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KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24
KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24
Korea 24 - 2021.01.25
Korea24 – 2021.01.25 (Monday) - News Briefing: The daily COVID-19 increase in South Korea climbed back up to the 400s after reports of an infection cluster at an unaccredited international school in the central city of Daejeon. While the prime minister called for a prompt and thorough response, the COVID-19 situation this week is expected to determine whether authorities further extend current social distancing levels that are set to end on Sunday. (Bruce Harrison) - In-Depth News Analysis: Reporter Shim Kyu-seok of the Korea JoongAng Daily and affiliate Professor Kim Byung-joo of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies(HUFS) discuss this year's by-elections on April 7th, where the currently empty spots for Busan and Seoul’s mayoral posts will be filled. They go over the leading mayoral candidates at this point and talk about how the race is playing out. - Korea Trending with Alex Sigrist: The government provides another round of emergency cash payouts to small business owners and the self-employed(소상공인 버팀목자금), Daewoong Pharmaceutical Company gets approval to carry out phase 3 clinical trials for its COVID-19 treatment drug Foister(대웅제약), and BTS announces the Essential Edition of its hit album, "BE."(방탄소년단) - Sports: Yoo Jee-ho from Yonhap News Agency talks about Kim Si-woo(김시우) grabbing his third career PGA title, the new manager of the KBO's Kiwoom Heroes Hong Won-ki(홍원기) vowing to give fans hope amid the pandemic, and Son Heung-min(손흥민) being named the AFC International Player of the Year for the fourth time. - Morning Edition Preview with Mark Wilson-Choi: Mark shares a piece from the Korea Times that talks about world-class pianist Cho Seong-jin(조성진) debuting a recently discovered piece by Mozart. He then shares a feature in the Korea Herald that covers the launch of Indie Ground's platform, an online hub that provides services/information on and about independent films.
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