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Hear the latest on the budget battles in Washington. Plus: Guardian columnist Emma Gilbey Keller on leaving Catholicism; why the SEIU supports the new New York gun law; Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi on the U.S. role in the Middle East; and new biotech beasts.
BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas looks at Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State and how she went from being called a polarizing politician to a popular diplomat. Actors Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller discuss the off-Broadway production of “Belleville.” Sam Lipsyte talks about his new book of short stories called The Fun Parts. Esquire editor Tyler Cabot and researcher Dr. Anthony Atala explain the current state of stem cells research.
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, Kurt Andersen speaks with Edie Falco, who has taken on the toughest roles of any leading lady in this “golden age” of cable television. A Mexican artist gets creative with a hoard of confiscated guns, turning them into an orchestra of playable musical instruments. And ...
In this episode: A new documentary called “Reincarnated” aims to explain how the rapper Snoop Dogg became the rapper Snoop Lion. Writer Jaime Lowe tells us the transformation was about more than just a name change.
Plus: Since the Arab Spring movement began last year, autocratic governments throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East have been taken down by protestors, activists – and rappers. We speak with two hip hop artists from Egypt and Mali -- MC Deeb and Amkoullel - who were instrumental in their countries’ recent uprisings.
Also: Hip hop writer Tamara Palmer fills us in on a popular internet meme called time-stretching -- which turns 3 minute pop songs into 30 minute ambient soundscapes.
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.
Listen to some updated folksong arrangements, arrangements of medieval songs, and music that looks to other world traditions, all from Norway. The updated folk comes to us from a collection of ballads, hymns, lullabies, sung by Trio Medieval, and we'll also hear Norwegian medieval song by Jan Garbarek & Agnes Buen Garnas.