October 18, 2019

Umbrellas Up

As China's new national security law tightens its control over Hong Kong this week, we return to our episode about last fall's anti-government protests and check in to see how people are responding.

Artist: Yu


A 22-year-old woman has been going to protest in Hong Kong for more than four months. She’s got packing her bag for a protest down to a science. She shows host Ira Glass and producer Emanuele Berry what’s inside. (7 minutes)

Two Weeks Later

The 22-year-old woman from the beginning of the show catches up with producer Diane Wu. Things are different. (7 minutes)


“Umbrella” by Ember Island