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The week in politics, coming to America from Iran, and the art of wuxia films (Oct. 12, 2022)

On Wednesday’s show: We discuss the latest developments in politics, writer Roya Hakakian talks about her experience coming to America from Iran as a teenager, and we learn about the art of wuxia films.

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On Wednesday’s show: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Also this hour: This month, Rice Cinema is hosting a series of screenings of wuxia films, a genre of martial arts films many Americans best know from 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. We learn more about the genre, what makes it unique, and what contributions it makes to the world of film.

And, with the recent protests in Iran, we revisit a conversation with writer and poet Roya Hakakian. She talks about her experience coming to America from Iran as a teenager and discusses her book, A Beginner's Guide to America.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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