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Could protests in Iran grow into revolution? Experts say it's hard to predict
Anti-regime demonstrations continue to spread in Iran, despite a violent crackdown by security forces that have resulted in mass arrests and deaths.
Workaholism, unresolved trauma contributors to decline in overall health, says Canadian doctor in new book
Canadian physician Dr. Gabor Maté says our overall health is on the decline — and he blames the society we live in. He and his son Daniel Maté discuss trauma and the power of a good walk for our mental health in their new book The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture.
The Current for Oct. 5, 2022
Today on The Current: Protests continue in Iran, despite violent crackdown; tracking erosion along Canada’s coasts; and Michelle Shephard on her new documentary The Perfect Story.
How one ER doctor photographed the intimate moments of critical care
Calgary emergency room physician Dr. Heather Patterson was allowed to take her camera and document what was happening inside hospitals during the pandemic. She tells us about her new photography book, Shadows and Light: A Physician's Lens on COVID.
The Current for Oct. 4, 2022
Today on The Current: François Legault’s decisive win in Quebec; how one ER doctor photographed the intimate moments of critical care; and the role of the Canadian military in 2022.
Thursday October 4, 2022 Full Transcript
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A farmer uncovered a remarkable Byzantine mosaic. Here's why one expert wants to bury it again
A farmer in the Gaza Strip has uncovered a Byzantine mosaic that offers a window into the past, but raises concerns about how best to protect it.
The Current for Oct. 3, 2022
Today on The Current: Grappling with maternal death in Canada; Florida reeling from Hurricane Ian; Brazil’s election headed for run-off vote; scramble to contain Ebola outbreak in Uganda; and a remarkable Byzantine mosaic discovered in the Gaza Strip.
Monday October 3, 2022 Transcript
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Why a small British museum went out of its way to repatriate Haida Nation artifacts
How a small British museum connected with the Haida Gwaii Museum in Skidegate, B.C., to repatriate Indigenous artifacts in their possession — and the growing movement to reclaim artifacts as a form of healing and reconciliation.
At 95, this community's last fluent Hän speaker hopes to pass on as much as he can
Efforts are underway in Dawson City, Yukon, to capture Percy Henry's knowledge of the language so it's not forgotten. New Canadian census data suggests the number of Indigenous people who can hold a conversation in their traditional language is declining.
Once We Were Many by Dennis Saddleman
Later in life, residential school survivor Dennis Saddleman discovered a talent for poetry that helped with his healing. Here he reads one of his poems, Once We Were Many.
The Current for Sept. 30, 2022
Today on The Current: At 95, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation’s last fluent Hän speaker hopes to pass on as much as he can; Indigenous objects repatriated from small British museum to Haida Gwaii; and poet Dennis Saddleman’s story of surviving residential school.
Friday September 30, 2022 Full Transcript
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Who wants to build a doomsday bunker? Nervous billionaires, says author
In his new book Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires, tech journalist Douglas Rushkoff explores the billionaires building bunkers to survive a potential apocalypse — and the philosophy that inspires them.
The Current for Sept. 29, 2022
Today on The Current: Fifth Estate investigation into junior hockey group sexual assault allegations; observers say Nord Stream pipelines were sabotaged; Toula Drimonis on living in Quebec as an allophone; and Gabor and Daniel Maté on how our ‘toxic culture’ harms our health.
Thursday September 29, 2022 Full Transcript
Full text transcript for September 29th episode.
Returning to routine critical for mental health of people impacted by Fiona, researcher says
As Atlantic Canadians continue to reel from the damage caused by storm Fiona, researcher and family therapist Michael Ungar discusses the emotional impact of the disaster.
Institutions need to 'smarten up' on free speech, says novelist Ian McEwan
Matt Galloway speaks with novelist Ian McEwan, director Deepa Mehta and publisher and editor Louise Dennys about the state of free speech in today's world, in light of last month’s attack on Salman Rushdie.
The Current for Sept. 28, 2022
Today on The Current: Storm Fiona’s lingering emotional impact; novelist Ian McEwan, director Deepa Mehta and publisher Louise Dennys on the fight to preserve free speech; and the discrimination in health care faced by Indigenous people.
Wednesday September 28, 2022 Full Transcript
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Newfoundlanders reflect on narrow escapes, immense losses after storm Fiona
Matt Galloway talks to Port aux Basques, N.L., residents Brian Osmond, who was almost swept out to sea; and Vanessa Farrell, whose home was partially destroyed; and asks Premier Andrew Furey about what his government is doing to help
The Current for Sept. 27, 2022
Today on The Current: Storm Fiona leaves stories of escape and immense loss in its wake; Khmer Rouge tribunal wraps up in Cambodia; Italy’s new far-right government; and the billionaires building bunkers.
Tuesday September 27, 2022 Full transcript
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Food historian Michael Twitty explores the cultural crossroads of Jewish & African cuisine in new book
Culinary historian Michael Twitty's new book, Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew, explores his experience being Black and Jewish, and how he brought his different identities together in the kitchen.