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Meet the Vancouver filmmaker behind the world's first COVID-19 feature film

Mostafa Keshvari got the idea for Corona before billions around the world went into lockdown

Wednesday, April 8, 2020: Alan Yang, Debbie Allen and more

Today on q: the late singer-songwriter John Prine, screenwriter, director and producer Alan Yang, dancer, choreographer and actress Debbie Allen.

'The worst thing you can have is a hit': John Prine on songwriting, getting older and his new album

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine joined q's Tom Power to talk about The Tree of Forgiveness, the first record of new music he's released in 13 years.

Schitt's Creek cast raises over $165K for food banks as final episode airs

Co-creator Dan Levy calls the last episode of the hit comedy 'a warm hug.'

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Dan Levy, Jessie Reyez and more

Today on q: Schitt's Creek creator and star Dan Levy, musician Rhiannon Giddens, singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez, Julia Ogina on her drum circle.

Canadian film and TV design pro creates face shield for health-care workers

John Allen has worked on Suicide Squad, Star Trek and Total Recall. Now he's created a new COVID-19 shield that can be mass-produced.

Monday, April 6, 2020: Martha Wainwright, John Allen and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, Canadian comedy couple Matt O’Brien and Julia Hladkowicz, industrial designer John Allen, Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe.

Meghan Trainor on overcoming anxiety and self-doubt to create her new album Treat Myself

The record breaking mega hit All About That Bass transformed Meghan Trainor into a chart-topping pop star before she turned 21 — but with sudden fame also came anxiety and self-doubt. Trainor put in the work to get back in a good place, the results of which can be heard on her new album, Treat Myself.

Friday, April 3, 2020: Rufus Wainwright, Brooke Lynn Hytes and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, visual artist Liza Lou, drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes, singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, visual artist John Hartman.

Thursday, April 2, 2020: Ty Burrell, Allan Rayman and more

Today on q: actor Ty Burrell, q screen columnist Kathleen Newman-Bremang, singer-songwriter Allan Rayman, writer and editor Lisa Moore.

Modern Family star Ty Burrell launches project to help bar and restaurant workers, donates $100,000

The actor also talks about ending the hit show, and how playing Phil Dunphy is “like taking a trip to the spa.”

Wednesday, April 1, 2020: Patrick Stewart, Ben Gibbard and more

Today on q: actor Patrick Stewart, Broadway actor Chad Kimball, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, The Ringer's Alyssa Bereznak.

What would Jean-Luc Picard do about COVID-19? More than Trump and Boris, says Patrick Stewart

Actor Patrick Stewart discusses how the themes of his show Star Trek: Picard mirror today's political climate and shares how he thinks the famous character would deal with our current world crisis.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020: Ellen Page, Meghan Trainor and more

Today on q: CBC Arts host Sean O'Neill, Canadian actress Ellen Page, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor.

Ellen Page expresses frustration with 'absolutely horrifying' environmental racism in N.S.

In a new doc, the Canadian actress takes a searing look at injustices in her home province.

'I'll do anything I can do': Crooner Michael Bublé urges Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Michael Bublé to spread the word about staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday. Now the singer is using social media to encourage physical distancing.

'Music is such good medicine': Jeremy Dutcher performs cancelled concert from living room

The Juno and Polaris Prize-winning musician was set to kick off a tour across Quebec last week, but it was cancelled due to COVID-19. In place of that, he hosted a virtual concert online.

Comedian Maria Bamford finds new ways to perform stand-up from self-isolation

How do you perform stand-up comedy during the COVID-19 pandemic? Maria Bamford joined q’s Tom Power to share a few ideas that have been working for her.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020: Arkells, Terri Clark, Dan Mangan and more

Today on q: Max Kerman of Arkells, Entertainment reporter Teri Hart, Country music star Terri Clark, q's online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Singer-songwriter Dan Mangan

CANCELLED: Q Live at the JUNOs, featuring The Sheepdogs, Alexandra Stréliski and more

If you purchased tickets to Q live at the JUNOs, you'll receive a full refund.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Blair Underwood, Jess Salgueiro and more

Today on q: actor Blair Underwood, Christopher Lydon and Dave Winer on the origin of the podcast, actress Jess Salgueiro.

How podcasting became the medium for the people

Open Source Podcast's Christopher Lydon and 'media hacker' Dave Winer recall the origins of podcasting.

Monday, March 16, 2020: Joel Plaskett, David Hein and Irene Sankoff, and more

Today on q: q This music panel with Stuart Berman and A. Harmony, Canadian musician Joel Plaskett, Come from Away playwrights David Hein and Irene Sankoff.

Friday, March 13, 2020: The Sheepdogs, Jann Arden and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Jann Arden, Ewan Currie and Ryan Gullen of The Sheepdogs, Canadian filmmaker and playwright Marie Clements.

'It was very liberating': Jann Arden on her lifelong attraction to music

From playing records in her parents’ basement to getting inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Arden’s music continues to inspire Canadians.