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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: October, 2018
Oct 25, 2018

Donald Trump went on a Houston stage at a rally and decided to let the world know that "I'm a Nationalist". Unfortunately for Trump, he meant to say "I'm a Patriot". Now a bunch of supporters are going around trying to make it okay to be white and call yourself a nationalist.  Being a white skinned nationalist is not a good thing. The nationlism movement is ripe with men and women that are heavily prejudice and antagonistic in their handling of day to day decisions. 

So Mark grabbed Producer Bobby and Jonathan May to sit down and discuss these things. But Producer Bobby doesnt' see the issue with a person running around calling themselves a nationalist. Mark and Jon have a one on one with Bobby trying to decipher between nationalism and patriotism....see where this convo goes.

But also on the the heels of the nationalism situation, we had random pipe bomb's being mailed to Hillary Clinton, Robert Deniro and many others that ave spoken out against Trump. Plus a migrant caravan is slowly approaching the USA on foot and we have to decide what to do when they get here...should we let them in and start the naturalization process, or do we draw a line in the sand?  We discuss this at length!

Finally, Dr. Susan Shumsky is a paranormal investigator and self described Ghost Buster. She joins Mark on this 2018 Halloween show to discuss ghosts and spirits. Why do ghost exists and why don't ghost just go to heaven and stick around here on earth. Dr. Susan touches on exorcisms and a few stories of things that she has had happen while out and about helping people with their ghost issues. 

All this and much much more on this episode of The Q!

Oct 19, 2018

Donald Trump decided to do an interview with 60 minutes and Leslie Stahl. During said interview, Trump explained that it didn't matter if Christine Ford was telling the truth or not, because they got their man in regardless. So he could be a sexual predator on the Supreme Court but he doesn't care if he is. The important thing is that they got it done by ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

So on this episode, Andy Echele returns with his conservative leaning thoughts to join Mark, Gary Weed and Jason Kull for a round table. On this RT we will discuss the Bret Kavanaugh situation and Trumps stance on it. Plus we start off with a little Fantasy Football discussion and Gary sticks it in everyone's face with his record.

Next up, Elizabeth Warren comes out with her heritage and it seems she's only 1/1024th Native American. That seems quite low so Mark takes it to the round table to find out if Trump owes her the $1 million in Charity donations he promised her if she could prove it. It definitely shows there is Native American heritage, but the common belief would be "not enough to justify"...find out what the panel says.

Finally, Missouri is up for potential legalization of medical marijuana. There are three choices on the ballot and the guys break down the three and help you figure out which one you want to vote for. And the Rock n Roll HOF released it's latest list of nominees for entry into the Hall, but whose worthy of the vote? We discuss and set the list for The Q.  

Oct 11, 2018

Evidently it's "Story Time" in the world of The Q. And let's be honest...October is the perfect time to tell spooky stories about people you need to be scared of. But what if they aren't scary at all. What if the people you are discussing are not the monsters that people make them out to be. Well there are two sides to every story and Jonathan May and Gary Weed join to discuss.

Mark starts off discussing a recent issue he had where people went out of their way to make him look bad by taking things out of context. Mark and the guys discuss the manner at which these things happened and why they fall into the "story" world more than anything legitimate in real life. 

Next up Gary discusses a post he recently made to facebook regarding people using EBT cards (welfare money) to buy things required when they also had cash money in their pocket and used it to buy other non essential items. People attacked Gary for being insensitive and to look deeper. Where Gary thinks that his point is well versed and deserves to be taken on it's merits in comparison to the country and others moral/ideological stances. Jonathan and Mark sit back to decipher and get to the bottom of Gary's stance and whether everyone chiding him is right or if in fact Gary makes the "nail in the coffin" argument that should dictate peoples thoughts.

Finally Mark discusses kids in 2018 and how they don't have any patience anymore. How this is indicative of TV/Movie industry today when all they do is make remakes of everything between 1985-2015. Also how this perpetual loop will eventually be lost on life and they might maintain this for decades and decades past our current times. 

Oct 4, 2018

Ahhh October. That Fall air is in and temps start to drop. But this year it's even better because we have SCOTUS hearings and Presidential Alerts and all kinds of Fun. So Producer Bobby and Gary Weed join for this episode of the Q to discuss all of it.

First up, Mark and the Family cruised over to Six Flags for their first weekend of Fright Fest. The temps were great and Six Flags definitely has upped their game regarding this years Fright Fest. 5 Amazing haunted houses for the family to go through and even if you don't grab the Haunted house pass (extra cost), they still have scare areas throughout the park for the kids (little and big) to enjoy. Gary and Bobby also chime in with their experiences plus some basic theme park discussion!

Onto the world of politics, where Brett Kavanaugh is up against it on the SCOTUS nomination. He was grilled for hoursalong with Christine Blasey Ford regarding the sexual assault allegations brought against him.  How is this boding for the judge? Well not as well as he thought it would, but that doesn't mean he's guilty. He's just really emotional while discussing these things. 

Then Mark breaks down how you know that Conservative media just fills their bases heads with BS based on the latest findings in the Charlottesville, Virginia protests from almost 2 years ago. The FBI arrested 4 White Nationalist/KKK members in association with creating Mayhem and many other charges. But how does that prove Conservative Media is biased and mostly wrong all the time...Well listen to Mark break down his logic and explain. Also Mark discusses the Presidential Text Alert and the guys give Trump some much deserved credit.

Finally, Producer Bobby explains that he kinda agrees with Trump moves now and this brings us to how the SCOTUS nomination is important and how it'll shape the future. So we decided to bring up the Supreme Court's most recent decisions over th epast couple years and discuss here Bobby falls with the court. Does he lean conservative or does he stay moderate/liberal. Listen in and figure out what you agree with the court on and what you don't.

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