The Current

The Current for Aug. 20, 2020

Today on The Current: Pandemic’s impact on Canada’s great outdoors, Starting university by isolating in your dorm room for two weeks, Episode four of CBC podcast Uncover: Dead Wrong
Duncan McCue host Thursday's edition of The Current.

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

As the pandemic took cars off roads, some outdoor spaces in Canada were reclaimed by hikers, cyclists — and animals. But others have been overrun with staycationing Canadians, who don't always leave spaces as they find them. We discuss the impact the pandemic is having on the Canadian outdoors, for better or for worse.

Plus, what's it like to self-isolate for two weeks in a small dorm room? Noelle Cook, a first-year student at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, tells us what it's like to start university and try to make new friends, when you're spending 22 hours a day in a small room.

And all summer long The Current is airing some of the most critically-acclaimed CBC podcasts. Today we're listening to episode four of Uncover: Dead Wrong, which tells the story of how Glen Assoun spent more than 17 years in prison for the murder of Brenda Way, a crime he did not commit. Click here to find out more about our summer series of podcasts.