The Current

The Current for May 11, 2020

Today on The Current: Pressures of homeschooling; Jane Philpott on protecting the vulnerable; The race to secure PPE; Sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden; Spike in adoption of ‘pandemic puppies’; COVID-19 leaves international students in limbo; Looking for a cure in unusual places — like llama blood
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

Have you been homeschooling your children during the pandemic? We talk to parents and teachers about how their kids are coping, and what they've learned themselves.

Then, former federal health minister Jane Philpott is on the COVID-19 frontlines working at a home for disabled adults. She tells Matt Galloway it's time to rethink how we treat the vulnerable. 

Plus, Chris Kutarna was helping countries secure PPE right as the pandemic exploded, he tells us about problems he saw with our global trade system.

In an election year like no other, and in the wake of #MeToo, we discuss how Democrats are reacting to the sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden from former staffer Tara Reade. 

Then, have you welcomed a 'pandemic puppy' into your home? We talk about a spike in animal adoptions, and hear how dogs are helping a lot of people cope with these stressful times.

Plus, international student Kenza Bennouna sends a message of solidarity to fellow students in limbo during #COVID19

And what do llama blood and deep ocean microbes have in common? Scientists are looking at both for potential COVID-19 solutions. We hear about finding hope in unusual places.