We are knee deep in the Coronavirus and the Q couldn't think of a better person to have on than Christopher Ave (pronounce AH-VAY) a political correspondent formerly of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here in St. Louis, MO.
First up Chirstopher and Mark discuss the current vibe of situations in their lives. How they are personally handling things and how their families are holding up. This leads to the two men discussing Trumps response to the coronavirus and how it should be viewed too.
Next up, Music. Mark finds out about Christopher being a huge Beatles and music fan, so the two men decided to go down that road and talk about their favorite groups and what about music makes them tick.
Finally Mark puts Christopher Ave on the Hot Seat to ask himn 5 questions out of the blue so we can all learn more about what makes a guy like him go. I promise, if you are a Christopher Ave fan or friend, you have to hear some of these questions and learn about Christopher in ways you weren't expecting.
A fun show and so much more in it...all this and much more with our guest on this episode of The Q!
Oh the Coronavirus is here and it seems the Republicans think it was a joke. But it's not a joke and a ton of people are being affected by these things! Gary Weed and Zach Schmidt join Mark to discuss the virus issues and the things that are happening.
First up Mark reports on Arch Madness, the basketball tournament for the Missouri Valley Conference, to go to the NCAA March Madness tournament. Luckily for them, they were able to have the entire tournament before anything was cancelled. Mark discusses seeing the tournament and finals between Valpraiso and Bradley University...as well as speaks on how well the MVC handled things.
Next, Mark and the guys discuss the impact the virus is having on sports and other things the world. So many sports closing down because of this virus. But did it have to happen? Was it necessary? The gentlemen discuss this.
Finally, with everything going on, the gentlemen decide they need to focus on more positive and fun things. They take some questions and discuss movies and tv shows you can watch during this time. As well as many other things to pique your interest during this less than stellar time.
All this and much more on this new episode of The Q!
On this Episode of The Q, For the first time in a long while, Mark Bland is SOLO on the show. With nobody to interrupt him, Mark lays out the current situation in the presidential race on the Democratic side of things.
It's finally come down to Bernie and Biden for who will be the DNC nomination. Now a lot of time will pass between the DNC decision and now....so who will inspire the people to follow them to the promise land. Also, which one would serve the best in a race against President Trump in November? All these things are up in the air and Mark is here to discuss ideas and thoughts on how this can fallout and help you make the best choice.
Finally, former congressman and presidential candidate Joe Walsh comes on the Q to bury the hatchet and talk politics with Mark. What started out as arguing and disagreeing on the internet years ago when he was, as he admits, uncool....Joe Walsh comes on the Q as a former Trump supporter to plead the case against Trump and put his two cents in on Biden and Bernie in the democratic race. Also Joe discusses the stereotypes and ideas behind being a republican in 2020 and what virtues he maintains versus the ones he gave up.
All this and much more on this episode of The Q!
St. Louis Broadcasted Zach Schmidt joins Mark and Jonathan May to discuss his thoughts on politics, current affairs and life!
The whole world is on High ALERT! Fox News can't keep their WARNING logo off the screen at this moment because the CoronaVirus is on it's way to bring plague and famine and locusts. Revelation's is happening if you talk to conservatives and many people in the USA. Then again, the sky is always falling for some people. But Mark and the guys discuss the virus and the potential impact it could have on the world markets and the USA.
Next up is a local STL discussion that comes on the heals of another MASS SHOOTING in the USA. This one happened at a beer plant in Milwaukee. The St. Louis Local one happened at a Community Center in Maryland Heights Missouri...a subsidiary of the St. Louis area. Mark focuses on something that no one ever talks about regarding these mass shootings. See if you catch it too?
Finally Mark and Jonathan get into their typical discussion on racial relations and how the world should view things. This time around, Lynching finally gets outlawed 120 years too late. Mark, Zach and Jonathan try to wrap their heads around why this took so long to outlaw. And last, Zach has to do the Hotseat and everyone finds out that Werewolves ARE REAL!
The world is a funny place with funny people constantly trying to play the "crabs in a bucket" game. Mark's been playing this game in STL for 20+ years. These others though, they get their careers handed to them and they are not worth the money they are being paid.
Jonathan May and Gary Weed join to discuss all the great things happening in the world. First up, Rob Blagojevich gets pardoned by the President of the USA. When interviewed he calls himself a 'Trump-O-Crat" and Mark breaks down why this is stupid and what he's attempting to do. This breaks down to what republicans try to constantly do.
The USA is the king of the world. How the rest of the world views us and why they should view us that way is important. Mark, Gary and Jonathan discus the position as KING of the world and what that means from our point of view and everyone else's point of view.
Finally, Mark and the guys decide to take some questions from the listeners and break them down for the people. Gary tries saying things he's not allowed. Mark discusses more Black History Month with Jonathan (which is always exciting) and the men finally get world peace figured out. What an amazing episode.
In one fell swoop, and in a comedy bit, a Trump supporter said the three words that everyone knows is the reason for Trump being supported as heavily as he ever was....I DON'T CARE.
That's right, they don't care about anything, so we shouldn't care one little bit about their ideas or focus or any of it. And to help Mark not care this week, he is joined by Hip hop artist and member of the music group Egan's Rats...Gorilla J!
