French comic controversy | Q debate: fistbump vs. handshake | Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg | Jessy Lanza performs


Please note: Jian is off until January 13 and Terry O'Reilly will be filling in for the week of January 6. Here's what we have on tap for you today:

  • Following Thursday's surprise ban of a controversial comedy show starring Dieudonn√© M'Bala M'Bala, AFP reporter Angus MacKinnon updates Terry on the tug of war the comic sparked with his anti-Semitic jokes. As the comic continues to ignore fines that have piled up for inciting racial hatred, MacKinnon speaks to the larger debate over free speech, public safety and French values. [FULL POST]

  • In cold and flu season -- and beyond -- should we adopt the fistbump over the handshake, as a more hygenic approach to greeting one another? A Q debate! [FULL POST]

  • Jian talks to Golden Globe-nominated Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg, director of The Hunt, up for Best Foreign Language Film. [FULL POST]

  • Hamilton R&B/electro-pop singer Jessy Lanza performs from her debut album, Pull My Hair Back. [FULL POST]

*Please note that schedules are always subject to last minute changes. Please check back for updates.

About the guest host: An acclaimed marketing man, Terry O'Reilly is known by CBC radio listeners for the acclaimed show Age of Persuasion, and its follow-up Under the Influence. O'Reilly has also gained notoriety for his live seminars and his book The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate Our Culture. This isn't the first time Terry has filled in for Jian. You may have caught his interview with "Confessions of a Sociopath" author M.E. Thomas, longtime activist Ralph Nader, or Thomas Frank on Mad Men.

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