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CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.

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CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.

    Coronavirus and stigma

    Coronavirus and stigma

    Are fears about coronavirus fuelling xenophobia and stigma? After thousands signed a petition calling on school boards north of Toronto to send home children — if their family members have recently travelled to China — we talk to Chinese-Canadians about what they’re experiencing.

    • 19 min
    Canada’s role in Venezuela

    Canada’s role in Venezuela

    As Venezuelan politician Juan Guaidó visits Ottawa, trying to shore up support, we discuss what role Canada should play in breaking the political stalemate in Venezuela.

    • 17 min
    Anna Maria Tremonti on her new podcast More

    Anna Maria Tremonti on her new podcast More

    Our former host Anna Maria Tremonti drops by to fill us in on her new podcast, More.

    • 8 min
    Harry and Meghan’s right to privacy

    Harry and Meghan’s right to privacy

    Harry and Meghan left the U.K. in part to flee the paparazzi, but the cameras were waiting for them here. What is a reasonable expectation of privacy in Canada for the recently-royal couple? And what about the rest of us mere mortals?

    • 24 min
    Efforts to contain coronavirus

    Efforts to contain coronavirus

    A second presumptive case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Ontario. Dr. Allison McGeer of Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Eileen de Villa, medical officer of health for the City of Toronto, discuss what is being done to contain the outbreak from spreading. Plus, retired paramedic supervisor Bruce England contracted SARS in Toronto during the outbreak in 2003, and says he never fully recovered from the virus.

    • 23 min
    Legacy of Auschwitz, 75 years after liberation

    Legacy of Auschwitz, 75 years after liberation

    The CBC’s Susan Bonner reports from Auschwitz as the world marks 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp, and author Andrea Pitzer discusses the history of concentration camps, both before and after Hitler.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

Hibiscus ,

Another really good one.

When doing boring stuff, this helps keep my brain active.

marlainreallife ,

Relatable host covering tough topics.

The current does a wonderful job of keeping the topics covered interesting and modern.
The host, Anna Maria, makes me feel like I’m talking to a friend. She’s humble and relatable, smart without being condescending.
Thanks so much! Love the program!!

lyric.mama ,

Strong variety in interviews.

I appreciate the varied topics but have real trouble when an interviewer *constantly* interrupts the interviewee (eg. Duncan McCue in his ADHD segment). The expert speakers knew a lot about their topics and were illustrating to their points efficiently. (I am left to wonder if this was a topic of self interest for the interviewer and if impulse control was at play. It devalued the potential of the interview, in my opinion.)

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