ventured into the communist nation as part of a running tour group. Some ran in the Pyongyang marathon, Sturdevant raced the 10K, finishing second in his group.


    Some biographical data about our Guest


    Children's Librarian at the Waukesha Public Library
    Air Force veteran 1995-97, Satellite and Wideband Repair
    Competed in masters level world track & field championships for Team USA since 2012
    Chairman, Cold War Museum Midwest Chapter


    Thank You


    DC Hahn


    S3productions


    www.blogtalkradio.com/s3production

  • 02:01

    Nats and the Grays/ Selling Dog Meat in South Korea

    in History

    In the first segment, David Hubler will talk about his book The Nats and the Grays about baseball in World War II Washington, DC as seen by two baseball teams, the Washington Nationals of the segregationist major leagues and the Homestead Grays of the Negro Baseball League and how it led to integration of the major leagues.


    In the second segment, Chris Heyde, Deputy Director of the Animal Welfare Institute will discuss the abuse of dogs in South Korea.

  • 00:25

    Globalized Jeju: Tourism and Turmoil

    in Travel

    Jeju Island welcomes more than a million tourists to its beaches, resorts and UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites every month. The number has grown dramatically every year, from 5 million in 2005 to more than 12 million last year, driven by the economic confidence of a powerful domestic middle class and the package tours of China's nouveaux riche. The effect of the increase in visitors on the environmental and social stability of this island of 500,000 is dramatic and ongoing.  Ann Bush is a writer, teacher and activist from Berkley, California. Her work for The Jeju Weekly magazine has brought an articulate and insightful outsider’s take on the art, history and culture of the island. In this interview she discusses the value and dangers of tourism's economic benefits and the sanctity of cultural solidarity in the face of massive change. Her blog can be found at https://jejujive.wordpress.com/

    Music in this episode: ? ? ? ? with '?? ?? ? ? ?' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpQ7A-hlcI4

  • 00:41

    CHRIS STURDEVANT, Librarian and Veteran Run a 10K in North Korea

    in Business

    CHRIS STURDEVANT recently returned from a trip in North Korea 


    As you may know, North Korea is a highly secretive county and Chris had the chance to participate in an international track meet.


    He also visited the USS Pueblo, which is a U.S. Intelligence gathering ship, captured in 1968.  Chris also highlights his visit to other sights.  


    Link to the Channel 4 Milwaukee news interview and provides context on Chris’s visit to North Korea.
    https://youtu.be/2useEcbMgp0


    Press release by Steve Chamraz. Created Apr 24, 2015 - updated: Apr 24, 2015


    MILWAUKEE - It's one of the few places Americans supposedly cannot go, but Chris Sturdevant ran through the streets of North Korea earlier this month as a welcome tourist.


    "The people of North Korea are very warm, they'revery genuine, they are very welcoming," Sturdevant said of his brief tripto the capital city of Pyongyang.


    The librarian and competitive runner ventured into the communist nation as part of a running tour group. Some ran in the Pyongyang marathon, Sturdevant raced the 10K, finishing second in his group.


    Partial biographical data about our Guest


    Children's Librarian at the Waukesha Public Library
    Air Force veteran, 1995-97, Satellite and wide and repair
    Competed in Masters level, world track & field championships for Team USA since 2012
    Chairman, Cold War Museum, Midwest Chapter

  • 00:24

    Jeju's 4.3 Massacre Remembered

    in Travel

    On April 3rd, 1948, Jeju Island was caught in a civil war-like time of violence and human rights abuses. This is when the period known as the Jeju Uprising and Massacre began.

    The Korea File spoke with participants at the Jeju 4.3 Commemorative Street Festival last Friday to hear their impressions of this tragic event in Jeju's history.

    Live music performances include Hallasanhoe's Songs for Jeju 4.3, Dedicated to 4.3/Antiwar Peace by the Parkbo Band and The Changwon Grandmothers Singing Group's songs from yesteryear with "Girls’ High School Days”.

    Activist/Artist Lee Do-hee's work can be found at http://www.doheelee.com

    The image for this episode is a still from the film '?? (Jiseul)', a semi-fictionalized account of the events of 1948 and after. A review on the award-winning film can be found at Koreana, a quarterly journal of Korean arts and culture at http://www.koreana.or.kr/months/news_view.asp?b_idx=3025&lang=en&page_type=list and the film is wildly available online.

    For a long read on Jeju's 4.3 tragedy see the official governmental document The Jeju 4·3 Incident
    Investigation Report at http://www.jeju43peace.or.kr/report_eng.pdf

    For a brief summarization, go to http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jeju_Uprising

  • 00:26

    TOMMY TRAN on Jeju's Unregulated Growth

    in Travel

    Tommy Tran is a PhD student at the University of California at Los Angeles in the department of Asian Languages and Cultures. His primary focus is urban ethnography in Korean Studies.

