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The Current for Sept. 29, 2020

Today on The Current: Quebec on COVID-19 red alert, Future of performing arts in Canada, Former FBI agent Peter Strzok on Russia, the election and Trump’s finances.

Expert who quit Canada's Vaccine Task Force says more transparency needed to ensure public trust

Gary Kobinger recently left the federal government's COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force over concerns about secrecy surrounding members' potential conflicts of interest.

Terrorism hoax case unlikely to change Liberals' ISIS repatriation policy, says expert

The case of a Burlington, Ont., man who allegedly lied about his involvement with ISIS is unlikely to change how Canada deals with the repatriation of citizens who joined the militant group, says a former national security lawyer with the Department of Justice.

The Current for Sept. 28, 2020

Today on The Current: Turmoil in Lebanon, Canada's Vaccine Task Force member resigns over transparency concerns, Inside the NHL bubble, Canadian charged with terrorism hoax.

Trump won swing state Iowa decisively in 2016. Here's how these voters feel 4 years later

Our Road to November series on the U.S. election reaches 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 can't just be preaching to the choir': Why youth climate activists are taking to the streets amid pandemic

The fight to protect the environment isn’t over just because the pandemic has put life on pause, says a young B.C. climate activist who is taking part in Friday’s physically distanced global climate protest in a bid to get the cause back in the spotlight.

The Current for Sept. 25, 2020

Today on The Current: A look at the state of the pandemic around the world, Our Road to November series on the U.S. election stops in Iowa, The story of Black cowboy John Ware, Youth climate campaigners continue their fight despite the pandemic.

The Current for Sept. 24, 2020

Today on The Current: Canada’s second wave, National affairs panel on throne speech and talk of early election, Reaction to verdict in killing of Breonna Taylor

Email from officer in Breonna Taylor shooting shows some officers think 'nothing was done wrong,' scholar says

A mass email sent by a police sergeant involved in the shooting that killed Breonna Taylor is indicative of police culture in Louisville, Ky., and across the U.S., says scholar Ricky L. Jones.

Preserving your pandemic harvest? Start slow with something you love, say experts

Canadians who grew their own gardens this pandemic summer and are looking to try pickling their bounty for the first time should start small, says an Edmonton woman who has been canning for years.

'Brainwashed' podcast reveals the shocking true story behind a prolific conspiracy theory

Brainwashed, a new series from CBC Podcasts, tells the true, unbelievable story of the CIA's attempt at mind control.

The Current for Sept. 23, 2020

Today on The Current: COVID-19 and a green recovery, Will the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death face charges?, Carl Hiaasen on Florida, Trump and his new novel Squeeze Me, New CBC podcast Brainwashed, Canadians turn to canning to save fruits of summer pandemic gardens

How Harnarayan Singh's hockey obsession shaped his life in small-town Canada

The voice behind Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi speaks with The Current’s Matt Galloway about his new memoir, One Game at a Time, which chronicles his childhood love of the game, and the challenges he’s faced in his career.

Trump 'the wrong man for the job,' says veteran journalist Bob Woodward

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward says he didn't report U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks about the severity of COVID-19 sooner, because he didn't have the full timeline of what Trump knew, and when he knew it.

The Current for Sept. 22, 2020

Today on The Current: Bob Woodward on his new book, Rage; COVID-19 testing amid a surge in cases; and Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi's Harnarayan Singh talks about his new memoir.

Yaa Gyasi hopes her new book 'champions' the science we need to navigate the pandemic

In Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi says both religion and science "are attempting to ask really big transcendent questions, attempting to kind of reconcile things that seem irreconcilable."

The Current for Sept. 21, 2020

Today on The Current: The legacies of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Canada's 17th prime minister, John Turner; the UN calls for aid as the pandemic worsens conditions in conflict zones; and Yaa Gyasi on her new book Transcendent Kingdom.

Some renters fear they'll be living on the streets as eviction bans, CERB come to end

A Vancouver-based housing advocate is sounding the alarm over an impending wave of evictions across this country, as provinces lift protections for renters and pandemic unemployment continues. But the CEO of an association representing property owners says further rent freezes could put landlords at risk of losing their own homes.

Trump's family separations at border played out 'exactly how it was designed to': journalist Jacob Soboroff

Journalist Jacob Soboroff, who visited a facility housing children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, says the Trump administration wanted to stoke public outcry to shock Congress into making immigration laws more restrictive.

The Current for Sept. 18, 2020

Today on The Current: Tenants worried as eviction moratoriums come to an end, Jacob Soboroff on Trump administration and families separated at U.S. border, Retired school teacher aiming to walk 2.2 million steps for Terry Fox anniversary, Alberta to stop asymptomatic testing

Registering to vote like trying to 'count the bubbles in the soap' in some U.S. states: activist

Pastor Greg Lewis, of voting rights organization Souls to the Polls, says process of registering to vote is complicated and not welcoming for many people — and as a result their voices are not heard.

Jamal Murray, the rising Canadian basketball star, is 'the real deal,' says man who scouted him

The man who discovered rising Canadian basketball star Jamal Murray says the young athlete is like “a heat-seeking missile” the sport has never seen at this level, and at his age.
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Globalization has been bad for middle class, argues economist Jeff Rubin in new book

In his new book The Expendables, Canadian economist Jeff Rubin argues that globalization has not been good for organized labour or middle class wages — and warns people left behind in the economy will turn their backs on liberal democracy.

The Current for Sept. 17, 2020

Today on The Current: Road to November: Wisconsin and voter suppression; economist Jeff Rubin on globalization and The Expendables; rising Canadian basketball star Jamal Murray; and the pandemic is inspiring people to pick up the guitar.

The pandemic has made it clear just how broken the fashion industry is, says expert

The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated just how broken the fashion industry is, says an expert who is calling for it to be “rewired” and to move away from fast fashion.

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