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Doctor's Work in North Korea Sparks Fierce Debate

German physician Norbert Vollersten, who did medical volunteer work in North Korea, is barred from that nation and China. He was expelled for exposing human rights abuses. Critics say his actions also raised international tensions and put others at risk. Vollersten speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.