CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
Apology for systemic racism in Nova Scotia’s justice system
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized for systemic racism in his province's justice system Tuesday. We talk to Black Nova Scotian Trayvone Clayton — who says he has been targeted by the police because of the colour of his skin, and actions speak louder than words — and Tony Ince, the province's minister of African Nova Scotian affairs.
Real-life Canadian superheroes fighting crime and doing good deeds
Journalist Peter Nowak brings us the stories of some real-life superheroes — people who dress up, go out, and do good. Two Windsor brothers, Canadian Justice and Urban Knight, discuss how they use their powers to help the homeless.
André Picard on fresh COVID-19 restrictions
The Globe and Mail's health columnist, André Picard, discusses the latest measures to fight the rise in COVID-19 across Canada, from scrapping social bubbles in Toronto, to red alerts in parts of Quebec, to the return of restrictions from the very early pandemic in Winnipeg.
How did Donald Trump and Joe Biden fare in a testy and chaotic first U.S. presidential debate?
After a chaotic first U.S. presidential debate, the New York Times's Amanda Taub and The Washington Post's Eugene Scott unpack how Donald Trump and Joe Biden fared, and the issues facing voters — from COVID-19 to systemic racism.
Future of performing arts in Canada
As COVID-19 cases rise, theatres remain dark across Canada. But the show must go on(line). We talk to Weyni Mengesha of Soulpepper Theatre, Ellen David of Infinithéâtre, and Shay Kuebler of Radical System Art about what’s ahead for the performing arts in this country.
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok on Russia, the election and Trump’s finances
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok helped lead the investigation into possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign. He explains why he's worried about what Russia is capable of during the latest U.S. election, and why the revelations about the president's financial situation are cause for alarm.