The Current

The Current for July 2, 2020

Today on The Current: U.S. surge of COVID-19 cases; Putin’s new powers; CBC podcast Satanic Panic: episode one
Rosemary Barton hosts Thursday's edition of The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

A spike in new COVID-19 cases is forcing some U.S. states to roll back their reopening plans, but as Fourth of July looms, many beaches and attractions are staying open. We talk to business owners and health-care workers on the front lines.

Plus, a referendum in Russia has given Vladimir Putin a series of sweeping new powers — including a provision that would allow him to hold on to Russia's presidency until 2036. We talk to Catherine Belton, author of Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West.

All summer long, The Current is airing some of the most critically-acclaimed CBC podcasts — including today's instalment of Uncover: Satanic Panic. Click here to find out more about each podcast, or skip ahead to hear more.

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