The Current

The Current for Sept. 23, 2020

Today on The Current: COVID-19 and a green recovery, Will the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death face charges?, Carl Hiaasen on Florida, Trump and his new novel Squeeze Me, New CBC podcast Brainwashed, Canadians turn to canning to save fruits of summer pandemic gardens
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

Are green jobs the answer to the COVID-19 economic crisis? To discuss why, or why not, Matt Galloway is joined by Daniel Beland, political scientist and Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada; Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada and an advisor for the Task Force for Resilient Recovery; and Patricia Mohr, economist and advisor for the Task Force for Real Jobs, Real Recovery. 

Plus, six months after Breonna Taylor was shot dead by police while in her Louisville home, a decision is expected on whether the officers involved in her death will face charges. Dr. Ricky L. Jones, chair of Pan-African studies at the University of Louisville, joins us to discuss the decision, and a city on edge.

Then, the best-selling author Carl Hiaasen discusses his new novel Squeeze Me, as well as giant snakes, tanning beds, Florida, and why the Trump presidency is good for a satirical novelist like himself.

Also, Michelle Shephard discusses her new CBC podcast Brainwashed, an investigative series into the CIA's covert experiments in mind control — including experiments at a Montreal psychiatric hospital in the 1950s and 1960s.

And you were locked down, so you planted a garden. Now what are you supposed to do with all those cucumbers and tomatoes? Well, it's canning season — and if it's your first attempt, Ana Stoica-Constantin and Johwanna Alleyne are here with some tips.