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Re-TROS (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues) is a trio based out of Beijing, China. With lead singer/guitarist Hua Dong and his wife, bassist Liu Min, at the core, the band has developed a strong local…
In this episode, Jialu, an international student in Canada, shares what it has been like to leave her home country and move across the world for her education. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
Re-TROS (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues) are a Beijing, China-based trio. With lead singer/guitarist Hua Dong and his wife, bassist Liu Min, at the core, the band has developed a strong local and international following. Ahead of the release of their upcoming album - recorded by Hector Castillo (Philipp Glass, David Bowie, Björk) - the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a taste of what fans in China have been onto for years. Before The Applause, will be released in September 2017 via Modern Sky USA.  
Re-TROS (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues) is a trio based out of Beijing, China. With lead singer/guitarist Hua Dong and his wife, bassist Liu Min, at the core, the band has developed a strong local and international following. Ahead of the release of their upcoming album, recorded by Hector Castillo (Philip Glass, David Bowie, Björk), the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a taste of what fans in China have been onto for years. Before The Applause, will be released in September 2017 via Modern Sky USA. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
John is in the studio to catch us up on North Korea, listeners weigh in on IPAs, and listeners respond to Chepe’s interview on post-carceral solutions.  Goses Photo by Danibelami courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  
In this episode, Jeffrey shares the story of how he was arrested and jailed in China before the 2008 Olympics. He recounts the events leading up to his arrest and the lie he invented during interrogation. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Ephemeron" by Com Truise
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Reuben Safire joins us to discuss the regional context around North Korea, John on the Congressional deal that averted a government shutdown, the New York Times op-ed staff shows contempt for its readers, and listener mail. Photo: Twitter (@RSafire)

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