First up Mark and Gorilla dive into the past and how Gorilla made his way into the music business. Mark finds out about the people in Gorilla's life that already are making huge moves and they discuss the things like the music business and the pains of being young and new in it.
Next up a popular clip from the Daily show is making the rounds showing Trump supporters being interviewed during the impeachment. Their Answers are the reason this country is doomed now. The two men Discuss!
Fianlly Gorilla J comes to sit down on the Hotseat and answer 5 questions he did not expect...including: Name something you believed as a child that you realized was dumb once you became an adult? What does our guys say regarding this...listen to this fire episode of The Q to find out!
It is February and that means its time for our yearly jaunt into celebrating black culture and the things that make them unique. And no better a person to bring on the show to entertain and discuss cultural things with, other than Jonathan May.
Back again for some thrilling discussion, first up the guys discuss the layout for the democrats and some of Mark's opinions on the current crop of people vying for that DNC nomination. Mark explains how strong the Obama presidency was and how that affected Trump.
Then the guys switch gears to discussing how rapper G-Eazy put up a social media thing with him kissing on a black female rapper named Megan the Stallion....this set the internet off and many black females were pissed she did this, but also a few men. Mark discusses how black men in their culture always go for white women and they are chastised for it but not a lot...why is this different for Megan? This leads to discussing Black History Month.
Finally, The Purge is just a movie, but it seems that the mentality of this country is starting to go down that road. Mark and Jonathan discuss the black culture and how they view history versus other ways to view it. Your perspective is not the only one and it's not always the right one. Mark and Jonathan go back and forth discussing cultural differences and what we can do as people. What can we do? Listen and find out.
Gary Weed joins for this new episode of the Q. And the Impeachment is hitting full stride moving to the Senate for the Trial, and eventual closing statements for both sides. With them voting down the witnesses. it's obvious that the only way to potentially take Trump off the perch will be through the 2020 election.
First up, Mark and Gary breakdown the horrific and unbelievable loss of Professional Basketball Player Kobe Bryant and his daughter, along with 7 other people in a helicopter in Los Angeles. Kobe was an inspiration to many and even our own Gary Weed has a relationship close to this tragedy. We discuss everything regarding this story and shocking twist of events in life.
Next up, The story related to Kobe regarding a news lady for MSNBC who is being lambasted over the fact that she stumbled over some words and inadvertently said something that sounded racist when talking about the breaking news of Kobe Bryants death. We discuss our cultures sensitivity at this point and how everyone is LOOKING for issues everyday.
Finally, Mark and Gary touch on the impeachment and where things are at. Currently, Mark thinks this has stepped outside of a political discussion and the impeachment has become a blood feud because Trump made it that way. "Tit for tat" handling of those standings in life. If you do this, I'll do that. But is this gonna to help us as a country? All this and much more on the new Q!
Local St. Louis music artist Coljac YSD joins the show with Patrick Wilson on this fine day.
First up, Coljac introduces himself and discusses his background in the music business and teaches us all about his years growing up in rural Illinois and being an EMO DADDY. Coljac explains how he became a saxophone player and drummer. Recording music in his HS years, which weren't that long ago.
Next, Mark gets into discussing the most recent impeachment hearings happening in the Senate, as well as Trump going after General Soleimani. There doesn't seem to be a connection between Soleimani and anything going on in the world at the time Trump attacks Iran and kills him....so was it necessary at the time. Also why didn't Trump kill him earlier? Two years of dead americans that didn't have to die if Trump would have made this move years ago. All this and much more.
Finally Coljac hits the Hotseat and has to answer the 5 questions he doesn't know is coming. Which leads to an interesting discussion about ghosts and demons and an experience he had on a dark night out in the woods.
Enjoy this amazing episode of The Q!
Mark Bland is bringing this into the 2nd decade of it's existence and now we have a new group of years and experiences to take a trip together on and learn about!
It's 2020 and things are starting off hot in the world of President'ing. First up, joining Mark on the show for this first episode of the decade is none other than Gary Weed and St. Louis Hip Hop artist Marzo! Marzo has slowly been working his game up and performing all over the midwest, but decides to grace the Q microphone for this show.
First up, Mark wants to discuss with the guys the good, the bad and the ugly from the past decade. Race immediately gets brought up as the guys discuss the Ferguson and Trayvon Martin situations, Trump being elected as well as some fun things that happened in that decade. This also goes down a road where Gary thinks some words should be as bad to hear as the N-word and everyone discusses.
Next the show switches gears to discuss the current affairs in the USA and what is going on. The President is still dealing with Impeachment and it's not getting better at all. Mark explains how the democrats dropped the ball on this impeachment and how it's not looking like it will work out well for them. This turns to Mark asking "Could Civil War happen at this point?" Will it or won't it. Country is definitely divided and wanting to tussle it up a bit, but will it happen.
Finally all new guests on the show have to go through our little obstacle course that we like to call "The Hot Seat". Marzo is on for the first time, so he is fielding random questions he did not know about. You get a chance to break down that artist facade and learn a little bit about the guy behind the magic. And we learn Marzo needs to watch more TV...he's horribly lacking in knowledge of popular shows...LOL.
All this and much more on the Q!