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dc.contributor.authorHacker, Randi
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-04T19:28:53Z
dc.date.available2014-06-04T19:28:53Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/13881
dc.descriptionThis is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
dc.description.abstractBroadcast Transcript: In a communist state, the government guarantees a job for every citizen. So it is in North Korea though some jobs here are more about form than function. Take the traffic ladies of Pyongyang for example. These lovely young women dress in tailored uniforms and spanking white gloves, carry a rod with a red light on the end, stand in the middle of an intersection and direct traffic with choreographed moves of military precision. When their hourly shift ends, the changing of the guard is accomplished with pomp and ceremony. The fact that there is little or no traffic to speak of in Pyongyang does not interfere with the gravity with which the traffic ladies carry out their work. Remember the iron curtain? Well, this must be the Ironic Curtain. #ceas #hacker #NorthKorea
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCenter for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPostcards from Asia;0126
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://audioboo.fm/boos/829026-0126-the-ironic-curtain
dc.subjectNorth Korea
dc.subjectTraffic Ladies
dc.subjectPyongyang
dc.titleThe Ironic Curtain
dc.typeRecording, oral
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kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
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