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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: September, 2015
Sep 28, 2015

So theres a guy named Martin Shkreli and he owns a company named Turing Pharmaceuticals. They have a drug called Daraprim used for HIV and he proudly announced this week that he raised the price from $13 a pill to $750 a pill like it was a great thing to do!  Well this pill has a serious group of users that have HIV and the world went into a tizzy cause Martin is proving why being a conservative greedy CEO of company is not cool.  Mark and Bobby discuss this.

Then Mark and Producer Bobby go down a unique path as Mark talks about how we are just not happy with the Status quo anymore, yet we don't come up with anything more ingenius than the status quo.  They discuss how Lays potato chips are constantly trying to change the game with new weird flavors and there is nothing wrong with normal old Sour cream and Onion, Cheddar, BBQ and regular potato chips. Where do you stand?  Do you like the 900 varieties or were you fine and life worked well with the orignal 5-7 that already existed.  See where this goes on this episode of the Q. 

Sep 21, 2015

For 5 years, Mark has been calling out 97.1 FM News host Jamie Allman to come with some balls and discuss politics and current affairs face to face with him.... Jamie Allman finally sits down with Mark and Producer Bobby to discuss the lead up to this battle of ideals, a little about making clocks and getting arrested and some discussion on Guns/policy.  There literally is so much going on here it is difficult to list the high points out. But find out if Mark and Jamie bury the hatchet or fight like Cats and Dogs on this weeks episode of the Q!

Sep 15, 2015

On this episode of the show, Producer Bobby and Mark setup the explanation and story for the next Episode of the Q and the interview with STL radio host Jamie Allman.  Bland has been calling out Mr. Allman since 2010 in a multitude of locations and the hundreds of call outs fell on deaf ears.  Until a person Mark went to High School with corners Allman and he accepts Mark's call outs 5 years later.  Now Mark gives the backstory to how this all came about.

Plus Kim Davis is Back in the news because of the rock group Survivor deciding to hold it against her that she used the song "Eye of the Tiger" in her jail release Speech. After years and years of Mark working in the music business, he has a unique and somewhat controversial stance in comparison to his counterparts in the industry.

Finally, Last July, an 18-year-old Massachusetts man named Conrad Roy III killed himself by placing a gas-powered water pump in his pickup truck and letting the carbon monoxide consume him. Prosecutors say that Roy’s girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter, spent months convincing Roy to commit suicide, and text messages between the two entered in court make a compelling and sad case that she did. The guys break down the case and discuss the value of people in 2015 and what would make someone go down this horrible path.

All this an much more on the Q.  Taking talk radio and turning it up to 11!

Sep 9, 2015

Producer Bobby is off for the week, so what was a three-way turns into a two way but that other member is a doozy.  Andy Echele, former co-host, joins the show to talk with Mark about whats been up in his life.  

This leads to Mark and Andy breaking down the St. Louis area for the people listening around the country and throughout the world.  Mark brings up the fact that STL people tend to be riddled with bad attitude and the guys try to figure out where this attitude comes from. Is it upbringing? Maybe? Is it the water? Maybe?  

Then the two tackle a special story out of the STL area about a mother and father sticking up for their kid at a local park...by pulling a gun.  Mark poses this to Andy to find out who was in the wrong in his mind.  Was the mother being overly protective or just out right lawless?  

Finally, the discussion turns to Kim Davis. Kim Davis, the Kentucky County Court clerk who has persistently refused to issue gay marriage licenses, has asked the Supreme Court to hear her case. Mark and Andy break down the ill will she is throwing out there and figure if she is a worthless idiot or making a strong case for others.  This in a weird way leads to a discussion about Motorcycle Riding clubs and their backgrounds, as well as their ranking system amongst each other.

In Overtime, Andy brings up Umar Lee and his mild dislike for people within the STL community in the past year taking sides on racial inequality. They discuss the value of racial inequality in the area and a recent story regarding neighbors not getting along because of loud dogs (go figure in STL).

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