Mar 21, 2014 | 18:25Q Jazz legend Sheila Jordan Video
Q Jazz legend Sheila Jordan Mar 21, 2014 | 18:25American jazz and bebop legend Sheila Jordan has had a roller-coaster life, from her poor upbringing to social stigmatization, to performing with some of the most respected names in the jazz world. At 85, she has more than 20 records to her name, the title of Jazz Master from the National Endowment for the Arts, and continues to perform and teach jazz vocals to young singers.
Mar 19, 2014 | 23:50Q NDP insider Brad Lavigne Video
Q NDP insider Brad Lavigne Mar 19, 2014 | 23:50When the late NDP leader Jack Layton rode atop the Orange Wave to bring Official Opposition status to the party in 2011, Brad Lavigne was the chief operative who helped set it into motion. The New Democratic Party's rise over the last decade to 99 seats in the House of Commons from a mere 12 was a remarkable political accomplishment. Lavigne, one of the key architects of the transformation, was Layton's right-hand man. Now, Layton's former campaign manager has published his account of the party's success story. He speaks with Jian about his book, "Building the Orange Wave: The Inside Story Behind the Historic Rise of Jack Layton and the NDP", and gives his sense of the state of the NDP in 2002 compared to now.
Mar 17, 2014 | 13:55Q Grant Lawrence brings "The Lonely End of the Rink" to Studio Q Video
Q Grant Lawrence brings "The Lonely End of the Rink" to Studio Q Mar 17, 2014 | 13:55There's a cultural assumption that every child born in the great white north of Canada is imbued with a love and devotion for hockey. And if those kids are born to highly competitive sports-fans, the pressure only mounts. Grant Lawrence, a musician and host of CBC Radio 3, was among those ushered onto the ice at a young age. He chronicles his early ambivalence toward the sport in a new memoir "The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie". Lawrence recalls the contrast between the hockey heroes on television and the bullying teammates who liked to pick on the "runt" goalie with big glasses. "I had a big struggle with that polarity," he admits.
Mar 12, 2014 | 20:43Q Olivia Chow reflects on her Journey Video
Q Olivia Chow reflects on her Journey Mar 12, 2014 | 20:43Politician Olivia Chow is about to run for mayor of the city of Toronto, against Rob Ford and others. There is speculation that her own past as an immigrant to the city will be part of her attempt to appeal to working-class and suburban communities in the city. Here she talks about her memoir, My Journey, which touches on those aspects of her past.
Mar 12, 2014 | 17:43Q John Carter Cash on his father's legacy Video
Q John Carter Cash on his father's legacy Mar 12, 2014 | 17:43While digging through his late father's old recordings, John Carter Cash stumbled upon an unreleased album from legendary country singer Johnny Cash. Originally ignored by Columbia records during a rough patch in his career, the album has been touched up and is set to be released on March 25th. Cash joins Jian to discuss his amazing discovery. As he explains, the album, titled "Out Among the Stars", bridges the gap between his father's early boisterous days and the melancholy sounds of his late recordings. The son of the influential music icon also reflects on his famous father's legacy and the side of his family he hopes to reveal in his recent book "House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father Johnny Cash".
Mar 11, 2014 | 18:12Q A chat with 94-year-old track star Olga Kotelko and her biographer Bruce Grierson Video
Q A chat with 94-year-old track star Olga Kotelko and her biographer Bruce Grierson Mar 11, 2014 | 18:12If you think it's too late to take up track and field, consider the amazing case of Olga Kotelko. The retired Vancouver school teacher attended her first "masters" track and field competition in her late 70s -- and shocked her competitors by taking home the gold. Now, at the age of 94, Kotelko holds 26 world records and is the female nonagenarian still long-jumping and high- jumping competitively. Jian speaks to the athlete as well as Bruce Grierson, an award-winning journalist who's written a book about her journey and the science of aging: What Makes Olga Run?
Mar 10, 2014 | 3:23Q "Holding On For Life" by the Broken Bells live in Studio Q Video
Q "Holding On For Life" by the Broken Bells live in Studio Q Mar 10, 2014 | 3:23Shins frontman James Mercer and in-demand producer Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) have joined forces to form the unique musical duo called Broken Bells, which brings both their skills to the fore. They are in Studio Q to perform songs from their new record "After the Disco" - this is "Holding On For Life".