The Current

The Current for Jan. 14, 2021

Today on The Current: Can COVID-19 stay-at-home orders work without paid sick days?; Restaurants pivot during pandemic and look to the future; Journalist Lesley Stahl on covering the Trump era; Terrorism expert on U.S. Capitol attack
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

Can COVID-19 lockdowns and stay-at-home orders work without paid sick leave, when some workers can't afford to stay home if they're unwell? Matt Galloway discusses the benefit of such a system, and what it would take to implement it, with Peel Medical Officer of Health Dr. Lawrence Loh and employment lawyer Lior Samfiru.

Plus, the pandemic has forced much of the food industry to shut down, pivot and re-invent itself. We talk to food critic Dan Clapson, chef Joshna Maharaj and restaurateur Conor Joerin about lessons learned, the chance of positive change, and the year ahead in food.

Then, U.S. President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time on Wednesday. We talk to 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl about the president's tenure, legacy, and whether he might run in 2024.

And Bruce Hoffman has studied terrorism and insurgencies for 40 years. He discusses whether Trump's impeachment will inflame violence among his supporters and the risk of unrest at next week's inauguration.