A friend of South Korean President Park Geun-hye is accused of influence peddling and interfering in state affairs. Police have detained Choi Soon-sil, the daughter of a shadowy cult leader. Her connections to the president threaten to topple Park.
Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with Steve Evans, a BBC reporter based in South Korea.
Steve Evans, BBC correspondent in Seoul. He tweets @EvanstheAirwave.
This segment aired on November 1, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.