Monday, October 31, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Part Two of The Current
Thailand Flood - Michael McAuliffe
We started this segment with the sound of dozens of soldiers and workmen throwing down sandbags yesterday to keep fast-flowing floodwaters at bay in a residential neighbourhood of Bangkok. Thailand's capital appears to have been spared the worst of the flooding that has ravaged the country.
The city centre remains dry today. But parts of the city were hit, 6 districts had to be evacuated. And of course, other parts of the country are in desperate condition. A third of Thailand remains submerged by flooding that has left nearly 400 dead - and as many as millions of others displaced.
For an update on the situation, we were joined by Michael McAuliffe. He is a freelance reporter based in Bangkok and he was there this morning.
Thailand Flood - Darren Swanson
We heard a bit earlier from Darren Swanson - program leader at the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development. He says that the region is vulnerable to flooding, and will likely experience more extreme weather in future. But he also says officials are getting ready for it.
Thailand Flood - Matthew Cochrane
There may be a lot of thought going into long term solutions, but there are immediate needs in Thailand. Matthew Cochrane is the south-east Asia communication manager for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He was in Bangkok.
This Wednesday our game changer project will look at CBC Radio. The public broadcaster turns 75 years old this week, and The Current's producer Lara O'Brien has been selecting golden moments.
Other segments from today's show: