The Current

The Current for Sept. 10, 2020

Road to November: Minnesota distillery owners rebuilding community after devastating fire, How to love sports when they don’t love you back, Huge fire at Moria refugee camp on Lesbos, New CBC podcast Recall: How To Start a Revolution
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

We start our series Road to November, a virtual trip down the Mississippi River from Minnesota to New Orleans, to meet some of the people whose lives will be shaped by the 2020 U.S. presidential election. We start with Chris and Shanelle, who lost part of their business from fires set during protests in the wake of George Floyd's killing, but have dedicated themselves to helping their community rebuild in the face of tragedy.

Plus, what do you do if you love sports, but sometimes you feel like sports doesn't love you back? Or the teams or athletes you love are tied up in racism, sexism or abuse? Sports journalists Kavitha Davidson and Jessica Luther offer some advice about reconciling your fandom with your conscience.

Then, we talk to journalist Katy Fallon on the ground in Lesbos, Greece, where the country's largest refugee camp, Moria, has burned to the ground in the middle of a COVID-19 lockdown.

And Geoff Turner talks to us about his new CBC podcast Recall: How To Start a Revolution, about the Front de libération du Québec and the road to the October crisis of 1970.