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Thursday, May 23, 2019: Bob Ezrin and Vivek Shraya

Today on q: music producer Bob Ezrin, writer, musician and visual artist Vivek Shraya.

From Pink Floyd to Peter Gabriel, producer Bob Ezrin on the highlights of his career

In a career spanning nearly 50 years, Ezrin has been just as close to the heartbeat of the music as the musicians themselves. He takes us through the biggest moments of his unbelievable career.

Why Vivek Shraya turned her hate mail into the graphic novel, Death Threat

When a stranger started sending Vivek Shraya death threats, she found it upsetting, but saw something strangely poetic in it, too. She joined us to talk about turning her hate mail into a graphic novel.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019: Lizzo, Molly Tuttle and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter and rapper Lizzo, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Frankie DaPonte and Bora Kim of EXP Edition, bluegrass musician and singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle.

Lizzo on Cuz I Love You and how her music helps fans 'feel better'

Lizzo opens up about the musical forces that have shaped her sound, becoming louder and braver in her career and the heightened scrutiny that follows success.

Tom Power and Elamin Abdelmahmoud conclude their week without social media

Last week, Tom Power and our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud agreed to give up social media for one week (with conditions). Now that the experiment is over, they're ready to share their findings.

K-pop's EXP Edition: The story behind the world's first and only non-Korean K-pop group

EXP Edition creator Bora Kim and band member Frankie DaPonte share how the first and only non-Korean K-pop group came to be.

Molly Tuttle breaks the bluegrass barrier on new album, When You're Ready

Molly Tuttle is redefining what it means to play bluegrass music in 2019. She dropped by to chat with Tom Power and perform a few songs from her new album.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019: Ani DiFranco and the q screen panel

Today on q: singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, the q screen panel with John Semley and Amanda Parris.

Tarantino pays homage to himself in new trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

"In this town, it can all change like that," DiCaprio's character says as the trailer turns its gaze to the Manson family.

'Can we understand feminism as a path to peace on earth?': Ani DiFranco on her 30-year career and new memoir

In a special extended interview, DiFranco talks about her new memoir, the boundary-breaking themes in her music and how she feels about the ongoing #MeToo movement.

Game of Thrones finale: How does the series' ending affect its legacy?

The q screen panel discusses Game of Thrones, which came to an end with Sunday's highly-anticipated finale.

Monday, May 20, 2019: Geddy Lee, Yeardley Smith and more

Today on q: musician Geddy Lee of Rush, Lisa Simpson voice actor Yeardley Smith, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh.

Carly Rae Jepsen on her new album Dedicated and why she's 'obsessed' with love

Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen joins Tom Power in the q studio to shed some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe.

Lisa Loeb brings the '90s to the q studio and performs Stay (I Missed You)

On the heels of our brief oral history of Lisa Loeb's '90s hit Stay (I Missed You) off the Reality Bites soundtrack, the singer joins Tom Power for a chat and live performance in the q studio.

Friday, May 17, 2019: Carly Rae Jepsen, Lisa Loeb and more from Nunavut

Today on q: singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, q This with Lisa Christiansen and A. Harmony, Juno-nominated band The Jerry Cans, singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb.

Will Britney Spears ever perform again?

After calling off her Las Vegas residency earlier this year, Spears' longtime manager has suggested that she might never perform again. Fans allege that the star is being held under a conservatorship against her will.

The Jerry Cans on the importance of Northern artists supporting each other

The Jerry Cans have become synonymous with Nunavut music and have helped pave the way for many other artists in their community. Lead throat singer, Nancy Mike, joined Tom Power on stage at our q live in Iqaluit show to tell us more.

Thursday, May 16, 2019: Dan Aykroyd, Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) and more from Nunavut

Today on q: actor Dan Aykroyd, actor Ahmed Best on his post-Jar Jar Binks life, librettist Yvette Nolan and composer Dean Burry from the opera Shanawdithit, musician Josh Qaumariaq of Josh Q and the Trade-Offs.

Dan Aykroyd on the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar

The Kingston native also gives some advice to Hip, a band he holds "in great reverence."

A new opera shines a light on a story misrepresented by history, based on drawings made by Shanawdithit

Roughly 200 years ago, a young Indigenous woman named Shanawdithit watched as European settlers forced her community out of their homes. Composer Dean Burry and librettist Yvette Nolan talk about using opera to keep the story of Shanawdithit alive.

Josh Q and the Trade-Offs bring the sound of Arctic soul to q

Josh Qaumariaq has become something of a musical hero in Nunavut. He and his band the Trade-Offs performed on stage at our q live in Iqaluit show.

Actor Ahmed Best on life after Jar Jar Binks

Best still feels connected to the role of Jar Jar Binks, which he performed 20 years ago, not only because it was a performance that he really cared about, but because the backlash created a low-point in his life that he had to endure.

Women still getting left behind in Canadian film and TV biz: study

Women are making strides in some areas, but Indigenous women and women of colour are woefully underrepresented.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019: FXCKMR, Bashar Murad and more from Nunavut

Today on q: rapper FXCKMR, folk musician Aasiva, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, actor Rob Ostlere (the first person to die on Game of Thrones), singer-songwriter Bashar Murad.