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Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021: Ramin Bahrani, Charlie Angus and more

Today on q: filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, q books columnist Jael Richardson, comedian Ali Hassan, NDP MP and singer-songwriter Charlie Angus.
Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, q books columnist Jael Richardson, comedian Ali Hassan, NDP MP and singer-songwriter Charlie Angus. (Getty Images, jaelrichardson.com, Submitted by Ali Hassan, Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Today on q, with host Tom Power:

  • Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani discusses his latest film, The White Tiger, and explains why he's drawn to stories about the ambition of the underdog in the face of crushing poverty.

  • Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new novel to check out: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones.

  • Comedian Ali Hassan shares a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Brossard, Que.

  • NDP MP Charlie Angus talks about his band the Grievous Angels, politics and the crisis facing artists during the pandemic.

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