: The story of ex-convict named Alex Friedmann
who bought stocks in a prison in order to bring attention to his cause: sexual assault in jail. Reporter Geoffrey York
explains the political and cultural reasons for the controversy surrounding a satirical painting of South African president Jacob Zuma. Q's Sports Culture Panel
with Stephen Brunt and Mary Ormsby.
correspondent Kate Hodal
on the story of an Indonesian atheist who's been jailed and beaten for posting his beliefs on Facebook. Two notable grammar enthusiasts discuss the addition of "hopefully"
to the new AP style guide and the state of grammar today. Ben Brantley
, theatre writer from the New York Times
, argues that standing ovations have become too predictable and frequent.Wednesday:
Libraries - should they evolve into community centres for knowledge, or are books the thing? A Q debate. Glam-rock musician Adam Lambert
on his new album, Trespassing
. Bestselling dysfunctional family memoirist Augusten Burroughs
on his new anti-self-help book, This is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More
A look at the most-discussed political presence in Italy these days - a comedian who's making his fellow citizens laugh in the wake of the Berlusconi years. Blues musician Buddy Guy
talks about his memoir, When I Left Home: My Story
, which traces his journey from humble roots in Louisiana to the Chicago music scene. UNZIPPED: fashion writer Lizzie Garrett Mettler
on the enduring appeal of tomboy style. Mio Adilman's Download Downlo
Juno-nominated Jazz musician Michael Occipinti
and some of his musical friends - including vocalists Elizabeth Shepherd and Dominic Mancuso -- perform songs from the new album Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon
. Maeghan Smulders
on being a super intern. J.A. Wainwright
on his new opera about the Robert Dziekanski tragedy. Barry Michels
-- a Hollywood therapist who specializes in screenwriters facing writer's block -- has written a new general guide to overcoming barriers called The Tools
. Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame
, and more.
Audio is available the day following the broadcast.