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Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019: Haviah Mighty, Sydney Smith and more

Today on q: Polaris Prize winner Haviah Mighty, comedians Franco Nguyen and Tim Blair of TallBoyz, gateway to the music of Chavela Vargas, illustrator Sydney Smith.

Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty on winning the 2019 Polaris Music Prize

Haviah Mighty joins Tom Power live in the q studio to reflect on winning the $50,000 Polaris Music Prize.

Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen of TallBoyz on bringing a new perspective to sketch comedy

Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen of the four-man sketch comedy troupe TallBoyz join Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about their brand new show on CBC.

A gateway to the music of Chavela Vargas

Catherine Gund, co-director of the documentary, Chavela, gives you an introduction to Chavela Vargas and explains why the singer was such a trailblazing figure in Latin music.

Young kids are more empathetic than they get credit for, says Canadian illustrator Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith joins q's Tom Power live in studio to talk about writing and illustrating his latest project, a children's book called Small in the City.

Monday, Sept. 16, 2019: Luke Wilson, Jonny Harris and more

Today on q: actor Luke Wilson, q screen panel with John Semley and Lara Zarum, actor Mandy Moore, actor and comedian Jonny Harris.

Luke Wilson on family, breaking type and his new film Guest of Honour

Luke Wilson sat down with q's Tom Power at TIFF to talk about how the loss of his father shaped his character in Atom Egoyan's new film Guest of Honour.

Hits and misses from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Our screen panel recaps the best and worst films from this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Mandy Moore on how This is Us reignited her passion for acting

Mandy Moore's character on how the new hit TV series, This is Us, challenges her to 'find common ground' with foreign experiences.

'Smalltown audiences are up for a laugh': Jonny Harris reflects on five seasons of Still Standing

Ahead of the fifth season of CBC's Still Standing, comedian Jonny Harris joins q's Tom Power to look back at some of the highlights from the show.

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019: The Lumineers, Luke Kirby and more

Today on q: Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers, q This with Lisa Christiansen and A. Harmony, YouTuber Elle Mills, actor Luke Kirby.

The Lumineers explore the impact of addiction in new album and film

Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers join q's Tom Power to discuss their most ambitious project yet: a three-part album and film about the cycle of addiction.

The Walkman is back — Sony reboots its famous music player

The q This music panel discusses the Sony Walkman on its 40th anniversary and its impact on portable music.

YouTuber Elle Mills shares her Ottawa block party playlist

In this edition of the q block party, Elle Mills shares a playlist of songs that take us through her early life as just a regular kid growing up in Ottawa.

Actor Luke Kirby on portraying comedy legend Lenny Bruce

Luke Kirby is up for an Emmy this weekend for his role as Lenny Bruce in the comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He joined q's Tom Power to talk about the strange friendship he now feels for a comedy hero who died long before he was even born.

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019: Julia Stiles, Michiel Huisman and more

Today on q: actor Julia Stiles, Canadian folk duo Kacy and Clayton, Rhythm Nation 1814 cover art photographers Russell Peacock and Constance Hansen, actor Michiel Huisman.

Julia Stiles on Hustlers, nostalgia and her legacy as a '90s teen icon

Julia Stiles joined q's Tom Power at the Toronto International Film Festival to tell us about her latest film Hustlers and to share a little bit about what she remembers of being a teen idol.

q's Thursday Headliner: Canadian folk duo Kacy and Clayton

Cousins Kacy and Clayton drop by the q studio to perform a few new songs from their upcoming album, Carrying On.

Rhythm Nation at 30: A look back at Janet Jackson's iconic record

Photography duo Constance Hansen and Russell Peacock take us back to the day they shot the cover art for Janet Jackson's iconic album, Rhythm Nation 1814.

Michiel Huisman on getting into the mind of a cult leader for his new film The Other Lamb

In The Other Lamb, actor Michiel Huisman plays a domineering cult leader whose followers are all women. He joined q's Tom Power to talk about making a departure from his usual roles as a handsome leading man-type.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019: Ken Burns, Billy-Ray Belcourt and more

Today on q: documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, poet Billy-Ray Belcourt, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

Filmmaker Ken Burns aims to prove country music is for everyone in new documentary

Ken Burns' latest documentary series, Country Music, crosses generational lines, racial lines and geographical lines within America.

Poet Billy-Ray Belcourt on feeling more 'empowered' to write a year after his Griffin Poetry Prize win

Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt returns to the q studio to discuss his highly anticipated follow up, NDN Coping Mechanisms.

The rise and fall of Jeremy Renner's app

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud discusses why Jeremy Renner's self-titled app was shut down and what this says about the future of celebrity apps.

Joaquin Phoenix credits late brother River for acting career in touching TIFF speech — watch

'You're going to start acting again,' River Phoenix told Joaquin. 'This is what you're going to do.'