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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, 2017
Sep 25, 2017

President Donald Trump decided to turn his ire towards the NFL and NBA this week.  He tweeted out many tweets downplaying the NFL for their allowing of players to kneel during the national anthem.  When the NFL found out, they took umbrage with it and decided to fight back and kneel or even avoid the national anthem outright. Was it right or wrong? Mark and Andy Echele discuss all the things surrounding this topic.

Also, Mark had an interesting week being attacked for absolutely no reason through a certain section of St. Louis' media community. Mark discusses why it was inappropriate to attack him and how the attackers were just wrong in their disseminating of information too. Plus there was a shooting at a 7-11 in Calirfornia with a police officer and assailant. Mark was asked his opinion on the videos and that set Mark off on a different direction totally regarding the way people handle video taping these interactions. What's the stance on this shooting...listen and find out! 

Sep 18, 2017

Matthew Krueger makes his grand return to the Q and it was a busy week in racial justice and inequality here in St. Louis where the show is based.  

Jason Kull and Matt discuss the impact of the Jason Stockley verdict and how it played out versus what should have happened.  People immediately jumped into the streets to protest the situation.  Should they be protesting and why are the protests getting so out of control that 80 people are arrested at once.  Mark and the guys break down how they view the situation and what they think people should take from verdict.

Finally Matt brings up discussing controversy and how it affects the views of what we are talking about.  This leads to a discussion of prayer and god, along with popular churches in the STL area. Matt explains his church is into something unique...take a listen and find out what made Mark and Jason loose it live on the show.

Sep 11, 2017

The Polar Vortex RETURNS!!!!

Dan Walsh makes his long awaited return to the Q and jumps in describing life in LA.  Him and his room mate working to get ahead in the world of entertainment. Dan dishes on the way that LA works and what he likes and doesn't like about living there. Then Mark decides to help Dan get a movie but there are stipulations to the job.  From there Mark and Dan discuss California and their drug policy regarding cannabis. 

Mark and Dan discuss the Trump and hurricane connection which is on the mind of  everyone currently.  But to not be outdone, Mark decides to put Walsh onto the Q Hotseat and gun him with some tough independent thinking style questions....Dan delivers some interesting stories! Take a listen and enjoy.

Sep 5, 2017

Oh it's been an amazing week and it just keeps getting better people. First up Producer Bobby is the co-host this week and we start off discussing Black Lives Matter and specifically the fact that there is this push to get people within the movement to stop saying "White Privilege" and start saying "White Supremacy".  Mark and Bobby feel this is change in the narrative for a purpose. Why...Mark explains in the show. 

Next Kim Jong Un is evidently not "respecting US like he should".  Trump recently tweeted out that North Korea (NK) backed down from us because they respect & are scared of our power. Then they went dropped a hydrogen bomb to test it and BOOM...it worked great. So they are currently threatening the USA and Trump is mad that China is not making NK bend to their power.  So Trump has the USA on the brink of Going to Nuclear War and there is nothing to do but listen to the Q. 

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