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Wednesday, June 19, 2019: M.I.A., Thompson Egbo-Egbo and more

Today on q: rapper and pop star M.I.A., q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, drummer Kendrick Scott's gateway to Blue Note Records, pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo.

M.I.A. on Loveridge's new tell-all documentary about her career and activism

M.I.A. joins Tom Power in the q studio to share her thoughts on friend and director Stephen Loveridge's long-awaited documentary portrait of her.

Genius claims it caught Google stealing from its site by hiding a secret Morse code in song lyrics

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud breaks down the ongoing dispute between Genius and Google and tells us how AirDrop has become the new Snapchat among teens.

Kendrick Scott's gateway to the legendary jazz label, Blue Note Records

To mark Blue Note Records' 80th birthday, musician Kendrick Scott gives us a gateway to the legendary jazz label and tells us why it has such an important legacy.

'Music opened the door for me': Thompson Egbo-Egbo on his history with the piano

Toronto pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo joins Tom Power for a performance and chat about his new album, The Offering.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019: Anna Maria Tremonti, SonReal and more

Today on q: author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell, veteran CBC journalist Anna Maria Tremonti, rapper and songwriter SonReal.

Malcolm Gladwell ventures into music on his new podcast

Malcolm Gladwell has turned his attention to music with a new podcast called Broken Record, about songs you know and the people behind them.

For CBC's Anna Maria Tremonti, empathy is essential in journalism

Morning radio will never be the same. After 17 seasons of hosting The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti is ready to move on. She sits down with Tom Power to talk about everything from her pre-show singing rituals to her love for The Wizard of Oz.

Canadian rapper SonReal taps into two sides of himself on The Aaron LP

SonReal (a.k.a. Aaron Hoffman) is one of Canada's most exciting musical voices right now. The rapper and songwriter joins Tom Power in the q music studio to talk about his latest album, The Aaron LP.

Taylor Swift takes on LGBTQ haters in star-studded new video: watch

Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, RuPaul, Adam Lambert, Ryan Reynolds, more appear in LGBTQ icon-heavy clip.

Monday, June 17, 2019: Jamie Kastner and Greg Hill, Maggie Rogers and more

Today on q: There Are No Fakes director Jamie Kastner and National Gallery of Canada curator Greg Hill, q screen panel with Tina Hassannia and Kiva Reardon, Nancy Drew historian Jennifer Fisher, singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers.

How Norval Morrisseau, late 'Picasso of the North,' landed at centre of massive art forgery ring

The film There Are No Fakes looks to protect the late Norval Morrisseau's legacy, according to its director, Jamie Kastner.

Keanu Reeves is having a moment right now

Every week, the q screen panel convenes to look at the biggest stories happening in the worlds of film, television and streaming entertainment.

Who really wrote Nancy Drew? Cracking the mystery of the famous sleuth's author

Believe it or not, Nancy Drew is nearly 90 years old. Writer and historian Jennifer Fisher joined us to take us through the forgotten history of Nancy Drew.

The rise of Maggie Rogers: From viral hit to the stage of SNL

The Maryland pop phenom joins Tom Power for a chat about her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and special live performance in the q studio.

Friday, June 14, 2019: Orville Peck, Joe Namath and more

Today on q: country music star Orville Peck, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Stuart Berman, record producer and sound engineer Mark Howard, former quarterback and actor Joe Namath.

Meet Orville Peck, the masked country music star

The mysterious country singer known as Orville Peck is writing the most honest music of his career despite the fact that he sings lonesome old-time country songs under a mask.

Celebrity double standards: Are some aging stars cut more slack than others?

The q This music panel compares the media coverage of two new album releases: Madonna's Madame X and Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars.

From Neil Young to Bob Dylan, Canadian producer Mark Howard shares stories from the studio

Grammy Award-winning Canadian music producer Mark Howard shares his memories of working with artists like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Tragically Hip, just to name a few.

Super Bowl champion Joe Namath on Chekhov, musical theatre and never giving up

The former New York Jets quarterback and actor joins Tom Power to share some stories from his new autobiography, All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters.

Thursday, June 13, 2019: Sergio Trujillo, Chanty Marostica and more

Today on q: director and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, actor Byron Abalos, comedian Chanty Marostica, the origin of Joy Division's debut album cover.

Tony Award-winner Sergio Trujillo on growing up in Toronto and landing in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant

The Toronto-raised choreographer was met with a standing ovation at last week's Tony Awards when he used his acceptance speech to talk openly about arriving in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant.

'Who you are on the court is who you are off the court': Byron Abalos on his basketball play, Monday Nights

Byron Abalos is the co-creator and star of Monday Nights, an interactive, immersive theatre experience that invites audience members to participate in a basketball game.

'People tell our stories, but they don't ask us permission': Chanty Marostica on the gap in trans storytelling

The Toronto stand-up comic was asked to consult on a recent episode of Designated Survivor in which a support group of trans people take turns sharing their experiences in the world.

Unknown Pleasures: Peter Saville on the interstellar origins of Joy Division's debut album artwork

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures. With help from the artist who designed the original cover, Peter Saville, we explore the origins of the enigmatic image.