Schedule for Friday Aug 1

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It's Q the Summer! Piya Chattopadhyay hosts this week. Jian returns with a new season of Q on Sept 1. Please note that all schedules are subject to last-minute changes. Check back for updates.

  • Quebecois MC Yes McCan of Dead Obies on the controversy swirling around the group for their use of both English and French in their lyrics. Prominent critics warn that the popularity of "franglais" is a step towards total assimilation. [FULL POST]

  • Piya talks to filmmaker Ron Mann (Know Your Mushrooms, Go Further) about the incredible legacy of the late American filmmaker Robert Altman (M*A*S*H, The Long Goodbye, Nashville, Short Cuts, Gosford Park and A Prairie Home Companion) as depicted in Mann's latest documentary called, Altman. He will also be joined by Robert Altman's widow, Kathryn Altman[FULL POST]

  • From the Best of Q: Franz Ferdinand joins Jian in Studio Q to chat about their signature sound, perform two songs from their latest album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (plus a bonus throwback, too) and model their "jean on jean" Canadian tuxedos. [FULL POST]

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