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TODAY on "Q" 

-- Author TIM PARKS argues our shortened attention spans are hurting serious literature. He and Globe & Mail editor JARED BLAND argue - are we facing the end of ambitious, difficult books.

-- JUNO Award-winning, hyper-articulate rapper SHAD is one of Canada's most celebrated hip hop artists. He performs from his fourth record "Flying Colours" and talks about the stories and social commentary baked into this latest release.

A real audio treat for you today.

Germaine Greer made a name for herself back in the 60s and 70s as a feminist writer. Her latest book is about her turn towards environmentalism, which started on a visit to Australia. Here's a taste from our conversation with Greer today.

TODAY on "Q" 

-- Q's exploration of Brazil and the World Cup continues with Jian in conversation with British filmmaker JULIEN TEMPLE on his new documentary "Rio 50 Degrees", which explores the city's epic history through interviews, archival footage and music.

-- Atlantic journalist RYAN JACOBS explores why the majority of people in Iceland still believe in elves… and what it reveals about the ever-progressive island nation that ranks number 1 in the Global Peace Index.

Spying at home, more violence in the Middle East, doping in Major League baseball, and -- of course -- ancient Greek armor. It must be Thursday here at The World.

We'll begin today with two NSA related stories. The first concerns alleged spying against Muslim-Americans here in the United States, and we'll hear from Asim Ghafoor, a lawyer who has allegedly been targeted. Ongoing spying revelations are also affecting US/German relations. We'll hear from a German parliamentarian who is less than happy. 

A review of the most recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions is on tap for the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. John Vile will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 14, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 20, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Vile is dean of the University Honors College, a constitutional law scholar and author of “Essential Supreme Court Decisions: Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law.”