The Current

The Current for Oct. 26, 2020

Today on The Current: Neskantaga First Nation evacuated over water concerns, Road to November: Arkansas and the 'most racist town in America,' Clarissa Ward on the mental health impact of reporting from the front lines.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Today on The Current

After 25 years without clean running water, dozens of people from Neskantaga First Nation in Ontario have now been evacuated from the community due to possible contamination in their reservoir. We talk to Allan Moonias and Chief Chris Moonias about the conditions in their community, and Chris Skead, chief of the Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, where a boil water advisory was lifted last month.

Then, our Road to November series stops in Harrison, Ark., dubbed "the most racist town in America." We talk to residents who say that isn't true, and get their take on how issues around race are playing out in the U.S. presidential election.

And in a discussion about her new book On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist, CNN chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward remembers her first brush with death in a conflict zone, and how it taught her to weigh those risks, and why she was taking them, more carefully.

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