The Current

The Current for Nov. 19, 2021

Today on The Current: How Abbotsford, B.C., farmers are trying to save their animals amid floodwaters; addressing the threats to doctors during the pandemic; and Steven Van Zandt on his political awakening and fighting apartheid
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

As British Columbia continues to recover from the floods that wreaked havoc on parts of the province, farmers are desperately trying to save their animals and farms. The Current producer Ben Jamieson was in Abbotsford, B.C., and reports on some of the efforts he saw. We also hear from dairy farmer Karl Meier.

Then, doctors on the frontlines have been hailed as heroes during the pandemic. But for those who speak out for public health measures such as vaccines and masks, the responses they've received are much less welcome. Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Katharine Smart, physician Dr. Naheed Dosani and family physician Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth discuss the threats doctors have received — and what governments and police must do to address them.

And Steven Van Zandt is an accomplished singer, songwriter and producer who worked with Bruce Springsteen, and he's even starred in The Sopranos. But as he explains to The Current host Matt Galloway, his proudest achievement might've been tackling apartheid in South Africa. He talks about that experience and his new memoir, Unrequited Infatuations.

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