The Anchorage Daily News did a nice profile on a Korean American couple and their dedication to bringing news to the Korean community in Anchorage.
Rose and Yong Pak are up at 7 in the morning broadcasting to the thousand people who have purchased a 40 dollar sub carrier radio that will enable them to listen to the broadcast.
Then when they’re done, they go downstairs to their taylor shop and vacuum the floor as they prepare to open their business another day.
There are by some estimates 7,000 Koreans living in Anchorage. There are two Korean language weekly papers, small operations run by one person or family members using sparse equipment.
It’s a story that really could have been written about any ethnic community. For these people, its not about making money but serving their communities.
It’s worth a read and something to think about the next time you pick up an ethnic publication or read one on line.