Oct. 11, 2019: Mashrou Leila; 'South Park' Provokes China

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Lebanese indie-pop band Mashrou Leila challenges the status quo in the Middle East. We speak with lead singer and lyricist Hamed Sinno and drummer Carl Gerges about their music and why they're banned in parts of the Arab world. Also, "South Park" marked its 300th episode on Thursday. NPR's Eric Deggans joins host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the show's criticism of Chinese censorship and political prisoner camps in the country. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's October 11, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on October 11, 2019.


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