q with Tom Power
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...
- Full episode: Gus Van Sant, Eugene Jarecki, Lauren Orsini, Zaki Ibrahim 18/07/2018
Director Gus Van Sant discusses casting Joaquin Phoenix as a disabled person and carrying out Robin Williams' vision. Singer Desirée Dawson performs new music live in the q studio. Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki traces Elvis' meteoric rise and fall and shows how it figures into our readings of the American Dream. Writer Lauren Orsini walks us through how cosplay became a global phenomenon. Singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim shares the inspiration for her album The Secret Life of Planets.
- July 18: Desirée Dawson performs her new single Just Fine live in studio q
Desirée Dawson was the winner of CBC Music's 2016 Searchlight competition. Now she's back with some brand new music.
- July 18: How cosplay became a global phenomenon
Writer Lauren Orsini walks us through what it's like to take part in Comic-Con, one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the world.
- July 18: Zaki Ibrahim on the inspiration for her album The Secret Life of Planets
Zaki Ibrahim's latest project was inspired by the birth of her son, the loss of her father and the cosmic energy that binds us all together.
- July 18: In a new documentary, Elvis is a metaphor for the American Dream
Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki traces Elvis Presley's meteoric rise and tragic fall in his new documentary, The King.
- July 18: Gus Van Sant on casting Joaquin Phoenix as a disabled person and carrying out Robin Williams' vision
Gus Van Sant is best known for Good Will Hunting and Milk, but he's also earned cult followings with films like My Own Private Idaho. His latest film is something in between.
- July 17: Skratch Bastid's musical ode to Bedford, Nova Scotia
Toronto DJ Scratch Bastid shares a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Bedford, N.S.
- July 17: Tina Sinatra on her father Frank Sinatra, and a new compilation of his songs
Frank Sinatra's daughter, Tina, talks about why she curated a new album of her father's music aimed at children and parents.
- July 17: Randall Okita's film The Lockpicker shows a different side of the teenage experience
The Lockpicker explores the complexity of adolescence by giving a chilling look at what happens when a teenager falls into a cycle of violence he can't escape from.
- July 17: Megan Abbott's Give Me Your Hand is a thriller about female ambition and extreme PMS
Best-selling author Megan Abbott explores the dramatic potential of a heavy, painful secret in her chilling new novel, Give Me Your Hand.