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Rob Ford's lasting pop culture legacy and conflicted political past

q's pop culture panel weighs in on the worthy, contentious, and mind-boggling stories from the week in arts and entertainment.
Rob Ford left a cultural imprint on Toronto and beyond. He passed away from cancer yesterday, at the age of 46. (Randy Holmes/ABC/AP)

q's pop culture panel weighs in on the worthy, contentious, and mind-boggling stories from the week in arts and entertainment. Opinionated and irreverent, our panel takes pop culture seriously (but not too seriously).

Today, filmmaker Charles Officer, Globe and Mail arts correspondent Marsha Lederman, and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche join Shad to discuss:

  • In memory of Rob Ford, a look at his contribution to popular culture, his contentious political past, and the attention he brought to the city of Toronto during his time as mayor and beyond.

RELATED: We still haven't realized how influential Rob Ford was

  • The Liberal government's first federal budget includes $675 million to "modernize" the CBC, but will this funding empower new artistic voices or enforce dependence and conservatism among artists and institutions?
  • Phife Dawg, a founding member of pioneering rap group A Tribe Called Quest, has died at the age of 45

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