Sunday, September 14, 2014

First LIVE "Chance & Dan Do Korea" Variety Show Podcast w/ Comedian Wassim, Journalist John Power & Indie Rockers Baekma!

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Chance & Dan Do Korea's first LIVE variety show was recorded at Rocky Mountain Tavern on Friday, September 12th.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The GroveCast: Expat Musician Henry Bloomfield

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GrooveCast host Chance Dorland spoke with American musician Henry Bloomfield & Groove Magazine contributor Remy Raitt about Henry's hit music video "Ms. Mary" and his music career in Korea. Working as a teacher while also developing a music career, Bloomfield has enjoyed the opportunities available to him so much he's decided to continue his life here rather than going back to America to make it as a musician. Check out Remy's article in the September issue of Groove Magazine and more info on Henry Bloomfield's music career on YouTube and http://HenryBloomfield.com/.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The GrooveCast: Single Mothers & Adoption In South Korea

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I spoke with South African journalist Deva Lee about her articles in this month's edition of Groove Magazine that highlight the stories of Korean mothers and the children they gave up for adoption. While the mass exodus of children from Korean to the United States and other countries originally began to find homes for children born to U.S. servicemen and Korean women more than 50 years ago, the current focuses on unwed Korean women who often have no options to pursue in order to raise their children on their own. Deva says half the unwed mothers’ facilities in Korea are run by adoption agencies which use their influence to coerce women into giving their children up for adoption. One woman interviewed for the articles said "The women who are giving up their children for adoption are not doing it because they don’t want to raise their kids. ‘it’s because they don’t have any other choice, especially if the child’s father will not help support, (and) if the parents will not help support ... then they really have no other choice. We need to get rid of this public atmosphere that encourages these women to send their children for adoption."

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The GrooveCast: Nichola and Hugh From MyKoreanHusband.com

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Nichola and Hugh are an Australian-Korean couple who have turned their married life into a comic strip, online videos and soon a Korean-language book. I spoke with them about their success, living with Hugh's family in a small Korean village and how they met in Australia.