On tonight’s show, we travel to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea — better known here in the U.S. as North Korea. Ellen Choy, Caitlin Kee, and Steph Lee visited the DPRK last summer as part of the Korea Exposure and Education Program (KEEP), an annual delegation of Korean American activists to both sides of Korea, one year to the north and the other to the south, to build person-to-person understanding.
We’ll feature an interview with Ellen, Caitlin, and Steph — as well as clips from a short documentary that was produced by JT Takagi, Hye-Jung Park and Chris Kang and Third World Newsreel.
Tonight’s show is dedicated to the people of Gangjeong Village on Jeju Island in Korea. For eight years now, they have been struggling against the construction of a US-ROK naval base on the island. The naval base is polluting their farmland, dividing families, and raising the threat of war throughout Northeast Asia.
Art by Choi ByeongSu; Photo from savejejunow.org
You’ll hear from Kang Dong Kyun, mayor of Gangjeong Village, and Jeong Young Hee, a tangerine farmer and head of the Women’s Association.
We’ll also be talking with Eugene Kang and Hyejin Shim from Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans (HOBAK).