Friday, July 22, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Today's guest host was Jim Brown.
Part One of The Current
It's Friday, July 22nd.
Barack Obama's budget chief says he thinks "responsible leaders in Washington" will prevent the government from defaulting.
Currently plans to exhume Roosevelt, Lincoln, and Jefferson are underway.
This is the Current.
Children's Playgrounds: Ellen Sandseter
We started off The Current today with the voices of parents talking about safety at the playground in Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto. Conversations like those have been happening all over the country for several years now, as municipalities spend big bucks replacing old playground equipment and pulling up concrete slabs in an effort to keep kids safer.
But as that last parent hinted at, there's something to be said for letting children take a few risks as they play.
In fact, according to a new report out of Norway (where officials have so-far resisted replacing a lot of their old playground gear), obsessing over safety can actually stunt children's psychological development.
Children's Playgrounds: Michael Ungar
The conclusions of that study ring all too true to Michael Ungar. He's a professor of social work at Dalhousie University. He's also a clinician and the author of Too Safe for their Own Good. Michael Ungar was in Halifax.
Children's Playgrounds: Pamela Fuselli
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