"The China Report" shows

In October of 2008, I went to China as a reporter for The Post-Tribune. I covered a delegation of Porter County community and business leaders who went there as guests of the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University.
During the nine day trip, I also recorded sounds and interviews with people, which I used to create a five-episode radio series for WVLP-LP, 98.3 FM, in November 2008.
These are podcasts of the shows, which you can save to your computer by right-clicking the links. Those who'd like more information about them or wish to comment may contact me by

The China Report on tea
A brief overview of the importance of tea in China.

The China Report on religion
A look at growing trends of religion in China.

The China Report on shopping
In the traditional markets, even souvenir shopping becomes a game of nerves between hagglers.

The China Report on education
The Chinese believe education is the key to success, and students' dedicated application begins early.

The China Report on what was learned
Members of the delegation speak on what they took with them from the trip.