-- Kenyan writer and one of TIME Magazine's 'most influential' people of the year, BINYAVANGA WAINAINA talks about publicly coming out in his essay "I am a Homosexual, Mum" and rocketing to the forefront of Africa's gay rights movement on the heels of the signing of Nigeria's infamous anti-homosexuality law.
Hope all enjoyed our joint program with The Takeaway yesterday on the Iraq crisis. It's back to your regular "World" today.
We're tackling fresh angles on Iraq today - Marco snags an interview with a spokesman for Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki. We also hear from Canadian photojournalist Rita Leistner about her time in Iraq. She covered the opening days of the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq from the northern province of Kurdistan, where she documented a unit of women in the Peshmerga militia.
-- Brent talks to Brazil's bossa nova king SERGIO MENDES. His music has always combined the traditional music of his country with American influences, and that's still the case on his latest album "Magic", which pairs him with younger musicians -- and Mendes fans -- like singer John Legend and will.i.Am from the Black Eyed Peas.
-- South African photographer ZANELE MUHOLI talks about using "visual activism" to chronicle the faces of a community under threat, gay and lesbian South Africans
-- Pulitzer Prize winning reporter CHARLIE LE DUFF on the financial, spiritual and cultural cost of abandoned and dilapidated neighbourhoods across Detroit and whether that city's "fight against blight" can be addressed while competing for money against urgent problems like inadequate police and fire protection.
-- Canadian rocker SAM ROBERTS returns to studio Q with his band and latest record "Lo-Fantasy", a synth heavy, psychedelic album birthed from a traumatic recording session with famed producer Youth.