Originally broadcast on Prairie Public’s “Hear it Now”
May 30, 2012
IN MAY, 2012, WHY? WAS INVITED TO CHINA TO TAKE A LOOK AROUND, INTERVIEW WHO WE COULD FIND, AND TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT A COUNTRY THAT SEEMS TO BE BLAMED FOR ALL OF AMERICA’S PROBLEMS. THE RESULT: A HALF-DOZEN SHOWS WITH GUESTS RANGING FROM CHINESE COLLEGE STUDENTS TO FOUR AFRICAN MUSICIANS TRYING TO MAKE IT BIG IN SHANGHAI. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE AN EXPATRIATE LIVING IN CHINA AND DO THEY HAVE MORE FREEDOM THAN CHINESE NATIONALS? WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE PRINCIPAL OF AN ELITE CHINESE PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL? WHAT IS THE STATE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM IN THE POLLUTED COUNTRY AND HOW MUCH HOLD DOES CONFUCIUS’S PHILOSOPHY HAVE OVER THE COUNTRY AND ITS POLITICIANS? ALL THESE QUESTIONS AND MORE WILL BE ANSWERED WHEN WHY? GOES TO CHINA!
Originally an episode of Hear it Now, Bill Thomas, Director of Radio at Prairie Public interviews WHY?’s host Jack Russell Weinstein about the WHY? Trip to China. Listen to behind the scenes details, hear about how the events played out, and get Jack’s personal reactions to the trip, the different culture, and China in general.