This Week On Q - Jul 30-Aug 3/12

MONDAY: Terry O'Reilly guest hosts! This year, the city of Chicago has been mired in an unprecedented level of gun violence. Education director at Steppenwolf Hallie Gordon joins us to talk about if theatre can have a tangible effect on reducing violence. Bestselling British writer, critic, and feminist Caitlin Moran on her humourous new book, How to Be a Woman. Repeat: Walter Isaacson on his big biography of the late Steve Jobs. Listen to the entire show.

TUESDAY: Terry O'Reilly guest hosts! Are restaurants too noisy? Cara Buckley of The New York Times on her report that found many popular NYC restaurants have sound levels loud enough to cause hearing loss to staff, and even patrons. Repeat: Australian pop musician Gotye has become an international phenomenon thanks to his smash hit Somebody That I Used to Know. Author and humorist Henry Alford deconstructs social kissing. Listen to the entire show.

WEDNESDAY: Terry O'Reilly guest hosts! Sahar Sabet is the Iranian-American teen who made international headlines after being denied service at an Apple store. We talk to her about her experience and to Jamal Abdi from the National Iranian American Council on the effect of sanctions on consumers in North America and Iran. Repeat: a look at the Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot. Listen to the entire show.

THURSDAY: Terry O'Reilly guest hosts! British journalist Guy Adams, who grabbed headlines around the world after his some of his tweets criticizing NBC's Olympic coverage got his Twitter account suspended.  Repeat: Grammy Award-winning blues-rock duo The Black Keys. Former investment banker Frank Partnoy makes the case that procrastination allows for better decision-making in life and business. Listen to the entire show.

FRIDAY: Terry O'Reilly guest hosts! Professor Lois Banner argues that Marilyn Monroe, famous for playing a dumb blonde, was actually a proto-feminist. Author and scholar Ozzie Zehner on his new book, Green Illusions. Repeat: filmmaker Lauren Greenfield on her documentary, Queen of Versailles.

Audio is available the day following the broadcast.
 
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