Children bear the brunt of Somalia drought and hunger crisis; how should academic institutions verify Indigenous identity?; new same-sex marriage protections in the U.S.; and the humble baguette, part of humanity’s ‘intangible heritage
Millions of people in Somalia are facing drought and chronic hunger, and children in particular are bearing the brunt of this crisis. The CBC’s Margaret Evans has been reporting from Somalia; she tells us what she’s seen.
Then, some Canadian scholars have said they’re Indigenous, when it turns out they’re not. We discuss the damage this does and how academic institutions should approach verification, with Indigenous rights lawyer Jean Teillet; and Kim TallBear, a professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
Plus, legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages passed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday — but the bill does not require all states to allow same-sex marriage, and allows religious exceptions. We discuss the fine print of the Respect for Marriage Act with Megan Tullock, director of programs and advocacy for Northwest Arkansas Equality.
And the artisanal baguette has been recognized as an “intangible heritage of humanity” by UNESCO. We talk to chef Marc Thuet about what makes the perfect baguette.