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The Current for March 22, 2023
Today on The Current: A search for safety in James Smith Cree Nation, six months after stabbing attacks; author Jenny Odell on how the clock rules our lives; and U.S. push for Canada to lead intervention in Haiti.
Climate change fear can be paralyzing. But you can spur action through hope, says scientist
A new UN report has issued a “final warning” that the Earth will hit a critical threshold for global warming in the next decade.
The Current for March 21, 2023
Today on The Current: Old Montreal fire raises questions about short-term rentals; new podcast explores the human side of Canadian politics; a stark warning on climate change; and China-Russia talks against backdrop of Ukraine war.
Tuesday March 21, 2023 Episode Transcript
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How the invasion of Iraq still haunts the country 20 years later
The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was done on the promise of freedom, but the country is still mired in political violence and corruption two decades later.
The Current for March 20, 2023
Today on The Current: Concerns about the Colorado River’s low water levels; revisiting the Iraq War, 20 years later; and what sheep shearing during the pandemic taught author Peggy Orenstein
Monday March 20, 2023 Episode Transcript
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After fleeing Ukraine, international medical students have been told to go back for exams
International medical students left Ukraine when Russia invaded, but were shocked to recently be told to return to sit a final exam. The government ministry that oversees the exam is working on a solution, but students remain in limbo.
The Current for March 17, 2023
Today on The Current: How Credit Suisse reached a crisis point; Canadian libraries grapple with increase in violent incidents; Texas lawsuit seeks to ban access to abortion pill; and international medical students ordered to return to Ukraine for exams.
Friday March 17, 2023 Episode Transcript
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Sense of 'protest and turmoil' as strikes drag on in garbage-strewn Paris
Garbage is piling up in Paris as sanitation workers strike over government plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
Cities must be a place where people can find pleasure: architect Phyllis Lambert
Renowned architect Phyllis Lambert has always been a passionate advocate for design that puts people first. She talks to Matt Galloway about how to build better cities, and staying curious well into her 90s.
The Current for March 16, 2023
Today on The Current: Sense of ‘protest and turmoil’ as strikes drag on in garbage-strewn Paris; architect Phyllis Lambert on how to build better cities; Catholic group using phone data to out gay priests; and Cyclone Freddy devastates Malawi.
Thursday March 16, 2023 Episode Transcript
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'Sharenting' may seem like harmless family fun, but experts are concerned about its impact on kids' privacy
Parents who overshare pictures and videos of their kids online are sometimes accused of “sharenting” — using cute or embarrassing moments to boost views, likes and sometimes income. But there are growing concerns about the impact on children’s privacy.
Millions pledged to clear airline complaint backlog, but how can we tackle root problems?
The federal government has pledged $75.9 million to address the backlog of passenger complaints related to lost luggage and delayed or cancelled flights. But some experts say that funding won’t get at the root problems.
Demand for ejiao is leading to the mass slaughter of African donkeys, says advocate
Collagen is generating big business as a hair and skincare product — but the billion-dollar industry has been linked to deforestation in the Amazon, and the large-scale slaughter of donkeys and other livestock in Africa.
The Current for March 15, 2023
Today on The Current: Funding to tackle backlog of airline passenger complaints; companies adopt 4-day work week after U.K. trial; scientists map fruit fly brain; community reeling after truck attack in Amqui, Que.; and orca spotted with baby pilot whale.
Wednesday March 15, 2023 Episode Transcript
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13 times more babies born with syphilis in Canada over 4 years, data shows
Syphilis infections are surging across Canada, including cases of babies born with congenital syphilis.
The Current for March 14, 2023
Today on The Current: Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank puts Canadian businesses on edge; concerns over ‘sharenting’ and kids’ privacy online; and the large-scale slaughter of donkeys to feed the beauty industry’s demand for collagen.
Tuesday March 14, 2023 Episode Transcript
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'The Naked Emperor' holds a mirror up to Sam Bankman-Fried and the collapse of FTX
Tech and crypto journalist Jacob Silverman hosts CBC Podcasts' 4-part series about the stratospheric rise and spectacular fall of Sam Bankman-Fried — in which familiarity with crypto is very much not required.
The Current for March 13, 2023
Today on The Current: Canadians turn to fee-charging private clinics to access health care; new CBC podcast looks at Sam Bankman-Fried and the collapse of FTX; tackling rising syphilis cases; and what the Oscars tells us about Canada’s film industry
Monday March 13, 2023 Episode Transcript
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