q with Tom Power
q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter. Hosted by Shad, q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends.
From music icons like Van Morrison and Neil Young; smart conversations with everyone from Al Gore to Barbara Walters; CNN operas; to the branding of politicians... q brings you big names, big ideas, and those paving the way on the cultural landscape. q is your cultural intervention!
Monday - Friday 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on WUSF 89.7
Tom Power is an award-winning musician and broadcaster who hosts the national arts & entertainment program q on CBC Radio One. Hailing from St. John's, Newfoundland, Tom started his career programming folk music on college radio while pursuing a B.A in Folklore from Memorial University. Tom quickly moved on to become a news announcer for a local radio station and in 2008, at the age of 21, he joined CBC as the host of the national folk music program Deep Roots. He was recognized as the youngest host of a national radio program on the CBC since Peter Jennings.
In 2011, Tom was announced as the permanent host of Radio 2 Morning, the flagship national music program heard... Read More...
- Geddy Lee: The Rush frontman on his new obsession with the history of the bass guitar
Geddy Lee talks about his new book, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass, which includes photos of his massive bass collection, as well as interviews with fellow bass players like John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and U2's Adam Clayton.
- Geddy Lee, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more 18/12/2018 [Full episode]
Rush's Geddy Lee talks about his new obsession with the history of the bass guitar. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert recaps the biggest fashion stories of 2018. The winners of the Canadian Music Class Challenge discuss their song pick: Weighty Ghost by Wintersleep.
- Daphne Rubin-Vega: The Broadway star on her new podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach
The hit podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach is led by Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega, best-known as one of the original cast of Rent. She reprises her role from a critically acclaimed one-woman show and examines gentrification, policing and race.
- Adam McKay: The Vice writer-director on finding compassion for Dick Cheney
Director Adam McKay talks to Tom Power about the challenges of making his latest film Vice, a biopic about former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney. He tells us how the process helped him find compassion for those with different political viewpoints.
- Adam McKay, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more 17/12/2018 [Full episode]
Director Adam McKay ?talks about finding compassion for Dick Cheney in his new film. The q screen panel shares their picks for what to binge-watch this holiday season. Robin Dann of Bernice discusses her thoughts about ASMR and previews this auditory phenomenon for listeners. Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega talks about her podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach.
- Ari Aster, Elle Mills and more 14/12/2018 [Full episode]
Hereditary director Ari Aster tells us how he made the scariest film of the year. Our q This music panellists share their personal picks for the best song, artist, album and music moment from 2018. William Prince gives us a q Block Party for the Peguis First Nation? in Manitoba. Canadian YouTuber Elle Mills talks about fast success and burnout.
- Ari Aster: How the director of Hereditary made the scariest film of the year
Ari Aster talks to Tom Power about the reaction to his highly-anticipated feature debut, Hereditary, which some have called the scariest movie of 2018.
- Elle Mills: The Canadian YouTube star on the pressure to get views
Elle Mills is a YouTuber from Ottawa, Ont., who makes videos in the vein of John Hughes films. Her unique style caught viewers' attention and quickly made her a cult favourite on the platform. It all happened very fast, and if you ask her now, maybe a little too fast. Mills joins Tom Power to talk about how she navigates success and the dangers of YouTuber burnout.
- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: The Olympic champions open up about their gold medal-winning Moulin Rouge performance
Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have captivated fans from across Canada and around the world with their story. Now, they're the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with three gold and two silver medals under their belts. They join guest host Ali Hassan to look back at their most memorable performances on the ice.
- Joe Reginella: Meet the New York artist known as 'the Banksy of monuments'
A mysterious statue of a longshoreman kneeling over the corpse of an alien has appeared in Manhattan's Battery Park. The man responsible for the monument is Joe Reginella. He joins guest host Ali Hassan to talk about his renegade public art projects.