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Friday, July 24, 2020: Samra Habib and Amanda Brugel, Elizabeth Acevedo and more

Today on q: Canada Reads winner Samra Habib and defender Amanda Brugel, Coronation Street series producer Iain MacLeod, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, actor Ralph Macchio, poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo.
Canada Reads winner Samra Habib and defender Amanda Brugel, actor Ralph Macchio, poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo. (CBC, YouTube Premium, Submitted by the artist)

Today on q, with guest host Talia Schlanger:

  • Canada Reads winner Samra Habib and defender Amanda Brugel tell us what they hope Canadians will take away from Habib's moving memoir, We Have Always Been Here.

  • Coronation Street series producer Iain MacLeod explains how the pandemic will be incorporated into the long-running British soap opera's storyline, what it will look like, and what the actors and writers had to do to create new episodes during these uncertain times.

  • On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen unpack Kanye West's first presidential rally and the outrage it's caused from fans and spectators.

  • Actor Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid, talks about reprising his role as Danny LaRusso in the web series Cobra Kai.

  • Poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo discusses her new novel Clap When You Land, and what it's like to be caught between two cultures. 

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