With recent news that eating disorders are increasingly affecting men, Jian talks to MERRYL BEAR, director of Canada's National Eating Disorder Information Centre about the alarming rise of the condition blithely called "manorexia", and why men with disordered eating and body image problems are not taken as seriously as women.
There are chilling warnings of imminent mass killings in the Central Africa Republic. As the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide approaches we examine whether the international community has better mechanisms for sounding alarm bells and preventing atrocities than it did back in 1994. And we ask whether "genocide" is the right word for the violence and mass killing in the C.A.R. We'll hear from the BBC's Thomas Fessy in Bangui and writer and Rwanda expert Philip Gourevitch.
--ELI PARISER is founder of Upworthy.com, former executive director of MoveOn.org, and author of the bestselling book "The Filter Bubble". He talks about what it takes to make meaningful content go viral... and what he says to critics who call Upworthy manipulative clickbait.
A British parliamentary committee grills the editor of the Guardian newspaper over its dealings with Edward Snowden and its coverage of NSA surveillance. We'll hear details, plus find out what the British public thinks about the breadth of NSA spying activities.
Also today, more on the war in Syria now that the UN's human rights chief Navi Pillay has implicated the Syrian government and president Bashar al Assad in war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Tennessee women who expanded opportunities for all women are the focus of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Mary Evins, associate professor of history at MTSU, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
Dr. ANDREW KOLODNY [ko-LAWD'-nee] is the Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House, a U.S.-based non-profit alcohol and drug rehab organization. He discusses the media sensation around the "zombie" street drug Krokodil [KROK'-o-dill]... and what it hides about other drugs in our culture.
American B-52 bombers have flown into Chinese airspace after China said they couldn't. It's the latest wrinkle in the ongoing dispute over some disputed islands that sit between China, Japan and Taiwan. The World's Matthew Bell tells you what the fuss is all about.
Also, Richard Young is the managing director of NFL China. His goal is to get the Chinese to warm up to the pigskin. Marco asks Young about the challenges, AND the cash to be made if the game becomes a success.
During the final days of 2013, "Q with Jian Ghomeshi" will showcase some of its best episodes for listeners – with exciting guests like tennis legend, Bill Jean King, and singer-songwriter, John Mayer. The program will also countdown the top 20 albums of 2013 throughout December.
Lineup for end of year shows:
Thurs, December 26 Peter Buffet on bad philanthropy Margaret Atwood on Maddadam Lorde perf/interview
An MTSU alumnus who has chronicled little-known stories about Tennessee during the Civil War will be the guest on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. James B. Jones Jr., a public historian on the staff of the Tennessee Historical Commission/State Historic Preservation Office, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
Dr. Michael Parkinson, new Director of the MTSU School of Music
The director of the MTSU School of Music will be the guest on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Michael Parkinson will air at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, and at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
Parkinson, who began his tenure in July 2013, most recently served as professor and director of the school of music at Ohio University, where he taught classes in jazz studies and music industry/entrepreneurship.