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UtneCast 35: Chinese Punk Rock / Toronto's City Idol / Rio's Inspiring Sounds

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Chinese Punk RockThis episode takes us around the world. First, an interview with Amy Adoyzie, author of an article in the current Utne Reader about China’s punk rock scene, including samples from Chinese punk bands Subs and Brain Failure.

Next, Leif Utne talks to the organizer of City Idol, a fun and creative project that used an American Idol-style process to choose and run candidates for Toronto’s city council. A documentary about City Idol is slated for release this fall.

Finally, assistant editor Bennett Gordon reviews the amazing Brazilian hip-hop album Inspiring New Sounds of Rio de Janeiro.

Episode sponsor: Mother Earth Coffee & Tea