Arts & Entertainment

  • 54:42
    Now, more than ever, people are having conversations about gender.And there is a lot to figure out: what society says you can and can't wear; which bathrooms you can use; and just how far you need to go to feel right in your own body.For many people, those questions don't require much thought. But for the guests on this episode, they're in the middle of challenging their gender identity right now - from a non-binary comedian figuring out how to talk about identity on stage, to a trans teenager's gender reveal party and a class of students studying to become drag queens.
    Nov 17, 2018
  • 10:24
    Mike McKay is a local filmmaker and founder of the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival.
    Nov 17, 2018
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  • 12:14
    Bart Soroczynski talks about his role in the second installment of J.K. Rowling's movie series, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald".
    Nov 17, 2018
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    The Calgary Opera is launching a new endeavour called the Legacy Society, the focus of which is to build long-term financial sustainability for the company. To do that, they are encouraging donations and gifts from patrons who wishing to leave a lasting legacy that goes beyond their lifetime.To help start the society, the Opera enlisted some legendary help from singer and CBC Host, Ben Heppner who will make a guest appearance at the Calgary Opera's performance of Romeo and Juliette.To chat about the Legacy Society and some other things, the Host of Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and Backstage on CBC Music joined Russell in the Daybreak studio.
    Nov 16, 2018
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    You've likely seen Improv comedy on TV or maybe you've been to a live show. It might seem easy to get on a stage and just make stuff up but it's trickier than it looks. For one Calgary troupe, improv can also unlock hidden talent and in some cases, it helps people find skills they never knew they had.Starting on November 20th, the Kinkonauts are inviting people to take improv workshops and to find out more Russell met up with actor and improv instructor, Nicole Zylstra.
    Nov 16, 2018
  • 19:33
    This weekend at the movies, two very different options for fans. First up, it's the latest installment of the Harry Potter prequels, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Then, a crime thriller packed with an Oscar-caliber cast, director Steve McQueen comes to Chicago with Widows. Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
    Nov 16, 2018
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    ----------Last year, Toronto introduced plans for a smart neighbourhood at the waterfront. The plan is to make city living "smarter", but it's also raised questions about data privacy, public space, and the relationship between governments and private companies. Nasma Ahmed weighs in on these issues. She's the founding director of the Digital Justice Lab and is among a new group of community activists in Toronto pushing for youth to practice and learn about their digital rights.----------The city of Belleville, Ontario is bringing an on-demand approach to their transit system. It will allow transit users to hail a bus and meet it at their nearest bus stop using an app on their phones. A similar program has been proposed in Calgary. These programs are part of a broader trend described as Mobility as a Service. Sampo Hietanen is the founder and CEO of MaaS Global. His company lets people connect with different modes of transportation on a single platform.----------From fake news to trolling, there are many examples of harmful speech online. But legislation in Canada hasn't kept pace with technological change-and existing laws don't fully cover the myriad ways of promoting hate on the internet. UBC assistant professor Heidi Tworek is the co-author of a new report on how we should be dealing with harmful speech online.----------Oceanographic researchers collected hundreds-of-thousands of hours of underwater recordings to study humpback whales in the South Pacific. But sifting through it to isolate whale calls would take about 19 years. That's why Google comes teamed up with the N.O.A.A. to help out. Research Oceanographer Ann Allen, describes how machine learning is now helping researchers sift through this sea of audio data to help them track whale populations. ----------The U.S. Library of Congress has an enormous collection of online material available for anyone to explore, download and use. But how to get people interested? Canadian artist and Innovator-in-Residence, Jer Thorp, created Serendipity Run, a tag-like game that ran on Twitter, to encourage serendipitous discovery. It's an example of how he uses art to empower people to take control of data.
    Nov 16, 2018
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    Guest: Ted blades
    Nov 16, 2018
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    Susan Harris, creator of The Golden Girls, talks about how she pushed the boundaries of the sitcom. East Coast rapper Classified joins Choclair and Maestro Fresh Wes to perform a special medley live in the q studio. Classified sticks around for the q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Tabassum Siddiqui. Sarah Feldberg shares a brief history of Las Vegas residencies. Classified chats about his latest record and the power of lifting people up through music.
    Nov 16, 2018
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