Dec 6, 2013 | 22:08Q Former Prime Minister Joe Clark in Studio Q Video
Q Former Prime Minister Joe Clark in Studio Q Dec 6, 2013 | 22:08Joe Clark's tenure as Canadian Prime Minister was short, but full of global drama, and his reputation as a statesman who understands the currents of international events is solid. He has a new book out and isn't shy about weighing in on Stephen Harper's particular brand of leadership, misguided foreign policy, and Canada's current role in the world. He joins Jian at the desk to talk about it in Studio Q.
Nov 19, 2013 | 21:23Q Are men obsolete? Video
Q Are men obsolete? Nov 19, 2013 | 21:23"Be it resolved that men are obsolete." That's the provocative motion to be argued
between Hanna Rosin, senior editor of The Atlantic, for the affirmative side, and British comic and columnist Caitlin Moran for the negative -- about the notion that women are not only catching up to but actually surpassing men, and that they may soon be the dominant sex.
In a cordial, idea-driven debate, the woman discuss how class factors into the changing dynamics between men and women, how notions of masculinity may be affected by that change, and why it's important to talk about the areas in which men increasingly need help.
Nov 12, 2013 | 19:31Q David Suzuki's personal stake in Alzheimer's research in Studio Q Video
Q David Suzuki's personal stake in Alzheimer's research in Studio Q Nov 12, 2013 | 19:31David Suzuki has explored many medical issues on his long-running show 'The Nature of Things' -- Lyme disease, obesity, neuroplasticity -- but his latest research on Alzheimer's disease has a deeply personal bent. The award-winning geneticist knows all too well that his odds of contracting the condition are high. His mother died of it, and two of his uncles and an aunt also suffered from dementia. Jian speaks with Suzuki about his family's history with Alzheimer's, the setbacks and breakthroughs in treating the disease, and whether he meant it when he said he'd "just as soon be put down" if he lost his cognitive capabilities.
Oct 15, 2013 | 18:09Q John Greyson and Tarek Loubani in Studio Q Video
Q John Greyson and Tarek Loubani in Studio Q Oct 15, 2013 | 18:09Filmmaker John Greyson and doctor Tarek Loubani share firsthand accounts of their seven-week detention without charges in Egypt, insisting that the massacre they witnessed - not their jail time - was the worst part.
Oct 1, 2013 | 20:25Q Charter of Quebec Values: A Q media panel discussion Video
Q Charter of Quebec Values: A Q media panel discussion Oct 1, 2013 | 20:25For the past few weeks, Quebec has been seized with an intense debate over the proper relationship between religion and the state, stoked by the proposed Charter of Quebec Values. We've had our regular panel of English media commentators weigh in, we've convened a Q debate on the issue, and now we're excited to offer the insider's view with the help of our Montreal media panel! Jian speaks with Journal de Montreal's Lise Ravary, La Presse's Marc Cassivi and CBC C'est La Vie's Bernard St-Laurent at L'Olympia in front of a sold-out crowd.
Sep 4, 2013 | 29:43Q Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei on Q Video
Q Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei on Q Sep 4, 2013 | 29:43Ai Weiwei, one of the world's most compelling and best-known artists, is an outcast in his homeland. Jian speaks with Ai Weiwei about fusing politics and art, and what it's like trying to connect with an international audience while in his home country when Chinese authorities are trying to keep his name and his ideas away from the public.
Jul 29, 2013 | 10:46Q Wildlife painter Robert Bateman on Q Video
Q Wildlife painter Robert Bateman on Q Jul 29, 2013 | 10:46Internationally acclaimed wildlife painter and naturalist joins Jian on stage at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC for a feature interview, as a new permanent exhibition of his work opens at Victoria harbour.
Jul 24, 2013 | 29:48Q Marina Abramovic is present in Studio Q Video
Q Marina Abramovic is present in Studio Q Jul 24, 2013 | 29:48Legendary performance artist, Marina Abramovic, has explored sensation and the physical body, the operation of the mind, and the relationship between artist and audience. She joins Jian at the desk to talk about her latest piece, "The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic", how her troubled upbringing informed her approach to art, her fight to validate performance as a legitimate artform, and how becoming a celebrity has changed her art.
Jun 7, 2013 | 16:25Q Rob Ford vs the Media in Studio Q Video
Q Rob Ford vs the Media in Studio Q Jun 7, 2013 | 16:25Why have media reports about the Rob Ford crack video done so little to shift public support for Toronto's mayor? Are the accusations about media elitism justified? Is the Toronto Star on an "obsessive vendetta" against the mayor? Are we seeing a renaissance in investigative reporting? All this and more with the Q Media Panel: Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank, National Post columnist Jonathan Kay and author and activist Judy Rebick.
May 22, 2013 | 15:30Entertainment The Happy Show's Stefan Sagmeister in Studio Q Video
Entertainment The Happy Show's Stefan Sagmeister in Studio Q May 22, 2013 | 15:30Austrian-born, New York-based Stefan Sagmeister - a witty and imaginative graphic designer who's created many Grammy-winning album covers - has been exploring the nature of happiness for a decade, and has come up with a set of rules to live by. These are expressed visually using playful forms or letters, at an exhibition called "The Happy Show". Stefan Sagmeister joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about happiness, wit, and high design.
May 15, 2013 | 16:08Q World-renowned chef René Redzepi in Studio Q Video
Q World-renowned chef René Redzepi in Studio Q May 15, 2013 | 16:08Danish chef René Redzepi is the chef and co-owner of noma, the world's best restaurant. He joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about the importance of hyperlocalism in food culture - and to answer critics who detect a whiff of xenophobia in his "new nordic" approach to cuisine.