Reporting from both sides of the Pacific Ocean, KQED's Pacific Time explores the ideas, trends and cultural patterns that flow back and forth between Asia and America.
Pacific Time is no longer in production, but you can listen to past shows in the audio archive.
Recently on Pacific Time:
Green Business in China -- China's record on the environment and energy consumption is at least consistent. Last year it failed to meet its targets to curb pollution and boost energy efficiency, and it looks like it'll miss those goals this year. China has now overtaken the United States to become the world's largest producer of carbon dioxide emissions, and many are pointing their fingers at local officials who put economic growth ahead of the environment. As the program reports, however, in some places the tide is beginning to turn.
Green Business in China, Role of the Burmese Monks, Asian Americans and Gambling - Part 1, 2007 Dragon Boat Festival
CyWorld -- With Facebook currently in place as the latest social networking craze in the U.S., a South Korean site is attempting to enter the American market. The show explores CyWorld and its growing popularity - the site already boasts 20 million members in South Korea, forty percent of that country's population.
Outsourcing to Atlanta, CyWorld, Pork and the Chinese Economy, How Pork Saved Oanh's Family
Outsourcing Your Language Lesson -- Amid a lot of talk about manufacturing and engineering jobs moving overseas, a growing number of people are taking advantage of cheap phone calls and internet technology to line up their own outsourcing with overseas language tutors.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's resignation, Outsourcing Language Lessons, Preserving Maori Language, Inspire '07, Hiroshi Sugimoto
As Hostages Return, Many South Koreans Voice Criticism -- Across South Korea, a collective sense of national anxiety finally turned into a sense of relief as South Korean television reported the release of the hostages taken by the Taliban in Afghanistan. After six weeks of worrying about the lives of the Korean hostages, their return was far from a heroic homecoming as many turned to questioning the value of aggressive evangelism.
Hostage Release Stirs Debate, Interview: Chinese Hacking Allegations, Asian Influence at Burning Man, Swimming Gaining Legs With Asian