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During Ukraine's rolling blackouts, candles and 'faith in ourselves' become latest weapons
Russian attacks have damaged large swaths of Ukraine’s electricity grid, leaving people without reliable power, light and heating. Matt Galloway talks to Ukrainians dealing with these blackouts, with a determination that life continues.
Disability rights advocate Vicky Levack finally allowed to move out of nursing home
32-year-old disability rights advocate Vicky Levack has lived in a nursing home for years, due to a lack of housing for people with disabilities in Nova Scotia. Now, she’s finally in her own home.
From drug dealer to public broadcaster and back again: the story of Robert Rowbotham
Robert Rowbotham, also known as Rosie, has died. He had a significant impact on Canada’s cannabis scene — and contributed to CBC’s This Morning. But now, he’s dying of cancer. Producer Ira Basen worked with Rosie on that program. He tells us Rosie’s story.
The Current for Dec. 2, 2022
Today on The Current: Ukrainians face winter with disruptions to power and heat; disability rights advocate finally allowed to move out of nursing home; lawyer Elizabeth Maruma Mrema on how to heal our relationship with nature; and what the World Cup revealed about Team Canada.
Friday December 2, 2022 Full Transcript
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Children bearing the brunt of Somalia's drought and hunger crisis
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.
Baguettes recognized as part of humanity's 'intangible heritage'
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.
The Current for Dec. 1, 2022
Today on The Current: 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.'
Thursday December 1, 2022 Full Transcript
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Her son's heart surgery has been cancelled twice. It's happening all over Canada
Children’s hospitals across Canada are facing a tripledemic surge of flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases — leading to long wait times, shortages in beds and staff, and in some cases the cancellation of pediatric surgeries.
Lionel Messi hasn't always been beloved in Argentina. A World Cup trophy could change that
Even though Lionel Messi may be one of the greatest soccer players of all time, the Argentine star hasn’t always been well received by his country. But Jasmine Garsd says his standing in Argentina has changed in recent years, and Messi could cement his legacy if he leads his team to a World Cup trophy.
The Current for Nov. 30, 2022
Today on The Current: Children’s hospitals forced to cancel surgeries amid ‘tripledemic’ surge of respiratory viruses; constitutional concerns over Alberta’s sovereignty act; and why soccer great Lionel Messi once faced backlash in his native Argentina
Wednesday November 30, 2022 Transcript
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Twice yearly, these shepherds move with their flock. But it's getting harder
Seasonal droving of livestock, known as transhumance, still happens in rural Europe and around the world. As the practice gains newfound respect, though, pastoralists say they need support to survive.
The Current for Nov. 29, 2022
Today on The Current: Protests erupt in China over COVID-zero policy; the task ahead of Fady Dagher, Montreal’s next chief of police; and Japan launches inquiry into Unification Church, aka the Moonies
Tuesday November 29, 2022 Full Transcript
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Montreal losing 'little bit more than history' with demolition of Expo 67 minirail: historian
The minirail was a star of Expo 67 in Montreal, whizzing riders through the futuristic world's fair. As it’s finally demolished, retired professor and Expo 67 historian Roger Laroche looks back at how it became a Canadian classic.
The Current for Nov. 28, 2022
People in Canada report threats and intimidation from Iran, China; using virtual reality to learn English as a second language; and former New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan on the future of journalism — and democracy
Monday November 28, 2022 Full Transcript
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The Current for Nov. 25, 2022
Today on The Current: Canada's first climate adaptation strategy aims to tackle heat waves, wildfires, floods and storms; how violence against journalists has intensified in Mexico; and why transhumance may offer a path forward in agriculture.
Friday November 25, 2022 Full Transcript
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Nightmares return for Mount Cashel survivors, as 65 men come forward in B.C. lawsuit
Bob Connors often wondered what happened to the Christian Brothers who abused him after they were shuffled from Mount Cashel. He's now horrified by new allegations against the same men in British Columbia.
The Current for Nov. 24, 2022
Today on The Current: Cabinet ministers testify at Public Order Emergency Commission; B.C. lawsuit links alleged Vancouver abuse to Mount Cashel Orphanage; richer countries pledge funds to support climate-vulnerable nations; and the demolition of the Expo 67 minirail.
Thursday November 24, 2022 Full Transcript
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'Like a caged animal': Parents allege kids isolated, restrained at Whitehorse school
Three parents and a former staff member are speaking out, alleging children were subjected to holds and seclusion at Jack Hulland Elementary School in the recent past. The Yukon RCMP are investigating.