November 2010

Is Reality TV Bad for Us?

On Tuesday's show we heard from journalist and media critic Jennifer Posner, author of a new book Reality Bites...

KT Tunstall performs live on Q!

Scotland's sweetheart, KT Tunstall, dropped by Studio Q today to chat about and perform from her third record, Tiger Suit....

Is 3D hologram Hatsune Miku the future of pop?

Japanese pop star Hatsune Miku is a 16-year-old singer... a stylish, blue-haired pop princess who's topped the charts there, sold...

Watch Wolf Parade perform LIVE in Studio Q

On Friday, Montreal-based "supergroup" Wolf Parade performed live throughout the show in the band's first broadcast session in five years!...

This Week on Q

MONDAY Amy Sedaris TUESDAY KT Tunstall WEDNESDAY Feist THURSDAY Nigella Lawson FRIDAY Sarah McLachlan...

Should Canadian traditions be preserved by UNESCO?

Well, you may already be familiar with the idea of UNESCO World Heritage sites:  places of special cultural or physical...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Yada Yada Yada...

I've been trying to figure out which other TV shows would be good teaching aids for economics professors but, yeah, THE...

Do you see a 'culture of hostility' around parenting debates?

Well, there have been many battles in the so-called mommy wars -- cloth versus disposable, to vaccinate or not,...

Do you think the Maclean's "'Too Asian'?" article is racist?

  Today on Q Jian spoke to Jeet Heer about a controversial article in the Maclean's magazine annual university ranking issue. It appears...

Q in Vancouver: December 2nd at 2 p.m.!

                                 Just announced:  Q is coming to Vancouver on December 2nd.  There will be live musical performances from Black Mountain and...

This Week on Q: November 22 - 26, 2010

MONDAY Judah Friedlander TUESDAY Jerry Stiller WEDNESDAY Canada Reads Panelists Revealed THURSDAY Cee Lo Green FRIDAY Mandy Moore...

Is National Writing Month a Waste of Energy?

National Novel Writing Month is currently in full swing across North America. And that means thousands of people are trying...

Dick Cavett Q UNCUT

Talk show host and blogger Dick Cavett was on Q today, talking about his new book, Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed...

Is "Sarah Palin's Alaska" political?

  The TLC network is promoting its new reality series "Sarah Palin's Alaska" as a non-political, family adventure show....

Luke Doucet LIVE on Q

Today, Luke Doucet and The White Falcon (his guitar and his band) performed live in Studio Q, from the...

Leonard Cohen on Q wins the gold!

Back in September, Q was honoured with a gold distinction at the 2010 New York Festivals International Radio Awards,...

Adele's new single "Rolling in the Deep" on Q!

Today, British singer/songwriter (and frequent Q guest) Adele talked to Jian about her forthcoming album, 21. On the line from London,...

Should there be a public monument to Mordecai Richler in Montreal?

Today Jian spoke with biographer Charles Foran about the campaign to honour the late Mordecai Richler with a public monument in the...

This Week on Q - Nov 15-19

MONDAY Roch Voisine TUESDAY Adele WEDNESDAY Alex Gibney THURSDAY Les Stroud FRIDAY Dick Cavett...

Gaspereau Press and the Giller "problem"

Today on Q, Jian talked to Andrew Steeves, co-publisher of Nova Scotia's, Gaspereau Press. That's the small press that published...

Sir Elton on the state of pop music

AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis Legendary rocker Elton John joined us on Q this week to talk about a musical collaboration...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Let Go Of My Lego

I can't tell if I should be freaked out by the obsessive "Adult Fans of Lego" in Jess Gibson's compelling...

Sir Bob Geldof on Q UNCUT

AP Photo/Sang Tan It was BBC reporter Michael Buerk presenting a story on the Ethopian famine in October 1984....

Does post-secondary education hamper bold ideas?

  Or does education enrich young people to come up with great ideas, if slightly delayed? Billionaire venture capitalist, PayPal...

This Week on Q - Nov 8-12

MONDAY Russell Peters TUESDAY Bob Geldof WEDNESDAY Elton John THURSDAY Nora Ephron FRIDAY Tony Sheldon...

Stephen Sondheim on Q UNCUT

AP Photo/Charles Krupa "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Together Wherever We Go", "Maria", and "Send in the Clowns"...what would Broadway...

Peter Gabriel says the world's response to Pakistan is "pathetic"

Today on Q, Jian spoke to musicians Peter Gabriel and Salman Ahmad about their newly-released song for Pakistan flood relief,...

Would you give your pets Prozac?

"Pet Pharm," a new doc airing on CBC TV this Thursday, explores the burgeoning trend of prescribing psychoactive drugs --...

What's behind our cultural obsession with fictional serial killers?

    Well, for all of the dread and pain they cause in real life, serial killers get a lot...

Mio on the Down-Lo: I'm Glad You Came Along...To You I Dedicate This Song

I don't mean to be a downer...but...have you ever had a break-up like the ones depicted in the Vimeo Award-winning...

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