The Current

The Current for Aug. 5, 2020

Today on The Current: Calls for systemic change after Beirut explosion, Queer spaces closing under financial stress of COVID-19, Episode three of CBC podcast Unlocking Bryson’s Brain
Mark Kelley hosts Wednesday's edition of The Current. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

We talk to eyewitnesses of the enormous explosion in Beirut, which has killed dozens and injured thousands, and hear what can be done to help victims, as well as calls to bring about systemic change.

Queer spaces across Canada have shut down under the stress of COVID-19, and in some smaller cities that leaves the communities they serve with nowhere else to connect. We discuss the importance of these spaces, and what needs to be done to protect them.

And all summer long The Current is airing some of the most critically-acclaimed CBC podcasts. We continue today with episode three 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 each podcast, or skip ahead to hear more.

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