China’s Oprah is a transgender pioneer

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Jin Xing was a male ballet dancer and a decorated military colonel before becoming one of China’s most popular television hosts. She also happens to be a transgender pioneer and a somewhat reluctant icon in a country where sex and gender norms are evolving rapidly.

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Guest:
Abid Rahman - Editor for the Hollywood Reporter - @gentlemanabroad

Hosts:
Madeleine Brand, KCRW Staff

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy