686 October 18, 2019 Umbrellas Up For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that. Share a clip Transcript Artist: Yu Illustrations Hong Kong in 2047 We asked three illustrators — Noble Wong, Tse Sai Pei, and Yu — to envision the future of the city. Prologue Prologue ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry Katherine has been going to protest in Hong Kong for over 4 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) Act One The Cursed Generation ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry A bunch of 22-year-olds from Hong Kong explain why they are cursed and what that means for their and Hong Kong’s future. (17 minutes) Act Two The Fight ByIra GlassEmanuele Berry Katherine, Ira and Emanuele go to a protest and get tear gassed in front of a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. (6 minutes) Act Three Uncivil Disobedience ByEmanuele Berry Producer Emanuele Berry has a day at the mall unlike any other. (7 minutes) Act Four Good Cop, Dad Cop ByAlan Yu A protestor who thinks the Hong Kong police are terrible has a chat with his dad — a police officer. Alan Yu reports. (12 minutes) Act Five Slow Boat to China ByDiane Wu Producer Diane Wu goes to a party. A Chinese flag party. Act Six Two Weeks Later ByDiane Wu Katherine catches up with producer Diane Wu and things are different. (7 minutes) Song:“Umbrella” by Ember Island Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 505: Use Only as Directed Sept. 20, 2013 Act One Reporter Sean Cole tells the history of getting warning labels onto acetaminophen bottles. 266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help June 4, 2004 Act Six: Cops Hundred of Iraqi police officers have been killed since the United States invaded Iraq. 263: Desperate Measures Apr. 16, 2004 Act One: Hasta La Vista, Arnie Therapist Scott Miller tells the story of a patient who thought he was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Staff RecommendationsView all 489 Mar. 1, 2013 No Coincidence, No Story! We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration.