Interview with me now available as podcast

October 28, 2007 Author: Beth Salerno

Recently a Saint Anselm College student, Lauren Weybrew, did a great job interviewing me by phone about my experiences in South Korea.  She has edited the interview into a podcast.  The first half of the interview is now available at http://blogs.saintanselmcollege.net/2007/10/26/bethsalerno/ .    You can play the file on your computer or download it to an MP3 player.    The second half of the interview will be available next week and I will post a link here. 

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  • 1. Paul Calzada  |  October 30, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Hey, Beth,
    Lovely interview. Lots there to comment about. I like what you said about feeling representative about all Americans–it’s not fair, really, but just about everybody does it all the time. So, for example, if a person has no experience with African-Americans, the first time he or she meets one, all African-Americans become associated with that first interaction. It’s a lot of pressure on minorities in America.

    Second, there’s that apparent superficial familiarity with what people wear. Yes, American fashion does have a global appeal. What does it mean? I don’t know, but there’s a real interesting contrast–have you seen relatively young Americans tatoo or wear kanji? I met someone who had the kanji for “strength” tatooed on her ankle. And the kanji for “peace” or “love” is sometimes on t-shirts. What does it mean when those Americans display a foreign language in ways that the native speakers never would? I don’t think I ever saw a Japanese wear the kanji for “love” on their clothing. Something to think about.

    Take care, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying your experience (and that Tod will visit!!).

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