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Monday, May 21, 2018: Jann Arden, Danai Gurira and more

Today on q: Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden, Black Panther actor Danai Gurira, q oral history of Beetlejuice, Canadian musician Whitney Rose.

Jann Arden reflects on becoming a mother to her mother

The Canadian singer-songwriter has released a song and cookbook, Feeding My Mother, about caring for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
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Black Panther's Danai Gurira explains why the Marvel movie is 'getting it right'

Danai Gurira discusses the hype around Black Panther and explains why the film's value is more important than any records it might break at the box office.

Whitney Rose is reclaiming the 'lost art' of storytelling in country songs

Canadian musician Whitney Rose opens up about songwriting, finding stories and inspiration from unlikely places and her latest album, Rule 62.

Beetlejuice at 30: an oral history of Tim Burton's psychedelic ghost comedy

To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Beetlejuice, we've tapped some of the producers and one of the screenwriters who worked on the movie for a q oral history.

Friday, May 18, 2018: Laurieann Gibson, William Prince and more

Today on q: Canadian choreographer Laurieann Gibson, q This with ShoShona Kish and Ian Campeau, Canadian singer-songwriter William Prince presents a q block party, musician Gwenno.

Famed choreographer Laurieann Gibson on her new Lifetime series Beyond the Spotlight

Canadian choreographer Laurieann Gibson has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. She explains how it all started for her in her hometown of Toronto.

q This breaks down what to expect from the Indigenous Music Awards

ShoShona Kish of Digging Roots and Ian Campeau, formerly of A Tribe Called Red, join guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to discuss tonight's Indigenous Music Awards.

From AC/DC to Jennifer Lopez: William Prince pays tribute to Peguis First Nation in his q block party

In this edition of the q block party, Canadian singer-songwriter William Prince shares a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown, the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba.

Gwenno's new Cornish psych-pop album celebrates her cultural identity

Gwenno discusses her second solo album, Le Kov, which is sung entirely in Cornish — an old Gaelic language understood by only 600 people today.

Thursday, May 17, 2018: Paul Nolan, Jordan Klepper

Today on q: Canadian Broadway star Paul Nolan, musician Bishop Briggs, Paul Kalkbrenner's gateway to techno music, political comedian Jordan Klepper.

Broadway stalwart Paul Nolan takes on the jukebox musical in Escape to Margaritaville

Canadian theatre actor Paul Nolan talks about his new role in the Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville, now on Broadway.

Producer Paul Kalkbrenner presents a q gateway to techno music

In this q gateway to techno music, producer Paul Kalkbrenner shares some of his favourite songs and attempts to define techno for us.

Bishop Briggs takes us back to the Japanese karaoke bar that started her music career

Bishop Briggs talks to guest host Ali Hassan about her debut album Church of Scars, and how she got her start in a Tokyo karaoke bar.

Comedian Jordan Klepper on his show The Opposition and his brand of political satire

Political comedian Jordan Klepper joins guest host Ali Hassan to discuss the satirical persona he plays on his show The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: Lee Quarnstrom, Julian Dennison and more

Today on q: Lee Quarnstrom of the Merry Pranksters on Tom Wolfe, country singer-songwriter Margo Price, actor Julian Dennison, comedian David Sedaris, filmmaker Michael Melski.

Lee Quarnstrom remembers Tom Wolfe, a pioneer of 'new journalism'

Lee Quarnstrom of the Merry Pranksters talks to Tom Power about the legacy of author and journalist Tom Wolfe, who died earlier this week at age 88.

Rising star Julian Dennison reveals how he was handpicked by Ryan Reynolds to co-star in Deadpool 2

The 15-year-old actor from New Zealand talks to Tom Power about starring opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2.

Margo Price performs Wild Women off her new album All American Made

Hear country singer-songwriter Margo Price perform Wild Women, recorded live in the q studio with her band.

David Sedaris reads his essay The Ones That Got Away, from his new book Calypso

The American comedian and author brings one of his essays to life on the air, from his new book of essays called Calypso.

Filmmaker Michael Melski on The Child Remains, a horror movie based on the true story of the Butterbox Babies

Canadian filmmaker Michael Melski joins Tom Power live from a studio in Halifax to talk about his first horror film, The Child Remains.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: Mary Steenburgen, James Bay and more

Today on q: filmmaker Norman Jewison on Margot Kidder, Alana Bridgewater’s gateway to Ma Rainey, actor Mary Steenburgen, pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue, singer-songwriter and guitarist James Bay.

Director Norman Jewison remembers his friend Margot Kidder

Actor Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in Superman, has died at age 69. Canadian director Norman Jewison joins us to talk about her.

Mary Steenburgen on her new film Book Club, songwriting and more

Steenburgen talks about her latest film Book Club, about four friends in their 60s who pick up Fifty Shades of Grey.

Gateway to the music of blues singer Ma Rainey

Canadian singer Alana Bridgewater sheds some light on Ma Rainey's life and music in this q gateway.