The Current

The Current for Oct. 30, 2020

Today on The Current: National affairs panel on the anniversary of Quebec’s 1995 referendum, Road to November: Mississippi, farmers and the 'forgotten floods,' Dr. Bill MacEwan on preventing overdose deaths, André Picard on living in limbo with COVID-19.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Trancsript

Today on The Current:

Our national affairs panel discusses the chances of a federal election, the fight to curb COVID-19 as winter sets in, and the anniversary of Quebec's 1995 referendum. Matt Galloway is joined by Murray Mandryk of the Regina Leader-Post, Charelle Evelyn of the Hill Times, and Rosemary Barton, the CBC's chief political correspondent.

Then, our Road to November series on the U.S. election pulls into Rolling Fork, Miss., where politics, catastrophic flooding, COVID-19 and trade wars converge. We hear from Victoria Darden, a farmer and community activist who says her community is still reeling from the 2019 floods, and Tracy Harden, whose restaurant has been an emotional lifeline for the town.

Plus, Dr. Bill MacEwan, lead psychiatrist with Vancouver's Downtown Community Court mental health team, tells us about a new approach to reducing overdose deaths, by looking after the whole person. 

And the Globe and Mail's health columnist, André Picard, brings us the latest update on COVID-19, and why it might feel like we're living in limbo with the virus.