Today's summer guest host was Susan Ormiston.
It's Friday September 4th.
A prominent Catholic group in Britain has announced a new prayer to be said before sex.
Currently, Hmmm, seems to me that if you've gotten that far ... then you can stop praying.
This is The Current.
Obama's Terrible Summer - Pollster
When President Barack Obama was sworn into office nine months ago, his popularity was in the stratosphere. Seventy percent of Americans thought highly of the new Commander-in-Chief. All over America, supporters sported T-shirts with that iconic photo of Obama above the word 'hope'.
Today, much of that hope is fading fast as Obama struggles forward with his health-care agenda while his job-approval rating drops. Recent polls suggest that more than half of Americans now disapprove of the president's performance.
Pollster Scott Rasmussen is the founder and president of the Rasmussen Reports and he joined us from Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Obama's Terrible Summer - Panel
For their thoughts on why President Obama has had such a rough summer and what it means for his future, we were joined by two people. Salim Muwakkil is a Senior Editor with In These Times magazine. He's a Crime and Communities Media Fellow at the Open Society Institute and he was in Chicago. And Beau Phillips is a former Republican party strategist who ran a number of congressional campaigns. He is a now a partner with the public affairs firm Clopak, Leonard and Schecter and he was in Alexandria, Virginia.
Sunday Mission - Documentary
It was Easter Sunday, 2007 when a Canadian "LAV-3" military vehicle hit a roadside bomb, near Kandahar, Afghanistan. In an instant, six Canadian soldiers were dead. For Canada's military it was the greatest loss of life at one time since the Korean War. For Lauren Kennedy -- a young journalism student in New Brunswick -- it was the loss of a close friend. Lauren went to high school with Private David Greenslade of Saint John. She wrote a newspaper story about him as he prepared to leave for the war, and kept in touch with him once he arrived in Afghanistan.
When Lauren found out about the bombing, she was determined to find out exactly how David had died. And through one lucky Facebook posting, she found the one man who could tell her. Master Corporal Brian McCallum was the vehicle commander of that LAV-3. He sat down with Lauren, and replayed that terrible day.
Lauren Kennedy's documentary, Sunday Mission, first aired on The Current last November. At the time, Lauren had just graduated from the journalism program at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. She is now a reporter with the Bugle-Observer in Woodstock, New Brunswick.
Next week on The Current, we're kicking of a new season and a new series. It's called Work In Progress ... a season-long look at all aspects of work ... how we work, why we do it, what we work at and what work means to us. We'll have documentaries, interviews and profiles that tell us about how work has changed over the centuries and where it's headed next.
The series starts on Tuesday with a history lesson courtesy of The Current's Documentary Editor, Dick Miller. He'll look at how the work ethic came to be and how our approach to work compares to that of ants and bees. We aired a little preview. You can here it on Tuesday on The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.
Last Word - Work Song
Stay with us on CBC Radio One. Coming up next it's The Late Show with host Gordon Pincent. This afternoon at 1 o'clock, it's Wachtel on The Arts. And tonight at 10 o'clock on CBC Television, The National will have a feature interview with former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
Anna Maria Tremonti will be back hosting on Monday.
Artist: Cilla Black
Cd:1963 - 1973: The Abbey Road Decade
Cut: 13, "Work is a Four-Letter Word"
Label: EMI UK