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Chauvin verdict seen as 'victory' for Black community, but academic calls it an anomaly

An American journalist says the conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd’s death is a step forward for the country, but that “there’s still a lot of work to be done.”

This Montreal-born engineer helped fly a helicopter on Mars. She says it's a win for diversity here on Earth

NASA just flew a helicopter — on Mars — and controlled it from here on Earth. Montreal-born engineer Farah Alibay helped to make that happen, and says it's a testament to "what diverse teams can achieve."

Pregnant woman who caught COVID-19 wants others to be aware of the risks

Danika Jorgensen-Skakum caught COVID-19 during her pregnancy, and wants other pregnant Canadians to know what that was like. We hear her story, and discuss the increased risks in the third wave with Dr. Tali Bogler, chair of the family medicine obstetrics team at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto; and Dr. Deborah Money, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and infectious diseases at UBC.

The Current for April 21, 2021

Today on The Current: Former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd; third wave of COVID-19 posing increased risk to pregnant people; Montreal-born engineer helped NASA fly helicopter on Mars; and life is inching back to normal in Gibraltar.

How Jewish women fought back against the Nazis during a 1943 uprising in Poland

Monday marked 78 years since the start of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when Jews waged a 27-day revolt against the Nazis. Montreal-born author Judy Batalion writes about the often-forgotten stories of Jewish women who fought in the uprising in her new book, The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos.

Freeland plays down calls to invoke Emergencies Act, urges cooperation to quell third wave of COVID-19

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says that "partnership and working together is the way to go" to beat the third wave of COVID-19 in Canada.

How Buddhism helped renowned chef Éric Ripert break the cycle of abusive kitchens

When he first tasted power in a kitchen, early in his career, renowned chef Éric Ripert realized he was reproducing a pattern of abuse that had been accepted during his own training. He set about changing that.

The Current for April 20, 2021

Today on The Current: Chrystia Freeland on the federal budget and fighting COVID-19’s third wave; chef Éric Ripert on cooking vegetables, and bringing Buddhism into the kitchen; and increasing number of Guatemala migrants heading to Mexico-U.S. border.
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Feds 'always looking at ways' to improve access to paid sick days: Dominic Leblanc

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic Leblanc discusses what the federal government plans to do to help Ontario with the third wave of COVID-19. Plus, we break down the dollars and cents of Canada's first federal budget in over two years with Vassy Kapelos, host of CBC's Power & Politics, and Heather Scoffield, Ottawa bureau chief and an economics columnist for the Toronto Star.

The Current for April 19, 2021

Today on The Current: Third wave of COVID-19 battering Ontario, and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc on how Ottawa plans to help; what Canadians can expect from the federal budget; and the young Jewish women who fought the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Case of sex assault victim fined for breaking publication ban leaves legal community divided

An Ottawa lawyer says it’s a "miscarriage of justice" that an Ontario sexual assault victim was fined for breaking a publication ban protecting her own identity. But some say the justice system needed to set an example to deter others from breaking similar bans.

Sister of N.S. shooting victim wants answers and action to ensure 'my family's death wasn't in vain'

Sunday is the anniversary of the mass shooting that killed 22 people in Nova Scotia, marking a year of pain, perseverance, and lingering questions for bereaved loved ones.

'The icing on the cake': Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins to get statue at Wrigley Field

Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins says plans for a statue of him outside Wrigley Field in Chicago are "the icing on the cake." He tells us about a career that took him from Chatham, Ont., to Chicago, his time playing for the Harlem Globetrotters, and why he wants to see another baseball franchise in Montreal.

The Current for April 16, 2021

Today on The Current: Families face difficult anniversary of Nova Scotia mass shooting; sexual assault victim fined for breaking publication ban on her own name; and Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins reflects on his career.

Vaccinate hot spots, or COVID-19 will 'spread and spread,' warns UHN president

With many parts of the country facing another surge in COVID-19 cases, the head of Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) says vaccine efforts must be redirected to people in hot spots, where the risk of contracting the virus is higher.

'I know how they're thinking': Bruce Fogle on his decades-long career as a vet

Canadian Bruce Fogle chronicles his time tending to the pets of famous Britons in new book Call the Vet: My Life as a Young Vet in 1970s London.

Life almost back to normal in Yukon, but tourism sector needs the world to catch up

Low COVID-19 case numbers and a high vaccination rate are starting to make life feel normal again in Dawson City, Yukon. But for locals who work in the city's tourism industry, it's vital that the rest of the world can visit again soon.

What does life look like post-pandemic? The Current asked Canadians across the country

Canada's Road Ahead takes us on a virtual road trip across the country, to speak with Canadians about how the pandemic has changed their lives, and what they see in their future.

The Current for April 15, 2021

Today on The Current: Life returning to normal in Dawson City, Yukon, but its tourism industry is hoping the world catches up; killing of Daunte Wright heightens tensions around Derek Chauvin murder trial; vaccine supply issues forcing clinics to close and cancel appointments; and medical students spring into action to help St. Vincent evacuees.

'We are failing them all': A mother's fight for people to understand children with disabilities

A Calgary woman whose son was born with a rare genetic condition that doctors predicted would leave him severely disabled says she never imagined her child would defy the odds the way he has.

People who suffered pregnancy loss say silence and stigma cuts off emotional, financial support

Families who suffer miscarriages often struggle in silence, but researchers say dismantling the stigma could help ensure more government and employer support.

Report on police failings comes too late, says friend of man killed by Bruce McArthur

An independent review of the Toronto police force's handling of missing-person cases, including the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur, has found "systemic discrimination" contributed to police failings.

The Current for April 14, 2021

Today on The Current: Report finds ‘systemic discrimination’ in Toronto police handling of missing persons cases; impact of Laurentian University cuts on staff, students, community; and Ashley Bristowe on her son’s rare genetic condition, and creating inclusive communities.

Alberta polarized over new COVID-19 restrictions

New COVID-19 restrictions have polarized Albertans and in some cases sparked open defiance, including in Premier Jason Kenney's own party. Matt Galloway talks to Drew Barnes, a UCP MLA who opposes his leader's new round of measures; and Lisa Young, a professor of political science at the University of Calgary, discusses what's led to this deep divide.

The Current for April 13, 2021

Today on The Current: Alberta polarized over new COVID-19 restrictions; dismantling the silence around pregnancy loss; and Rebecca Carroll on the white gaze, and claiming her own identity.

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