This Week On Q Mar 19-23/12

MONDAY Jason Mraz

TUESDAY Lionel Richie

WEDNESDAY Michael Kiwanuka

THURSDAY Ai Weiwei

FRIDAY Rob Schmitz

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Monday: The Annenberg Centre for Public Policy in Pennsylvania has set up a project called flackcheck.org, aiming to call out politicians of all stripes on any factual errors contained in their political ads. A performance and conversation with pop musician Jason Mraz. Q's Sports Culture Panel.

Tuesday: Singer Lionel Ritchie on his new album of duets, Tuskegee. Solo musicians Tom Wilson, Stephen Fearing, and Colin Linden come together for their longtime country-folk collaboration, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

Wednesday: Cartoonist John Backderf on his graphic novel/memoir about his high school friendship with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka won the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll, and will perform live from his new album, Home Again. Marilyn Hagerty on her review of the chain restaurant Olive Garden that's gone viral online. Plus Mio Adilman's Download Down Lo column.

Thursday: NY Times writer Kevin Roose on the declining appeal of Wall Street among recent grads. A feature interview with dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Freelance writer Lily Rothman makes her case for why we need to adopt the use of "gal".   

Friday: Irish band Fred play live in studio from their album, Leaving My Empire. A look at the reaction to a gay storyline option in the hugely popular role-playing videogame Mass Effect 3. Public Radio journalist Rob Schmitz who revealed that some of what Mike Daisey said about Apple is false. A Q Debate on the rise in organic, artisanal, and alternative pet foods.

Audio is available the day following the broadcast

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