Explaining The Korean Split, Trump Tweets And Political Rhetoric

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in Korean Summit Press Pool/AP Photo

We learn about the origins of the split between North and South Korea, including South Korea’s first president. And in the climate of fast-moving federal policy changes, we look at how and why rhetoric in social media has intensified.

Featured in this Show

  • Syngman Rhee And The Division Of Korea

    To understand the current state of US-Korea relations, it can be helpful to look back on why Korea became split initially. Our guest tells the story of Syngman Rhee, South Korea’s first president, and how his decades-long campaign for a free Korea helped pave the way for creating the two countries.

  • President Trump, Twitter, And Political Rhetoric

    President Trump recently tweeted a reference to several first-term Congresswomen, telling them to go back to the countries “from which they came.” We discuss the reaction to the tweets and look at how political rhetoric is changing now that more of it is taking place on social media.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • David Fields Guest
  • Jennifer Mercieca Guest

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