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The Q Now

Imagine if Howard Stern met the Daily Show. Thats what the Q hailing from St. Louis, MO attempts to achieve weekly. Hosted by Mark Bland, The Q is a current affairs and pop culture show with a political twist. Weekly the guys interview actors, writers, artist and a revolving cast of characters to bring you multiple views of some of the most controversial and engaging topics of our time.
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Now displaying: April, 2015
Apr 27, 2015

We as a society need to stop creating moments of hostility so we can soapbox in public for no reason other than our own voices.  Well this is the main topic of the newest epsiode of the Q.  In California, there was a situation going down and out of nowhere a lady starts filing the police and yelling at them for doing their job.  Of course this leads to cumbaya songs and everyone happy.....right?  WRONG! It leads to a phone being confiscated and destroyed, so we will discuss this further on the show.

Also, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are set to wage battle the first weekend of May in Las Vegas, but during his ramp up for the fight, Floyd claimed that he is equal to or better than Muhammad Ali.  This of course takes everyone but Mark by surprise and the two discuss the virtues of Floyd and whether his background and merits have earned him the ability to make that statement.

Finally, its been a while and Bobby has upped his game as the two bring back the hot game of GAME ON/ GAME OFF.  Both Mark and Bobby bring a couple APPS/Websites to get you familiar with and then Mark goes for the jugular singling out a section of society that tends to wear a specific look as if it is still cool.  

All this and much more on this episode of the Q. Real Radio, Real Honest! 

Apr 18, 2015

Well the business of media in the US has become quite the convoluted and dirty pool. With that comes the potential for miscommunication and things to show up in multiple places.  After hearing a morning show in STL read some very similar (almost exact same wording and sentences) letters as Mark & Bobby presented 3 weeks earlier on this here show called the Q, the two decide to sit down and discuss the unwritten rules of radio/media and how you shouldn't do that.  

Also, Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriot football player, has been brought up on a Life sentence for a murder he was involved with/did in 2013. This brings about a discussion of sports and some of the more interesting topics such as the famous Back to the Future 2 forecasting of Cubs vs. Miami in the World Series of 2015.  

Finally Mark and Bobby are prompte by a tweet from Ricky Gervais to take on and discuss the world of Big Game hunting.  Recently a female names Rebecca Francis posted some unflattering pics of her laying next to dead giraffes that she hunted. When it was brought to attention by Gervais in a tweet, it create a firestorm of controversy with Francis getting death threats and being ostracized by people in her own community and throughout the world.  But the only thing getting publicity is the hate coming from animal activists towars Francis...there is another gun loving side to this that is now being equally as hateful and Mark illuminates that with this Discussion. 

Apr 12, 2015

Well Well Well...seems as though the Juggalos come out to play on the newest episode of the Q.  Matt McDarby a professional wrestler and verbalist jumps on the show to talk with Poducer Bobby and Mark about growing up in the STL area and more specifically the Dog Town section of St. Louis.  

Then the guys switch gears and start discussing the importance of ICP to the music industry.  Mark goes into detail about his past dealings with Psychopathic Records and Matt loses himself discussing his favorite songs by the group.  Plus everyone jumps on to talk about the "gang" aspect that plagues the fanbase called Juggalos and whether it is justified or not.

Its also Roller Coaster Race time again and Mark describes to Matt what the Race is all about and how Mark and Dan Walsh looked like a gay couple at last years event.  

Finally Mark and Bobby really get deep on discussing the situation out of South Carolina where a police officer shot and killed a man running away from him on Video.  The world is outraged and so is Mark and Bobby.  But Mark discusses the context of how this should be view and how that context led to a heated discussion with a well known underground rapper on Twitter.   Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.  

All this and much more.

Apr 6, 2015

On this episode of the Q, Mark and Producer Bobby sit down with Paul Huddleston and discuss the Indiana Religious Freedom bill that has the entire country in a tizzy.....and rightfully so.  Mark takes on bigots and people that hide behind religion as their saving grace.  The guys discuss the pizzeria owners that are using the new bill to defend their position to NOT SERVE gay couples.  Plus there is discussion about all the potential ability for the law to become a slippery slope and tumble into other risky legal endevours. 

Then Paul, who is an educator at a major college in the St. Lous area, dsicusses what coming back to school to teach the week after the situation in Ferguson, MO.  Since he is college educator, he was dealing with mostly young men and women in the 18-25 age range and mostly urban based students at that.  

Finally Producer Bobby puts his finest mark on the show when he gets into an argument with Mark about the word he is using in a sentence and how it is not the right word.  This sets off a googling debate to figure out the definition of the word Bobby is trying to use and how it applies to the conversation at hand...needless to say it doesn't go that well.

All this and much more on the newest episode of the Q!

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