BEIJING (AP) -- Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Thursday it's up to North Korea to shed its self-imposed isolation and allow its citizens to use the Internet and connect with the outside world, or risk remaining way behind other countries.
Schmidt was returning from a private trip to North Korea with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that was not sanctioned by the U.S. government and has been criticized for appearing to boost Pyongyang's profile after its widely condemned rocket launch put a satellite into space last month.
WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with journalist Blaine Harden about the thrilling life of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person born in a North Korean concentration camp to escape to tell his story. Harden is the author of Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West.