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In 2014, about 2,300 people in Seoul made 250 tons of kimchi, a traditional fermented South Korean pungent vegetable dish, to donate to neighbors in preparation for winter. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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The Salt

How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

The traditional dish is so essential to the nation's culture and identity that the government promotes it globally in an effort to foster understanding and peace among countries.

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Amber Lakin (front) and colleague Julia Porras work at Central City Concern, an organization that does outreach and job training to combat homelessness and addiction in Portland, Ore. Lakin went through the welfare system and now works with Central City Coffee, an offshoot of the main organization, which uses coffee roasting/packaging as a job training space. Leah Nash for NPR hide caption

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20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

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In 2014, about 2,300 people in Seoul made 250 tons of kimchi, a traditional fermented South Korean pungent vegetable dish, to donate to neighbors in preparation for winter. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

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Too Much Too Late Arms and Sleepers
The Risk Mic Powers
I Love You Golden Blue Sonic Youth
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Intravenous Pete Robbins

At Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif., riders of the New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster wear VR goggles to play a video game while the roller coaster twists and turns. Courtesy of Six Flags hide caption

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On Six Flags' Virtual Reality Coaster, The Ride Is Just Half The Thrill

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