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Reasons for Optimism: Journalist and slow movement advocate Carl Honoré

Canadian author and journalist Carl Honoré says if we’re to take one lesson from the pandemic, it should be to take our foot off the accelerator and enjoy a slower pace in life.
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The Current for Jan. 26, 2023

Today on The Current: UN presses Taliban to reverse restrictions on women; author and journalist Carl Honoré on reasons for optimism; and Pope Francis says homosexuality is not a crime.

Thursday January 26, 2023 Full Text Transcript

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An all-male nursing team made history for this St. John's charge nurse

Men account for approximately nine per cent of nurses in Canada, according to 2021 figures from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. But that's beginning to shift.

Think your cat is a troublemaker? Check out these 'agents of chaos'

Stories about cats in the archives of the New York Times show that a feline fascination existed long before the cat videos and memes that now flood social media.
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Reasons for Optimism: Paul Salopek, who is walking around the world

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek is currently travelling through China on foot. He is ten years into a 35,000-kilometre journey, tracing the route of ancestral human migration from Africa to the southern tip of South America.
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The Current for Jan. 25, 2023

Today on The Current: Corruption concerns in Ukraine prompt government shakeup; breaking down the stigma around men in nursing; and Paul Salopek on reasons for optimism, and walking around the world

Wednesday January 25, 2023 Full Text Transcript

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Canadians accused of joining ISIS could soon come home. What happens next?

The federal government has agreed to repatriate 19 women and children from detention camps for suspected ISIS members in Syria, while a judge has also ordered that four men be brought back.

Report prescribes team-based approach to heal Canada's health-care system

It’s a common brag among Canadians that “we’ve got universal health care,” says Jane Philpott. But the former federal health minister says Canada is no longer worthy of the boast — and that it’s time to overhaul that system.
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The Current for Jan. 24, 2023

Today on The Current: New report makes call to ‘take back health care’ in Canada; Canadians to be repatriated from detention camps for suspected ISIS members; and why cats may be more social than we thought
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Cree activist Clayton Thomas-Müller on reasons for optimism

We continue our Reasons for Optimism series with environmental activist Clayton Thomas-Müller. He's a member of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in northern Manitoba and the author of Life in the City of Dirty Water: A Memoir of Healing.

Tech made our lives easier. Now it's taking more than it gives, says researcher

Shannon Vallor says technology has lost its magic. While innovations used to spark excitement or joy, she says technology is now taking much more than it gives. 
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The Current for Jan. 23, 2023

Today on The Current: Our national affairs panel on federal-provincial health-care negotiations; Cree activist Clayton Thomas-Müller on reasons for optimism; and why one philosopher says technology has lost its joy.

Monday January 23, 2023 Full Transcript

Full text transcript for January 23rd episode.

Singing lullabies breathes new life into those battling long COVID

Joanna Herman is finding solace through the power of lullabies. She has been struggling with the effects of long COVID since she contracted it nearly three years ago, but she joined a program that is making a difference.
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The Current for Jan. 20, 2023

Today on The Current: Defence ministers meet to discuss further arming Ukraine; how the English National Opera is helping long COVID patients breathe a little easier; and misogyny in the digital age.

Friday January 20, 2022 Full Transcript

Full text transcript for January 19th episode.

This app allows teens to compliment each other anonymously. One expert warns it monetizes their anxiety

An app called Gas allows high school students to send each other anonymous compliments — but its popularity is raising concerns about the impact on teens’ self-esteem.
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Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain on the cost of food — and reasons for optimism

We continue our Reasons for Optimism series with Michael McCain, the CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada's largest food producers.

Pinball enthusiasts hit the jackpot with revived interest in the 'kinetic, chaotic' game

The origins of pinball date back almost a century, but the tactile game is enjoying a resurgence among Canadians.
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The Current for Jan. 19, 2023

Today on The Current: Could global energy crises lead to a nuclear renaissance?; Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain on the cost of food — and reasons for optimism; and protests in Israel over proposed judicial reform.

Thursday January 19, 2022 Full Transcript

Full text transcript for January 19th episode.

Trudeau's use of vaccine mandates as wedge issue polarized the debate in Canada, Morneau says

Former finance minister Bill Morneau says he disagreed with the way Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used vaccine mandates as a wedge issue during the 2021 election, arguing it further polarized the debate in Canada.
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The Current for Jan. 18, 2023

Today on The Current: Canadians warned to limit alcohol to two drinks a week; killing of former Afghan MP Mursal Nabizada prompts calls for action; and what an app called Gas tells us about teen self-esteem and online validation.

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