[KBS] Seoul Report http://world.kbs.co.kr/english Seoul Report english 2018-05-23T12:09:23 <![CDATA[UNHCR Korea Representative Naveed Syed Hussain]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5544 In July, five families of 30 Karen refugees from Myanmar arrived in Korea as part of the Korean government’s refugee resettlement program that allows refugees living in temporary refugee camps...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-09-02 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Sihyung Lee, President of Korea Foundation]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5539 A special culture house dedicated to promoting the cultures of ASEAN countries will open in Busan on September 1. This week on the program, we are pleased to welcome Sihyung Lee, President of...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-08-26 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Music Producer Jamie Ilagan]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5535 This week, our guest is Jamie Ilagan, a former Producer and Music Director at Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia. Jamie will tell us about his experiences in broadcasting and how big...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-08-19 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Artistic Director Eun-Ah Cho, National Museum of Korean Contemporary History]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5531 In celebration of National Liberation Day, a classical music concert is taking place on August 15th at the National Museum of Contemporary History. Staged by the Chamber Music Ensemble of the...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-08-12 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Guitarists Oliver Fartach-Naini & Caleb Lavery-Brook]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5523 The 3 rd Korea International Guitar Festival recently took place in Yangpyeong for six days, featuring guitar virtuosos from around the world. This week on the program, we spoke with Oliver...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-08-05 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Executive Director Samuel Koo, PyeongChang Music Festival & School]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5518 The 14th PyeongChang Music Festival & School kicked off on July 26th and is now in full swing in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province. This week, we invited Samuel Koo, the Executive Director of the...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-07-29 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Programmer Jongsuk Thomas Nam, 21st Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5512 The 2017 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) is winding down this weekend. Before the festival’s kick off, we had a chance to chat with Programmer Jongsuk Thomas Nam about...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-07-24 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Pianists Chong Park & Chiharu Aizawa of Duo Vivid]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5508 A four hands piano concert titled “Romeo & Juliet” is taking place on July 16 at the Seoul Arts Center. This week, we are pleased to welcome on the show Duo Vivid—the internationally acclaimed...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-07-15 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Actor Brad Little from the Musical “Cats”​]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5502 The musical “Cats” is back, better than ever. Today on the program, we are excited to meet world-class musical actor Brad Little who has made a stage comeback in Korea with the role Old...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-07-08 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Rafina Raimatulla, Representative of Talk To Me]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5496 According to the Ministry of Justice, the number of foreigners living in South Korea has exceeded 2 million in 2016, accounting for 4 percent of the nation’s total population—and in recent...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-07-01 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Publisher/Co-founder Se-Woong Koo & Managing Editor Haeryun Kang of Korea Exposé]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5490 Today on the show, we meet two journalists—Publisher/Co-founder Se-Woong Koo and Managing Editor Haeryun Kang from Korea Exposé, an English-language news magazine on South Korea dedicated to...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-06-24 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[David Choi - Producer and Musician]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5487 On this week's Touch Base in Seoul, musician and producer David Choi talks about his career from his serendipitous start as a YouTuber to his work as a successful music artist. Join us as...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-06-17 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Wayne Yi-Wen Lin, Associate Concertmaster of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5482 A special classical music concert is currently going on this weekend in New York City. Under the baton of Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic will be joined by musicians invited from orchestras...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-06-10 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Hannah Kim, Founder of Remember 727]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5475 In recognition of Korea’s “Memorial Month” of June, today we are joined by Hannah Kim, a young Korean American woman who recently wrapped up a four-month long worldwide trip of a...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-06-03 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Jenny Cho, Quan Nguyen - Founders of Say]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5472 This week, we are joined by co-founders of Say. Say is a startup with a mission of bringing language education to students via technology… while empowering new generations of workers to...