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'Our hands are tied': Local aid workers exposed in pandemic
"A mask, official reports say. Kim urged authorities to take precautions ahead of Typhoon Bobby's arrival. A storm came just weeks after monsoon floods damaged infrastructure farms and killed at least 20 North Koreans. That's according to media reports and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which works with local partners on the ground there, Nazanin today Cummings lectures on humanitarian studies at Deacon University in Melbourne. She says Pyongyang usually turns to foreign aid groups for disaster relief. And to make that happen, these agencies need to build trust with North Korean officials. International organizations are really dependent on having relationship. Inside North Korea, where they have access to information and access to people and access to places that are affected by his after. But because of the covert 19 pandemic, many foreign aid workers are now locked out of the country today coming says You can't do zoom calls from abroad with North Korean officials to coordinate disaster relief. She says Pyongyang's containment measures like closing down its borders and limiting domestic travel were extreme but perhaps necessary. So I think the way North Korea has responded to the pandemic shows that the authorities understand and are very cognizant of how weak the health system is and how how devastating Corbett could be North Korea Earlier this month, Kim Jeong Eun made a rare admission. His economic reforms have failed. He largely blamed the pandemic, international sanctions and natural disasters Today. Cummings agrees that Cove it and US and United Nations restrictions have impacted foreign aid. But she pushes back on the notion that disasters in the North are natural. They don't become disasters and hold a interact with human decision making the inability to be prepared for disasters, the inability to mitigate risk for the disasters and the inability for people to have a system that supports them to be able to make it through hazards without casualty. She adds, the impact of typhoons and floods could be lower if North Korea made caring for its people a priority for the world. I'm Jason Strother and soul.
"jason strother" Discussed on KCRW
"To save lives, and they lose their jobs. In fact, a 1,000,000 1/2 across the country held public employees already have the $3 trillion measure includes additional federal aid for state and local governments and another round of direct payments to eligible Americans. It also includes more money for testing and liability protections for workers. Congressional Republicans say the packages too big. They're expected to pass their own measure by the end of the month. On Wall Street. The Dow was up 227 points at the close today. This's NPR The governor of Oklahoma has coded 19. Republican governor Kevin Stead, who has supported one of the nation's most aggressive re opening plans, is the first governor to test positive for the virus state attended President Trump's rally in Tulsa last month. An event that health officials say likely contributed to an increase in the number of new Corona virus infections in the city. South Korean officials are opening an investigation into a sexual harassment accusations against the former mayor of Seoul. Jason Strother reports Pa Kwan soon was found dead from apparent suicide last week after a staffer filed a complaint with police. The Seoul Metropolitan government says it will look into the allegations made by a still unidentified city hall secretary. Officials were initially reluctant to launch a probe but came under pressure from women's rights groups. The city says it will conduct an investigation that includes outside advocacy organizations. South Korean police dropped their investigation following Park one soon's death. The alleged victim told advocates that the late mayor inappropriately touched her and texted explicit photos for four years. Park was a long time human rights advocate and a presidential hopeful. For NPR News. I'm Jason Strother in Seoul Stocks traded higher today. On Wall Street, the Dow up 227 points. The NASDAQ Up 61 D S and P Up 29..
"jason strother" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Hostile against refugees. Such but my experience throughout the years that I've spent here since two thousand eighteen couple months back and forth is that the less was community has a history of being very friendly against people traveling over the water welcoming and tolerant and understanding and Ben Dixon a humanitarian volunteer on the Greek island of Lesbos. Thank you for being with US thank you. There is no need to panic about the corona virus. That's a message. We keep hearing from medical professionals. Even as the number of cases continues to go up around the world just for perspective though more people died tragically in the tornado. That hit Tennessee last night then from cove in nineteen here in the US. The number of Corona virus infections is expected to go up here perhaps substantially as fighting the outbreak the. Us might take some lessons from South Korea. It now has more than five thousand confirmed cases and at least thirty. Four people have died. Jason Strother reports from Seoul for millions of South Koreans. Emergency cell phone alerts from the government. Ring out every time. A new corona virus infection is discovered in your area. These bad news alerts are especially frequent in Dago. The city is about one hundred fifty miles south of Seoul. And it's now considered the epicenter of South Korea's covert nineteen epidemic chaebol. June lives in Dega with his wife and two kids. I gave him a call to see how things are going to ten. It'll go hurry cuisine. Eeking SHAPE WHO's thirty seven? Says he gets three or four alerts alerts on his phone. Every day they're worrisome but he says the messages are actually a good sign because they show that the authorities are quickly testing and isolating patients before the virus can spread even more neighbor. Move Question Time. It's not just.
