The Current

The Current for Sept. 11, 2020

Today on The Current: Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu, Sam Pollard on his new film MLK/FBI, Dr. Tom Frieden on U.S. response to COVID-19, California wildfires
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Matt Galloway talks to federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu about how the government has so far handled the COVID-19 pandemic, and the long road ahead.

Filmmaker Sam Pollard discusses his new film MLK/FBI about the FBI surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr., and why it resonates today.

Piya Chattopadhyay gives listeners a sneak preview of her new show, The Sunday Magazine, which starts this weekend.

Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, assesses his country's response to COVID-19, almost six months since the pandemic was declared.

As wildfires ravage California, climate scientist Peter Gleick joins us to discuss the situation, and the blood red skies above his Oakland home.