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Global Perspective: In His Own Right

Wed., April 20 at 9 p.m. on WAMU 88.5 and 88.3 Ocean City; Thurs., April 21 on 88.5-3 Intersection

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In Hong Kong, Bun Chai has been struggling to regain control over his life.  He was paralyzed from the neck down in an accident twenty years ago.  After spending more than a decade in a hospital bed, he made a public appeal for the right to die.

Radio Television Hong Kong introduces us to Bun Chai, as he talks candidly about those trying times, the public letter he wrote and making a fresh start.

For more information on this program, visit Radio Television Hong Kong.

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