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...
- Beatrice Deer: The musician brings her unique blend of throat singing and indie-rock to the q studio
Beatrice Deer is a half-Inuk and half-Mohawk musician who took home the award for best folk album at the Indigenous Music Awards this year.
- Polaris Prize long list offers snapshot of Canada's diverse music scene in 2019
The q This music panel discusses the Polaris Prize long list, which is stacked with recent q guests.
- Beatrice Deer, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and more 21/06/2019 [Full episode]
The q This music panel talks about the 2019 Polaris Prize long list. Performance artist, mask dancer and director Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory discusses the need for a permanent performance space in Iqaluit. Hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids share their q block party playlist for Kitamaat Village, B.C. Singer-songwriter Beatrice Deer brings her unique blend of throat singing and indie-rock to the q studio.
- Lee Fields: The soul singer on returning to music after tragedy
Soul singer Lee Fields cut his first record 50 years ago, but there was a period of time when he stopped making music. Now he's ready to share why.
- Margaret Trudeau: The Canadian icon shares her struggle with mental illness in a new one-woman comedy show
In Margaret Trudeau's new one-woman comedy show, Certain Woman of an Age, the Canadian icon uses humour to tell her story like never before.
- Margaret Trudeau, Lee Fields and more 20/06/2019 [Full episode]
Canadian icon Margaret Trudeau shares her story with mental illness like never before in her new one-woman comedy show, Certain Woman of an Age. Three fringe festival veterans take us through Canada's coast-to-coast theatre party. Singer and actor Satori Shakoor shares a few road stories from her time playing with the psychedelic funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic. Soul singer Lee Fields opens up about his return to music after experiencing tragedy.
- M.I.A., Thompson Egbo-Egbo and more 19/06/2019 [Full episode]
Rapper and pop star M.I.A. shares her thoughts on Stephen Loveridge's long-awaited documentary portrait of her. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud breaks down the ongoing dispute between Genius and Google and tells us how AirDrop has become the new Snapchat among teens. Jazz drummer Kendrick Scott gives us a gateway to the legendary jazz label, Blue Note Records. Pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo performs live in the q studio and opens up about his history with the piano.
- M.I.A.: The rapper and pop star on Loveridge's tell-all documentary about her career and activism
M.I.A. joins Tom Power in the q studio to share her thoughts on Stephen Loveridge's long-awaited documentary portrait of her, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
- Thompson Egbo-Egbo: The pianist and composer on his history with the piano
Toronto pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo joins Tom Power for a performance and chat about his new album, The Offering.
- Anna Maria Tremonti: For the veteran CBC journalist, empathy is essential
Morning radio will never be the same. After 17 seasons of hosting The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti is moving on to the world of podcasting. She sat down with Tom Power to talk about everything from her pre-show singing rituals to her love for The Wizard of Oz.