진행자: 임정요, Kevin Lee Selzer
1. 메달 대신 ‘어사화 수호랑’
Why Soohorang plushies instead of medals at Winter Olympic events?
기사요약: 평창 동계 올림픽에서 메달을 받는 선수들은 두 번의 세레모니를 갖게 된다. 경기가 끝난 후에는 어사화를 쓴 수호랑 인형을 받고 이후 별개의 공간에서 열리는 또 다른 세레모니에서 공식 메달을 수여받게 된다.
 If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you may have been confused to see winning athletes being handed not medals, but dolls of Soohorang, the official white tiger mascot of the PyeongChang Games. You might also have wondered whether the flower bouquets, which traditionally get presented with the medals at the Olympics, have entirely disappeared.
*handed: 건네 받다
 Why the stuffed tigers instead of medals?
Aside from its adorable appearance, the mini Soohorang plushie handed to the winning athlete has a special meaning tied to traditional Korean culture.
*adorable: 귀여운, 사랑스러운
*tied to: ~와 연관된
 The mini Soohorang is wearing a hat adorned with colorful paper flowers, called usahwa. These flowers were bestowed by the king to those who passed the national service exam during Korea’s Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). In bestowing the Usahwa Soohorang to the winning Olympians, South Korea is recognizing their achievement in accordance with a Korean tradition.
*adorned with: ~로 장식되다
*recognize: 인정하다, 알아보다, 공인하다, 표창하다
*in accordance with: ~에 준거하여
 The flowers decorating the hat also are part of a longstanding tradition of handing bouquets of flowers to Olympic winners. Flowers were not given out at the 2016 Rio Olympics due to Brazil’s eco-friendly Olympics pledge, and PyeongChang has continued this.
2. 북한 핵개발 진행
North Korea making progress on new nuclear reactor: report
기사요약: 평창 ‘평화’ 올림픽 이면에 북한의 계속되는 핵 원자로 개발, 국제 안보 사회 긴장감 고조
 The future of the security situation on the Korean Peninsula appears uncertain, despite an Olympic detente that has been feeding hopes for improved relations, and even an inter-Korean summit. On Monday, 38 North -- the North Korea analysis website operated by US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University -- reported that North Korea’s latest experimental light water reactor appears to be nearing completion.
*feed hopes: 희망을 키우다
*light water reactor: 경수형 원자로
 Citing satellite imagery of the North’s Yongbyon nuclear facility, 38 North reported that “steady progress” had been made on the reactor the North began constructing in 2010. According to the report, the reactor appears “externally complete” and a plutonium production reactor at the site may recently have been in operation.
*steady progress: 지속적 발전
 The 38 North report follows on the heels of a US senator’s comment that a military conflict between the US and its allies and North Korea would be brief, but cause destruction of “biblical proportions.”
*follow on the heels of: 이어서
*biblical proportions: 성서의, 엄청난 규모의