Friday, December 21, 2012 | Categories: Q Weekly Update
MONDAY: Best of Q. Are single-sex classrooms progressive or regressive? A Q Debate with education experts Dr. Mary Ladky and Dr. Lise Eliot. Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on his memoir Total Recall. British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran on his album Plus.
TUESDAY: Pre-empted in Canada.
WEDNESDAY: Best of Q. Canadian humourist Rick Mercer on his book A Nation Worth Ranting About. Mercury Prize-winning English band The xx on their sophomore record Coexist. Stand-up comic Tig Notaro on her headline-generating cancer set, LIVE.
THURSDAY: Best of Q. Syrian filmmaker and festival organizer Orwa Nyrabia discusses his three-week ordeal in a Syrian prison. Mortician Caitlin Doughty on her online video series, Ask a Mortician. Rising classical pianist Nicholas McCarthy, the first one-handed graduate of London's Royal College of Music.
FRIDAY: Best of Q. Widow Carol Blue on Christopher Hitchens published collection of essays Mortality. Electro-rocker Metric on their album Synthetica. Q Debate on whether classical music culture needs to modernize with Richard Dare, CEO of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and conductor Bramwell Tovey of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Musician Questlove on his foodie ventures.
Audio is available the day after the broadcast.