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Monday June 5, 2023 Episode Transcript

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Migrants risk their lives to reach North America. This centre offers a pitstop, and an alternative

At the Guatemala-Honduras border, a centre offers migrants and refugees a chance to rest and regroup, and perhaps consider staying in Central America instead of making the dangerous journey north.

David is friends with Lazarus. Lazarus is an AI chatbot

More and more people are forming friendships and even romantic relationships with AI chatbots, prompting concerns among experts who study the ethics around the rapidly evolving technology.

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 May 5, 2023

Today on The Current: A snapshot of migration at a Central American border; the promise of 3D-printed fish fillets; and unpacking the latest in Canadian politics.

American horseracing not 'designed with the horse in mind,' trainer says in light of Kentucky Derby deaths

Hundreds of thoroughbreds die at race tracks every year. Trainer Gina Rarick says she is troubled by the way horseracing is conducted in the United States.

Stories of kindness in the Nova Scotia wildfires

Wildfires have displaced thousands of Nova Scotians this week, but stories of kindness, and strangers helping strangers have emerged from the devastation.

The dark histories behind some birds' names

Some birds and animals are named after historical figures, but there is a growing awareness of the atrocities some of those figures committed.

A Canadian on Ukraine's frontlines

When Russia invaded Ukraine, former Canadian army reservist Brandon Mitchell went to the frontlines. He explains why he went to fight a war in a country he has no connection to.

The Current for June 2, 2023

Today on The Current: Stories of kindness emerge from the Nova Scotia wildfires; the dark histories behind the names of some birds; and a Canadian on Ukraine’s frontlines.

Friday June 2, 2023 Episode Transcript

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Ontario Soccer is introducing body cameras to curb ref abuse, but some say culture change starts with adults

Referees will wear body cameras as part of an Ontario Soccer pilot program to protect them from abuse. But some say the culture change needs to start with educating parents and coaches.

Tracking bad reactions to natural health products

Health Canada is looking to include natural health products in Vanessa’s Law, which requires the reporting of serious adverse effects for medications. Matt Galloway talks to an ER doctor and a naturopath about the natural health products that many Canadians are regularly taking.

The Current for June 1, 2023

Today on The Current: Tracking bad reactions to natural health products; forming relationships with AI chatbots; horses dying at race tracks; and fears of renewed violence in Kosovo.

Thursday June 1, 2023 Episode Transcript

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This N.S. resident created a team to rescue pets from wildfires

Wildfires are still raging outside of Halifax, and people are worried about what’s waiting for them when they return to their communities. As the flames came, Lisa Parsons rescued 18 dogs — and she has since put together a volunteer force to try to rescue as many pets as possible.

Canadian researchers use AI to find a possible treatment for bacteria superbug

A group involving McMaster University scientists have used artificial intelligence to find a treatment for Acinetobacter baumannii, a deadly superbug that, until now, was resistant to previously known antibiotics.

The Current for May 31, 2023

Today on The Current: Ontario farmers object to housing on prime farmland; referees adopt body cameras to confront abuse; rescuing animals from Nova Scotia wildfires; and the mystery of a Black sailor from the 1800s.

Wednesday May 31, 2023 Episode Transcript

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Dissecting Alberta's election result

The United Conservative Party has won Alberta’s provincial election, giving Danielle Smith four more years as premier. Matt Galloway discusses the result with Naheed Nenshi, Jeromy Farkas and Michael Solberg.

Canadian Derek Gee wins hearts at Giro D'Italia

Derek Gee was the only Canadian cyclist competing in this year’s Giro D'Italia, winning an army of fans for his grit and tenacity.

The Current for May 30, 2023

Today on The Current: Danielle Smith’s UCP wins Alberta election; grief and anger in earthquake-stricken Turkey; Canadian cyclist Derek Gee wins hearts at Giro D'Italia; and doctor warns of ER crisis.

Tuesday May 30, 2023 Episode Transcript

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Indigenous-led bison repopulation projects are helping the animal thrive again in Alberta

Years after 16 wild bison were reintroduced to Banff National Park in 2017, their population is expected to swell to around 100 after this year's calving season. It's one of several efforts to reintroduce bison to parts of Alberta.

The Current for May 29, 2023

Today on The Current: Thousands flee fire outside Halifax; lack of support for teen mental health; and AI pinpoints treatment for drug-resistant superbug.