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The fear is that political dissidents in Hong Kong would be sent to China to be imprisoned. This had already been happening under the radar with secret detentions. There was the case of the Causeway Bay booksellers who published books critical of Chinese president Xi Jinping - they were kidnapped in Hong Kong and reappeared in China to face charges, but that occurred secretly - the law would allow for this to occur publicly. I think the government thought the public would see this as closing of a loophole, but they did not expect much response, much less a response on this scale.

Journalist Brian Hioe reports on the massive, ongoing protest wave against Hong Kong's extradition bill - as a proposed law targets political dissidents on the island, the largest demonstrations in history have risen against the legislation, police brutality toward protestors, and the local government's acquiescence to Beijing's authoritarian threat.

Brian wrote the article No End in Sight to Demonstrations in Hong Kong After Another Refusal by Lam to Withdraw Extradition Bill for New Bloom.

 


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9:10AM - Journalist Gary Rivlin revisits the first days and bad decisions of the Katrina disaster.

Gary is author of the new book Katrina: After the Flood from Simon & Schuster.

 

10:05AM - Live from Kabul, Matthieu Aikins profiles the gangster-politicians of Karachi.

Matthieu's latest writing is The Gangs of Karachi for Harper's and Yemen's Hidden War for Rolling Stone.

 

10:35AM - The Radical Pessimist, Kevan Harris examines China's influence in South Africa.

Kevan just returned from South Africa and will be in-studio tomorrow.

 

11:05AM - Writer Alyssa Katz explores the US Chamber of Commerce's influence on American politics.

 

12:05PM - Psychology researcher Rael Dawtry points out the blind spots in the minds of wealthy people.

Rael is co-author of the study Why wealthier people think people are wealthier, and why it matters.

 

12:35PM - The Hopleaf's Michael Roper looks ahead to the inevitable craft brew bubble pop.

Michael will be in-studio with a couple beer choices and the chance to support a local public school by getting day drunk.

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Here's what Chuck is reading this week to prepare for Saturday's show:

Gary Rivlin - Katrina: After the Flood

Matthieu Aikins - The Gangs of Karachi [subscription required] / Yemen's Hidden War

Kevan Harris - The Spectre of Global China by Ching Kwan Lee

Alyssa Katz - The Influence Machine

Rael Dawtry - Why wealthier people think people are wealthier, and why it matters.

Aug 15 2015
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Chuck is on vacation in Michigan's poorest county and we're trying to switch podcast URLs. See you soon!

Aug 8 2015
Episode 860

Hystoria

Aug 1 2015
Episode 859

Dissentery

Jul 25 2015
Episode 858

NOXI

Jul 18 2015
Episode 857

Demolitionism

Jul 11 2015
Episode 856

Founder's Fee

Jul 4 2015