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-05-27 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Writer/Artist Travis Jeppesen ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5465 Today our guest is Travis Jeppesen, a Berlin-based writer and artist who is now in Korea as an International Research Fellow at the MMCA Residency Changdong run by the National Museum of Modern and...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-05-20 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Heejin Choi, CEO of Fair Trade Company Earthman]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5461 May 13th is World Fair Trade Day—a worldwide celebration of fair trade as a sustainable way to fight poverty and improve livelihoods in the world’s most vulnerable communities. This week...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-05-13 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Fulbright Junior Researcher Katelyn Hemmeke]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5454 The month of May is “Family Month” here in Korea and it’s filled with many special days including “Parents’ Day” and “Children’s Day” designated to express appreciation to our...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-05-06 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Carol Park, Author of "Memoir of a Cashier: Korean-Americans, Racism, and Riots"]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5447 Twenty-five years ago, on April 29, four LAPD officers were acquitted of beating African American taxi driver Rodney King. Angry people took to the streets, which continued for six days and is...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-04-29 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Philip K & Sugar Sukyuel]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5444 Today we are excited to meet reggae and ska singers Philip K and Sugar Sukyuel who recently collaborated on a song called “모두좋은세상” or “A Good Time” set to be released on May...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-04-22 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Racecaller Alastair Middleton, Korea Racing Authority (KRA)]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5435 Spring is in full bloom and it’s the perfect time to get out and about in Seoul—and horse racing enthusiasts say there is nothing like a good horse race on a fine spring day. Today our...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-04-15 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Journalist Camila Avella, Founder of INSIDE Magazine]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5431 This week on Touch Base in Seoul, we meet Camila Avella, a journalist from Colombia who is in Seoul to cover the latest 2017 Fall/Winter Hera Seoul Fashion Week which wrapped up its week-long run...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-04-08 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Jung-hyun Kwon - CEO of Hellogentle]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5424 The 2017 Fall/Winter HERA Seoul Fashion Week is winding down after a week of glitz and glam. For the latest Fashion Week special episode, we invite Jung-hyun Kwon, who is the founder and CEO...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-04-01 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Charles Jeong, Hyperrealist Painter/Shakespearean Actor]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5420 Today, we’re joined by hyperrealist painter Charles Jeong, who is better known to the audience by his Korean name Jeong Joong-won. Known to make picture-like paintings that are so real and...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-03-25 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Pianist Chong Park]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5414 This week on the show, we are pleased to meet internationally celebrated pianist Chong Park. Familiar to the audience not only through his exquisite playing but thanks also to his appearances on...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-03-18 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[CIFIKA - Electronic Musician]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5408 KBS WORLD Radio is joined by CIFIKA of Third Culture Kids. She’s a vocalist and musician here in Korea. But her sound is a blend of Korean, English, electronic, dance, and lyrical among other...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-03-11 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Paul Carver & Mark Kelly, Hosts of the Podcast 48 Shades of Football]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5402 Korea’s pro-football season kicks off on today and there is a buzz in the air. Today on our program, we are excited to meet Paul Carver and Mark Kelly, Hosts of “48 Shades of Football”--a...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-03-04 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Pansori Instructor Soo-hyun Moon, National Theater of Korea’s Traditional Performing Arts Academy for Foreigners ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5395 Today on Touch Base in Seoul, we meet Soo-hyun Moon, Pansori Instructor at the National Theater of Korea’s Traditional Performing Arts Academy for Foreigners who will tell us about the special...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-02-25 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Clare Hartwieg, Editor of Daejeon Writing Group]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5391 Today our guest is Clare Hartwieg, one of the editors of the Daejeon Writing Group—a group of Daejeon-based writers who share a passion for writing. We will speak to Clare about the...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-02-18 +09:00 People
<![CDATA[Ana Lucia, Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer of Arum Namu Cosmetics]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5385 This week, we are joined by Ana Lucia, a native of Guatemala who made Seoul her home many years ago. She’s part of the new wave of small business entrepreneurs who are foreigners. And what is...

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rki@kbs.co.kr 2017-02-11 +09:00 People