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New season: The Rebels. Starting April 17

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New season: The Rebels. Starting April 17

New season: The Rebels. Starting April 17

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GREGORY WARNER, HOST:

Hey. I'm Gregory Warner, international correspondent for NPR. Think of a time that you decided something had to change.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: I was like...

WARNER: How'd you feel?

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: ...Having my heart squeezing and my brain totally freezing for some seconds.

WARNER: Justified?

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: Better it be over an issue like the survival of the planet.

WARNER: Empowered?

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: Am I supposed to punch her?

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: Yeah, yeah.

WARNER: What did you do next?

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #3: (Through interpreter) In my opinion, the best revenge against ISIS is to be humane.

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WARNER: We're back with a new season of ROUGH TRANSLATION, the show that travels far away to bring you stories that hit close to home.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #4: Yeah.

WARNER: And this time, we are following people who break the rules.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #5: We have to be polite.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #6: Yeah.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #5: When we don't know the answer, then we have to smile. When we are threatened, we have to smile. I mean, lying is part of the business (laughter).

WARNER: We're following people who are challenging what's normal...

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #6: Don't be a prostitute. OK?

WARNER: ...Wherever they are.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #7: Clear the whole row...

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #8: Yeah, they work from (unintelligible).

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #7: So...

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #9: You're fixing the pipes?

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #8: Yeah.

WARNER: Acts of rebellion...

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #8: All these houses, the water will come back to them.

WARNER: ...What they say about the world...

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #10: (Through interpreter) Sir, I have been moving bodies for six months.

WARNER: ...And what they say about us.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #11: What I'm doing right now, why I am rejecting all the appreciation...

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WARNER: ROUGH TRANSLATION: The Rebels...

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WARNER: ...Every two weeks, starting Wednesday.

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WARNER: Subscribe.

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