"jason strother" Discussed on KCRW
"People have died Jason Strother reports from Seoul the new corona virus outbreak has led to a shortage in surgical masks hundreds of shoppers lined up in the rain outside a department store and up to the fourth floor to purchase government subsidized masks reports say pharmacies and other shops are running out and online vendors are charging inflated prices here a five pack is about five dollars I'm one of those speaking through a white surgical masks fifty year old Kim so young says she waited in line about an hour she says she couldn't find masks anywhere until she came here south Korea's police agency says it's cracking down on price gouging and hoarding of these medical supplies for NPR news I'm Jason Strother in Seoul an airstrike in Syria's embattled it lit province has killed thirty three Turkish soldiers Turkey's blaming Syria but some air strikes there are carried out by Russian forces Russia has denied responsibility now Turkey a NATO member has asked the military alliance for consultations on the deteriorating situation Linda Fasulo reports that at the United Nations delegates are concerned about the Syrian humanitarian crisis the U. N.'s deputy mandatory and she very slim Mueller said that nearly nine hundred fifty thousand civilians have fled the government's offensive over the last three months and that women from the area told through the conditions are not evenly tolerable and that they've been children so traumatized that they no longer speak US ambassador Kelly craft said that all efforts must be focused on immediately establishing a ceasefire in it live if the monetary crisis is to end meanwhile Russia's ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said that the only long term solution to the problem of it live is an expulsion of terrorists from the country for NPR news inland similarly in New York California's utility regulator has imposed a record fine on utility Pacific gas and electric this for causing recent deadly wildfires from member station KQED lily Jamali reports it's the largest penalty ever issued by the California public utilities commission the fine modifies a previous settlement PG&E had agreed to which critics called too lenient more than a hundred people were killed in the wildfires of twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen liabilities from those fires prompted P. Jeannie need to file for bankruptcy last year this harsher fine sets aside hundreds of millions for those victims it's N. P. R. voters in South Carolina hold their primary election tomorrow president trump will hold a rally in north Charleston tonight the candidates competing for the democratic presidential nomination are all hoping for a boost that includes former vice president Joe Biden who was seen strong support among African American voters a key constituency in South Carolina in an interview with PBS news hour democratic presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has defended the use of a controversial surveillance program of Muslims under his administration and peers awesome holiday has more Bloomberg has insisted the program kept Americans safe but no arrests were ever attributed to the surveillance program is still in an interview with PBS Bloomberg showed no remorse and said he had a responsibility to go anywhere he could to get intelligence we have just lost three thousand people at nine eleven course was supposed to do that and so Bloomberg defended going into mosques listening to sermons and spying on Muslims he said it made sense given the identity of the nine eleven terrorists all of the people came from the same place and all that came were from a place I happen to be one religion if they'd been another religion would've done the same thing Bloomberg insists everything he did was legal but multiple lawsuits were filed over the program a small salad and PR news former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh is been sentenced to three years in federal prison for corruption convictions she fraudulently sold self published children's books to nonprofit groups to pay for her political career he resigned under pressure last may I'm korva Coleman NPR news support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors include neon presenting portrait of a lady on fire a love story set in eighteenth century France about an affair between an artist and her female subject now playing in select theaters and the Annie E. Casey foundation you're listening to morning edition on KCRW ahead on morning edition democratic presidential candidate and billionaire Tom Steyer has earned the support of many South Carolina voters it's not just about money it's about message you can have all the money in the world but if you A. saying enough but then what does it really matter mora Stiers South Carolina strategy that's coming up on morning edition here on KCRW I'm around all day on to the point the unintended consequences of charter schools in the privatization of public education what we've seen instead is almost twenty years of stagnant test scores we've seen teachers demoralized teachers fired principles fired schools close what we seen as twenty years of disruption this is not reform Diane Ravitch blames billionaires like Michael Bloomberg who she says don't know what they're doing on our to the point podcast you're listening to K. C. R. W. I'm Larry Perot next.
"jason strother" Discussed on KQED Radio
"People have died Jason Strother reports from Seoul the new corona virus outbreak has led to a shortage in surgical masks hundreds of shoppers lined up in the rain outside a department store and up to the fourth floor to purchase government subsidized mass reports say pharmacies and other shops are running out and online vendors are charging inflated prices here a five pack is about five dollars I'm going to go speaking through a white surgical masks fifty year old Kim so young says she waited in line about an hour she says she couldn't find masks anywhere until she came here south Korea's police agency says it's cracking down on price gouging and hoarding of these medical supplies for NPR news I'm Jason Strother in Seoul an airstrike in Syria's embattled it lit province has killed thirty three Turkish soldiers Turkey's blaming Syria but some air strikes there are carried out by Russian forces Russia has denied responsibility now Turkey a NATO member has asked the military alliance for consultations on the deteriorating situation Linda Fasulo reports that at the United Nations delegates are concerned about the Syrian humanitarian crisis the U. N.'s deputy monetary and she first learned Mueller said that nearly nine hundred fifty thousand civilians have fled the government's offensive over the last three months and that women from the area told through the conditions are not evenly tolerable and that they've been children so traumatized that they no longer speak US ambassador Kelly craft said that all efforts must be focused on immediately establishing a ceasefire in it live if the monetary crisis is to end meanwhile Russia's ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said that the only long term solution to the problem of it live is an expulsion of terrorists from the country for NPR news inland similarly in New York California's utility regulator has imposed a record fine on utility Pacific gas and electric this for causing recent deadly wildfires from member station KQED lily Jamali reports it's the largest penalty ever issued by the California public utilities commission the fine modifies a previous settlement PG&E had agreed to which critics called too lenient more than a hundred people were killed in the wildfires of twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen liabilities from those fires prompted P. Jeannie to file for bankruptcy last year this harsher fine sets aside hundreds of millions for those victims it's in PR voters in South Carolina hold their primary election tomorrow president trump will hold a rally in north Charleston tonight the candidates competing for the democratic presidential nomination are all hoping for a boost that includes former vice president Joe Biden who was seen strong support among African American voters a key constituency in South Carolina in an interview with PBS news hour democratic presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg has defended the use of a controversial surveillance program of Muslims under his administration and peers awesome holiday has more Bloomberg has insisted the program kept Americans safe but no arrests were ever attributed to the surveillance program is still in an interview with PBS Bloomberg showed no remorse and said he had a responsibility to go anywhere he could to get intelligence we have just lost three thousand people at nine eleven course was supposed to do that and so Bloomberg defended going into mosques listening to sermons and spying on Muslims he said it made sense given the identity of the nine eleven terrorists all of the people came from the same place and all that came were from place I happen to be one religion and if they've been another religion would be done the same thing Bloomberg insists everything he did was legal but multiple lawsuits were filed over the program a small college NPR news former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for corruption convictions she fraudulently sold self published children's books to nonprofit groups to pay for her political career he resigned under pressure last name I'm korva Coleman NPR news support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors include neon presenting portrait of a lady on fire a love story set in eighteenth century France about an affair between an artist and her female subject now playing in select theaters and the NET Casey foundation corona virus will be covered in the first story in this segment of morning edition NPR's David Greene is going to talk to an infectious disease expert about the response to the outbreak of that the virus.
Hong Kong police battle protesters
"Terrorist this is no one was injured in the eastern over hours critical level brightest intend to move the whole pizza anti government protesters say that Hong Kong police have used extremely brutal tactics to disrupt many demonstrations and that officers are not being held accountable president trump is calling on north Korean leader Kim Jong moon to act quickly to get a deal done on denuclearization Jason Strother reports from Seoul that trump made his appeal to Kim over the weekend on social media in his tweet addressed to Mister chairman president trump called on Kim Jong hoon to act quickly and get the deal done his message concluded with see you soon just hours earlier US defense secretary mark asper announced that the US and South Korea would scrap air combat drills that were scheduled for later this month speaking at a regional conference in Thailand the Pentagon chief denied this was a concession to North Korea but called it a good will gesture aimed at bringing Pyongyang back to the negotiating table the north had repeatedly criticized the maneuvers following the cancellation of the U. S. exercises on young announced that it's begun its own military drills overseen by ruler Kim for NPR news I'm Jason Strother in Seoul meanwhile
South Korea sends 2 North Koreans home for killing 16 in defection bid
"South Korea's says to north Korean fishermen who were deported yesterday are the first north Koreans to be sent back to their home country since the end of the Korean War in the early nineteen fifties as Jason Strother reports from Seoul officials confirm the two killed sixteen crew members aboard their ship including the captain the two fishermen were handed over to north Korean authorities inside the demilitarized zone Seoul says the two both in their twenties confessed to murdering the captain of their ship as well as its crew and allegedly through the bodies overboard while in north Korean waters after a third mutineer was arrested at port the two sailed into south Korean territory where they were detained last week a government spokesperson said the sailors posed a risk to public safety and did not qualify for refugee protection fishermen sometimes drift below the border and are sent back if they asked to be but almost all who ask for asylum are
"jason strother" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Independent journalism in the public interest ninety three point nine FM and am eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation. live from NPR news in Washington I'm David Mattingly secretary of state Mike Pompeii a whiz acknowledging he was on president trump's July phone call with the president of Ukraine speaking to reporters today in Rome Pompeii also says he stands by his objections to house Democrats seeking to obtain depositions from current and former state department officials as part of their impeachment inquiry of the president NPR's to medical Montanaro says Democrats are giving push back to palm pale they said in fact he was the one potentially trying to intimidate witnesses in that quote any attempt to prevent them from talking with Congress is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment inquiry trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine is the focus of the Democrats inquiry in Iraq today anti government protests are occurring for a second day in Baghdad is NPR's let Mallory in dozens of those marching include many fresh graduates who cannot find jobs in the oil rich country which they blame on rampant corruption in reaction Iraqi prime minister Haider optimality issued a statement promising jobs for those graduates he instructed the oil ministry and other government bodies to start including a fifty percent quota for local workers and contracts with foreign companies however this hasn't called the protesters who continue to March despite security forces using live fire and tear gas to disperse them. the trump administration is urging North Korea to refrain from provocations following Pyongyang's latest ballistic missile tests Jason Strother in Seoul says today's launch came a day after the U. S. announce denuclearization talks with Pyongyang would resume later this week south Korea's military says the north Korean rocket flew about two hundred and eighty miles before splashing down it called on Pyongyang to stop raising tensions soul says the missile might have been fired from a submarine Tokyo says two projectiles landed in its exclusive economic zone and prime minister Shinzo Ave says it violates UN security council resolutions this is the regime's knife missile test since June just hours earlier the US and North Korea said envoys will meet in the upcoming days but a location hasn't been announced for NPR news I'm Jason Strother in Seoul Russian president Vladimir Putin describes as ridiculous the notion that Moscow would try to interfere in next year's US presidential election he also denies Moscow metal in the twenty sixteen vote despite the conclusions of US intelligence agencies and the findings of former special counsel Robert Muller is report speaking today in Moscow Putin says Russia has better things to do than to interfere in American elections Wall Street futures are lower this morning Dow futures are off more than one hundred points I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington and I'm Richard take on WNYC in New York a day after resigning his seat in Congress New York Republican Chris Collins pleaded guilty to insider trading in federal court in Manhattan yesterday W. N. Y. C.'s morale Iraq was there Collins admitted he shared confidential information about a biotechnology company where he served on the board in court he said he was shocked and devastated when he learned that the company's main drug failed a key clinical trial he gave that information to his son Cameron Collins the temple of Cameron and others. to sell their stock and avoid eight hundred thousand dollars in losses Collins apologized to his constituents and said he regretted his actions he's expected to be sentenced in January and faces up to ten years in prison rescue crews are searching for two swimmers missing in the surf off Rockaway beach in queens fire officials said they received reports of three people in the rough water in your beach ninety six street yesterday a fifteen year old was immediately rescued by civilians two other teens a fifteen year old and a sixteen year old are still missing New York City could get some record setting a weather today the National Weather Service reports highs in the region will rise up into the mid to upper eighties potentially hitting ninety degrees today this is W. NYC support for NPR comes from member stations and from Charles Schwab Schwab believes in asking questions and being engaged Charles Schwab own your tomorrow learn more at Schwab dot com and K. books bound in support of it David gill Kian Saviola Tamana memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments. it's morning edition from NPR news I know well king in Washington DC and I'm David green in Culver city California good morning house Democrats want to hear from five current and former state department officials secretary of state Mike Pompeii is trying to delay their appearance this is one episode in one presidential impeachment proceeding but Brianne gore odd thinks there could be broad implications here the balance of power in our country Grodd wrote about this in the Atlantic she's chief counsel at the constitutional accountability center in Washington DC and she joins us this morning good morning. so the headline in your piece the Lennix as the need for congressional oversight goes far beyond impeachment be more specific if if you don't mind where is greater oversight really need it I'm absolutely in a congressional oversight is as old as the Congress itself since the nation's beginning Congress has sought information to help determine when and how to legislate to determine whether the executive branch's implementing our nation's logs properly and to hold a federal officials accountable for abuses of the public trust and so you know the implications of these fights between this house and this president you know could extend well beyond the current fights but really go to our nation systems of checks and balances and whether Congress as an institution can do its job effectively. I mean you point out that that even within this administration that this impeachment fight is not the first time that president trump has resisted I mean not turning over his tax returns for one thing what is this tell us about the way this administration sees the oversight role of Congress you know one of the things that has been particularly stunning over the course of this past year is how unprecedented the levels of obstruction and stonewalling from this president and this administration have been and you know what they have done repeatedly suggested there is something illegitimate or suspicious about congressional efforts to engage in oversight to request information from the executive branch the president tweets about presidential harassment and call friends departs investigations we're now seeing those sorts of claims echoed in formal filings by the department of justice and letters from the secretary of state and it's really deeply troubling because you know again it flips the way things should work on its head you know congressional oversight is not something new it's something that Congress has done since the beginning at something that the Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized is legitimate it said repeatedly that Congress's power to investigate is broad and again that's because Congress can't do its job unless it has that power. but these fights aren't they also something that that's not new I mean haven't passed the ministrations use these taxes tactics I remember all the headlines during the Obama administration Republicans in Congress fighting over subpoenas fighting the Obama White House over the use of executive privilege so so what makes trumps resistance extraordinary in your mind I just how bright it is I mean it's certainly right the past presidents have sometimes you know disagreed with Congress about one in particular they need to turn over and have made claims of privilege as you say but the level of obstruction that we're seeing here is really something of a different kind all together you know the president promise that they wouldn't comply at all and we've seen this administration refusing to comply with even the most routine oversight requests you know it's easy given all of the focus on the president's abuses of the public trust in the impeachment inquiry to think that all of these oversight activities are focused on this president in particular but a lot of what Congress is doing and has been doing over the course of the past year is engaging oversight more broadly you know told hundreds of hearings it sent hundreds of letters requesting information on education policy trade policy natural disasters in the wake of climate change so what's really unique here is just how on earth is what's really unique here is the level of obstruction that we're seeing from this president this administration you talk about that the possibility of of real precedent here going years beyond this president what makes you so worried about that why are you worried that future presidents might see president trump and and his resistance to some kind of model you know in this area as in so many others the president and now lawyers representing his interest seems the normal rules don't apply for him apply to him in the real danger I think is that they change what the normal rules are you know his lawyers are making arguments in court the DOJ is now making arguments in court that if they were accepted could really undermine Congress's ability to gauge an oversight to to engage in the sort of oversight and needs to determine when and how to legislate to determine when. there are abuses of the public trust and that's what's really dangerous because again congressional oversight is essential to our nation systems of checks and balances are system assumes that Congress can get the information and it's a legislated assumes that Congress can act as a check on the executive branch and that's what's really at stake here you said the courts in the past have often cited with Congress could you really see some of the fights were seeing today even reach the Supreme Court and and in theory this court siding with the executive branch well it's certainly the case that I think one of these oversight fights could reach the Supreme Court you know there are a couple of cases that are pending in the immediate intermediate appellate courts right now and no matter who wins or loses there it's I think it's highly possible that once I will bring it to the court but I think it's very unlikely at the court that we'll see a win for the executive branch because again the arguments that they're making are just so unprecedented and so out of line with the Supreme Court has repeatedly said in the past the congressional oversight is broad and it's essential Brienne garage of the constitutional accountability center in our studios in Washington thanks so much thank you for having me there's been a big political and commercial turnaround in San Francisco tool the company that makes you cigarettes says it will drop its opposition to a city wide ban on selling its products Scott she for with member station KQED has that story it was a stunning about face after plowing eleven million dollars into a ballot measure to overturn San Francisco's ban on E. cigarette sales the company announced it'll stop supporting proposition see in a statement jewels new CEO said the company is now committed to working with regulators and policy makers proof is in the pudding we got to wait to see political consultant Larry travel toll is running the campaign to keep the ban in place we're looking at this with us a grain of salt or maybe a spoonful of salt to see exactly what's going to transpire from a toll wonders whether San Francisco based jul will actually pull its money out of the campaign in the past few months jul has Bombay. voters with messages supporting proxy vastly out spending opponents in the past few weeks former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg funded adds to combat Jules pro vaping message the tool record they took twelve point eight billion from big tobacco jul marketed mango man to menthol flavors addicting kids to nicotine Faisal E. cigarettes in vaping effaced and avalanche of bad news the emergence of a deadly lung condition link to them bipartisan calls to pull the product from the market and the FDA is warning to jul about its marketing to minors. during lunch hour in San Francisco smoker Ellen Mason said she tried to quit by vaping but didn't like it but she doesn't support San Francisco's outright ban either I have the right to make a decision as an adult for myself what I want to smoke or what I give or if I choose to smoke not a regulatory body making that decision for me in the end the public will decide proposition C. remains on the ballot next month and voters will choose whether the city's band stays in place or goes up in smoke for NPR news I'm Scott Shafer in San Francisco..
US, North Korea to restart nuclear talks after missile tests, State Department says
"The state department is urging North Korea to refrain from provocations following Pyongyang's latest missile test Jason Strother in Seoul says earlier today North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea of Japan south Korea's military says at least one north Korean missile might have been fired from a submarine this is the ninth missile test to since president trump and leader Kim Jong hoon met in June envoys from North Korea and the U. S. are set to meet in the upcoming days the willow cation hasn't been announced working level talks between the trump administration and North Korea are to resume on Friday and
South Korea confirms 2 swine fever cases
"South Korea is trying to stop the spread of African swine fever so far there have been two confirmed cases of the disease which only affects livestock face instructor reports from Seoul there is concern that the outbreak originated in North Korea south Korea's agriculture ministry says that it has or will soon call around fifteen thousand pigs to stop the spread of African swine fever the deadly disease has spread across Asia and in the spring North Korea reported an outbreak on its border with China infections in South Korea have all occurred at farms near the inter Korean border and it's feared that recent typhoon rains or wild boars have carried the disease to the south officials here say they are stopping the movement of livestock humans and vehicles from infected farmland to contain the outbreak South Korea has a reported sixty three hundred farms that raise about eleven million pegs for NPR news I'm Jason Strother in
"jason strother" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Pair. A boiled egg and two small cuts of grilled pork. I add vinegar and spicy muster to the soup and use kitchen scissors to cut the noodles. Name beyond is a popular dish in South Korea, even though that's not where it originates, these two kind. Both of those chilly soon runs name on. He's sixty nine originally from Seoul and has lived in the US for nearly twenty years. He explains that during the Korean war refugees from the north fled south and brought their recipes with them. The two varieties take their names from their home cities come home and MIM. The other one is Pyongyang me on is the kind that Kim Jong took with him to his first summit with president moon Jae in April and the two dined on them. Again, last week in Pyongyang. This culinary diplomacy sparked the neon craze in South Korea this year and chose says, the free advertising helped his business too. Come over here all day long. You should thank him jumping. Show says he thinks John is doing its part to help build peace on the Korean peninsula. He says he supports engaging the north, but there's still a ways to go tons on Vic. I. Kind of switching to Korean show tells me he's hopeful about peace, but Kim Jong still needs to take steps to denuclearize show thinks he has no other option. Or text. I think he he will. Do you think Trump would attack Kim Jong UN is not expected to attend this year's UN, general assembly in New York. No. North Korean leader ever has put show says he wouldn't be surprised if Kim does eventually come to the US to meet Trump again. And if he ends up bringing beyond with him, he hopes that the president who once said that he'd like to have a burger with Kim can at least pretend that he likes these cold noodles for the world. Jason Strother, Palisades Park, New jersey..
