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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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1:06 – 1:30: OPEN
1:30 – 1:39
PTHSD: Do you have Post Traumatic Holiday Shopping Disorder?
Holiday shopping, drinks, dinners, travel and the spirit of giving is wonderful until …the tab for all the festivities shows up in your inbox or mailbox. There’s nothing like the black and white tally of the damage to snap us back to reality. It adds up quickly and if you aren’t paying close attention, you could wind up paying off your holiday debt much longer than is necessary. Have outstanding balances on numerous cards? Can you transfer them to the one with the lowest interest rate? Does it make sense to take out a low interest loan to pay off holiday debt? What about in-store price adjustments on merchandise you bought before the holidays that’s now on sale? All your post holiday shopping questions answered today on Patt Morrison.
Rebecca Rothstein, managing director Beverly Hills branch of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; she is ranked #1 Woman Advisor in America by Barron’s
2:06 – 2:30: OPEN
2:30 – 2:39
B.R. Myers addresses allegations of fake mourning and self image in North Korea
As inhabitants of the world’s most isolated nation, North Koreans believe what they’re told. Propaganda has persuaded them that they are racially and morally pure, and that food donations to famine victims are in fact tribute from a terrified United States. After years of studying North Korean culture, literature and newspapers, analyst B.R. Myers argues that North Korean thinking is based on a belief system that views the North Korean people as innocent children at the bosom of a nurturing “Parent Leader,” whose primary role is to foster his (or her) children’s pureness and selflessness, protecting them from enemies like the US. The less we see North Korea in terms of Stalin and Confucius, he argues, and the more we understand this ideology, the closer we’ll be to understanding what motivates North Koreans, including former supreme leader Kim Jong Il and his successor, Kim Jong Un.
B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst at Dongseo (dongs-uh) University and the author of The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves—and Why It Matters
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