The Current

The Current for Jan. 11, 2021

Today on The Current: Doctors weigh in on how to get COVID-19 under control in Canada; Identifying U.S. Capitol rioters, and whether Trump could be removed from office in his final days; 99% Invisible’s Roman Mars on the benefits of slowing down and looking around
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

What could Canada do right now to crush COVID-19? Matt Galloway talks to Dr. Lisa Salamon in Ontario, Dr. Matthew Oughton in Quebec, and Dr. Neeja Bakshi in Alberta, about the second wave and how to bring it under control.

Then, we discuss the national security implications of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and proposals to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office, with William Inboden of the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas, and David Priess, author of How To Get Rid of a President. We also talk about efforts to identify people in the video and images from that day with Giancarlo Fiorella, a senior researcher with Bellingcat, an open-source intelligence firm.

Plus, with his podcast 99% Invisible, Roman Mars tells the fascinating backstories of everyday things that we may not give a second thought, from barbed wire to a plaque on a bench. He joins us to discuss his new book The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design, and the benefit of slowing down and looking around.