"jason strother" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The topics forum from nine to eleven on k q e d on friday i'm dave freeman good morning warming up now heading into the weekend look for temperatures today from the sixties and seventies up to near one hundred inland from npr news in washington i'm laurie london president trump is telling republicans to stop wasting their time on immigration until after the november elections this morning's tweet by the president comes after house republican leaders thursday postponed a vote on a compromise bill npr's kelsey snell reports members left the closed door session saying they were concerned that the compromise will get fewer votes than a hard line immigration bill that failed earlier in the day negotiators say they plan to spend the weekend discussing ways to improve the bill in hopes of holding a vote sometime next week but members say they are doubtful that the bill can be changed enough to pass the house north and south korean officials have agreed to hold reunion's in august for families divided since the korean war jason strother has more from seoul time is running for the fifty seven thousand or so south koreans that are on the waiting list to reunite with family in the north many are in their seventies or older and thousands pass away every year the meetings in august will be the first to be held since two thousand fifteen jason strother reporting from seoul dow futures are up china's stocks manage to end higher on friday but posted their worst weekly loss since early february as concerns linger over a potential full blown trade war between china and the us you're listening to npr news let's listen to joe mcconnell on this friday morning for his stirred of your commute if.
Canada says agreed with U.S. to keep NAFTA alive, no talks set
"The foreign minister is from south korea and japan he says that despite president trump's tweet that we can all rest easy now that north korea's nuclear weapons are no longer a threat he says the administration is well aware that dialogue with pyongyang could still fall apart that's jason strother reporting from seoul south korea had expressed concern about president trump announcing the us would end joint military exercises with that country canada's foreign affairs minister is the latest official in that country to criticize president trump's new tariffs on us imports of steel and aluminum as dan carpenter reports she did so on capitol hill in testimony before the senate foreign relations committee christopher freeland took her denunciation of the tariffs to president trump's home turf she also argued for preservation of the world's rules based order with or without the united states phelan is the first senior canadian politician to come to capitol hill since trump in two of his advisors launched personal attacks against prime minister justin trudeau because he criticized the tariffs at the close of the g seven summit in quebec freeland said there was no justification to impose tariffs on security grounds and described the action as illegal under both world trade organization and nafta rules freeland is expected to meet with us trades are robert lighthizer on thursday in an effort to keep nafta talks from derailing for npr news i'm dan carpenter can toronto president trump imposed the tariffs on canada mexico and countries in the european union this afternoon the.
Women's Suicide Rates Are Increasing Faster Than Men's
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is now in China, having wrapped up meetings in South Korea as Jason structure reports from Seoul. Pompeii was briefing. The two governments about this week summit between President Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN on denuclearization secretary pond pale met with president moon Jae-in as well as with foreign ministers from South Korea and Japan. He says that despite President Trump's tweet that we can all rest easy. Now that North Korea's nuclear weapons are no longer a threat. He says, the administration is well aware that dialogue with Pyongyang could still fall apart. That's Jason Strother reporting from Seoul, South Korea had expressed concern about President Trump announcing the US would end joint military exercises with that country. Canada's foreign affairs minister is the latest official in that country to criticize President. Trump's new tariffs on US imports of steel and aluminum. Mm-hmm. Has Dan carpenter reports. She did. So on Capitol Hill in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations committee Christophe Lynn, took her denunciation of the tariffs to President Trump's home turf. She also argued for preservation of the world's rules based order with or without the United States. Freeland is the first senior Canadian politician to come to Capitol Hill since Trump into two of his advisors launched personal attacks against prime minister, Justin Trudeau because he criticized the tariffs at the close of the g seven summit in Quebec. Freeland said, there was no justification to impose the tariffs on security grounds and described the action as illegal under both World Trade Organization and NAFTA rules. Freeland is expected to meet with US trades are Robert lighthizer on Thursday in an effort to keep NAFTA talks from derailing for NPR news. I'm Dan carpenter in Toronto. President Trump imposed the tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and countries in the European Union. This afternoon, the Justice Department's inspector general releases. They report into how the f. b. i. handle the investigate. Action into former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton's use of a private E mail server the findings follow an eighteen month review. San Francisco has its new mayor more than a week after the election, Scott Shafer with member station k. q. e. d. says her chief rival has conceded the race. The winner by just a few thousand votes is London breed president of the San Francisco board of supervisors. She was acting mayor for a few weeks after the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee last year raised in public housing by her grandmother, she'll be the first African American woman to be mayor here. Speaking to supporters outside city hall breeds said after a contentious campaign, it's time to get to work. Here's the thing the campaign is over and it is time for us to forget about the drama that existed in the world of politics during the campaign London breed. We'll take office in mid July for NPR news. I'm Scott Shafer in San Francisco. This is NPR news from Washington. A new study says, the number of women committing suicide in the US is on the rise NPR's retu- Chatterjee reports in the new study researchers at the National Center for health statistics, analysed debts by suicide from the year, two thousand to two thousand sixteen. They found that men are more likely to die by suicide than women. But the rate of suicide among girls and women is rising more than twice as fast as for boys and men. The new study doesn't offer insights into what's driving more and more women to take their own lives. But psychologists note that growing levels of stress is a risk factor for also asides and previous reset suggests that middle-age women are reporting increasing levels of stress at home and at work that is the age group of women that's most likely die by suicide. Read through Chatterjee and Pierre news the men's World Cup soccer tournament gets underway today in Russia. The competition among thirty two team. James begins with Russia versus Saudi Arabia. In the group stage, there are three games tomorrow, including Portugal against Spain. The US men's national team did not qualify for this year's World Cup FIBA announced yesterday, the US Canada and Mexico will host the twenty twenty six men's World Cup soccer's world governing body chose the joint North American bid over one from Morocco. Most of the matches will be played at stadiums in the US. The World Cup is played every four years. The next one in twenty twenty two. His to be played in Qatar, stocks in Asia, finished the day lower after the Federal Reserve announced another hike in US interest rates. 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"jason strother" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Or you know thinly veiled threat whether it'd be a nuclear showdown north korea said last week or comparisons libya which has come out from vice president pence as well as john bolton in recent weeks talk like that could derail the summit and right now we have these american officials in the north trying to smooth everything over we have another team of americans going down to singapore for talks reports say a north korean delegation is also headed to singapore so it looks like it's happening but again you know it only takes a few days for the story to completely change here reporter jason strother base and seoul thank you thanks a lot marco talk of peace and war on the korean peninsula can be alarming to americans but for koreans north and south it's a matter of life and death and divided families this past weekend groups of women in north and south korea staged demonstrations for peace one group of activists called women cross dmz attempted to cross the frontier itself from the south sean kim was with them sean as a young korean american woman who recently joined women cross dmz her interest is personal i was born in south korea and i was raised there until i was in seventh grade but to go deeper than that actually my grandmother and my grandfather is from north korea they were born in north korea and when the korean were broke they came down to south korea so my grandpa side he was able to make it to south korea but he's.
"jason strother" Discussed on PRI's The World
"On again off again on again this is the world i'm marco werman president trump cancelled summit with north korea's kim jong un may yet happen but as us and north korean officials try to reach an agreement is not just the americans who are seeking guarantees according to the south korean president kim still is not so trusting of the united states and once more guarantees that the us will drop what kim calls its hostile policy against the regime plus why some korean families are taking this would be summit very personally i am directly affected by it because my family my grandmother has a family north i you cannot see them or she doesn't even know if they're alive the latest on the summit and much more today here on the world i'm mortga werman and this is the world it's good to have you with us we hope you're having a relaxing memorial day to day we're thinking of fallen american servicemen and women and with the news from the two koreas it's hard not to think specifically of lives lost during the korean war a war technically never ended the june twelve summit between the us and north korea guided with help from south korea was looking hopeful then last thursday a unilateral cancellation from president trump and then saturday morning president moon jae in south korea and kim jong un of north korea met unannounced trump also rejoined the good mood and said things for the summit are going ahead so as a right now it appears to be on again reported jason strother joins us from seoul so unsatisfying south korean president moon jae in and north korea's kim jong un had this secret meeting in the dmz what do we know about what was discussed jason aid caught everyone by surprise and you know we didn't know about it until it had already happened.
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"The tradition boy scouts of america scouting troops and affiliate groups packed piles of small american flags and traveled to local cemeteries scouts placed some eighty eight thousand flags in the los angeles national cemetery this year as they plant each flag scouts say the name of the soldier place the flag and salute the soldiers service natalie mcewen is the president of the boy scouts of america venturing program a coed group for high school age teens mcewan reflected on the meaning behind the gesture if it weren't for them and their sacrifices and being able to fight for our country and for us we wouldn't be able to have those barbecues there'd be able to go to the beach or enjoy our summers or just live our daily lives boy and girl scouting groups have commemorated the holiday with flag link from state to state for years in some cases visiting the same cemetery for decades rebecca felt house adams npr news first named storm of the season alburto is expected to bring drenching rain to the florida panhandle when it makes landfall the storm expected to come ashore today a day after a separate storm triggered a flash flood that tore through a historic town in maryland one person now reported missing delicate city in howard county executive allen kittelmann says he's focused on finding that person i've always been told was last seen around five twenty pm that's the only person were aware of this missing were not aware of any pal he's certainly doing whatever we can to locate that person today flash flood and delicate city two years ago killed two people and left behind millions of dollars in damage a us delegation is in north korea today trying to finalize plans for a summit between president trump and kim jong un next month in singapore four days ago trump announced he was cancelling the meeting jason strother reports from seoul the american officials crossed the border into north korea and were led by some kim washington's former ambassador to seoul pyongyang's delegation was headed by chase on we the official who last week called vice president mike pence a political dummy these talks come just days after president trump cancelled the june twelfth summit in.
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"The iheartradio app wbz news time four nine senator marco rubio predicts there'll be a lot of twists and turns along the way before and if president trump holds a summit next month with north korea's leader cbs news updates a summit with north korea on on off on again maybe president trump says negotiations over a potential summit with the leader of north korea are going along very well reporter jason strother in seoul south korea while south korean president moon jaein says the north korean ruler is committed to the complete denuclearization of the entire korean peninsula it's not clear if what north korea considers the complete denuclearisation is the same thing that washington expects republican senator marco rubio on cbs face the nation my suspicion remains that he is going to try to get as much sanctions relief as possible without having to give up his weapons and i think it's gonna be a lot of twists and turns along the way to to try to get there if it's even possible says he's still skeptical about the north koreans motive so still under consideration is june twelfth in singapore summit with kim jong on the president says there's a lot of goodwill right now cbs news update i'm jim taylor a rhode island based ferry has been towed to safety after getting stranded off martha's vineyard the cape cod times reports the eva pearl a ferry that makes seasonal trips to the island lost propulsion about a quarter mile from shore the coast guard says the boat was towed with seventy five people aboard and that no injuries were reported wbz news time four eleven and now we turn to wbz's chris pharma well he's in the as hticket dot com sports studio chris well garwood started well finished poorly today at fenway as the sox lost their series finale to the atlanta braves seventy one chris sale made the start for boston retired the side in order in the first two strikeouts no last but it all went bad from there three runs in the second three more in the fifth that's when sale was pulled in each inning that the.
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"Video pleading for help now my life is threatened to suffer here how long did my kids have to go i've seen halt was finally released saturday following meeting between maduro and us senator bob corker he's scheduled to fly to washington this evening for a meeting with president trump for npr news i'm john otis south and north korean leaders have held an unexpected second summit the two met for a couple of hours today at their shared border village in the demilitarized zone and as jason strother reports from seoul they discussed the possibility of reviving plans for a us summit after president trump called it off this week this summit wasn't made public until it already happened president moons office says he met with kim jong un on the northern side of the dmz and they discussed interkorean agreements as well as the potential for talks with the us president moon will hold a press conference on sunday morning to give more details about this meeting meanwhile the white house says it's going ahead with earlier plans to send a team to singapore this weekend to discuss logistics in face a us north korea summit gets back on track this is npr this is wnyc in new york i'm lance lucky as you've been hearing on wnyc final results from a referendum show that irish voters have overwhelmingly supported repealing their country's constitutional ban on abortions and having parliament enact laws that reflect the popular vote many irish ex patriots in new york city are celebrating the group repeal eighth in y c protested on the streets of new york yesterday and wrote letters to irish politicians opposing the eighth amendment rachel gallagher says the antiabortion amendment is a relic or was a relic of the country's religious past kind of oppression of catholic churches like really really dwindling every step closer we get to kind of making sure that it doesn't have such.
"jason strother" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The new group dot org from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly a top north korean official is warning kim jong un might not attend next month's summit with president trump as jason strother reports from seoul this follows comments about north korea by vice president pence viceforeign minister jason we'd lashed out in pans for comparing north korea to libya she calls his remarks ignorant and stupid she says washington's recent behavior is to blame if the trump kim summit scheduled for june twelfth in singapore is called off libyan leader moammar gadhafi gave up his nuclear program under pressure and in two thousand eleven was killed by rebels in his country officials in hawaii say about two thousand people remain evacuated from their homes because of lava and gases from the killer way of volcano it's unclear when they'll be allowed to return home two dozen houses are among the fifty buildings destroyed by lava cincinnati eruption three weeks ago talmadge magnolia is hawaii county civil defense chief he says more than twenty vents have opened in the ground since then we've seen how kind of stable right now then all of a sudden officically popout anywhere so you know where's the next fissure going to europe that we're going to have to take immediate action scientists with the us geological survey say they've captured images of blue flames burning from cracks in pavements something described as rare i'm dave mattingly in washington this is wnyc i'm shumita basu in.
"jason strother" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"But we begin with that meeting between president trump and north korea's leader kim yong it's meant to happen next month however mr trump has said just in the last few hours good chance the historic summit may be cancelled north korea seems suitably concerned enough to have offered concessions jason strother is a journalists based in the south korean capital seoul this was president moons worst nightmare after the very chummy summit he had with kim jong last month you know he's been trying to convince president trump that pyongyang is serious about denuclearization but you know last week we had north korea saying that it felt that washington was pushing it into a corner to unilaterally denuclearize and now we have president trump's saying that maybe this summit is not going to happen if certain conditions aren't meant that this has to be bad news for president moon but as far as i've seen the south korean position still is that it's going to go off without a hitch on june twelfth in singapore yesterday we had a british american chinese and russian journalists fly into north korea to watch the demolition this week of the putin gary nuclear test site this is the facility where north korea has conducted all of its nuclear tests since two thousand and six however the south korean journalists the rate of them were more or less stranded in beijing they were they were denied entry visas but there was a turnaround today and now those journalists will be flying up north to watch this demolition take place we have to remember that back in two thousand eight north korea demolish the cooling tower at the young young nuclear reactor the plutonium processing center it only took a few years to get that reactor backup and producing nuclear material after that cooling tower was knocked down and there is some speculation that if north korea does go ahead and blow up the the four tunnels at the that the poem gator he's site it could be rebuilt in some time or again does it have some other testing center hidden away in the mountains somewhere jason that journalists space in seoul with an update on the meeting next month between kim jong un and president trump still unsure whether that is going to.
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"The ninety five year old is accusing pow entertainment boss and co founder of taking advantage of his degenerative i condition to get into sign what he describes as a fraudulent agreement mr lease lawyers say his signature may have been forged or copied finally football and let it go madrid of beaten olympique marseille three nil to win the euro per league final two of athletic goes goes came from the french striker antoine gleasman on what could be one of his last games for the club the defeat is maasais third consecutive loss in the final of the competition and that is the bbc news i'm marco werman and this is the world thank you for being with us today noone said it was going to be easy or even be at all north korea's thrown some cold water on the plan kim jong un donald trump's summit i pyongyang cancelled a meeting with south korea that had been slated for today north korea's official news agency said the move was because longplanned us south korean military exercises were going ahead then later north korea stated simply that it would not give up its nuclear weapons and would cancel the plan summit with donald trump if the us continued to insist on denuclearization and today trump did insist again but the white house also says it's not giving up on the plan negotiations for their part south koreans appear to be taking it mostly in stride reporter jason strother is in saul it's probably not a big surprise to many south koreans that there would be some hiccups along the road but south korea north korea have been down this path many times before and there's no reason to expect that today's decision to call off the high level talks or make these threats to reconsider the trump kim summit is actually the end of the road.
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"On twitter today noting they're in good health jason strother reports the men are traveling back to the us aboard a plane with secretary of state mike pompeo secretary oh traveled to pyongyang to win the three americans release as well as make the final arrangements for the upcoming summit between president trump and kim jong hoon the three crean americans were accused of either spying or committing hostile acts against the regime two of the men worked at a university in pyongyang run by christian missionaries the other is said to have been involved in business in the north the americans release was welcomed by the south korean government which called on north korea to free six of its own nationals who are currently in detention for npr news i'm jason struther in seoul stocks are trading higher on wall street at this hour the dow is up one hundred eighty points at twenty four thousand five thirty five the nasdaq composite up seventy two this is npr news in washington the world health organization and doctors without borders are working with the democratic republic of congo to contain a new ebola outbreak npr's jason bovi in reports at least seventeen people have died in a remote part of the central african nation and so far two of the deaths have been confirmed as ebola the world health organization is releasing a million dollars to respond to the health emergency and says it will be sending doctors epidemiologists and other abol experts to help deal with the outbreak local health officials initially reported a cluster of twentyone patience all suffering from what appeared to be hemorragic fever outbreak is occurring in an isolated part of the equatorial province in the north west of the country the who says health facilities in the area are rudimentary rely on international aid organizations for supplies and are illequipped tackle e bola cases on their own this is the ninth confirmed abol outbreak in the democratic republic of congo the virus was first discovered in the drc nineteen seventy six.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from came in jack came in jack prepared to premium cocktail so you don't have to find it near you at cayman jack dot com please drink responsibly premium malt beverage american vintage beverage co chicago illinois live from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston secretary of state mike palm heo is meeting with his rayleigh prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem today israel is the second stop of pompeii os three day middle east tour earlier today he discussed international security with leaders in saudi arabia warning them about the threat posed by iran destabilizes this entire region that supports proxy militias and terrorist groups it is an arms dealer to the who the rebels in yemen and iran conduct cyber hacking campaigns that supports the murderers assad regime as well unlike the prior administration we will not neglect the vast scope of iran's terrorism heo says the us is prepared to pull out of the iran nuclear deal next month if a stronger agreement cannot be reached president trump has criticized it as the worst deal ever and has threatened to terminate the agreement north korea says it will close its main nuclear test site by may that's according to the south korean government jason strother reports the pledge was made during a historic summit between the two koreas last week president moon jae in's office says that during the summit kim jong hoon said that he'll close down his nuclear test site at pyong adri next month he'll also invite international observers to watch him do it there are concerns that the site is damaged and could even be leaking radiation but kim reportedly said the site is still in good condition jason strother reporting from seoul central american migrants traveling with a caravan through mexico will begin crossing the border into the us today npr's carrie kahn reports that trump administration is valid to crack down on false asylum seekers carlos antonio aggie ladda says his four children and wife had to flee honduras because of the.
"jason strother" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Three leaders are holding a summit ended a militarized zone that separating their countries kim jong un made history friday by crossing the world's most heavily armed border to meet with south korean president moon gene jason structure is in seoul kim jong moon and moon jaein approached one another from their respective sides of the border they show cans before kim stepped over a small concrete fence making him the first north korean leader in decades to step foot in the south kim then grabbed moons hand and led him back over the fence and into the north for a brief moment the two leaders observed an honor guard and welcoming ceremony before entering the peace house a conference hall just below the border kim and moon will meet throughout the day and attend a state dinner together for npr news i'm jason strother in seoul comedian bill cosby's lawyers says thursday sexual assault conviction of his client by norristown pennsylvania jury will be appealed by district attorney kevin steele says cosby cannot hide from his own but deposition testimony that he drunk the women who is at the center of the case fourteen years ago hundred constand came here to norristown for justice and that's what twelve jurors from montgomery county provided her steel reopened andrea constand case as promised after being elected in two thousand fifteen the first trial ended in a hung jury dozens of women claimed to cosby sexually abused them decades ago including five who testified in the norristown town case epa administrator scott pruitt says he has nothing to hide in dispute allegations that he's made ethical missteps in office pruitt face tough questioning on capitol hill thursday about the epa.
Indonesian oil well fire kills 10 people, injures dozens
"Led the scene prompting a high speed chase that ended in a suspect's arrest us and south korean officials have held talks in washington ahead of friday's integrion summit president moon jae gene will meet with the north ruler kim jong own outside the demilitarized zone dividing their countries jason strother has more from seoul south korea national security advisor chong young and his us counterpart john bolton reaffirmed their support for upcoming summits with north korea's leader according to the president's office here president moon jaein is expected to brief president trump by phone following his meeting with kim jong hoon seoul says moonen trump might also meet before the us president holds his own summit with kim the location and date for that summit has not been announced though trump himself has said that it could take place in late may or early june for npr news i'm jason struther in seoul and from washington you're listening to npr news the associated press is projecting republican debbie lesko is the winner of special election for an open congressional seat national republican groups spent about one million dollars to help fend off democratic hopefuls in the race leskovac replace gop congressman trent franks who was on in december amid sexual harassment allegations a fire in an illegal oil well in indonesia has killed ten people and injured dozens more npr's anthony kuhn reports from beijing that the blaze was still burning out of control as it mid morning wednesday local time the fire broke out in a residential area of the country's westernmost province achebe disaster agency officials in eight hundred and twenty foot deep well in the area began gushing oil in the early hours of wednesday morning in villagers were collecting that oil when it caught fire several houses burned down and the injured were sent to hospitals in the provincial capital bundy archie firefighters were battling the blaze with help from.
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"Eight a special program it's a conversation with supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg the program from pr x tonight at eight get a rare personal look into the life of a sitting justice of the supreme court her struggles against gender discrimination antisemitism and severe illness the program is at eight pm tonight from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein north korean leader kim jong hoon is back home after secretly meeting with chinese president xi jinping in beijing jason strother reports north and south korea are now set for talks with a high ranking north and south korea non voice will hold talks on thursday in the penguin jump truce village that straddles the dmz they're making plans for the upcoming summit between kim jong hoon and president moon jaein set for late april kim is also expected to meet president trump by the end of may president trump's commission on school safety meets for the first time today it was set up after last month's mass shooting at a parkland florida high school university hospitals in suburban cleveland ohio says human error caused the loss of thousands of frozen eggs and embryos officials say an alarm system was supposed to alert employees about storage tank temperature fluctuations dr james lou heads the obgyn department i am not certain when this alarm system was tested last the hospital says more than four thousand eggs and embryos were lost twice the number initially reported retail giant walmart is taking cosmopolitan magazine off displays at checkout lines walmart says it's mainly a business decision but acknowledged critics concerns about the magazines hyper sexualize content i'm barbara klein npr news.
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"Right i mean just like when north korean performers came here to the south the south koreans nixed a couple songs that they thought were to politically subversive and we can suppose likewise there will be a similar culling process going on up there in north korea although i don't think red velvet is singing any song in praise of south korean capitalism our democracy so i think they'll be safe okay talk to me a little bit more about this surprise almost newfound friendship that's emerging between the north and the since since the winter olympics and as time drags on that are any of the skeptic's science that the border being won over more by this process i think we're moving full steam ahead here and certainly there are skeptics and i don't think south koreans by and large field that this is automatically going to lead to peace on the peninsula let alone unification president moon jaein he's set to meet with ruler kim jong by the end of april and then we have president trump potentially meeting with ruler kim sometime by the end of may president moon even said today during a cabinet meeting that there is the potential to have a a group summit with trump and kim at some point in the future if their bilateral summits all go well that's it gave them show we're all looking forward to buy tickets for there would have to leave jason strother and so thank you very much that.
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"But the time at sixty no one in pyongyang south korea that's where the winter olympics have their official opening today and while geopolitics are really far away from olympic sporting events this one is being of course more closely watched than ever before because of the proximity of the events to the world's most isolated nation north korea and the symbolism that there will be in a joint north and south korean women's ice hockey team or jason strother as monocle south korea correspondent and he joins me now on the line from pyongyang welcome to the program jason and tell us about the the countdown to the opening ceremony what kind of spectacle and symbolism we can expect to see red well when the north and south korean athletes enter the stadium together they will be marching handinhand arminarm they're walking together under a unified korean flag all that is a white banner with a skyblue outline of the korean peninsula on its no national anthems either instead they'll be walking out to the tune of the song audie wrong it's a traditional folk number that's more or less the only song that is loved both by north and south koreans that's certainly were all the attention is right now on the games although leading up to the opening ceremony tonight we do have some discussions going on between world leaders that may bear may not take the spotlight away from the actual sports k and just to tell us you know given the escalation in tensions that there has been between north korea and the rest of the world in the past couple of a couple of years and how this ad joinedup approach to the olympics has been greeces in in seoul among south koreans sure thing well certainly the games have provided a reprieve to all the rhetoric that was going back and.