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Fresh Air Weekend: China's 'Surveillance State'; Understanding The Human Voice

We Have Been Harmonized by Kai Strittmatter

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Facial Recognition And Beyond: Journalist Ventures Inside China's 'Surveillance State':Kai Strittmatter says the Chinese state has amassed an astonishing amount of data about its citizens, which it uses to punish people for even minor offenses. His new book is We Have Been Harmonized.

'The Little Things' Is A Star-Studded, Old-School Serial Killer Thriller:Set in the 1990s, this slickly made drama starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto may look like a retread, but it feels more like a weirdly enveloping trip down memory lane.

A Writer Lost His Singing Voice, Then Discovered The 'Gymnastics' Of Speech:New Yorkerwriter John Colapinto developed a vocal polyp when he began "wailing" with a rock group without proper warmup. His new book explores the human voice's physicality, frailty and feats .

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

Facial Recognition And Beyond: Journalist Ventures Inside China's 'Surveillance State'

'The Little Things' Is A Star-Studded, Old-School Serial Killer Thriller

A Writer Lost His Singing Voice, Then Discovered The 'Gymnastics' Of Speech

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