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Tom Power for [EDIT] Magzine, Volume 13

June 03 2020
Tom Power is Lifting Up Our Spirits on Q
by James Mullinger

 

He’s the host of CBC Radio’s q. He is the lead singer of The Dardanelles. He has interviewed everyone from Harry Styles to Margaret Atwood, Dan Aykroyd to Emma Stone. George Clooney to Margaret Trudeau, Guillermo del Toro to Chuck D. And during the COVID-19 lockdown he was there for us all every day and launched a brand new TV chat show from his home titled What’re You At? With Tom Power.

If you are reading this magazine, chances are that part of your daily routine is tuning into CBC Radio to hear Tom Power on q. Hailing from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, he started his career programming folk music on college radio while studying folklore at Memorial University. In 2008, after a stint as a news announcer for a local radio station, Tom joined CBC as the host of Deep Roots. At 21, he was the youngest national radio host since Peter Jennings. In 2011, he became the host of CBC Music Mornings, their daily-morning national music program. In 2016 he took over q on Radio One. And, in 2020, in response to the nationwide lockdown, launched a new television show on CBC, What’re You At? With Tom Power on Sundays at 8pm. So how did he become one of Canada’s greatest interviewers? Three-time show guest James Mullinger turns the tables on Tom Power and learns how he landed one of CBC’s most coveted and sought-after jobs, and continues to raise the bar on a daily basis — even during the COVID-19 lockdown, when his show was combined with The Current and he brought us daily updates that gave us the inspiration and strength to keep going.

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Why the World Needs Anne with an E, for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 10

September 11 2019

Why the World Needs Anne with an E

Less than a year after Vancouver-born Moira Walley-Beckett won an Emmy for writing what is widely considered one of the greatest hours of television (“Ozymandias,” the third to final episode of Breaking Bad), she teamed up with a 14-year old Irish girl with no acting experience to change the landscape of Canadian television. This is the complete story — for the first time — of how a 111-year old novel has become a culturally relevant and politically important television show for our times.

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Mary Walsh Interview for [EDIT] magazine, Volume 7

December 02 2018

The Queen of Canadian Comedy

Mary Walsh is in her third decade as Canada's undisputed queen of comedy and thrives in her beloved St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. In this feature The Maritime Edit’s Senior Editor, Jennifer Wood, meets with Mary to discuss her new novel and other aspects of her life’s work and achievements, including the genius behind some of her most iconic characters, pushing through criticism, dealing with life’s darker moments and how she manages to stay centred through it all.

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