-- ZARQA [zaar-ka] NAWAZ [nah-WOZ], creator of the CBC sitcom “Little Mosque on the Prairie,” has spent her career trying to bridge cultural gaps. In her new book Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, ZARQA NAWAZ mines similar ground, speaking to what it’s like inhabiting the space between cultures.
-- Comedian and musician REGGIE WATTS visits Studio Q to talk about his penchant for the absurd, and his role on the hit faux-talk show "Comedy Bang! Bang!"
Ebola's on our mind today and not just because of a scare about a possible case in our home town of Boston. We plan to check in with one of the countries with the highest number of Ebola cases, Sierra Leone. We'll find out why their national soccer team is being treated like a pariah. Also, are you still unsure about how the Ebola virus works and how it spreads so easily despite all the precautions? We've got Ebola 101 on The World today.
-- This American Life producers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder talk about the show's first spinoff, "Serial," and the popularity today of serial (verses episodic) storytelling. "Serial" is a podcast about the true story of a murder in Baltimore in 1999 that's told over the course of a whole season.
Everyone knows Malala, but who's the other guy?! Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India share the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on the rights of children. We'll find out more about the lesser-known Satyarthi and his battle against child slavery.
Also today, the US Ambassador to Liberia tells us about daily life in the capital Monrovia and the challenges ahead in the fight against Ebola there.
-- Marilyn Hagerty shot to fame in 2012 with a review of her local Olive Garden that went viral. Now, the 88-year-old Grand Forks, North Dakota columnist returns to Q to talk about her latest review of her local Applebee's and why her unpretentious restaurant reviews are connecting with people.