The Current

The Current for Sept. 22, 2020

Today on The Current: Bob Woodward on his new book, Rage; COVID-19 testing amid a surge in cases; and Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi's Harnarayan Singh talks about his new memoir.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward has touched off a firestorm with his new book, Rage, about U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the pandemic, and taped interviews where the president says he downplayed the severity of COVID-19 in the early months. Woodward also tells us why — after months of interviews with the president — he's become convinced Trump is the wrong person for the job.

Then, Globe and Mail health columnist André Picard tells us why he thinks we need better testing — and clearer rules about who should get them — as COVID-19 cases surge in Canada.

And we hear from Harnarayan Singh, the voice behind Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi, about his new memoir and how growing up in small-town Alberta shaped his love of hockey, faith and family.

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