March 2011

Should celebrities stay out of development work?

Today Jian spoke to David Lewis, the Africa correspondent for the Guardian newspaper to get the details on the...

This Week on Q - April 4-8

MONDAY Mark McEwan TUESDAY Edward Burtynksy WEDNESDAY The Snark Diet THURSDAY Robbie Robertson FRIDAY Q Live in Winnipeg! (with Andrea Martin, Gavin...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Everyone Was Pillow Fighting...

Assuming they were both canvassing the same area where there was a PILLOW FIGHT DAY event, which two political candidates would...

Are out-of-the-blue phone calls intrusive?

Well, it's an irony of our times -- we carry phones on our bodies at all times, but talking on...

Remembering Roger Abbott

Air Farce co-stars Don Ferguson and Luba Goy were in Studio Q today along with Rick Mercer to remember...

This Week on Q

MONDAY Rita Moreno TUESDAY Ed Begley Jr. WEDNESDAY James Kaplan THURSDAY Colm Feore FRIDAY Stephen Fry...

Is it racist to ban shark's fin soup?

That's the question being asked by some around California's move to ban shark finning. While the environmental and ethical case against...

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Does Canada need an election?

Today, Q's Media Panel talks up Canada's forthcoming election. Thus far, voter resentment has been swirling around the need for an...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Rescue Me

 Okay, so if this article about the DEATH OF THE PHONE CALL is correct you won't be able to...

Jean Paul Gaultier on Q

Today on Q, Jian interviewed French haute couture fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, along with filmmaker (and his former...

R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor

That's Elizabeth Taylor playing the hard-drinking and embittered Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The film garnered Taylor her second Academy Award for...

Dan Savage on Q

Today on Q, Seattle-based sex columnist Dan Savage returned to the show to discuss the new book version of his...

Knut: 2006 - 2011

On the sad occasion of the death of Knut, the beloved German polar bear, Jian took time on the show...

Q LIVE in New York City

Last night, we recorded Q LIVE in New York City, our first American live-audience show! It was a sold-out event, held at WNYC's...

This Week on Q: March 21 - March 25, 2011

MONDAY Donald Trump TUESDAY Jason Eisener WEDNESDAY Bruce Cockburn THURSDAY Is banning shark fin racist? FRIDAY Q LIVE at the GOULD with...

Q in NYC: Media panel squares off on public broadcasting

 Q took the show live to New York City last night, and convened a special Q media panel with The...

Should Facebook be used to vet potential jurors?

On today's show Jian spoke with legal reporter Brian Grow about the growing trend among lawyers of using Google...

Janelle Monáe on Q UNCUT

Today, Grammy-nominated performer and musician Janelle Monáe stopped by Studio Q to discuss her creative origins, her grand sci-fi concept...

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Why do we buy what celebrities are selling?

What do Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jessica Simpson have in common? All of them are...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Half Man, Half 'Bot

Has your mind ever been controlled by a robot? Or do you have what it takes to outthink Watson and...

Should "smart drugs" be banned on campuses?

The use of so-called "smart drugs" by university students is becoming increasingly contentious as the use of drugs like Adderall and Ritalin are being...

Jian: "Maybe this is no longer just about Japan"

Jian kicked off today's show with an opening essay about what the days following the devastating natural disasters in Japan have...

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This Week on Q: March 14 - March 18, 2011

MONDAY A look at ADD drugs on campus TUESDAY Neil Strauss WEDNESDAY Janelle Monáe THURSDAY Mother Mother FRIDAY  Q in NYC (with...

Q's JUNO special LIVE at the Gould!

UPDATE: Q's JUNO special LIVE at the Gould is now sold out. Thank you for your interest!On Friday, March 25th,...

Are animated movies for kids too adult-oriented?

It's an open secret in the entertainment world: Hollywood animated features must appeal to kids and adults alike. It's been...

Jay Bakker on Q

Jay Bakker, the son of troubled televangelists Jim Bakker and the late Tammy Faye, spoke with Jian today about his...

How relevant is International Women's Day?

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. And today, Q's media panel responded to the deluge of International Women's...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Let's Dance!

What can I say? I like to party...and social network...so why are the two usually mutually exclusive? Thanks to...

Emily Bell on the future of online journalism

Information technology expert Emily Bell was on Q today -- she's the director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at...

Coming up on Q: Phyllis Diller!

Phyllis Diller will be on Q this Thursday as part of our Queens of Comedy series. She blazed a trail for women in...

Are bloggers for money-making publications right to demand payment?

   "Hey Arianna, can you spare a dime?" That's what writers are saying to the editor of The Huffington Post...

This Week on Q Mar 7-11

MONDAY Harry Connick Jr. TUESDAY Jon Dore WEDNESDAY Memphis THURSDAY Jay Bakker FRIDAY  Emmylou Harris...

Q in NYC lineup announced!

Well, you've heard the news... Q is heading to the Big Apple on Thursday, March 17th, 2011. The 2-hour live audience...

Q's Queens of Comedy: Jane Lynch

Today, Jane Lynch was on on Q as part of our ongoing Queens of Comedy series. From roles in the movies Best in...

What's wrong with skyscrapers?

Nothing conveys the heights of human ambition quite like the skyscraper. But many urbanites look down on towering buildings...

Is the media exploiting Charlie Sheen?

In Jian's opening essay today, he discussed the recent trials of Charlie Sheen, and how various major media outlets have...

Tennis perform live in Studio Q

photo by Ryan Couldrey/CBC Denver, Colorado's Tennis dropped by Studio Q today to tell us how they went from being seafaring lovebirds...
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