Common Ground Cafe
We started this segment with a scene at an event called The Common Ground Cafe. It's an experiment by our colleagues at the CBC in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They wanted to look at the divide between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in their city. So they invited groups -- evenly split between those who are Aboriginal and those who are not -- to get together to cook and share a meal. The CBC's Jody Porter wore the oven mitts and held the microphone at The Common Ground Cafe. She was in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
There are World Heritage Sites all over the globe ... places the United Nations says are crucial to our understanding and appreciation of global culture and history. But the people who live in World Heritage Sites often see the issue very differently. The Current's Naheed Mustafa is working on a story about one such town.
Last Word - South Sudan Anthem
We ended today's program with the world's newest national anthem. Yesterday, the President of Sudan announced that he accepts the results of the referendum in which the people of southern Sudan voted overwhelmingly for independence. Now comes the hard work of building a new nation.
But southern Sudan already has a new national anthem all set to go. It was written by 49 poets, following guidelines set down by the government and the army. The melody was chosen after three rounds of head-to-head competition among musicians. The new anthem is called South Sudan Hurray! So we aired a version sung by students at Juba University and courtesy of our friends at CBC Radio's Dispatches.
Other segments from today's show: