Putin mobilizes more troops for Ukraine war; UN General Assembly opens amid international crises; protests over death of woman detained by Iran’s morality police; boosting childhood immunizations; and the hang ups around clotheslines
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called up 300,000 reservists to join the war in Ukraine, while warning the West that Moscow will use all means at its disposal to protect its territory. Guest host Duncan McCue discusses the development with Anna Nemtsova, a correspondent for The Daily Beast.
Then, we discuss the opening of the United Nations General Assembly and the many international crises it seeks to address, with Richard Gowan, UN Director at the International Crisis Group; and Janice Stein, founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
Plus, Mahsa Amini died after being arrested by Iran's morality police for not adequately covering her hair. We discuss the outrage and protests sparked by her death, with journalist and activist Masih Alinejad; and Shahrzad Mojab, a professor of women's studies and adult education at the University of Toronto.
Also, the pandemic led to kids missing some of their routine immunizations, risking a rise in preventable diseases. We hear about the push to get back on track from Shannon Macdonald, an associate professor in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Nursing.
And a group in B.C. is asking the province to protect the right to hang clothes out on a line to dry — a practice banned in some parts of Canada for being unsightly. We talk to CaroleAnn Leishman, a city councillor in Powell River, B.C.; and Cindy Etter-Turnbull, author of the book Fine Lines: A Celebration of Clothesline Culture.