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Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020: Bettye LaVette, Catherine MacLellan and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette, author Ibi Zoboi and activist Yusef Salaam, singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan.
Singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette, author Ibi Zoboi, activist Yusef Salaam, singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan. (bettyelavette.com, Joseph Zoboi, Staci Nurse, Millefiore Clarkes)

Today on q, with Tom Power:

  • Soul singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette reflects on her career and discusses her new album, Blackbirds — a compilation of songs made famous by Black women.

  • Author Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five discuss their powerful new YA book, Punching The Air, about a young Black boy who is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

  • Singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan, daughter of Gene MacLellan, talks about examining her father's history with depression in a documentary, The Song and the Sorrow.

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