    In this interview he discusses what happens when Jeju Island, a former periphery of Korea, becomes a premier testing ground for development highlighting the contradiction between urban expansion and cultural and ecological preservation.

    He also speaks about his (extremely painful) 7 day, 150 km pilgrimage around the entire perimeter of Jeju (in straw sandals) in 2011 and his relationship with Korean Son Buddhism.

    You can read more about his work at his blog, Jeju Palimpsest:
    https://jinmunhak.wordpress.com

    Music on this episode is ???? with ?? (Banigeoulseu- Wave) circa early '80s. Watch their video on youtube at
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL5hyxwUuRY

  • 00:25

    BROTHER ANTHONY: Korea's 20th Century

    in Travel

    Brother Anthony (???) is President of the Royal Asiatic Society of Korea, an academic organization which has participated in Korean intellectual and cultural life since 1900 . He`s also a scholar of Korean studies, a translator of Korean poetry and an expert on The Korean Way of Tea.

    In the 2nd of a two-part conversation he speaks about his work translating poet Ko Un (??), the changes he's witnessed firsthand in Korean society in the last 35 years and the unreality created by the division between the two Koreas.

    For more on Brother Anthony, visit his website at http://hompi.sogang.ac.kr/anthony/

    For more on The Royal Asiatic Society of Korea visit http://www.raskb.com/

    This interview was recorded in Brother Anthony`s Sogang University neighbourhood office in December, 2014.

    Music on this episode: "Chuitaepyoung", Daegeum Solo, 1928

  • 00:25

    BEN SPENCER: Chuja Exit Interview

    in Travel

    Ben Spencer made it through 6 months on the biggest hardship posting in Korea's EPIK public school program, the rapidly shrinking fishing community of 2000 on Chuja Island, 2 hours north-west of Jeju by ferry.

    I spoke with him in October and agreed to catch up again at the end of his contract to see how he had maintained morale and motivation in such an isolated environment.

    In this exit interview two days prior to leaving Korea forever and returning to life, love and home in Ireland, Spencer speaks about life in a one industry community, Chuja's lack of self-sufficiency and why he ended his teaching contract early. He also expands on some Chuja-related topics established by The Jeju Weekly article 'And You Thought Jeju Was Remote' from August, 2009.

    Spencer's intriguing and articulate prose on Chuja life can be found at OBSERVATIONS FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE at https://countryobservations.wordpress.com/ and his earlier writings can be found at SPENCER COTTAGE INDUSTRIES at https://spencersteaandsympathy.wordpress.com/

    Music on this episode courtesy of '60s Korean girl-group THE PEARL SISTERS. An explainer on the group from kpopstarz.com: http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/81483/20140227/pearl-sisters-hate-it.htm

    A link to The jeju Weekly article can be found here:
    http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=179

  • 00:26

    FANCY MAN live show + interview

    in Travel

    Fancy folk trio FANCY MAN on playing in Jeju's music scene, using the school music room as a practice space and the joys of sharing a teaching gig with your bandmates.

    You can find more music and videos including Christmas Card From Korea (part 2) at http://www.timothycushing.com/

    This interview and live performance was recorded at Jeju City's Magpie Brewing Co. on 2/20/2015.

  • 01:31

    It Is Finished! 04FEB15 ISIS, Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Cuba, WW3

    in Christianity

    There's a War that is brewing! All the ingredients are just about complete. Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Cuba and the United States are the major Key Players. Then there's this Demonic Group...ISIS who are nothing more than Savages burning people ALIVE. The Bible speaks of the 4 Horsemen. Have they mounted? Are they riding? What is going on and how does it relate to the times that we are in?

  • 00:20

    BROTHER ANTHONY has eclectic interests

    in Travel

    Brother Anthony, or ???, is President of the Royal Asiatic Society of Korea (http://www.raskb.com/), an academic organization which has participated in Korean intellectual and cultural life since 1900 . He`s also a scholar of Korean studies, a translator of Korean poetry and an expert on The Korean Way of Tea.

    In the first of a two-part conversation he speaks about the Society's history and it's relationship with the country, discusses his 37 years as a member of Seoul`s academic community and reflects on his life as a member of the Taizé monastic order.

    For more on Brother Anthony, visit his website at http://hompi.sogang.ac.kr/anthony/

    This interview was recorded in Brother Anthony`s Sogang University neighbourhood office in December, 2014.

    Music on this episode: "Gayageum Sanjo Variation", Hwang Byeonggi (1966)

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