Shows: January 24, 2011

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Peace Talks in the Philippines

The Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines are scheduled to hold formal peace talks in Oslo, Norway in February. The talks could bring an end to the countryís decades-long civil war. We speak with Edre Olalia about whatís at stake and what to expect when talks resume next month.

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North Korea: Which Way Forward?

The Korean peninsula came close to the brink of war last November, when South Korea conducted a live artillery drill within a disputed maritime region and North Korea fired back. Four South Koreans and an unknown number of North Koreans were killed in the exchange. What factors converged to create this most recent crisis? And now that the dust has settled, what options are on the table to move forward?

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Korea-US Free Trade Agreement

This week in Washington, DC, activists will gather to protest the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement which President George W. Bush negotiated during his presidency and President Obama now says he will bring to Congress for a vote. The proposed Free Trade Agreement would be USís second-largest one after NAFTA. We speak with Seung Hye Suh of Korean Americans for Fair Trade about the issues involved.

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