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

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Tom Power
Tom Power

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...

From Q

  • Killer Mike, Jiayang Fan and more 18/01/2019 [Full episode]
    Rapper Killer Mike talks about using bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America in his new Netflix series Trigger Warning. The q This music panel discusses the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Jennifer Benka talks about the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. The New Yorker's Jiayang Fan explains how Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho went from Cantopop queen to pro-democracy activist.
  • Killer Mike: The rapper and activist on his new Netflix series Trigger Warning
    In Killer Mike's new Netflix show Trigger Warning, the Grammy-winning rapper uses bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America.
  • Weyni Mengesha: The Soulpepper artistic director on her vision for the theatre company's next chapter
    Soulpepper's new artistic director Weyni Mengesha talks about leading the theatre company forward in light of sexual harassment allegations against the founding artistic director, Albert Schultz.
  • Chris Lyons: Meet the man behind Freddie Mercury's teeth in Bohemian Rhapsody
    Chris Lyons is a special effects artist who's dedicated more than 30 years to a very specific skill: making teeth. He's made teeth for everyone from Meryl Streep to Tilda Swinston, but his most daunting job to date was recreating Freddie Mercury's teeth for Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Maggie Rogers: From viral hit to the stage of SNL
    The Maryland pop phenom joins Tom Power for a chat about her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and special live performance in the q studio.
  • Mike Schur: The writer and producer on the power of feel-good TV
    If shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine or The Good Place have ever put a smile on your face, then you have Mike Schur to thank. He's written for, produced and created some of the best TV comedies of the last few years.
  • Mike Schur, Maggie Rogers and more 17/01/2019 [Full episode]
    Producer, writer and showrunner Mike Schur tells us what it takes to make feel-good television like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place. Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers discusses the challenges of making her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and performs live in the q studio. Special effects artist Chris Lyons talks about designing the teeth that helped transform Rami Malek into Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Soulpepper artistic director Weyni Mengesha unveils her vision for the theatre company's next chapter.
  • Corey Hart: The singer on stepping away from the spotlight and why he's now making his return
    In this career-spanning interview, Corey Hart looks back on his life and achievements. This year, Hart will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, where he will join the likes of Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.
  • Corey Hart, Jael Richardson and more 16/01/2019 [Full episode]
    Singer-songwriter Corey Hart opens up about his 20-year hiatus and why he's now making his return to music. Jael Richardson shares her latest book recommendation: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker. The New York Times' Charo Henríquez explains why a special run of Hamilton in Puerto Rico has been a lifeline to many residents affected by the devastation of Hurricane María.
  • Mike White: Why the Hollywood screenwriter wanted to test his limits by competing on Survivor
    Mike White might be best-known as a writer, actor or the man behind the critically-acclaimed HBO series Enlightened, but this year he added an unusual credit to his resume - playing himself on Survivor. He joined Tom Power to chat about finishing second on the most recent season of the reality TV staple, called Survivor: David vs. Goliath, and tells us why he so desperately wanted to become a castaway on the island.