The Current

The Current for Jan. 25, 2020

Today on The Current: Our national affairs panel on how Biden’s presidency will affect Canada; Nahlah Ayed reflects on Egypt’s Tahrir Square protests, 10 years on; Cito Gaston remembers his mentor, lifelong friend and baseball player Hank Aaron; and hospitals are fighting a COVID-19 face oxygen shortage.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Parliament is set to resume, the vaccine supply has been interrupted, and a new U.S. president has Alberta's premier seeing red. Matt Galloway discusses all this and more with our national affairs panel: the CBC's Kathleen Petty; Erica Ifill, columnist for the Hill Times in Ottawa; and Emily Rauhala, who covers international issues for the Washington Post.  

Then, 10 years after the Tahrir Square protests, Nahlah Ayed reflects on their legacy, and what has and hasn't changed in Egypt. 

Plus, World Series-winning Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston remembers his mentor and lifelong friend, the legendary Hank Aaron, who died Friday.

And some hospitals fighting COVID-19 are facing an oxygen shortage, which could lead to dire consequences if they run out. We talk to Pierre Van Heddegem, head of the Doctors Without Borders mission in Brazil, and Leith Greenslade, a health activist and lead co-ordinator of the Every Breath Counts Coalition.