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The Wilson Center's Joshua Stacher discusses Egypt two years after Mubarak's ouster. Plus: the Lieutenant Governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom; the latest political news with the Washington Post's Karen Tumulty; and the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "5 Broken Cameras."
Journalist Dan Slater discusses how online dating is changing society in more profound ways than we may imagine. James Lasdun relates his experience being stalked online and offline by a former student. The conductor of the Afghan Youth Orchestra and one of his young musicians talk about coming to the United States to perform. Plus, field biologist George Schaller talks about his three decades exploring the wilderness of Tibet!
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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A Latino film producer cries foul on Argo, Lawrence Wright (Going Clear) talks Scientology, and Amanda Palmer talks back to Kickstarter. (Not to mention the UK’s shyest pop stars, The xx.)
In this episode: We hear about how NBA star LeBron James helped a single brand of headphones become the must-have audio accessory for pro athletes and music fans alike. Writer J. Freedom du Lac joins us to talk about his recent ESPN cover story.
Plus, the California band Youngblood Hawke plays its anthemic single “We Come Running” live in the studio.
Lucian Sulica, Director of Voice Disorders/Laryngology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, tells us how we can help keep our voices healthy during the winter months.
And: We bring you a recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert from the band Lucius (watch below).
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, listen to a live performance by the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble. It's a group of classical players, six members strong and based in New York, all of whom sing and play a wide range of Arab musical styles on traditional instruments. We'll be treated to Egyptian, Iraqi, and Syrian classical art music from Cairo, Baghdad, and the ancient city of Aleppo.