1. Igor Scheurkogel – “It’s a community art gallery…So everyone is welcome.”

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    Igor discusses The Warehouse, a community art gallery he has established in Kaohsiung.  He talks about the idea behind it, some projects he’s initiating (such as sustainable farming), and about the art community in Kaohsiung. Click here for the location.

    Questions:

    What’s been the response to this concept(sustainable farming project)?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Igor0041.mp3|titles=Igor0041]

    Do you see more foreigners focusing their attention, being engaged, and wanting to have some kind of input?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Igor0042.mp3|titles=Igor0042]

    When you get an idea for a project, how do you approach it? Do you plan each stage out or do you leave it open to evolve on its own?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Igor0043.mp3|titles=Igor0043]

    Vocabulary: exhibition community inspiration interactions connections rescue contact evolve create network sustainable environment organic gardening compost fertilizer NGO generate spoon-feeding initial funds launch loops passion

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  2. Jason Liu – “Where did this guy come from?…Why is he with all the luggage?”

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    Jason guides us through the history of Nichiren Buddhism (its emergence from traditional Buddhism), how he became exposed to it, and how it is applicable to modern day life.  For more info check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nichiren_Buddhism

    Questions:

    How did you acquire more information about it, being in the U.S., was that difficult?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Jason0031.mp3|titles=Jason0031]

    Explain a little more about Nichiren Shoshu.  How did it come into existence?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Jason0032.mp3|titles=Jason0032]

    When you  practice, are you chanting, mediating, what are you doing?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Jason0033.mp3|titles=Jason0033]

    Vocabulary:chant sect expose breathe suffering alter pray attain existence prophecy sutra emptiness enterprise priest

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  3. Paul Huang aka ‘Paul Nice’ – “When you’re on the stage, you never know who will come”

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    Paul talks about being a DJ in Taiwan.  He takes us through how he got started, why he moved back to Kaohsiung, vinyl, CD-Js, and his opinion of  English with regards to being a DJ.  Check out the site: http://www.djmart.tw/

    Questions:

    What are the challenges of being a DJ in Kaohsiung?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Paul0021.mp3|titles=Paul0021]

    How is technology changing DJing?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Paul0022.mp3|titles=Paul0022]

    Is there less skill involved or..?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Paul0023.mp3|titles=Paul0023]

    Vocabulary: case vinyl bpm CD-Js turntable addicted beat-matching electronic music

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