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Monday, June 24, 2019: Brent Butt, Jackie Shane and more

Today on q: actor, comedian and writer Brent Butt, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, the late soul singer Jackie Shane.

'I'm living my dream': Brent Butt on 15 years of Corner Gas and keeping his comedy Canadian

Brent Butt joins Tom Power to talk about Corner Gas Animated, which returns for its second season on Canada Day.

HBO's controversial new series Euphoria is a Gen Z drama for adults

The q screen panel discusses HBO's controversial new series Euphoria, Danny Boyle's Beatles-themed film Yesterday, and the return of everyone's favourite demonic doll, Chucky.

The late Jackie Shane in her own words: A rare interview with the pioneering musician

Soul singer Jackie Shane built a loyal audience on Toronto's Yonge Street strip in the '60s. She passed away Feb. 21 at the age of 78. In one of her final interviews, she agreed to speak with CBC's Elaine Banks.

Friday, June 21, 2019: Beatrice Deer, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and more

Today on q: Polaris Prize panel with q This' Lisa Christiansen and Stuart Berman, performance artist, mask dancer and director Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Snotty Nose Rez Kids' q block party for Kitamaat Village, B.C., singer-songwriter Beatrice Deer.

Beatrice Deer brings her unique blend of throat singing and indie-rock to the q studio

Beatrice Deer is a half-Inuk and half-Mohawk musician who took home the award for best folk album at the Indigenous Music Awards this year.

From Van Morrison to Soulja Boy: listen to Snotty Nose Rez Kids' q block party for Kitamaat Village

In this edition of the q block party, hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids share a playlist of songs that take them back to the place where they grew up, Kitamaat Village, B.C.

Polaris Prize long list offers snapshot of Canada's diverse music scene in 2019

The q This music panel discusses the Polaris Prize long list, which is stacked with recent q guests.

q live in Iqaluit | Day one: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Peter Autut and more

This week on q, we're featuring some of the best music and art from Iqaluit. Today, hear from the Inuksuk Drum Dancers, performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Juno-nominated band The Jerry Cans and comedian Peter Autut.

Thursday, June 20, 2019: Margaret Trudeau, Lee Fields and more

Today on q: author and actor Margaret Trudeau, Canadian fringe festival panel with Patrick Gauthier, S. E. Grummett and Vanessa Quesnelle, singer and actor Satori Shakoor on Parliament-Funkadelic, soul singer Lee Fields.

'I can always find the humour': Margaret Trudeau shares her struggle with mental illness in new one-woman show

In Margaret Trudeau's new one-woman comedy show, Certain Woman of an Age, the Canadian icon uses humour to tell her story like never before.

'Soul music speaks to the spirit': Lee Fields on returning to music after tragedy

Soul singer Lee Fields cut his first record 50 years ago, but there was a period of time when he stopped making music. Now he's ready to share why.

What's a Fringe? Three festival veterans take you through Canada's coast-to-coast theatre party

Canadian fringe festivals are unique because of how accessible they are to both artists and audiences. Today, three festival veterans join Tom Power to tell us more about it.

Otherworldly and far from tame: Satori Shakoor's road tales with Parliament-Funkadelic

The psychedelic funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic, or P-Funk, broke out in the '70s and quickly became known for their out-of-this-world tours in a giant fake spaceship. Satori Shakoor joined us to share some road stories from her time in the band.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019: M.I.A., Thompson Egbo-Egbo and more

Today on q: rapper and pop star M.I.A., q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, drummer Kendrick Scott's gateway to Blue Note Records, pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo.

M.I.A. on Loveridge's new tell-all documentary about her career and activism

M.I.A. joins Tom Power in the q studio to share her thoughts on friend and director Stephen Loveridge's long-awaited documentary portrait of her.

Genius claims it caught Google stealing from its site by hiding a secret Morse code in song lyrics

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud breaks down the ongoing dispute between Genius and Google and tells us how AirDrop has become the new Snapchat among teens.

Kendrick Scott's gateway to the legendary jazz label, Blue Note Records

To mark Blue Note Records' 80th birthday, musician Kendrick Scott gives us a gateway to the legendary jazz label and tells us why it has such an important legacy.

'Music opened the door for me': Thompson Egbo-Egbo on his history with the piano

Toronto pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo joins Tom Power for a performance and chat about his new album, The Offering.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019: Anna Maria Tremonti, SonReal and more

Today on q: author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell, veteran CBC journalist Anna Maria Tremonti, rapper and songwriter SonReal.

Malcolm Gladwell ventures into music on his new podcast

Malcolm Gladwell has turned his attention to music with a new podcast called Broken Record, about songs you know and the people behind them.

For CBC's Anna Maria Tremonti, empathy is essential in journalism

Morning radio will never be the same. After 17 seasons of hosting The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti is ready to move on. She sits down with Tom Power to talk about everything from her pre-show singing rituals to her love for The Wizard of Oz.

Canadian rapper SonReal taps into two sides of himself on The Aaron LP

SonReal (a.k.a. Aaron Hoffman) is one of Canada's most exciting musical voices right now. The rapper and songwriter joins Tom Power in the q music studio to talk about his latest album, The Aaron LP.

Taylor Swift takes on LGBTQ haters in star-studded new video: watch

Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, RuPaul, Adam Lambert, Ryan Reynolds, more appear in LGBTQ icon-heavy clip.

Monday, June 17, 2019: Jamie Kastner and Greg Hill, Maggie Rogers and more

Today on q: There Are No Fakes director Jamie Kastner and National Gallery of Canada curator Greg Hill, q screen panel with Tina Hassannia and Kiva Reardon, Nancy Drew historian Jennifer Fisher, singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers.