This Week on Q - Oct 15-19/12

MONDAY: Award-winning and M. Butterfly playwright David Henry Hwang on the controversy over the lack of roles for Asian-American actors. Performance and conversation with Brooklyn-based indie kings, Grizzly Bear. Their new album is called ShieldsQ's sports panel. Listen to the whole show.

TUESDAY: Independent filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia, who was detained by the Syrian military and released a few weeks ago. Singer, actress, and musical theatre performer Shirley Jones. She went from a stage career performing Oklahoma and The Music Man, to a longstanding stint as matriarch of 1970s TV show The Partridge Family. Julia Christensen, a professor and the author of Big Box Reuse, on what towns are doing to reclaim abandoned big box stores.

WEDNESDAY: A look at Millennials and how the generation is reshaping our work culture. Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor performs from her album, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats. Best-selling memoirist Augusten Burroughs on his latest book This Is How. Listen to the whole show

THURSDAY: A look at South African Idols' first black winner. '90s indie rock favourite Ben Folds on the reunited Ben Folds 5, and their new album, The Sound of the Life of the Mind. British photographer Martin Parr on tourism culture.

FRIDAY: Live performance throughout the show: Singer-songwriter Wanting from her debut piano-pop album, Everything in the World. A Canadian broadcast J.K. Rowling on her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy. Torquil Campbell's Rant or Rave column. Elivra Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame

Audio is available the day after the broadcast.
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