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Tuesday, June 2, 2020: q This music panel, Kerry Washington and more

Today on q: freelance music journalist A. Harmony and CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen, musicologist Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle on Strange Fruit, Band Ladies co-creator Kate Fenton, visual artist Adrian Stimson, actress Kerry Washington.
Today on q: freelance music journalist A. Harmony and CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen, musicologist Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle on Strange Fruit, Band Ladies co-creator Kate Fenton, visual artist Adrian Stimson, actress Kerry Washington. (Getty Images, William P. Gottlieb Collection, katejfenton.com, adrianstimson.com, Vivian Rashotte/CBC)
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Today on q, with host Tom Power:

  • In this special edition of the q This music panel, freelance music journalist A. Harmony and CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen talk about Blackout Tuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused — a call for the music industry to stop everyday operations on June 2 in protest of systemic racism and police brutality.

  • Musicologist Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle helps us explore the history and importance of the protest song Strange Fruit, first recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939 and written by Abel Meeropol.

  • Band Ladies co-creator Kate Fenton tells us more about the comedy series, which follows five women who go from a mediocre book club to an enraged punk band.

  • Visual artist Adrian Stimson discusses how the recent decision by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts to defer grants could damage Alberta's arts and culture landscape.

  • Actress Kerry Washington opens up about facing unconscious bias head-on in her film American Son, which is about an estranged interracial couple whose son has been involved in an incident with the police.

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