Listening Assignment for 3/22/12

Here is a feature that has stuck with me over the last few weeks:

http://www.npr.org/2011/12/19/143972785/kims-death-met-with-joy-concern-in-koreatown

The correspondent goes to Koreatown in L.A. to get people’s reactions to the death of Kim Jong-Il. I like this piece because of the way it uses sounds to put you at the show-shine stand and the key kiosk, to remind you that these people are doing everyday things even though their lives are connected to events that often seem larger than life. It also provides a good primer on how people in South Korea see the North at this critical time.

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