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Discussion Podcast 20: Prostitution-Global Perspectives
22/8/2006Play: Left click Download: Right click, save link as OR save target asEnglishMeeting.comProstitution is known as the oldest profession in the world. It exists worldwide where different cultures view it and experience it in different ways. Is it morally wrong? If there is a wrongdoer, is it the prostitute or the "John?" A very candid discussion from our international panel! Chris, Layla, Omar, Esther, & Dave discuss this very stimulating topic with perspectives from France, Japan, Mexico, Korea, & America. Subscribe to EnglishMeeting.com
Discussion Podcast 18: Health, Body, & Mind
4/7/2006Play: Left click Download: Right click, save link as OR save target asEnglishMeeting.comWhere we were born and raised often determines what we eat and how we feel about fitness. In America our busy lifestyles coupled with unhealthy fast food restaurants adds up to a lot of overweight people. How is diet and fitness viewed in other countries? Can exercise make us crave healthier foods? Is diet and fitness related to psychological health, i.e., depression or happiness? The group gets more expressive today as we see how using a second language like English can result in misunderstandings “Did you say what I thought you just said!” Diplomacy is indeed important as our world gets smaller. Amy, Esther, Arman, Layla, & Dave voice opinions and feelings that should not be considered politically correct. Japan, Iran, Armenia, Korea, & America are represented in this forum.Subscribe to EnglishMeeting.com
Discussion Podcast 17: Violence in Media, should we care?
20/6/2006Play: Left click Download: Right click, save link as OR save target asEnglishMeeting.comExposure to violence and how it affects us. Media outlets have become more violent & graphic over the years. What type of violence is acceptable? What "good" comes out of this exposure to violent media? Does it disease our minds? What age should kids be allowed to see violent media? How do different countries deal with this issue?Arman, Jihyun, Katrin, Christy, Esther, Dayanis, & Dave grapple with this very intriguing topic, expressing ideas from Iran, Korea, Mexico, & America.Subscribe to EnglishMeeting.com
Discussion Podcast 16: The Environment
3/6/2006Play: Left click Download: Right click, save link as OR save target asEnglishMeeting.comDoes the environment belong to humans? Do people in developed countries care much how their lifestyle affects the environment? Are we recycling? Do we REALLY know how our trash is being dealt with or are we just guessing? Are we connected or narcissistic? This often inconvenient but critical topic is examined by our international cadre.Esther, Arman, Jihyun, Christopher, Christy, & Dave provide viewpoints from Korea, France, Iran, & America.Subscribe to EnglishMeeting.com
Discussion Podcast 15: Education
30/5/2006Play: Left click Download: Right click, save link as OR save target asEnglishMeeting.com_____Subscribe to EnglishMeeting.comPerspectives on Education. Is it a right or a privilege? How much is it worth? Why is it so important? Does it go beyond a career? What are we willing to sacrifice for it?Enjie, Arman, Christy, & Dave address the importance of education with perspectives from El Salvador, Iran, Korea, & America.
Discussion Podcast 12: Marijuana, should it be legal?
22/5/2006Play: Left click Download: Right click, save link as OR save target asEnglishMeeting.com_____Subscribe to EnglishMeeting.comWhen some people hear the work "marijuana" they immediately think of a very bad, illegal drug. Do people die from marijuana overdoses? Are the coffee houses (serving marijuana) in Amsterdam changing their society in a negative way? Medical marijuana is legal in California for patients who have prescriptions from physicians. Will Mexico make small amounts of marijuana, and handful of other "recreational" drugs legal? A topic that usually remains under wraps is openly discussed in our international forum. Christy, Dayanis, Chris, Esther, Jihyun, & Dave convey ideas with backgrounds from France, Korea, Mexico, & America.
Discussion Podcast 13: Death Penalty
22/5/2006Play: Left click Download: Right click, save link as OR save target asEnglishMeeting.com_____Subscribe to EnglishMeeting.comIs the death penalty fair punishment for murder? How is capital punishment used in other countries? Is it our right as humans, to decide when another person's life should end, or is that a matter for a higher power? Can prison be risky? Is prison more punishment than death?A very serious matter discussed and examined by our international cadre. Jihyun, Arman, Christy, Esther, Chris, & Dave illuminate a very dark issue with perspectives from France, Korea, Iran, & America.
Discussion Podcast 14: Plastic Surgery & Fashion
16/5/2006Play: Left click Download: Right click, save link as OR save target asEnglishMeeting.com_____Subscribe to EnglishMeeting.comWhen is it appropriate to have plastic surgery? Should it be kept secret? Is it acceptable to change your looks to marry a rich spouse or get acting and modeling jobs? Will it improve self-esteem? How much is too much? More and more people are traveling to countries, like Korea, to have plastic surgery performed at a lower price than in America, but is it safe? Fashion is discussed as well.Omar, Dayanis, Amalya, Jihyun, Esther, & Dave have fun dishing out their opinions as well as discussing some personal experiences. Perspectives from Mexico, Armenia, Korea, & America.
Discussion Podcast 11, Nuclear Anxieties
7/5/2006Play: Left click Download: Right click, save link as OR save target aswww.EnglishMeeting.com ___Subscribe to EnglishMeeting.comIs it fair to let countries, including Iran, develop nuclear capacity? How dangerous is this problem? Can this be the inception of a nuclear war or perhaps the release of a dirty bomb? Tensions abound during this discussion on a dilemma seriously considered by our international group.Roza, Esther, Arman, Xochitl, Artur, Jessica, & Dave put across controversial beliefs from Mexico, Iran, Korea, Armenia, Peru, & America.