World Ch. Schedule : FRI 07:30 KST
* Date : 2019-07-11
The Ice Bucket Challenge initiated in the summer of 2014 is a movement to promote awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and raise money for related research. Last year, 918 people gathered together in Seoul to collectively undertake the Ice Bucket Challenge, with the aim of raising money to establish a medical institution that is dedicated to treating ALS patients. To take one step closer to their goal, it was held again this year, with the target being 1,000 participants. We take you to the event where people came together for a worthy cause.
The scorching summer heat can take a toll on us, making us exhausted, lose our appetite, and even feel a little under the weather. There is a delicious dish that Koreans turn to when its summertime: it’s naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles). There are places that offer creative variations of this ultimate summertime food and help their patrons feel cold to the bones. One restaurant serves its naengmyeon in watermelons, and another restaurant serves it in an ice bowl — yes, a bowl made of ice. Tune in this week to learn about these special varieties of naengmyeon that are helping people blow away the heat this summer!
The retirement age for bus drivers in Seoul and Incheon has been raised from 61 to 63. What message does this recent move convey? Raising the retirement age has become a major social issue, as a result of population aging and a low birth rate. While there are many who believe it is a good idea, there are also those who are against it, with some arguing that it will render it even more difficult for young adults to enter the workforce. We take you to hear both sides of the argument.