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Monday, April 19, 2021: T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and more

Today on Q: Tina directors T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay, culture critic Kathleen Newman-Bremang, actor and comedian Andrew Phung, Nomadland director Chloé Zhao.
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New Tina Turner doc shows how the singer is still processing the trauma of her past

Directors T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay talk about their triumphant new Tina Turner documentary, how they built a relationship with the iconic singer, and what it was like sharing her incredible life story.
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How Amazon Prime's Them retraumatizes Black audiences

Culture critic Kathleen Newman-Bremang unpacks the recent backlash to Amazon Prime's new Black horror anthology Them, which is being criticized for its gratuitous racist violence.

Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung shares his musical tribute to Calgary

Canadian actor Andrew Phung creates a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Calgary.

Nomadland filmmaker Chloé Zhao on casting non-actors and making films for people who don't agree with her

Chloé Zhao has made history as the first Chinese woman and woman of colour to be nominated for best director at the Oscars. She’s also nominated in the best adapted screenplay and best picture categories for Nomadland.
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Friday, April 16, 2021: Mickey Guyton, Margaret Atwood and more

Today on Q: country artist Mickey Guyton, author and poet Margaret Atwood, Red Sky Performance executive and artistic director Sandra Laronde.
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Mickey Guyton explains how racism hindered her country music career for more than a decade

Country artist Mickey Guyton talks about confronting anti-Black racism, and why she's become an advocate for Black people and women in country music today.

Margaret Atwood on alien invasions, rare curse words, and why reading poetry isn't like eating Cracker Jack

In an unforgettable interview with q host Tom Power, Atwood also discusses her new poetry collection, Dearly.
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Red Sky Performance founder Sandra Laronde reflects on 20 years of the Indigenous dance company

The executive and artistic director of Red Sky Performance, Sandra Laronde, talks about celebrating the Canadian dance company's 20th anniversary with a new film called More than Dance, We are a Movement.
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Thursday, April 15, 2021: Giacomo Gianniotti, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and more

Today on Q: actor and director Giacomo Gianniotti, filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, country singer Brett Kissel, Blue Rodeo singer and guitarist Greg Keelor.

Grey's Anatomy actor Giacomo Gianniotti on the show's fandom, his character arc and directorial debut

Toronto's Giacomo Gianniotti, who played Dr. Andrew DeLuca on Grey's Anatomy, joined Q’s Tom Power to discuss his transition from acting to directing one of network TV's biggest successes.
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How Greg Keelor's new solo album was delayed — and transformed — by the pandemic

Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor talks about his new solo album, Share the Love. It was set for release in 2020, but the pandemic prompted him to scrap the original studio version and re-record it live off the floor.
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How Kelly Fyffe-Marshall's short film Black Bodies helped her heal from the trauma of racial profiling

Two years ago, Canadian filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall was the target of racial profiling. After that highly publicized event, she channelled her trauma into a short film called Black Bodies.
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Brett Kissel on the inspiration for his new song Die To Go Home

Canadian country singer Brett Kissel introduces us to his song Die To Go Home off his latest album What Is Life. He says the record is a deep dive into love, gratitude and hard truths.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021: Rickie Lee Jones, Chris Buck and more

Today on Q: singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones, fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert, backup singer Merry Clayton, photographer Chris Buck.

Legendary backup singer Merry Clayton makes her comeback after life-altering car accident

Merry Clayton joined Q’s Tom Power to discuss her first solo album in more than 25 years, Beautiful Scars, which she made in the aftermath of a near-fatal car accident in 2014 that took both her legs.
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From runaway kid to '80s superstar, Rickie Lee Jones recalls a life on the road in candid new memoir

Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones discusses her new memoir, Last Chance Texaco, in which she details her tumultuous childhood, family history and rise to fame.
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Celebrity photographer Chris Buck turns his lens toward the partners of exotic dancers

The Canadian photographer, who’s best known for his surreal celebrity portraits, discusses his latest series, Gentlemen's Club: Partners of Exotic Dancers.
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How mushroom leather is breaking the mould in the luxury fashion market

Q's fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert talks about mushroom leather and how the new sustainable material might impact the future of fashion.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021: Corb Lund, Mira Burt-Wintonick and more

Today on Q: singer-songwriter Corb Lund, filmmaker Mira Burt-Wintonick, rock duo Crown Lands, filmmaker Wendy Morgan.
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Why country star Corb Lund is speaking out against Alberta's coal policy

Country singer Corb Lund discusses his first album in five years, Agricultural Tragic, and explains why he's now speaking out against his province's plan to allow open-pit coal mining on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
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How making Wintopia helped Mira Burt-Wintonick reconnect with her acclaimed late father

Radio producer and filmmaker Mira Burt-Wintonick, the daughter of renowned Montreal documentarian Peter Wintonick, talks about finishing her late father's project about Utopia.
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Canadian rock duo Crown Lands pay tribute to Rush on new song

Juno-nominated Canadian rock duo Crown Lands talk about their new Rush-inspired song, Context: Fearless Pt. 1, and share what it means to them to get the seal of approval from Rush's team.
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Director Wendy Morgan on her new award-nominated film Sugar Daddy

Canadian music video director Wendy Morgan talks about the unique way she represents music in her debut feature film, Sugar Daddy.
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Monday, April 12, 2021: Mayim Bialik, Jon Klassen and more

Today on Q: actress Mayim Bialik, music journalist and publicist Dalton Higgins on DMX, Kim's Convenience screen panel with Kelly Boutsalis and Justin Wu, children’s author and illustrator Jon Klassen.

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