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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.

    The story of Black cowboy John Ware

    The story of Black cowboy John Ware

    We hear about the remarkable story of the Black cowboy John Ware, who settled in Canada in the late 1880s. Alberta filmmaker Cheryl Foggo tells us about her new film on Ware and the lessons he can inspire today.

    • 12 min
    Youth climate campaigners continue their fight despite the pandemic

    Youth climate campaigners continue their fight despite the pandemic

    A year ago, millions of young people were out on the streets demanding action on climate change. That's not the case this year, with COVID-19. But they haven't given up their cause. We hear from youth climate activists about why they are more motivated than ever.

    • 14 min
    Our Road to November series on the U.S. election stops in Iowa

    Our Road to November series on the U.S. election stops in Iowa

    We continue our Road to November series on the U.S. election with a stop in Iowa. Historically a swing state, U.S. President Donald Trump won there by a wide margin in 2016, but polls say it's tighter this time. We find out how people who voted for Trump four years ago are feeling today.

    • 21 min
    A look at the state of the pandemic around the world

    A look at the state of the pandemic around the world

    We check in on the state of COVID-19 around the world, with stops in Israel and the U.K. — where officials are tightening restrictions as the number of cases surge — and Venice, where small masked tour groups are starting to reappear.

    • 19 min
    National affairs panel on Wednesday’s throne speech, and government's COVID-19 response

    National affairs panel on Wednesday’s throne speech, and government's COVID-19 response

    Our national affairs panellists Charelle Evelyn, Marie Vastel, and Jeremy Nuttall discuss the prime minister’s address, the throne speech, and talk of an early election.

    • 23 min
    Reaction to verdict in killing of Breonna Taylor

    Reaction to verdict in killing of Breonna Taylor

    Louisville erupted in protest Wednesday night, after no police were charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Matt Galloway discusses the decision, and its aftermath with scholar Ricky L. Jones, former police detective Marq Claxton (now with the Black Law Enforcement Alliance), and former Kentucky assistant attorney general John W. Stewart.

    • 25 min

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