Station News & Events

11:23am

Tue May 20, 2014
Station News & Events

Quincy Jones Talks About His Career on Q for 5-20

TODAY on "Q" 

-- Why do all Africa-themed novels look alike on store shelves? Jian speaks to the blog editor for "Africa as a Country" -- a professor of post-colonial literature –who decodes the visual shorthand of book covers from African novelists.

-- Quincy Jones, the music producing legend reflects on his epic career, collaborating with everyone from Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra, to Ray Charles and Michael Jackson.

11:20am

Tue May 20, 2014
Station News & Events

FBI Wants Five Members of Chinese Military Arrested on Espionage Charges on The World for 5-20

Sure, Barack Obama stopped by a Little League practice. But Bolivian President Evo Morales is going him one better -- he's actually going to play for a professional soccer team. More in a minute.

First, though, we try to get a handle on the news that the FBI wants five members of the Chinese military arrested on charges of state-sponsored corporate espionage. The news comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to China tomorrow. We can imagine some potentially interesting Edward Snowden-related discussions.

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1:14pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Station News & Events

Steve Coogan on His Dramatic Role in Philomena on Q for 5-19

TODAY on "Q" 

-- Jian moderates a debate between writer Stephen Marche, who argues that inequity around domestic chores could be solved if women simply learn to do less and live with lower standards of cleanliness. Journalist Jessica Grose  disagrees, saying the change needs to come from men, and it is possible.

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1:12pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Station News & Events

Reporter Anthony Lloyd on His Kidnapping Escape on The World for 5-19

What's in a letter? No, not that kind of letter. We're talking about letters of the alphabet, specifically, the Russian letter "yo." More on that in a minute.

We start, today, with some first-person stories out of Syria. Soumer Dagestani is a BBC Arabic producer originally from Homs. Soumer will tell us about his family, who has been in Homs throughout the conflict. And then we'll hear the harrowing story of Anthony Lloyd, a reporter for The Times of London who was recently kidnapped while en route from Aleppo to the Turkish border. You won't want to miss the story of his escape.

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1:55pm

Fri May 16, 2014
Station News & Events

The Google Ruling Reviewed on Q for 5-16

-- The Guardian’s technology editor Charles Arthur discusses the European court of Justice ruling that Google will have to delete some information from its index at the request of individuals.

-- Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan performs songs from her new album, “Shine On”, and talks about how it was inspired by a desire to live with more resilience, optimism and whole-heartedness.

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