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Justice the horse, a victim of neglect, is taking his former owner to court

A horse is filing a civil lawsuit against his owner for suffering neglect and is looking for compensation to pay for necessary medical care. Advocates hope the groundbreaking case will advance animal status under the law but critics argue giving animals the right to sue is a slippery slope.

Friday August 17, 2018 Full Episode Transcript

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The Current for August 17, 2018

From the case of a horse suing owner its owner for neglect and suffering; to Lily Rose Lee — formerly known as Michelle Knight — on finding love and purpose after 11 years of being tortured in captivity; to The Last Wild Men of Borneo, a true life adventure story ... This is The Current with guest host, Laura Lynch.

Justice the horse, a victim of neglect, is taking his former owner to court

A horse is filing a civil lawsuit against his owner for suffering neglect and is looking for compensation to pay for necessary medical care. Advocates hope the groundbreaking case will advance animal status under the law but critics argue giving animals the right to sue is a slippery slope.

Justice the horse, a victim of neglect, is taking his former owner to court

A horse is filing a civil lawsuit against his owner for suffering neglect and is looking for compensation to pay for necessary medical care. Advocates hope the groundbreaking case will advance animal status under the law but critics argue giving animals the right to sue is a slippery slope.

From a house of horrors to a happy ending: Cleveland kidnapping survivor finds love

Michelle Knight was one of three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro, held in his house against their will, and abused for over a decade. Five years after her dramatic escape, she speaks to Laura Lynch about how she has rebuilt her life.

From a house of horrors to a happy ending: Cleveland kidnapping survivor finds love

Michelle Knight was one of three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro, held in his house against their will, and abused for over a decade. Five years after her dramatic escape, she speaks to Laura Lynch about how she has rebuilt her life.

From a house of horrors to a happy ending: Cleveland kidnapping survivor finds love

Michelle Knight was one of three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro, held in his house against their will, and abused for over a decade. Five years after her dramatic release, she speaks to Laura Lynch about how she has rebuilt her life.

Why a Swiss adventurer left the Western world to join a nomadic Indigenous community

Journalist Carl Hoffman follows two Western adventurers in his new book The Last Wild Men of Borneo, and reveals much about the forces shaping the island today.

How B.C. homeowners can prepare for wildfires

As wildfires continue to burn through B.C. and weather forecasts are calling for more hot, dry conditions, one UBC professor shares proactive steps homeowners and communities can take to lessen the risk of damage when the next fire hits.

How a Muslim undercover FBI agent foiled Via Rail terror plot in Canada

Tamer Elnoury is a member of a very small club: FBI undercover agents who are Muslim, speak Arabic and are willing to try to infiltrate suspected terrorist groups.

Thursday August 16, 2018 Full Episode Transcript

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How B.C. homeowners can prepare for wildfires

As wildfires continue to burn through B.C. and weather forecasts are calling for more hot, dry conditions, one UBC professor shares proactive steps homeowners and communities can take to lessen the risk of damage when the next fire hits.

The Current for August 16, 2018

From residents of areas hit by B.C. Wildfires questioning the province's delayed response to declare a state of emergency; to how the media should respond to attacks by political leaders; to Alan Kurdi's family turning their grief into help for refugees ... This is The Current with guest host, Laura Lynch.

How B.C. homeowners can prepare for wildfires

As wildfires continue to burn through B.C. and weather forecasts are calling for more hot, dry conditions, one UBC professor shares proactive steps homeowners and communities can take to lessen the risk of damage when the next fire hits.

Crazy Rich Asians called groundbreaking, criticized for Chinese-centric 'colourism'

The new film Crazy Rich Asians is receiving critical acclaim. But it's also causing a stir for another reason. Some critics say it focusses on East Asians & doesn't represent other Asian experiences (particularly non-Chinese people).

Newspapers rebuking Trump probably won't change anyone's mind, says veteran reporter

More than 200 newspapers in the U.S. have published co-ordinated editorials as a rebuttal to President Trump's repeated attacks on the media. But opinion is divided over whether it will have any effect.

Newspapers rebuking Trump probably won't change anyone's mind, says veteran reporter

More than 200 newspapers in the U.S. have published co-ordinated editorials as a rebuttal to President Trump's repeated attacks on the media. But opinion is divided over whether it will have any effect.

Newspapers rebuking Trump probably won't change anyone's mind, says veteran reporter

More than 200 newspapers in the U.S. have published co-ordinated editorials as a rebuttal to President Trump's repeated attacks on the media. But opinion is divided over whether it will have any effect.

Boy on the beach: How Alan Kurdi's family are turning their grief into a fight to help refugees

After the drowned body of her three-year-old nephew Alan washed up on a Turkish beach, Tima Kurdi became an advocate for the world's refugees. She has now written a book about her own loss, and what the world must do to stop it happening again.

Space travel could contaminate Mars with human germs, warns professor

Astronauts have always had rules that stop them bringing contamination back to Earth from outer space. However, now some experts are arguing we need to protect other planets from the human germs we bring with us.

Wednesday August 15, 2018 Full Episode Transcript

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The Current for August 15, 2018

From whether the opening of Crazy Rich Asians is a watershed moment for Asians in movies; to how far we should go to protect planets from germ-ridden humans; to a Muslim FBI agent who goes undercover to target a Canadian terror cell ... This is The Current with guest host, Laura Lynch.

Crazy Rich Asians criticized for Chinese-centric 'colourism'

The new movie Crazy Rich Asians is receiving critical acclaim, but it's also causing a stir for its lack of diverse representation of the Asian diaspora's experience.

Crazy Rich Asians criticized for Chinese-centric 'colourism'

The new movie Crazy Rich Asians is receiving critical acclaim, but it's also causing a stir for its lack of diverse representation of the Asian diaspora's experience.