CBC Radio’s The Sunday Magazine is a lively, wide-ranging mix of topical long-form conversations, engaging ideas and more. Each week, host Piya Chattopadhyay takes time for deep exploration, but also makes space for surprise, delight and fun.
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Joe Biden's monumental task to 'build back better'
President-elect Joe Biden has promised to build the United States back "better" after he takes office on Jan. 20. But what exactly does that look like? And how can it be achieved in a country that just saw armed Trump supporters storm the Capitol to protest Biden's election — where racism and deep racial divides persist, and where COVID-19 continues its stranglehold? Piya Chattopadhyay talks to Gabriel Debenedetti, national correspondent for New York Magazine, who has followed the Biden campaign, about the President-elect's promises for the future and how recent events and ongoing divisions might affect them. She also speaks with longtime racial justice activist Barbara Smith about the challenge of overcoming racism and white supremacy in the U.S. And she speaks to Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, an epidemiologist and public health expert who ran for governor of Michigan in 2018, about what needs to be done to pull the U.S. out of the grips of COVID-19, and ensure the health of the nation — and its health system — moving forward.