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CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.

Latest Episodes

Russia unveils COVID-19 vaccine before clinical trials are completed

Russia is claiming victory in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, but experts warn there hasn’t been enough time for adequate testing. If the vaccine is released and isn't’ successful, could it fuel vaccine hesitancy around the world? We talk to Andrew Kramer, Moscow correspondent for The New York Times, and Gerald Evans, chair of the infectious diseases division at Queen’s University.

13 MIN1 d ago
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Russia unveils COVID-19 vaccine before clinical trials are completed

Kamala Harris’s record, and what she brings to Joe Biden’s bid for the White House

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his running mate, creating the possibility that a Black woman could serve as U.S. vice-president for the first time. Professor Carol Anderson discusses Harris’s record, and what she brings to the race.

7 MIN1 d ago
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Kamala Harris’s record, and what she brings to Joe Biden’s bid for the White House

Collapse of Milne ice shelf on Canada's Ellesmere Island

The Arctic has seen record-breaking heat this summer, and Canada's Ellesmere Island has lost two glaciers and its last intact ice sheet, the Milne ice shelf. To understand what’s been lost, and what’s at stake, we talk to Mark Serreze of the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado.

9 MIN2 d ago
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Collapse of Milne ice shelf on Canada's Ellesmere Island

Reaction to arrest of Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong

Freelance journalist Laurel Chor discusses how Hong Kong citizens and journalists are responding to the arrest of pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai under China's new security law, and raids on the widely-read newspaper Apple Daily.

10 MIN2 d ago
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Reaction to arrest of Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong

Lebanon’s government resigns after Beirut explosion

Now that Lebanon's entire government has resigned in the wake of the Beirut explosion, what's next for a country already embroiled in an unprecedented economic crisis? We talk to Maha Yahya, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, in Beirut.

9 MIN2 d ago
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Lebanon’s government resigns after Beirut explosion

The science around kids and COVID-19

There’s still a lot we don’t know about kids and COVID-19, so how can we guide a safe, evidence-based return to school? As part of No Easy Answers, our series on schools reopening, we talk to Jason Kindrachuk, assistant professor in emerging viruses at the University of Manitoba, and Dr. Nisha Thampi, medical director of infection prevention and control at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

20 MIN3 d ago
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The science around kids and COVID-19

How Tuesday's explosion in Beirut has exasperated an already fractured society

After Tuesday's devastating explosion destroyed one of Beirut's major hospitals, doctors were forced to treat the wounded in the parking lot. Now, neurologist Sarah Haddad says they're going back to clean up.

20 MIN6 d ago
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How Tuesday's explosion in Beirut has exasperated an already fractured society

Unlocking Bryson's Brain - Episode 5 (Part 2)

The family travels to Atlanta to provide blood samples for a researcher to create DNA-based “mini-brains” in his lab. Could this cutting edge science provide clues to unlocking Bryson’s brain?

26 MIN6 d ago
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Unlocking Bryson's Brain - Episode 5 (Part 2)

Unlocking Bryson's Brain - Episode 5 (Part 1)

Scientists in Toronto get to work building a mouse with Bryson’s precise genetic variant.

15 MIN6 d ago
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Unlocking Bryson's Brain - Episode 5 (Part 1)

COVID-19 Update: dementia sufferers, a vaccine and schooling this fall

André Picard discusses the latest on COVID-19, from the impact on dementia sufferers, to the promise of a vaccine and plans for schooling this fall.

7 MIN6 d ago
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COVID-19 Update: dementia sufferers, a vaccine and schooling this fall

Latest Episodes

Russia unveils COVID-19 vaccine before clinical trials are completed

Russia is claiming victory in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, but experts warn there hasn’t been enough time for adequate testing. If the vaccine is released and isn't’ successful, could it fuel vaccine hesitancy around the world? We talk to Andrew Kramer, Moscow correspondent for The New York Times, and Gerald Evans, chair of the infectious diseases division at Queen’s University.

13 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Russia unveils COVID-19 vaccine before clinical trials are completed

Kamala Harris’s record, and what she brings to Joe Biden’s bid for the White House

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his running mate, creating the possibility that a Black woman could serve as U.S. vice-president for the first time. Professor Carol Anderson discusses Harris’s record, and what she brings to the race.

7 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Kamala Harris’s record, and what she brings to Joe Biden’s bid for the White House

Collapse of Milne ice shelf on Canada's Ellesmere Island

The Arctic has seen record-breaking heat this summer, and Canada's Ellesmere Island has lost two glaciers and its last intact ice sheet, the Milne ice shelf. To understand what’s been lost, and what’s at stake, we talk to Mark Serreze of the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado.

9 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Collapse of Milne ice shelf on Canada's Ellesmere Island

Reaction to arrest of Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong

Freelance journalist Laurel Chor discusses how Hong Kong citizens and journalists are responding to the arrest of pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai under China's new security law, and raids on the widely-read newspaper Apple Daily.

10 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Reaction to arrest of Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong

Lebanon’s government resigns after Beirut explosion

Now that Lebanon's entire government has resigned in the wake of the Beirut explosion, what's next for a country already embroiled in an unprecedented economic crisis? We talk to Maha Yahya, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, in Beirut.

9 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Lebanon’s government resigns after Beirut explosion

The science around kids and COVID-19

There’s still a lot we don’t know about kids and COVID-19, so how can we guide a safe, evidence-based return to school? As part of No Easy Answers, our series on schools reopening, we talk to Jason Kindrachuk, assistant professor in emerging viruses at the University of Manitoba, and Dr. Nisha Thampi, medical director of infection prevention and control at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

20 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The science around kids and COVID-19

How Tuesday's explosion in Beirut has exasperated an already fractured society

After Tuesday's devastating explosion destroyed one of Beirut's major hospitals, doctors were forced to treat the wounded in the parking lot. Now, neurologist Sarah Haddad says they're going back to clean up.

20 MIN6 d ago
Comments
How Tuesday's explosion in Beirut has exasperated an already fractured society

Unlocking Bryson's Brain - Episode 5 (Part 2)

The family travels to Atlanta to provide blood samples for a researcher to create DNA-based “mini-brains” in his lab. Could this cutting edge science provide clues to unlocking Bryson’s brain?

26 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Unlocking Bryson's Brain - Episode 5 (Part 2)

Unlocking Bryson's Brain - Episode 5 (Part 1)

Scientists in Toronto get to work building a mouse with Bryson’s precise genetic variant.

15 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Unlocking Bryson's Brain - Episode 5 (Part 1)

COVID-19 Update: dementia sufferers, a vaccine and schooling this fall

André Picard discusses the latest on COVID-19, from the impact on dementia sufferers, to the promise of a vaccine and plans for schooling this fall.

7 MIN6 d ago
Comments
COVID-19 Update: dementia sufferers, a vaccine and schooling this fall
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