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May 24, 2010

The Victoria Day Edition of The Current.


Pt 1: Clara Hughes- Earlier this month, Clara Hughes was named as an inductee by Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Anna Maria Tremonti spoke to Clara Hughes in January, while she was training for the Vancouver Winter Olympics.(Read More)

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Pt 2: Andy Barrie - Anna Maria Tremonti spoke to Andy Barrie shortly after he made that announcement to leave Metro Morning in February.(Read More)

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Pt 3: Goldman Sachs - Last month, Goldman Sachs took a rare and very public tumble. Investigative reporter David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning investigative reporter, and Anna Maria Tremonti spoke to him about Goldman Sachs in April 2009.(Read More)

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It's Monday, May 24th.

The U.S. official in charge of the department that approved permits for the Deepwater Horizon rig will retire at the end of this month.

Currently, After a few weeks off, he'll begin overseeing the global banking system.

This is The Current.


Clara Hughes Feature Interview

Earlier this month, Clara Hughes was named as an inductee by Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. It's an appropriate cap on a remarkable career. Clara Hughes has won six Olympic medals in cycling and speed-skating. She is one of just four people to win medals at both the summer and winter games. And she is also a dedicated and passionate advocate for the idea that sport can change lives.

Anna Maria Tremonti spoke to Clara Hughes in January, while she was training for the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Andy Barrie Feature Interview

If you live in Toronto, you probably know that voice. For 15 years, Andy Barrie was the host of Metro Morning, CBC Radio's local morning show in Toronto. Over those years, Andy forged an uncommon bond with his listeners. And he welcomed them into his life ... including the news of his diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease and the death of his wife Mary, to whom he was married for nearly 40 years. In February -- on his 65th birthday -- Andy announced his decision to leave the program. Anna Maria Tremonti spoke to him in February.

Goldman Sachs

Last month, Goldman Sachs took a rare and very public tumble. As you heard in Neil Macdonald's report, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit that alleges the company defrauded some of its investors ... and made a pile of money doing it. Goldman Sachs denies the allegations and says it will fight them in court. But in the meantime, the dispute is threatening the company's privileged relationship with the U.S. Government. According to David Cay Johnston, that relationship has always been close. And it has allowed Goldman Sachs to turn itself into one of the most powerful and influential companies in the United States ... a company that has been able to bend and shape the policies of one U.S. Administration after another. David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning investigative reporter who teaches at Syracuse University's law school. He's also the author of Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With The Bill. Anna Maria Tremonti spoke to him in April, 2009.

Last Word

We left you with Melissa McClelland's song "Victoria Day."

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