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Political veterans discuss what lies ahead for Justin Trudeau's new federal cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed his new federal cabinet on Tuesday. Matt Galloway discusses the work that lies ahead of them with our national affairs panel of political veterans: former Conservative MP Lisa Raitt; former NDP MP Libby Davies; and former Liberal MP Catherine McKenna.

The Current for Oct. 27, 2021

Today on The Current: Political veterans weigh in on Trudeau’s new federal cabinet; CBC podcast White Hot Hate explores far-right extremism in Canada; and Indra Nooyi discusses her time as PepsiCo CEO and the challenges women face in the workplace

Yusef Salaam spent years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. But he refuses to be bitter

Yusef Salaam was wrongfully convicted of rape and assault as part of the Central Park Five, and spent six years and eight months in prison because of it.
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Cape Breton couple share their pride at bringing Mi'kmaw language to TV show Vikings

Tom and Carol Anne Johnson of Eskasoni First Nation talk to CBC's Kayla Hounsell about preserving the Mi'kmaw language by bringing it to the big and small screens.

'I don't sleep very well': Writer recounts career covering human rights abuses

In 'The Will to See: Dispatches from a World of Misery and Hope', Bernard-Henri Lévy recounts his career documenting human rights abuses in countries such as Libya and Greece.

The Current for Oct. 26, 2021

Today on The Current: Inside the Rogers family fight; Cape Breton, N.S., couple brings Mi'kmaw language to film and TV screens; immunologist says don’t panic over 'waning immunity' from COVID-19 vaccines; Bernard-Henri Lévy on the importance of humanism and internationalism.
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Leaked documents show governments lobbying on climate change, prompt concern over efforts at COP26

Leaked documents show that some governments tried to water down a recent UN science panel report on global warming. Campaigners say that doesn't bode well for efforts to secure a deal at COP26.

The Current for Oct. 25, 2021

Today on The Current: Leaked documents show governments lobbying on climate change, prompt concern over success of COP26; Yusef Salaam spent years in prison for a crime he didn't commit — but he refuses to be bitter; and the state of COVID-19 in Russia, the U.K. and Puerto Rico

'It's not your fault': Changing the conversation about obesity

Millions of Canadian adults are classified as overweight or obese by the Body Mass Index. But according to some experts, the BMI is among many things that should be scrapped as the medical field changes how it looks at obesity.
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In audio diaries, front-line workers share the exhaustion and pride they feel fighting the fourth wave

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Debakanta Jena and critical care pediatric nurse Cecilia Incze were redeployed to help fight Alberta’s fourth wave of COVID-19 this fall. They share what that's been like.

The Current for Oct. 22, 2021

Today on The Current: Stigma and judgment hampering effective treatment for people with obesity; redeployed front-line staff share what it’s like battling Alberta’s fourth wave of COVID-19; and what the end of some pandemic supports mean for the economy

This photojournalist faked an entire book to highlight how hard it is to spot misinformation

Award-winning photojournalist Jonas Bendiksen manipulated the images in his recent work, The Book of Veles, intending to be found out.

The Current for Oct. 21, 2021

Today on The Current: What to consider when considering a land acknowledgement; Meg Lowman on a career spent climbing trees, discovering the life high above us; and long-term care facilities brace for staffing shortages over vaccine requirements
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This tenant says the rooming house he lives in saved his life. But across Canada, they're under threat

Rooming houses have long offered affordable accommodation to people who are vulnerable or living on low incomes. But they are unregulated in some parts of the country, and their affordability is being eroded by the housing crisis.

The Current for Oct. 20, 2021

Today on The Current: Could building big with timber be better for the environment?; threats facing rooming houses and those who rely on them; photojournalist Jonas Bendiksen on truth, fake images, and The Book of Veles; and monoclonal antibodies as a tool to fight COVID-19.
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Nobody is safe from kidnappings in Haiti, says reporter

Freelance reporter Gessika Thomas says nobody is safe from kidnapping in Haiti, as gangs feel they have more power and freedom in the country.

Under the CGI? Scientists use virtual reality to get people to care more about oceans

As world leaders get set to discuss the climate crisis at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, some scientists are betting on virtual reality to make you feel more connected to the state of our seas.

The Current for Oct. 19, 2021

Today on The Current: Nobody is safe from kidnappings in Haiti, says reporter; legacy of Colin Powell, first Black U.S. secretary of state; Syrians face soaring COVID-19 cases; and the scientists using virtual reality to foster ocean empathy.

Unruly beasts and how to police them: Author examines the world of animal crime

Whether it’s gulls committing vandalism at St. Peter’s Basilica, or bears being blamed for breaking and entering, it’s easy to see humans aren’t the only creatures capable of committing crimes.

The Current for Sept. 18, 2021

Today on The Current: Indigenous advocates weigh up prime minister’s trip to Kamloops, and what it means for reconciliation; author Mary Roach examines the world of animal crime; and Australia moves to close refugee detention centre on Manus Island.

Tarana Burke couldn't help a young victim of abuse. It inspired her to start the Me Too movement

In her new memoir, activist Tarana Burke describes how she founded the Me Too movement years before it became a viral hashtag.
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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi on his 11 years in office, and what it means to serve

Long-time Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is in the final days of his 11 years leading the city. He reflects on his time in office, political and pandemic division, and what it means to serve in a country like Canada.

The Current for Oct. 15, 2021

Today on The Current: The lessons learned from virtual care in the pandemic; Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi on his 11 years in office; lungs for transplant delivered by unmanned drone in Toronto; CBC podcast looks at science’s quest for eternal youth
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Iqaluit needs action from all levels of government to fix water crisis, says deputy mayor

Iqaluit's Deputy Mayor Janet Pitsiulaaq Brewster says now is the time to act on the city's drinking water crisis, and help from all levels of government is needed to fix the problem.

The Current for Oct. 14, 2021

Today on The Current: State of emergency called over evidence of fuel contamination in Iqaluit’s drinking water; CBC Fifth Estate investigates Canada’s failed vaccine deal with China; Tarana Burke on her work in the Me Too movement, years before it went viral.

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