The Current

The Current for Oct. 9, 2020

Today on The Current: Road to November: Missouri and making politics work for the people, Bishop Michael Curry on the power of love, New documentary looks at GM closure in Oshawa, Tasmanian devil returns to Australian mainland.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

We continue our U.S. election series Road to November with a stop in Missouri, meeting people whose lives will be shaped by November's election. Today we're in St. Louis for a stop at a barbecue joint and a discussion on the city's racial divide.

Then, Bishop Michael Curry talks to Matt Galloway about the power of love. He says it's crucial for us as individuals and to mend our divided communities.

Plus, we talk to director Peter Findlay about his new documentary Company Town, about the closure of the General Motors plant in Oshawa last year. We also hear from Rebecca Keetch, one of the workers laid off from the GM plant, and Unifor national president Jerry Dias.

And the Tasmanian devil is being reintroduced to the Australian mainland for the first time in 3,000 years. We talk to Menna Jones, an ecologist at the University of Tasmania who has studied the animals for 30 years.