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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020: Bootsy Collins, Hawa Hassan and more

Today on q: funk musician Bootsy Collins, Somali-born chef and owner of Basbaas Hawa Hassan, novelist, journalist and activist Cory Doctorow.
Funk musician Bootsy Collins, Somali-born chef and owner of Basbaas Hawa Hassan, novelist, journalist and activist Cory Doctorow. (Getty Images, Anastasia Mikhanoshina, Paula Mariel Salischiker)

Today on q, with Tom Power:

  • Funk icon Bootsy Collins reveals how he got into music, why his mother knocked his star-shaped glasses off his face, and what led James Brown to call him Benedict Arnold.

  • Somali-born chef Hawa Hassan discusses her new cookbook In Bibi's Kitchen, which celebrates the food of regular grandmothers, each of whom live in or are from the eight African countries bordering the Indian Ocean.

  • Bestselling sci-fi writer Cory Doctorow talks about his latest novel Attack Surface, and the role of speculative fiction in exploring the challenges and opportunities of humanity's ongoing experiment with technology.

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