The Current

The Current for Aug. 12, 2020

Today on The Current: Kamala Harris’s record and what she brings to Joe Biden’s bid for the White House, Russia unveils COVID-19 vaccine before clinical trials are completed, Final episode of CBC podcast Unlocking Bryson’s Brain
Duncan McCue hosts Wednesday's edition of The Current.

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Today on The Current

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his running mate, creating the possibility that a Black woman could serve as U.S. vice-president for the first time. Professor Carol Anderson discusses Harris's record, and what she brings to the race. 

Then, Russia is claiming victory in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, but experts warn there hasn't been enough time for adequate testing. If the vaccine is released and isn't' successful, could it fuel  vaccine hesitancy around the world? We talk to Andrew Kramer, Moscow correspondent for The New York Times, and Gerald Evans, chair of the infectious diseases division at Queen's University.

And all summer long The Current is airing some of the most critically-acclaimed CBC podcasts. We continue today with the finale of Unlocking Bryson's Brain, about a family's journey to understand their son's rare condition, and the search for the miracle key that might mean a cure. Click here to find out more about our summer series of podcasts.