Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | Categories: Episodes
Part One of The Current
It's Tuesday, May 15th.
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has quit after it was discovered he had a bogus degree on his resume.
Currently, Yahoo officials say they discovered the discrepancy when they Googled Thompson's name.
This is The Current.
Difficulties North Korean refugees face in Canada
Yesterday on the program, we brought you the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person born in North Korea's prison camp Number 14 who has ever escaped. And as a result, Shin was sentenced to a life of hunger, forced labour and unrelenting cruelty. But Shin Dong-hyuk broke the ultimate rule of Camp 14. He risked his life and escaped. He now lives in Seoul, South Korea.
The actual number of North Korean refugees is hard to pin down. In part, that's because once North Koreans get out of their country, they often fade away for fear of being forced to return or fear of what will happen to relatives behind.
Chris Kim is a Canadian who was born and raised in South Korea. He's a director at the Korean Canadian Cultural Association and he helps North Koreans who've fled here to find their way in Canada. And Tae Sut Huh is from North Korea and is hoping to get refugee status in Canada. They were both in Toronto.
This segment was produced by The Current's Kathleen Goldhar.
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