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Tickets: Announcing q live from Hillside, featuring William Prince, Fred Penner, Jackie Pirico and more

CBC Radio’s q live with Tom Power kicks off Hillside Inside 2020 with a special night of performances and conversation.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020: Anyway Gang, Dion Johnstone and more

Today on q: Canadian supergroup Anyway Gang, artist Shirin Neshat, actor Dion Johnstone.

Canadian supergroup Anyway Gang performs live in the q music studio

Anyway Gang dropped by the q music studio to perform some songs from their self-titled debut album, which is out now.

Artist Shirin Neshat shifts her gaze from Iran to the U.S.

Neshat sees the complicated world of geopolitics as essential to her art. She joined q's Tom Power to discuss how her work reflects her life as an Iranian woman in exile.

Canadian actor Dion Johnstone on why Shakespeare's politics seem more relevant than ever

Johnstone's latest role is in a new production of Julius Caesar. He joined q's Tom Power live in studio to talk about the play's parallels with present-day politics.

Trevor Noah's musical tribute to Soweto, South Africa

The comedian gives us a playlist of songs that remind him of Soweto, a neighbourhood southwest of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Monday, Jan. 20, 2020: Shad, Dornith Doherty and more

Today on q: rapper and broadcaster Shad, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, artist Dornith Doherty.

'I don't hide my fandom': Shad on interviewing the greatest minds in hip-hop

Shad returns to the q studio to talk about the fourth season of Netflix's Hip-Hop Evolution.

Director Spike Lee becomes first black Cannes jury head

On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Tina Hassannia unpack news that Spike Lee has been named the president of the Cannes jury for 2020.

Artist Dornith Doherty on capturing images of seeds from around the world

Doherty's exhibition Archiving Eden: Exchange features photographs of seeds and seed banks, which exist all over the world to preserve plant species in the case of a catastrophic event.

'It was a punch to the gut': Comedian Hari Kondabolu addresses The Simpsons' response to The Problem with Apu

Hari Kondabolu talks about the reaction to his documentary The Problem With Apu and how he's feeling about The Simpsons these days.

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020: Molly Burke, Alexander Ludwig and more

Today on q: YouTuber Molly Burke, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and A. Harmony, actor Alexander Ludwig.

Meet Molly Burke, the blind YouTuber changing the game when it comes to beauty and fashion online

The Canadian YouTuber tells us how making videos gave her confidence, and how she's now helping break barriers for people with disabilities.

Are posthumous albums cash grabs or earnest tributes to the artist?

On this week's q This music panel, Lisa Christiansen and A. Harmony talk about Mac Miller's posthumous new album Circles, which was just released today.

'Harriet Tubman was a superhero to me': Cynthia Erivo on portraying the famed abolitionist in the film Harriet

Cynthia Erivo joined q's Tom Power during the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about her incredible portrayal of Harriet Tubman in Harriet, the first feature film about the famed abolitionist.

Alexander Ludwig on acting, battling addiction and type casting in Hollywood

The Canadian actor talks about his journey to fame, from a Harry Potter toy commercial, to the Hunger Games, to the hit History Channel show Vikings.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020: Tomi Adeyemi, Kris Davis and more

Today on q: author Tomi Adeyemi, filmmaker Matthew Rankin, actor J. C. MacKenzie, jazz pianist Kris Davis.

Tomi Adeyemi on Children of Virtue and Vengeance, film adaptations and getting a shout out from Beyoncé

Novelist Tomi Adeyemi returns to q to talk about Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the sequel to her smash hit New York Times bestselling book, Children of Blood and Bone.

Filmmaker Matthew Rankin on playing fast and loose with Canadian history in new film The Twentieth Century

Rankin's first feature-length film, The Twentieth Century, is a gonzo satire inspired by the diaries of former Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

How J. C. MacKenzie became one of Martin Scorsese's go-to character actors

The Canadian character actor tells us what it's like working with Scorsese, and how he holds his own onscreen against superstars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino. 

Jazz pianist Kris Davis on pushing the boundaries of the piano

The Canadian jazz pianist joined q's Tom Power from New York to talk about her latest album, Diatom Ribbons.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020: Jeff VanderMeer, Jay Douglas and more

Today on q: author Jeff VanderMeer, q books columnist Jael Richardson, filmmaker Babak Payami, musician Jay Douglas.

Author Jeff VanderMeer on Dead Astronauts and seeing his novels adapted for the screen

VanderMeer joined q's Tom Power to discuss the latest novel in his popular Borne series, Dead Astronauts.

'I'm just a messenger for peace and love': Toronto reggae legend Jay Douglas reflects on his life and career

Douglas joined q's Tom Power to talk about coming to Canada from Jamaica in the '60s, his part in supporting the Jamaica To Toronto compilation, and his new single, Jah Children.

Iran plane crash: How an arts organization is helping to 'bring humanity to the forefront' following tragedy

Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Babak Payami discusses how the Tirgan Festival is memorializing its eight volunteers who lost their lives on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752.