The Current


Sick for over 100 days, COVID-19 patients want more help to cope with disease's 'long-haul' effects

After Lorraine Graves contracted COVID-19 in March, she thought she was slowly recovering. But months later, she's still sick, along with many other "COVID-19 long haulers."

Washington NFL team name change shows you can combat racism by making it 'unprofitable': Jesse Wente

Washington's pro football team is retiring its name and logo following decades of criticism from Native Americans and recent pressure from corporate sponsors.

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The Current for July 14, 2020

Today on The Current: COVID-19 long haulers, still sick months later; André Picard on latest moves to reopen bars and restaurants; Washington's pro football team retires name and logo; CBC podcast Uncover: Sharmini, episode two

What was that podcast I heard on The Current?

All summer long, The Current is bringing you the best of CBC podcasts. Here's what we're playing on air, and where to find episodes online.
The Fifth Estate

She said Peter Nygard raped her. Here's why the allegation stayed secret for 40 years

A former employee of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard says he sexually harassed, tormented, screamed at, raped and finally fired her. A Fifth Estate investigation reveals how members of the Winnipeg business elite assisted in suppressing the details of Jonna Laursen’s story from 40 years ago.

The Current for July 13, 2020

Today on The Current: Ethics investigation into the prime minister’s relationship to WE Charity; Allegations against fashion mogul Peter Nygard; CBC podcast Uncover: Sharmini, episode one

From hailstorms to tornado warnings, western Canada is having a summer of extreme weather

We talk to a Calgary resident about the extensive damage to his community from a hailstorm in June, and two storm chasers tell us about the extraordinary weather in western Canada this summer — and why when others seek shelter, they chase the storm.

The Current for July 10, 2020

Today on The Current: Extreme weather in western Canada, Trudeau family’s ties to WE Charity, CBC podcast Uncover: Satanic Panic, episode seven

U.S.-Canada border could remain closed until next year unless 'something miraculous' happens: doctor

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch says Canada needs to be very careful around international travel and that the United States does not appear to be "getting this epidemic under control."

The Current for July 9, 2020

Today on The Current: National affairs panel on the fiscal snapshot; André Picard on the science behind whether COVID-19 is airborne; CBC podcast Uncover: Satanic Panic, episode six

The Current for July 8, 2020

Today on The Current: COVID-19 and border concerns; CBC podcast Uncover: Satanic Panic, episode five

Segway was the 'device of the future,' in the perfect moment to succeed. So why did it fail?

Just as the pandemic is driving interest in micro mobility, the last Segways are rolling off the production line. Journalist Mark Wilson says the device may have been ahead of its time, but that doesn't mean it was right.

The Current for July 7, 2020

Today on The Current: Canada’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan, CBC podcast Uncover: Satanic Panic, episode 4

The Current for July 6, 2020

Today on The Current: Reuniting long-term care home residents with their families, Last Segways roll off production line, CBC podcast Uncover: Satanic Panic, episode 3

In the fight against COVID-19, how effective are mandatory mask policies?

To fight COVID-19, it will soon be mandatory for millions of Canadians to wear masks in certain situations. Dr. Amy Tan and Dr. Mustafa Hirji discuss the effectiveness of mandatory mask policies.

What on Earth, a new CBC Radio series about climate change, is hitting the airwaves

What on Earth launches this Sunday, July 5. Every week, it will give listeners the opportunity to learn something surprising about the climate crisis.

The Current for July 3, 2020

Today on The Current: Mandatory mask policies; CBC’s What on Earth explores climate change fight; CBC podcast Uncover: Satanic Panic, episode 2

The Current for July 2, 2020

Today on The Current: U.S. surge of COVID-19 cases; Putin’s new powers; CBC podcast Satanic Panic: episode one

What being Canadian means to new, and soon-to-be, citizens

On Canada Day, The Current spoke to two immigrants about what Canadian citizenship means to them as the COVID-19 pandemic changes citizenship ceremonies for newcomers.

The Current for July 1, 2020

Today on The Current: New Canadians on coming to Canada, National affairs panel on the year so far, and Dave & Morley take a trip to the cottage: Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe.

What playing poker taught this journalist about decision making and luck

Following a run of bad luck, journalist Maria Konnikova wanted to learn more about what humans can and cannot control, so she decided to learn the game of poker.

The Current for June 30, 2020

Today on The Current: Facebook ad boycott, Journalist Maria Konnikova on what poker taught her about life, Global medical oxygen shortages, Andre Picard on migrant workers and COVID-19 spikes in the U.S.

Following wrongful arrest of Black man, advocates uneasy about 'flawed' facial recognition use in policing

The prevalence of facial recognition systems, which use artificial intelligence to match images of people with images of suspects, is growing in the U.S. and Canada. Recent studies have found that while the systems are fairly accurate when it comes to identifying Caucasian men, it can be faulty for other demographics.

Celebrating Pride at home with a curbside drag show

COVID-19 changed Pride celebrations around the country, and events like drag performances have found new homes — like suburban driveways north of Toronto. Rachel Matlow visited the neighbourhood to catch the show starring Joshua Petrie, aka Jessyca Prosecco.