부산의 유일한 본격 영어시사토크쇼 Let's Talk Busan!은 부산에서 벌어지는 생생한 사건들을 뉴스와 인터뷰, 토론으로 풀어낸다.
두번째 생방송인 11월 1일 에는 롯데 감독의 교체를 둘러싸고 서로 다른 견해를 가진 게스트들이 설전을 벌인다. 또 10대 에이즈 소녀의 성매매 사건을 계기로 외국인 영어강사들에 대한 에이즈 의무 검사에 대한 원어민들의 의견도 들어봤다.
본격 영어토크쇼 코너인 Talk of the Town. 오늘은 입담 센 게스트들이 나와 한치양보없는 설전을 벌인다. 주제는 롯데 감독 교체, 할로윈 축제의 문화상대성, 그리고 에이즈 양성 반응의 소녀 성매매 사건을 계기로 원어민 영어강사들에 대한 의무 에이즈 검사를 원어민들이 어떻게 느끼고 있는 지를 들었다.
게스트 = Bobby McGill , BusanHaps editor-in-chief
Greg Dolezal, fomer president of ATEK
Johnny Jeong(Korean American)
BSNL, BuSan Night Live, is for those seriously interested in helping to make Busan Town laugh it's ass off!
부산의 배꼽을 빼놓겠다는 당찬 포부로 뭉친 부산나이트라이브. 오는 11월 5,6일 양일간 sketch comedy show를 무대에 올리기 위해 연습에 여념이 없다. 막바지 리허설 현장에서 그들을 만났다.
게스트 = Dwayne Stores, producer, Jon Hardy 등 BSNL 회원
Hyper Local Busan News! 완전 부산뉴스.
영어로 읽고 듣는 부산의 뉴스 주간 서머리 속으로 들어가 보자.
Time now for The Busan Beat ？ a weekly round of news and commentary about what's been happening in Busan.
On October 12th, seven year old Kang Hyeung Wook(강형욱), a 1st grader, was picking up trash in the school yard when he was accidentally struck by a car driven by the school’s principal. Five days later, the child died in the hospital. This tragic incident has led to an uproar on a couple of fronts. Firstly, the school’s insurance policy does not provide any compensation for the victim’s family. The policy does not cover car accidents because it is assumed that drivers are covered by third party automobile insurance. More significantly, there has been a call to prevent this from happening again by making sure that drivers do not need to pass through any area where children might be playing as they make there way into and out of school parking areas. According to the Education Board, in 60 out of 298 elementary schools in Busan, drivers have to pass through the playground in order to exit the school. Parents have formed an online movement to gather signatures supporting a law that would ensure that the necessary changes are made.
The X in KTX finally comes all the way to Busan. Today marks the opening of the new section of KTX line from Busan to Daegu. KTX, Korea's high speed rail line opened in 2004 and cut the travel time from Busan to Seoul 'almost' in half, but things weren't really 'high speed' from Busan to Daegu because the new high speed lines for that portion of the trip had not been completed. . That all changes today as that portion of the KTX line opens, cutting travel time to Seoul from 2:40 to 2:18, saving travelers 22 minutes... well, at least three times a day. Many of the daily trains will still make stops between Busan and Daegu, pretty much nullifying any time savings. Still passengers will be paying more, regardless of how long it takes to get there as the fare from Busan to Seoul will increase W4,300 to W55,500. The stops along the newly opened section are Busan Station, Ulsan, Shin-Gyeongju, and DongDaegu. The old section, which will remain in use by some trains, stops in Busan-Gupo-Miryang and Dong Daegu
The stops along the newly opened section are Busan Station, Ulsan, Shin-Gyeongju, and DongDaegu. The old section had stops in Busan-Gupo-Miryang and East Daegu(⇒Dong Daegu), so there will be fewer high speeed trips to or from Gupo or Miryang, but we can get to Ulsan and Gyeongju pretty quickly and on those three trains a day that don't make stops along the way, we can make it from Busan to Daegu in only 48 minutes.
There are plans to continue expanding the KTX around the peninsula, including service to Incheon airport in 2012, Gwangju in 2014, with high speed lines reaching 80% of the country by 2020. These kinds of high speed connections are expected to help the Southeast region of the peninsula develop economically and Busan city is expected to use this opportunity to promote other aspects of Busan Tourism including adding three more City Tour buses in 2011, a musical theater at Jagalchi market, and adding four more passenger waiting rooms and a transfer center at Busan Station.
There are some concerns that all this high speed transit may lead to 빨대 효과 or the straw effect. Basically, because it's now so fast and easy to get from these Southeast areas of the country to Seoul, that the high tech industries and cutting edge facilities near 'Capital City' will suck up talent from these smaller local economies.
Every fall, the Goni (or Tundra Swans - big pretty white birds) migrate through Busan on their way down from Siberia to their winter homes down south. This year they arrived a bit earlier than usual on October 29th. Last year, their numbers had fallen as there was a shortage of their primary food supply - 새섬매자기 Sae-som-mae-ja-gi. It’s an annual plants native to the area. . This year however, food supplies appear to have returned to normal and their numbers are increasing once again. That Nakdong Estuary is the largest habitat in this area where migratory birds stop by. Because of a dam that was built 20 years ago, several major highways in the area and nearby factories, the overall number of migratory birds that pass through this area has drastically fallen.
In Haeundae, a 19 year old woman who is infected with AIDS was arrested on a charge of knowingly having sexual relations with 20 men she met through an internet chat site. The court rejected the arrest warrant when it was revealed that she is mentally disabled and has the mental development of an eight year old. A prostitution victim protection organization “Sal-lim” and psychiatrist pointed out that in light of this level of development, it is not possible that can be held responsible for criminal action or for taking these actions on her own. When the arrest first took place, the woman's father had told the police that his daughter was forced to sell sex by someone else, but police officers chose to charge her with a crime.
Last week, two Wild Boar-vehicle collisions occurred within 20 minutes of each other. Around 1am on October 29, along the Busan-Ulsan highway near Geumjeong mountain, a cargo truck hit a 60kg wild boar. 20 minutes later, along the same road another car hit another boar. In both cases, drivers received significant injury and the boars were killed. There are approximately 60 wild boar living in the Geumjeong Mountain area and their numbers are expected to continue increasing. Their search for food sometimes leads to roads and residential areas. In fact, recently, an 80kg boar was shot and killed when it made its way into a house in the vicinity.
Relics from the Chosun era have been found on the grounds of what used to be Camp Hialeah. Camp Hialeah served as the U.S. military base here in Busan until it closed down a few years ago. There are plans to renovate the area into a Citizen's Park, but as workers were investigating geological features of the site, they found about 100 broken pieces of ceramic from the Chosun era which lasted from the late 14th century until the end of the 19th century. Workers also found horseshoes, most likely from era of Japanese occupation when the area was used a horse race track. It is speculated that there might be more relics in the area dating back to the Three Kingdoms era of Korea. If that turns out to be the case, the schedule for renovation plans may need to be adjusted.