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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.

Alessia Cara and Tory Lanez lead the 2020 Juno nominations

Shawn Mendes, Bülow, Nav and Bryan Adams are also up for multiple awards.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020: Wil Wheaton, Jim Zub and more

Today on q: actor Wil Wheaton, q books columnist Jael Richardson, Nancy Drew historian Jennifer Fisher, comic book writer Jim Zub.

'Being an actor was not my dream': Star Trek's Wil Wheaton on charting his own path out of trauma

Wil Wheaton joined q guest host Laurie Brown to talk about surviving the trauma of child stardom and building a career out of the hobbies he loves.

Jael Richardson's book pick: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

'It made me want to be a storyteller': How Dungeons and Dragons gave comic book writer Jim Zub a voice

Award-winning Canadian comic book writer Jim Zub says he learned a lot about life — and found his future career — by playing Dungeons and Dragons as a kid.

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020: Stretch and Bobbito, WHOOP-Szo and more

Today on q: hip-hop radio DJs Stretch and Bobbito, poet Kaveh Akbar, Adam Sturgeon of the band WHOOP-Szo.

Hip-hop radio DJs Stretch and Bobbito on their debut album No Requests

Stretch and Bobbito joined q's Tom Power from New York to reflect on their 30-year career as central characters in the story of hip-hop.

'Art is where what we survive survives': Kaveh Akbar on the power of poetry

Award-winning poet Kaveh Akbar talks about why he's so passionate poetry and what it's like to be an Iranian-American poet working in America during such a divisive time.

WHOOP-Szo's Adam Sturgeon performs live in the q studio

Adam Sturgeon of WHOOP-Szo drops by the q studio to talk about band's new album and to perform some special stripped-down acoustic versions of their songs.

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020: Jully Black, Meegwun Fairbrother and more

Today on q: Canadian singer-songwriter Jully Black, q This with A. Harmony and Stuart Berman, Canadian actor Meegwun Fairbrother.

'I get lost in this woman's life': Jully Black on her personal connection to Caroline, or Change

Canada's Queen of R&B joined host Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about making her musical theatre debut in Caroline, or Change.

Grammys 2020: Is there room for an industry gatekeeper in the streaming era?

On this week's q This panel, music journalists A. Harmony and Stuart Berman discuss the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which took place last night in Los Angeles.

Lakers photographer who shot 400,000 pictures of Kobe Bryant reveals the one photo he will never forget

Andrew Bernstein also collaborated with Bryant on his book, The Mamba Mentality.

Burden of Truth's Meegwun Fairbrother on how he learned to embrace his Indigenous identity

Meegwun Fairbrother is an actor of Ojibway and Scottish origin who stars as Police Chief Owen Beckbie on CBC's Burden of Truth.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020: Andy Shauf, Billie Eilish and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Andy Shauf, superstar Billie Eilish, Toronto Star reporter Katie Daubs on the Hallmark Channel, playwright Ahmad Meree.

Andy Shauf performs from his new album The Neon Skyline live in the q studio

On the release day of his highly-anticipated new album, The Neon Skyline, Andy Shauf and his band dropped by the q studio to perform a few songs from the record.

For Syrian playwright Ahmad Meree, the refugee experience is the stuff of art and life

Meree's new play Suitcase, which is currently running in Toronto, is about the experience of a young married couple who are fleeing their home country.

Why the Hallmark Channel can't recover from same-sex ad debacle without alienating audiences

Toronto Star reporter Katie Daubs unpacks how new developments in the Hallmark Channel controversy might affect the TV powerhouse moving forward.

Billie Eilish shares her perspective on success, social media and fame

In this interview and studio performance, Billie Eilish talks about having the kind of early fame and success that speaks to how stars are made: billions of streams and video views.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020: Brett Kissel, Rajni Perera and more

Today on q: Canadian country music star Brett Kissel, Canadian artist Rajni Perera, q’s fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert.

q's Thursday Headliner: Canadian country music star Brett Kissel

Brett Kissel drops by the q studio to perform some new songs from his latest album, Now or Never.

Canadian artist Rajni Perera on how science fiction influences her work

Perera discusses why depicting black and brown women is so central to her practice, and why the Canadian art market can be a tough nut to crack.

How the cancellation of Toronto Fashion Week could impact the Canadian fashion industry

Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert talks about the history of Toronto Fashion Week and whether the concept of a fashion week in general is becoming obsolete.