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In new picture book, B.C. poet Jordan Scott helps kids see stuttering as something natural

Award-winning Canadian poet Jordan Scott joined Q's Tom Power to discuss his first children's book, I Talk Like A River, about a boy who feels isolated and unable to fit in because of his stutter.

Friday, March 5, 2021: Jordan Scott, Kris Bowers and more

Today on Q: poet Jordan Scott, theatre critic Karen Fricker, musician Sarah Davachi, composer Kris Bowers.

A deep dive into the world of deep listening

Calgary musician Sarah Davachi presents a guide to the concept of deep listening, explaining why it's a valuable tool in an increasingly loud world.

Thursday, March 4, 2021: Black Violin, George Takei and more

Today on Q: musical duo Black Violin, actor George Takei, singer-songwriter TiKA.

George Takei sheds light on a dark chapter of American and Canadian history

Star Trek actor George Takei is using two very different mediums to tackle the gross injustice of Japanese-American internment during World War II. He tells his story in a new graphic memoir, plus appears in and consults for The Terror: Infamy — a horror series set in a Japanese-American internment camp.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021: Dan Stevens, Louise Bernice Halfe and more

Today on Q: actor Dan Stevens, Canada's parliamentary poet laureate Louise Bernice Halfe, Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard.

Why Brittany Howard put Alabama Shakes on hold to create a deeply personal solo album

Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard shares why she put her successful band on pause and embarked on radical musical exploration and introspection.

'My characters are drawn to doing the right thing': Jodie Foster on The Mauritanian and 55 years in Hollywood

Acclaimed actress and director Jodie Foster joined Q's Tom Power to talk about her latest film, The Mauritanian, and how it fits into a career full of roles that involve fighting for justice.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021: Jodie Foster, Rodney Barnes and more

Today on Q: actress and director Jodie Foster, writer and producer Rodney Barnes, Canada Reads panellist Scott Helman, inventor of the infinite guitar Michael Brook.

U2's With or Without You and the origin of the infinite guitar

Composer Michael Brook talks about inventing the infinite guitar, the instrument famously heard on U2's hit song, With or Without You.

Monday, March 1, 2021: Kelly Marie Tran, Tanya Lapointe and more

Today on Q: actress Kelly Marie Tran, actor and musician Finn Wolfhard, Q screen panel with Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Ishani Nath, singer Lalah Hathaway on her late father Donny Hathaway, filmmaker Tanya Lapointe.

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021: Fat Mike, Craig Mannix and more

Today on Q: musician Fat Mike of NOFX, Universal Music Canada executive Craig Mannix, Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, The Lady and the Dale co-director and producer Zackary Drucker.

Gran Torino star Bee Vang criticizes film's racial slurs amid surge in anti-Asian violence

More than a decade after the release of Clint Eastwood's drama Gran Torino, actor Bee Vang is speaking out about the damage caused by the film's racist dialogue.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021: Serinda Swan, Bee Vang and more

Today on Q: actress Serinda Swan, actor Bee Vang, musician Paul Shaffer, singer-songwriter Julien Baker.

Emerald Fennell's new revenge thriller Promising Young Woman struck a nerve with its take on rape culture

Actress Emerald Fennell joined Q guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss her directorial debut, Promising Young Woman, which has left audiences and critics divided.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021: Ethan Hawke, Emerald Fennell and more

Today on Q: actor Ethan Hawke on his new book A Bright Ray of Darkness, Pretty Hard Cases stars Meredith MacNeill and Adrienne C. Moore, Promising Young Woman writer, producer and director Emerald Fennell.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021: Steven Yeun, Andrei Konchalovsky and more

Today on Q: actor Steven Yeun, filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky, Canada Reads panellist Devery Jacobs, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan.

Why Rivers Cuomo says now is the right time for Weezer's 'weird piano orchestra album'

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo joined Q’s Tom Power to discuss the band's new orchestral pop album, OK Human, and shared how Spotify algorithms aid and influence his songwriting.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021: Rivers Cuomo, Russell T Davies and more

Today on Q: singer-songwriter Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, screenwriter and showrunner Russell T Davies, actress Annie Murphy.

Annie Murphy reflects on the final season of Schitt's Creek

Annie Murphy, who plays Alexis Rose on Schitt's Creek, joined q's Tom Power in studio to talk about what she's learned from inhabiting the uniquely quirky and kind universe of this humble Canadian comedy.

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021: Catherine Reitman, DJ Kookum and more

Today on Q: Workin' Moms creator and star Catherine Reitman, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Cadence Weapon, Vancouver's DJ Kookum.

Catherine Reitman imagines life after the pandemic in Workin' Moms Season 5

Catherine Reitman joined Q's Tom Power to talk about the new season of Workin' Moms and why she decided to fast forward to a post-pandemic world.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021: Stanley Tucci, Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and more

Today on Q: actor Stanley Tucci, host of CBC's The Block Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken, puppeteer Frank Oz of The Muppet Show and Sesame Street.

How playing a person with early-onset dementia intensified Stanley Tucci's fears of aging and death

Stanley Tucci talks to CBC Radio Q’s Tom Power about his challenging role in the film Supernova, embodying the experience of a person with early-onset dementia, and what it was like working so intimately with his close friend Colin Firth.

'We had a little real estate problem': Tracing the history of Indigenous comedy in North America

Stories of Indigenous stand-ups are uncovered in a new book by historian of comedy, Kliph Nesteroff.