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Schedule for Thursday April 30, 2015

Today on q: Director Thomas Vinterberg, The Wire vs. real-life Baltimore, Actor Jon Cryer, early morning reading with Nana Aba Duncan.
Today on q: Director Thomas Vinterberg, The Wire vs. real-life Baltimore, Actor Jon Cryer, early morning reading with Nana Aba Duncan. (DNA Films/HBO/Dan Hallman/Nana Aba Duncan)

Today on q: (1) Provocative Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg puts his spin on a classic work of English literature Far From the Madding Crowd (2) Cultural critic Alyssa Rosenberg explains how The Wire is shaping public perception of the real-life crisis in Baltimore. (3) Shad catches up with Jon Cryer, the actor known for his roles as Duckie in the 1980s teen movie Pretty in Pink and Alan opposite Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men. (4) At our request, q correspondent Nana Aba Duncan tries to find time for reading by taking in 20 pages first thing in the morning. 

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