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Geddy Lee, Yeardley Smith and Kinan Azmeh 20/05/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:00pm
Best of q: Geddy Lee of Rush talks about his new obsession with the history of the bass guitar. Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, talks about the evolution of The Simpsons and what keeps her busy outside of Springfield. Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh discusses the unexpected way that President Trump's travel ban made him feel more at home in America.
Categories: Syndicated

Carly Rae Jepsen: The singer-songwriter on her new album, Dedicated

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

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

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

The Jerry Cans: Lead singer Nancy Mike on the importance of Northern artists supporting each other

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Carly Rae Jepsen, Lisa Loeb and more from Nunavut 17/05/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Carly Rae Jepsen sheds some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe. The q This music panel talks about Britney Spears and the potential that she may never perform again. Juno-nominated band The Jerry Cans discuss the importance of Northern artists supporting each other. Lisa Loeb brings the '90s to the q studio and performs her hit 1994 single Stay (I Missed You).
Categories: Syndicated

Ahmed Best: The actor on life after Jar Jar Binks

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00pm
Ahmed 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.
Categories: Syndicated

Josh Q: The musician and his band the Trade-Offs bring the sound of Arctic soul to q

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00pm
Josh Qaumariaq has become something of a musical hero in Nunavut. He and his band the Trade-Offs have been an Iqaluit staple for almost a decade and Canadian audiences have enjoyed his music from coast to coast. Hear the band perform their song Ghost, recorded live in Iqaluit.
Categories: Syndicated

Dean Burry and Yvette Nolan: A new opera tells the story of Shanawdithit, believed to be the last of Newfoundland's lost Beothuk people

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Dan Aykroyd: The actor on the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00pm
Dan Aykroyd has introduced the world to many unforgettable characters, from Beldar Conehead and Elwood Blues to Ghostbuster Ray Stantz and Ray "the auto parts king" Zalinsky. As one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, the Kingston-born actor has cemented his status as a Canadian icon. He joined Tom Power to take a trip down memory lane and look at a career that has spanned more than four decades.
Categories: Syndicated

Dan Aykroyd, Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) and more from Nunavut 16/05/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00pm
Actor Dan Aykroyd joins us in studio to talk about the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar. Librettist Yvette Nolan and composer Dean Burry talk about Shanawdithit, a new opera that shines a light on a story misrepresented by history. Musician Josh Qaumariaq of Josh Q and the Trade-Offs performs at our q live in Iqaluit show. Actor Ahmed Best opens up about portraying Jar Jar Binks and how the role changed his life, for better, but also for worse.
Categories: Syndicated

FXCKMR, Bashar Murad and more 15/05/2019 [Full Episode]

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Inuk 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.
Categories: Syndicated

Bashar Murad: Palestinian musician addresses gender inequities and homophobia in his work

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Bashar Murad is a Palestinian musician based in Jerusalem. He was in town for Canadian Music Week.
Categories: Syndicated

Meet Rob Ostlere, the very first person to die on Game of Thrones

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Whether you're the lowly stable boy or the queen's most trusted friend - no one is safe on Game of Thrones. But there's one person, and one person alone, who holds the title of the very first death on the show.
Categories: Syndicated

How has hiding likes on Instagram affected Canadians so far?

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Elamin Abdelmahmoud is Buzzfeed's social media editor and q's online columnist. Every week, he brings us up to speed on the big headlines taking over the internet right now.
Categories: Syndicated

Aasiva: Nunavut musician on falling in love with the ukulele and where its taken her

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Aasiva's self-titled debut album has been nominated for two Indigenous Music Awards this year.
Categories: Syndicated

FXCKMR: Inuk rapper tackles Nunavut suicide crisis through music

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Warning: This interview contains discussion of suicide
Categories: Syndicated

Cathy Guisewite, Russell Thomas and more 14/05/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite explains why her popular comic strip Cathy is just as relevant now as it was in 1976. Inuk artist Riit performs her new single Qaumajuapik and talks about finding the perfect mix of traditional throat singing and electronic dance music. Iqaluit-based fashion designer Victoria Kakuktinniq discusses how she's able to blend modern ideas with traditional Inuit techniques. Operatic tenor Russell Thomas talks about diversity and blackface in opera.
Categories: Syndicated

Russell Thomas: The acclaimed operatic tenor on diversity and blackface in opera

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Acclaimed operatic tenor Russell Thomas shares his perspective on why banning blackface won't get at the root issues of opera's lack of diversity.
Categories: Syndicated

Riit: Hear the Inuk artist's perfect mix of traditional throat singing and electronic dance music

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Riit is a talented throat singer from Pangnirtung, Nunavut who now calls Iqaluit home. She's gearing up to release her debut album, which is filled with pop lyrics in Inuktitut, throat singing and even field recordings captured from around Nunavut.
Categories: Syndicated

Victoria Kakuktinniq: Meet the Iqaluit-based designer with her finger on the pulse of Northern fashion

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00pm
From q live in Iqaluit, designer Victoria Kakuktinniq discusses how she's able to blend modern ideas with traditional Inuit techniques in fashion.
Categories: Syndicated