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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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    • 4.2 • 72 Ratings

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

    COVID-19 and a green recovery

    COVID-19 and a green recovery

    Are green jobs the answer to the COVID-19 economic crisis? To discuss why, or why not, Matt Galloway is joined by Daniel Beland, political scientist and Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada; Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada and an advisor for the Task Force for Resilient Recovery; and Patricia Mohr, economist and advisor for the Task Force for Real Jobs, Real Recovery.

    • 19 min
    Introducing: Brainwashed

    Introducing: Brainwashed

    Brainwashed investigates the CIA’s covert mind control experiments – from the Cold War and MKULTRA to the so-called War on Terror. It’s the story of how a renowned psychiatrist used his unwitting patients as human guinea pigs at a Montreal hospital, and the ripple effects on survivors, their families, and thousands of other people around the world. It also examines the cultural impact — how the CIA brought LSD to America and inadvertently created counterculture influencers such as author Ken Kessey and poet Allen Ginsberg. It’s an exploration of what happens in times of fear, when the military and medicine collide. And what happens when the survivors fight back. More episodes are available at: smarturl.it/brainwashedcbc

    • 23 min
    Canadians turn to canning to save fruits of summer pandemic gardens

    Canadians turn to canning to save fruits of summer pandemic gardens

    You were locked down, so you planted a garden. Now what are you supposed to do with all those cucumbers and tomatoes? Well, it’s canning season — and if it’s your first attempt, Ana Stoica-Constantin and Johwanna Alleyne are here with some tips.

    • 11 min
    New CBC podcast Brainwashed

    New CBC podcast Brainwashed

    Michelle Shephard discusses her new CBC podcast Brainwashed, an investigative series into the CIA’s covert experiments in mind control — including experiments at a Montreal psychiatric hospital in the 1950s and 1960s.

    • 14 min
    Carl Hiaasen on Florida, Trump and his new novel Squeeze Me

    Carl Hiaasen on Florida, Trump and his new novel Squeeze Me

    Best-selling author Carl Hiaasen discusses his new novel Squeeze Me, as well as giant snakes, tanning beds, Florida, and why the Trump presidency is good for a satirical novelist like himself.

    • 13 min
    Will the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death face charges?

    Will the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death face charges?

    Six months after Breonna Taylor was shot dead by police while in her Louisville home, a decision is expected on whether the officers involved in her death will face charges. Dr. Ricky L. Jones, chair of Pan-African studies at the University of Louisville, joins us to discuss the decision, and a city on edge.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Siobbahn ,

My new favorite interviewer, Matt Galloway

Have become a huge fan of The Current since Matt Galloway joined. He is one of the best interviewers and journalists. Always insightful, well-prepared, compassionate, and fantastic story teller, who let's the interviewee and their story be the star and regularly brings out a new perspective to the story that other outlets miss. Highly recommend you make this part of your daily listening as I have. You won't be sorry!

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!!

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