This Week On Q - Aug 20-Aug 24/12

Q The Summer! Stephen Quinn guest hosts all week.

MONDAY: Per Cromwell, CEO of the Swedish ad agency behind last month's teddy bear airdrop in Belarus that has prompted a diplomatic crisis and the firing of two top generals. Blues legend Buddy Guy. Jon Paley, director of Ballplayer: Pelotero, a new documentary about the high-stakes and sometimes corrupt world of signing major league prospects in the Dominican Republic. Listen to the entire show.

TUESDAY: Paul MacAlindin, conductor of what's been called "the bravest orchestra in the world," The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq. Indie rockers Band of Horses perform from their new record Mirage Rock. Best of Q: Jian's conversation with legendary comedian Phyllis Diller who died Monday at age 95. Listen to the entire show.

WEDNESDAY: British columnist Ian Birrell and Toronto-based world music advocate Derek Andrews debate the term "world music". Journalist Andrew Blackwell, on his new book Visit Sunny Chernobyl, and his trip to one of the most polluted sites on earth. Best of Q: The Kills perform from their album Blood Pressures, and talk about their enduring partnership. Listen to the entire show.

THURSDAY: Televisa, the popular Latin American TV network, is trying to bring its popular soap operas (known as telenovelas) to the English-language market. NBA superstar Amar'e Stoudemire on his new semi-autobiographical children's book, Home Court. Best of Q: Chicago-based rock veterans Wilco stop by Studio Q for a chat and performance.

FRIDAY: Vancouver band Mother Mother preview two new songs from their forthcoming album Sticks. Canadian auteur David Cronenberg on his latest film Cosmopolis, starring Twilight actor Robert Pattinson.

Audio is available the day after the broadcast.

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