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Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020: Big Sean, Billy Collins and more

Today on q: rapper Big Sean, tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak, actor Jean Yoon, poet Billy Collins.

'Broken on the inside': How rapper Big Sean battled depression and came out on top

The hip-hop artist seemed to have it all — success, riches, fame — but the reality was a different story

Jean Yoon reflects on her career and the success of Kim's Convenience

Jean Yoon is one of a diverse group of six women in film and TV being honoured by the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year's Women in Film.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020: Fariha Róisín, John Cleese and more

Today on q: multi-disciplinary artist Fariha Róisín, musician Machine Gun Kelly, Miles Davis’s nephew Vince Wilburn Jr. and son Erin Davis, actor and comedian John Cleese.

A different side of Miles Davis: Vince Wilburn Jr. and Erin Davis share their memories of the jazz legend

Two people who knew Davis well — his nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., and his son, Erin Davis — share some memories of their time with the late great jazz legend, at home and on tour.

Monday, Sept. 28, 2020: Diana Krall, Michael C. Thorpe and more

Today on q: jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Elamin Abdelmahmoud, singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas, artist Michael C. Thorpe.

Art Connects on q: new series explores how artists are bringing people together in challenging times

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, AA Bronson and Adrian Stimson are among the artists inspiring big change.

Friday, Sept. 25, 2020: Bruce Cockburn, Simone Saunders and Tekikki Walker

Today on q: singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn, gateway to Prince's Sign o' the Times, artists Simone Saunders and Tekikki Walker.

Two artists examine COVID-19's effects on anti-Black racism in cross-border collaboration

Calgary's Simone Saunders and Cleveland's Tekikki Walker have never met in person. But they found much in common with each other when they connected as part of the Long Distance Art series.

Bruce Cockburn on his lyric-less new album Crowing Ignites

One of Canada's finest lyricists has decided to lose the words — at least for the moment. Bruce Cockburn joined q's Tom Power to discuss his new instrumental album.

Gateway to Prince's Sign o' the Times with audio engineer Susan Rogers

Rogers breaks down some of the songs on Prince's album, Sign o' the Times, and shares what she felt he was trying to achieve at that moment in his career.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020: Miranda July, Billy Ray and more

Today on q: Kajillionaire writer and director Miranda July, artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, The Comey Rule writer and director Billy Ray.

How Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory builds bridges with powerful, provocative performances

In her diverse body of work, Iqaluit artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory collaborates with artists of varying backgrounds to help build bridges and promote unity across cultural divides.

Country artist Rissi Palmer launches radio show to showcase people of colour in country

As a young girl Palmer loved country but thought, ‘Black people don't do that.’

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020: Adrian Stimson and AA Bronson, Jyoti and more

Today on q: artists Adrian Stimson and AA Bronson, q books columnist Jael Richardson, musician Jyoti (a.k.a. Georgia Anne Muldrow).

Their ancestors were sworn enemies. Now the two artists are exploring the power of apology

One ancestor was an Indigenous chief; the other was an Anglican missionary. But when AA Bronson approached the Siksika people, two-spirit artist Adrian Stimson decided to listen.

As statues topple, artist Ken Lum wants us to rethink the monuments in our cities and towns

After the killing of George Floyd, protesters toppled statues around the world — and triggered a heated debate about the figures we do, and don’t, put on a pedestal.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020: Lang Lang, Rissi Palmer and more

Today on q: classical pianist Lang Lang, country music artist Rissi Palmer, q travel guide to the real Schitt's Creek, artist Ken Lum.

Schitt's Creek diehards organize fan convention, final pilgrimage to set

The hit TV comedy is coming to an end, but the so-called SchittHeads are determined to keep its memory alive.

Monday, Sept. 21, 2020: Jude Law, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and more

Today on q: Emmys screen panel with John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, actor Jude Law.

How Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's mesmerizing works are bridging divides

The Mexican-Canadian artist explores how interactive art can work in a global pandemic.

q broadcast premiere: Laila Biali debuts video for newly released cover of Leonard Cohen's Anthem

On what would be Leonard Cohen's 86th birthday, Juno Award-winner Laila Biali debuts a video for her cover of the late singer-songwriter's classic song, Anthem.

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020: Kate Winslet, JJ Wilde and more

Today on q: actor Kate Winslet, singer-songwriter JJ Wilde, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, musician Neal Sugarman on Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, artist, filmmaker and hip-hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy, singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin.

Amy Winehouse's Back To Black turns 10

The British star's seminal album celebrates its 10th anniversary today.

Fab 5 Freddy on how hip-hop evolved into the most dominant genre in the world

The visual artist, veejay, filmmaker and hip-hop historian discusses hip-hop's early beginnings and the role he played in its evolution.