The Current

The Current for July 27, 2021

Today on The Current: The delta variant surges in the U.S.; Nobel author Kazuo Ishiguro on AI; and Episode 9 of A Death In Cryptoland

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

COVID-19 is ravaging parts of the U.S., fuelled by the highly contagious delta variant and lagging vaccination rates. Now Republican politicians are speaking out to encourage those who are hesitant to get the shot, after some spent months stoking fears and downplaying the virus. Guest host Robyn Bresnahan speaks to Katie Towns, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in Missouri; University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Medical Center CEO Stephen Mette; and conservative commentator David Frum.

Then, we revisit our conversation with Nobel-prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro on artificial intelligence

And this summer, we're bringing you a few of the best original CBC podcasts. Today it's Episode 9 of A Death in Cryptoland, in which host Takara Small explores the cataclysmic chain of events after the young CEO of Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange is reported dead.