The Current

The Current for March 12, 2020

Today on The Current: We’re asking what Canada needs to do to contain the spread of COVID-19; should Ottawa shut down schools and public events, or impose travel restrictions like the U.S. has with most EU countries? Plus, we ask Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland if the provinces are equipped to deal with coronavirus. Then, environmentalist Bill McKibben says the adaptations we make to fight this outbreak could hold valuable lessons elsewhere — in the efforts to mitigate climate change. And finally, Professor Gil Weinberg introduces us to Shimon, a robot singer-songwriter that doesn't just compose and perform music — he improvises with human musicians.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current: We're asking what Canada needs to do to contain the spread of COVID-19; should Ottawa shut down schools and public events, or impose travel restrictions like the U.S. has with most EU countries? Plus, we ask Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland if the provinces are equipped to deal with coronavirus. Then, environmentalist Bill McKibben says the adaptations we make to fight this outbreak could hold valuable lessons elsewhere — in the efforts to mitigate climate change. And finally, Professor Gil Weinberg introduces us to Shimon, a robot singer-songwriter that doesn't just compose and perform music — he improvises with human musicians.

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