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Monday, July 16, 2018: Courtney Barnett, Wendy McLeod MacKnight and more

Today on q: the q screen panel on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America?, Canadian author Wendy McLeod MacKnight, Canadian author Jen Sookfong Lee, author and comedian Josh Gondelman, singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.
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Sacha Baron Cohen reveals the character who has been fooling prominent U.S. political figures

His new show, Who is America?, is said to feature feature Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Bernie Sanders and others

Jen Sookfong Lee explores how Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho brought the marginal into the mainstream

Jen Sookfong Lee was 15 when the film came out. She has written a book about it called Gentlemen of the Shade.

Courtney Barnett performs live from her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel

Courtney Barnett joins Tom Power for a short introduction and a rare stripped-down solo acoustic set of songs from her critically-acclaimed new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel.

Paintings come to life in Wendy McLeod MacKnight's new book The Frame-Up

Wendy McLeod MacKnight discusses her new children's book, The Frame-Up, about paintings in Fredericton's Beaverbrook Gallery that are secretly alive.

Is the new Sacha Baron Cohen series satire, or a cringeworthy prank show?

Our screen panel discusses the relevance of Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, Who Is America?, in 2018.

Is Drake bigger than the Beatles?

Drake has seven singles in Billboard's Top 10. That's enough to topple the Beatles' record of five Top 10 singles. So is Drake now more popular than the Beatles ever were? Not quite.

Friday, July 13, 2018: Ralph Macchio, Sandra Oh and more

Today on q: actor Ralph Macchio on the new Karate Kid series, q music panel with Jarrett Martineau and Lisa Christiansen, artist Rebecca Belmore, actor Sandra Oh.

Author explores how Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho brought the marginal into the mainstream

Author Jen Sookfong Lee explores Gus Van Sant's seminal film in her new book Gentlemen of the Shade.

Artist Rebecca Belmore on why she uses her body to make a statement in her artwork

Rebecca Belmore discusses the use of her own body and voice in her performance pieces and the significance of using everyday objects in her art.

In Cobra Kai, the Karate Kid is all grown-up and owns a car dealership

Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid, is back as a grown-up version of Danny LaRusso in the new series Cobra Kai.

Thursday, July 12, 2018: Gin Phillips, Ken Burns

Today on q: author Gin Phillips, Resilience curator Lee-Ann Martin, all-female rap crew The Sorority, filmmaker Ken Burns.

The Sorority is an all-female rap crew that just want room to be great

Get to know the Toronto-based rap group who just dropped their debut record, The Pledge.

Billboard art project showcases female Indigenous artists coast to coast

The Resilience Project displays work by 50 female Indigenous artists on more than 160 billboards across the country.

'Damn, it feels good to be back': Watch the video for Shad's new song, The Fool Pt. 1

It's the lead single from Shad's fifth album, A Short Story About A War.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Catherine Tait, Charley Pride

Today on q: president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada Catherine Tait, book contributor Jael Richardson, Simon Doonan talks soccer style, country singer Charley Pride.

Quilts and documentaries? It's all interwoven for filmmaker Ken Burns

Filmmaker Ken Burns has a passion for quilts. He discusses his quilt collection, currently on display at the International Quilt Study Center in Nebraska.

The top 3 style trends at World Cup 2018

With the World Cup hurtling towards its dramatic conclusion, Simon Doonan joins Tom Power to explore the most popular sport in the world through the lens of style.
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Three Lions: how England's World Cup fever has driven a 20-year-old anthem to the top of the charts

The story behind the "it's coming home, it's coming, football's coming home" chant.

'Let's be daring and risk-taking': CBC president Catherine Tait on her vision for the public broadcaster

The new president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada discusses her vision for the public broadcaster and shares how her experience in the arts plays a role in that.

Jael Richardson's book pick: We Begin Our Ascent by Joe Mungo Reed

Jael Richardson discusses her summer read recommendation and it's all about the Tour de France: We Begin Our Ascent by Joe Mungo Reed.

Charley Pride on defying expectations: 'I'm a traditional country singer, just like anybody else'

Pride is one of the most successful country singers of all time, but his achievements reach far beyond that. He reflects on his incredible career with Tom Power.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018: Robbie Robertson, Sabrina Benaim

Today on q: Canadian music legend Robbie Robertson, filmmaker and hip-hop artist Boots Riley, the story behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bold campaign design, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Ben Kunder, spoken word poet Sabrina Benaim.
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How a tumour in her throat helped spoken word poet Sabrina Benaim find her voice

Spoken word poetry was more than a coping mechanism for Sabrina Benaim — it was a platform to discuss her deepest insecurities, depression and anxiety.

Robbie Robertson shares his favourite memories from recording Music From Big Pink

On the 50th anniversary of The Band's debut album Music From Big Pink, Robbie Robertson discusses the album's legacy, its iconic songs and the musical landscape of the late 60s.