East Meets West

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"East Meets West" is a five-hour series that explores the rich and heady world of cross-cultural fertilization that characterizes East-West relations today.

Available to Public Radio International (PRI) affiliate stations only.

"East Meets West" features interviews with notable and provocative guests, including renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Muslim philosopher Tariq Ramadan, Hong Kong correspondent Robyn Meredith, hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco, poet Robert Bly and an Iraqi heavy-metal band. The series also spotlights two stand-up comics, a soap opera star, a filmmaker and more.

What happens when East and West collide? Is the West guilty of cultural imperialism? How have Asian and Islamic poets and religious thinkers influenced American culture? The series considers these critical questions and many others.

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