North Korea, South Korea-and Los Angeles

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The Los Angeles Times has reported that LA-s Korean American community and South Korea are -like two sides of a coin. Family, school, church, business and political ties bind them.- With North Korea threatening a nuclear build-up, and South Korea in the throes of political upheaval, there is bound to be considerable reaction here, 7,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. We hear a sampling of opinion about progressive politics, trade, and other events in the homeland from Charles Kim, national executive director of the Korean American Coalition, and Kyeyoung Park, an associate professor of anthropology and Asian American studies at UCLA.
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Warren Olney


Frances Anderton