The Current | Dec 31, 2012 | 53:59

The New Year's Day Edition of The Current

As The Current celebrates ten years on the air, we're revisiting our top ten interviews from our first decade. Coming up, Anna Maria Tremonti's conversations with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Patient Number Three, the third Canadian diagnosed with SARS. But we begin with literary legend Kurt Vonnegut.

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