Today's guest host was Piya Chattopadhyay.
Part One of The Current
It's Monday, August 29th.
Western military officials worry that weapons stored by Moammar Gadhafi may fall into the wrong hands.
Currently, a spokesman for the Wrong Hands Museum in Winnipeg says while there are technically hands more wrong than Gadhafii's, they typically belong to non-dimensional beings and they're really tentacles more than hands.
So rest assured; the mustard gas , the yellowcake uranium, the 30,000 shoulder-fired rockets have already been in the wrongest hands presently available.
This is The Current.
The Future of the NDP - Stephen Lewis
We started this segment with one of the musical tributes performed on Saturday at the state funeral for Jack Layton. For his family, friends and admirers, it was wrenching to say goodbye this weekend. One of the most charismatic politicians in Canada has not only left his party without a leader, the Left has lost his commanding presence.
The federal NDP meets today to discuss how to continue without Layton's energy. It will be demanding, even with the momentum Layton gave the party. At the funeral, Stephen Lewis delivered the eulogy, and helped Canadians understand and celebrate Jack Layton's legacy.
Stephen Lewis is a former leader of the Ontario NDP, a former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations and the former UN Special Envoy for HIV-AIDS in Africa. He is currently a professor at Toronto's Ryerson University. He was in our Toronto studio.
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