The Current

The Current for Jan. 15, 2021

Today on The Current: Biden should consider pardoning Trump once he leaves office, says ex-FBI director James Comey; Finding ways to cope in pandemic winter; Canadians building backyard ice rinks.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

If U.S. President Donald Trump were to face a criminal prosecution after he leaves office, president-elect Joe Biden should consider offering him a pardon, says former FBI director James Comey. He tells Matt Galloway that it would remove Trump from the spotlight and allow Biden to get on with the task ahead. 

Plus, in the depth of pandemic winter, how do we find ways to cope? We talk to Angie Elliott in Oshawa, Ont., who has struggled with mental health before. She offers some tips and tricks for better mental health, along with psychiatrist Dr. Shimi Kang, and Michael Ungar, Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience at Dalhousie University. 

And here's a way some people are coping this winter: building their own backyard ice rinks! We talk to Aziz Kara in Toronto, Jimmy Skrivanos in Calgary and Kelly Baillargeon from near Edam, Sask., about what makes a perfect rink, homemade Zambonis, and why it's a perfect place to make winter memories.