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Your Vote: Join q and the Current for a special election townhall

The Current and q are hosting a live election-themed show in Toronto on Oct 1st — with music, first-time voters, and Rick Mercer. Here's how to get your tickets.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019: Tegan and Sara, Young Jean Lee and more

Today on q: Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara, playwright Young Jean Lee, Friends producer Kevin S. Bright.

Molly's Reach, the iconic restaurant from The Beachcombers, goes up for sale

Located on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, the restaurant has been a popular tourist destination for decades

Monday, Sept. 23, 2019: Bruce Cockburn, Hannah Epstein and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn, q screen panel with John Semley and Lara Zarum, artist Hannah Epstein.

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 joins q's Tom Power to discuss his new instrumental album.

Emmy Awards 2019: Highlights and lowlights from the ceremony

The q screen panel recaps what went down at the 71st Emmy Awards, which were handed out last night in Hollywood.

Hannah Epstein on how her rug hooking art is influenced by comics, the internet and after-school television

Canadian artist Hannah Epstein joins Tom Power live in studio to tell us why she wants to change people's minds about textile art.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019: Céline Dion, Scott Aukerman and more

Today on q: Canadian music icon Céline Dion, q This with Stuart Berman and A. Harmony, Between Two Ferns: The Movie director Scott Aukerman.

Céline Dion talks Courage, life after René Angélil and her new outlook

Céline Dion sat down with q’s Tom Power in Montreal to talk about her new tour, music and why she’s more courageous now than ever before.

Motown at 60: A look back at the legendary record label

The q This music panel takes a look at the legacy of Motown as the legendary record label prepares to take over Detroit this weekend to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Scott Aukerman dials up the absurd with Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Scott Aukerman is an Emmy-nominated writer who came up with the world's most awkward talk show, Between Two Ferns. He joined q's Tom Power to tell us about Netflix's new full-length movie adaptation.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019: Chilina Kennedy, Hot Chip and more

Today on q: musical theatre star Chilina Kennedy, singer-songwriter Esthero, composer Ian Cusson, English synth-pop band Hot Chip.

Canadian musical theatre star Chilina Kennedy brings The Band's Visit to the q studio

Chilina Kennedy drops by the q studio to perform a song from the hit Broadway musical The Band's Visit, which just opened last night at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.

Esthero protests streaming royalties by interrupting her own song on Spotify

Canadian singer-songwriter Esthero is protesting against the low royalties paid by streaming services to artists by inserting an anti-Spotify message into her latest single on Spotify.

Changing the past: How composer Ian Cusson rewrote part of the famous Louis Riel opera

Métis composer Ian Cusson has created a new aria for the 1967 opera, Louis Riel, which originally included sacred music from the Nisga'a First Nation without the community's consent.

Hot Chip on the importance of pop music in troubled times

English synth-pop band Hot Chip drop by the q music studio to chat with Tom Power and perform a few songs from their latest album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

Céline Dion: 25 fascinating facts about the Canadian music icon

When did she first appear on TV? Why did she disappear for months? And which smash hit almost didn't happen?

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019: Kurt Browning and Ron MacLean, Hong Chau and more

Today on q: figure skater Kurt Browning and sportscaster Ron MacLean, q books columnist Jael Richardson, actor Hong Chau.

Kurt Browning and Ron MacLean lace up for the return of Battle of the Blades

World champion figure skater Kurt Browning and Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean are the head judge and host of the fifth season of Battle of the Blades, which is returning to television after a six-year hiatus.

Jael Richardson's book pick: Turbulence by David Szalay

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: Turbulence by David Szalay.

Hong Chau puts a new spin on the Patty Hearst story in American Woman

Actor Hong Chau joins q's Tom Power to discuss her first starring role in a feature film called American Woman, which premiered last week at TIFF.

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.

From Ad Astra to Joker to Parasite, 13 must-see films this fall

Top films from Cannes, TIFF and Venice are hitting theatres — along with a reboot of a Disney megahit.