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Killin' it in Katmandhu, ukulelist Jake Shimabukuro, Sturla Gunnarsson's Monsoon

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Nepali rapper Yama Buddha on the rise of 'nep hop' and battle rap in Kathmandu. Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro thrills us with three live performances. Filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson on his stunning new documentary about India's rainy season, Monsoon.
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Acclaimed composer Howard Shore, the ethics of township tours, voice donors 02/03/2015

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Oscar and Grammy award-winning composer Howard Shore; South African photographer Andiswa Mkhosi and researcher Shelley Butler on the ethics of township tours; Vocalid founder Rupal Patel on upping the diversity of computerized voices via "voice donors".
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Senior speed-dating, antidepressants and identity, Mommy star Suzanne Clement

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Age of Love director Steve Loring and senior speed dater Janice Ledtke on why it's never too late to find love. Journalist Emily Landau on how antidepressants have shaped her identity. Mommy star Suzanne Clement on Xavier Dolan's "masterpiece" film.
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The best first instrument, Malcolm X's daughter, filmmaker Patricia Rozema, Andy Kim performs 02/27/2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Q debate: Should music educators start with the ukelele instead of the recorder? Malcolm X's daughter Ilyasah Shabazz on her new YA novel, X. Filmmaker Patricia Rozema on female actors who refuse to be sidekicks. Andy Kim performs throughout the show.
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Silent Bob is on your radio! Kevin Smith is today's surprise celebrity guest host

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Actor, filmmaker and "wannabe Canadian" Kevin Smith takes the mic for the second instalment of celebrity guest host Thursdays. Today: Q sports panel; behind the scenes with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn; Linda Schuyler on Degrassi's 35th birthday.
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Can "they" go mainstream? | Richie Mehta on Siddharth | Law & Order's Gamergate 02/25/2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Educator Davey Shlasko on why "they" should go mainstream as a gender-neutral pronoun alternative to he or she. Filmmaker Richie Mehta on his abduction thriller, Siddarth. Game developer Brianna Wu on Why Law & Order's #Gamergate episode is troubling.
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Are we prudes about nudes? | Breaking Bad writer Peter Gould | Photographer Mads Nissen 02/24/2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Curator Virgina Eichhorn on the Getting Naked exhibit, and why Canadians are bashful about nudity in art. Breaking Bad writer Peter Gould on penning the prequel, Better Call Saul. Danish Photographer Mads Nissen on his World Press Photo of the Year Award.
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Q Oscar panel, Cam Girlz doc, Soprano Jane Archibald, Saukrates performs 02/23/2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Q Oscar panel weighs in on the "terminally boring" 87th Academy Awards. 'Cam Girlz' film explores the real lives of women who bare all online. Find out why Canadian Soprano Jane Archibald makes a sparkling Semele. Canadian rapper Saukrates performs live!
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A Q first: Celebrity guest Measha Brueggergosman performs and hosts!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ex-pianist Barbara Willis Sweete on making film her instrument. Alligator Pie author Dennis Lee on writing poetry for a new generation. How Prince's Purple Rain got a 'Desert Blues' tint. Surprise celebrity guest Measha Brueggergosman hosts and performs!
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Whitehorse performs, actor Fred Williamson, Q media panel, animator Torill Kove 02/20/2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Live: Whitehorse performs live from Leave No Bridge Unburned! Fred "The Hammer" Williamson reflects on his career and recent TBFF Pioneer Award. The Q media panel reconvenes. Animator Torill Kove on her Oscar-nominated film, Me and My Moulton.
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A Q first: Celebrity guest Measha Brueggergosman performs and hosts!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ex-pianist Barbara Willis Sweete on making film her instrument. Alligator Pie author Dennis Lee on writing poetry for a new generation. How Prince's Purple Rain got a 'Desert Blues' tint. Surprise celebrity guest Measha Brueggergosman hosts and performs!
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India's rape survivor/superhero, Oscar winner Kevin Costner, Quebec star Evelyne Brochu 02/17/2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Priya's Shakti: Survivor-turned-superhero targets sexual violence. From The Bodyguard to Black Or White: Kevin Costner speaks frankly about race in his films. Quebec star Evelyne Brochu on breaking language barriers through English film and TV.
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Best of Q: Actor Jason Segel, Hozier performs, Selma director Ava DuVernay 02/16/2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Actor and writer Jason Segel on why it's good to scare kids and his children's book, Nightmares. Andrew Hozier-Byrne, a.k.a. Hozier, performs live in Studio Q. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay on directing Selma, the first-ever biopic of Martin Luther.
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Q's "Just Settle" special, ft. Settle For Love, Jay Baruchel, Photographer Chloë Ellingson and STARS 02/13/2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Why flaws upfront dating site "Settle For Love" urges honesty. Actor Jay Baruchel on Man Seeking Woman and the absurdity of dating. Photographer Chloë Ellingson on the truth behind "picture perfect" couples. STARS perform new and old nuanced love songs.
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"Good" radio voices, Saturday Night Live at 40, Q's expat panel 02/12/15

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Does public radio sound too "white"? Radio producers Chenjerai Kumanyika, Nick Davis and Mariel Borelli discuss. Saturday Night Live at 40: SNL's influence, then and now. Q's first Expat Panel: How international media covers sexual violence.
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"Fake Latino" Al Madrigal, Jemaine Clement's vampire, All Our Happy Days Are Stupid

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Daily Show's Al Madrigal on mixed race identity and feeling like a "fake Latino". Flight of the Concords' Jemaine Clement on his new vampire comedy, What We Do In The Shadows. Director Jordan Tannahill on staging Sheila Heti's "unstageable" play.
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"Egypt's Banksy" Ganzeer, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynsey Addario, Flea on Low Down 02/10/2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Egyptian mural artist Ganzeer on his first North American exhibit. Acclaimed photojournalist Lynsey Addario on navigating relationships, motherhood in a profession that doesn't accommodate either. Best of Q: Flea takes on big role in Joe Albany biopic.
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Steve Earle performs, Cheryl Strayed offers advice, Dan Levitin on how were hurting our brains 02/09/2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter performs live from Terraplane throughout the show. Wild author Cheryl Strayed on reviving her cult hit advice column, Dear Sugar. The Organized Mind author Dan Levitin on how we're rewiring our weary human brains.
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HBO's The Jinx, Nick Hornby's Funny Girl, Q media panel, Operators perform 01/06/2015

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Jinx: Accused killer speaks publicly in new HBO doc series. Bestselling author Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy) on his new novel, Funny Girl. Q media panel: What should the media do with graphic ISIS videos? Plus, Operators perform live!
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Martin Amis' Zone of Interest, Mockingbird Next Door, Diana Krall's Wallflower 01/05/2015

Thursday, February 05, 2015

British author Martin Amis on his latest novel, Zone of Interest, and the "wild disgrace" of Auschwitz. Best of Q: Harper Lee's former neighbour, Marja Mills. Canadian jazz star Diana Krall on Wallflower, her new album of smoky, velvet contralto covers.
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