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The legal, political, and national security implications of the Boston bombing arrest. Then, Louise Arbour of the International Crisis Group talks about her work and recent news on international justice. Plus: Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, talks about why the profit motive should drive conservation; the rise and potential of citizen science with stories from you on your contributions; and what video games teach us about winning and losing.
From Facebook to accidentally hitting “Reply All” on an email, life online is full of potential faux pas, and today we’ll get tips on how to navigate the digital world with grace and ease—and how to get through those sticky situations. William Dalrymple talks about the first battle for control of Afghanistan in 1839. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo discusses singing the role of the Duke of Mantua in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Rigoletto.” And we’ll find out from Ian Urbina of the New York Times and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol why many of the chemicals in soap, shampoo, and other household products haven’t been tested for safety.
Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.
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This week in Studio 360, mothers in hard times. Fiona Shaw plays a Mary furious over the death of Jesus in The Testament of Mary on Broadway, while our American Icons series explores “Migrant Mother,” Dorothea Lange’s classic Depression portrait — both the desperate subject and the famous photographer came ...
In This Episode: What defines "camp" in art? In film? In music? It’s a tricky question, but J. Bryan Lowder has tackled it online for Slate.com, in a series he calls Postcards from Camp -- and he joins us to discuss.
Plus: Some artists are getting fed up with the constant use of smartphones to capture pictures and video at concerts. A few are even banning phone use to make audience members pay attention. We talk with Pitchfork’s Lindsay Zoladz.
And: Indie-folk band Ivan and Alyosha join us to perform songs from their long-awaited debut album, All The Times We Had.
Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends.
For this New Sounds, we’ll hear some global acoustic works from the Touré-Raichel Collective. It’s a collaboration between Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli producer/keyboardist Idan Raichel which came about following a concert in Tel Aviv. The results are stunning and elegant conversations between guitar (Touré) and piano (Raichel), where the strings of the piano are sometimes plucked like a harp or kora. The songs are anchored by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane.