Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | Categories: Episodes
Pt 1: Afghanistan - The CBC's Darrow McIntyre brings us the stories of Canada's Delta Company as its
soldiers patrol what used to be one of the most dangerous areas in Afghanistan. (Read More)
Pt 2: What Disturbs Our Blood - One man's journey through the darkest branches of his family tree in a bid to understand himself. (Read More)
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Whole Show Blow-by-Blow
Today's guest host was Piya Chattopadhyay.
It's Tuesday, June 29th.
G-20 leaders have agreed to cut their deficits in half by 2013.
Currently, Step one ... All future summits will be held using Skype.
This is The Current.
Afghanistan - Darrow McIntyre
In a small town in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Taliban fighters used to walk around openly ... armed and ready to fire at any NATO soldiers who ventured into the area. It was well-known as a major source of improvised explosive devices and well-known as a safe haven for insurgents as they moved in and out of Kandahar City.
But earlier this year, things started to change. The CBC's Darrow McIntyre and cameraman Marc Robichaud recently spent several days in the area, living and patrolling with the Canadian soldiers of Delta Company. Darrow was in Halifax.
And in the days ahead on The National on CBC Television, Darrow will have more on the counterinsurgency in Khandahar province.
What Disturbs Our Blood
Every family has its secrets ... stories from the past that people just don't like to talk about. Most people are pretty happy to leave them buried. But not James Fitzgerald. He comes from a family with deep roots in Toronto. His grandfather was a brilliant doctor and a pioneer in Canadian public health, who founded the world-famous Connaught Laboratories.
But the Fitzgerald family tree has a dark side as well. James Fitzgerald decided to shine a light on some of those branches. The result is a new book. It's called What Disturbs Our Blood: A Son's Quest to Redeem the Past. James Fitzgerald was in our Toronto studio.