Friday, September 21, 2012 | Categories: Q Weekly Update |
MONDAY: Dan Pallotta, author of Charity Case, explains his mission to have non-profits and philanthropic organizations act more like for-profit companies. 21-year-old British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who has been performing publicly since the age of 11, joins Jian for a conversation, and performance, from his album, Plus. Q's Sports Culture Panel, today with sportscaster Elliotte Friedman and writer Stephen Brunt on the NHL lockout. Listen here
TUESDAY: Tech writer Clive Thompson on the meaning and repercussions of Facebook's suspension of its facial recognition photo tagging practice in Europe. Stand-up comedian and social critic W. Kamau Bell on his TV show Totally Biased, produced by Chris Rock. Fresh from her Polaris win, singer-songwriter Feist. Listen here
WEDNESDAY: We discuss the new documentary Central Park Five with director Sarah Burns (daughter of documentarian Ken Burns) and Raymond Santana, one of the men who was wrongly convicted of the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park. Filmmaker Spike Lee on his new documentary, BAD 25, about the making of Michael Jackson's Thriller follow-up, BAD. New York Daily News editorial board member Alexander Nazaryan argues that brunch is a ritual that is corroding the soul of America. Listen here
THURSDAY: :Former NHL player Paul Henderson, whose series-winning goal for Team Canada versus the Soviet Union on September 28th, 1972 made him a hockey legend. After decades of personal highs and lows, he is now facing cancer, and has written a memoir called The Goal of My Life. Paris-based classical pianist, pop performer, and all-round large personality Chili Gonzales performs from Solo Piano II. Director Rian Johnson on his time-travel thriller, Looper, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis.
FRIDAY: Q on the Road...a live audience show celebrating Culture Days at Calgary's MacEwan Hall. Country star Paul Brandt performs from his latest, Give It Away. Michael Green, co-founder and co-artistic director of Calgary's One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Company. A Calgary version of Q's Media Panel. Chad Vangaalen performs from his latest release Diaper Island. Journalist Amanda Lindhout. Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring of CBC's This Is That, and more.
Audio is available the day after the broadcast.