The Current

The Current for May 13, 2020

Today on The Current: The financial impact of COVID-19, and the dos and don’ts of reopening the economy; One family's struggle with schizophrenia; Turning to board games to keep occupied and connected; Chinese-Canadians facing racism
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

We hear from Canadians caught up in the economic free fall caused by COVID-19, including a Halifax shop owner in crisis, and an out-of-work personal trainer supporting six kids. 

Then, Professor of Strategic Management Anita McGahan on the dos and don'ts of reopening the economy, and our national affairs panellists — economics columnist Heather Scoffield, national reporter Mia Rabson, and energy and business reporter Emma Graney — discuss joblessness, 'bailouts', and deficits arising from COVID-19.

Plus, the CBC's Anthony Germain discusses the impact of the pandemic on Newfoundland and Labrador, and the risks of falling back into 'have not' times.

Of the Galvin family's 12 children, 6 were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Their struggle, and the hunt for a genetic explanation, is the subject of the new book Hidden Valley Road. We talk to author Bob Kolker and Lindsay Rausch, the youngest sibling.

Then, with time on our hands during COVID-19, people are turning to board games to keep occupied and connected. Scott Nicholson discusses the role these games play in our culture.

Plus, we hear from Chinese-Canadians facing not only the pandemic, but the racism it has revealed.