Alex Jones has learned that 'speech is free, but lies you have to pay for,' says lawyer
After conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was ordered to pay $4 million US in damages over false claims about the Sandy Hook school shooting, lawyer Louis Tompros says courts are playing a role in fighting disinformation.
Appeal or wait? Brittney Griner's legal team faces tough decision post-sentencing, says expert
U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner's legal battle is far from over, despite being sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison, says Russia expert Kimberly St. Julian Varnon.
The Current for Aug. 5, 2022
Today on The Current: Two years after Beirut blast, fight for justice and stability drags on; the role courts can play in fighting misinformation; and U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian prison
Congo unrest plunging 'further into an abyss' without more aid, humanitarian warns
As violence and protests flare in Congo, humanitarians say more money is needed to help those displaced by the unrest there.
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The Current for Aug. 4, 2022
Today on The Current: Ontario hospitals in grip of a staffing crisis; and UN peacekeepers under fire over violent protests in Congo
Pelosi's Taiwan visit could spark future confrontation with China, warns expert
How is Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan being received by the people there — and will it inflame tensions with China, even making a confrontation more likely?
The Current for Aug. 3, 2022
Today on The Current: How China might react to Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan; and the impact beach resorts have on the environment and local communities.
Is dynamic ticket pricing preventing you from seeing your favourite artist? You're not alone
The working-class fan is having trouble paying for a ticket to go see their working-class hero. People wanting to see Bruce Springsteen on his upcoming tour have been met with fluctuating, high prices for even the furthest of seats.
How pooling government rebates let this group buy 600 hectares of grasslands
A group in Saskatchewan pooled together their government rebates to kickstart a fund to buy more than 600 hectares of grasslands — and preserve them for future generations.
The Current for Aug. 2, 2022
Today on The Current: Dynamic pricing leaves consumer facing exorbitant, fluctuating costs; calls for international community to act as Myanmar executes pro-democracy activists; and the final episode of Welcome to Paradise
Saving endangered trees and forests under threat from climate change
Guest host Anthony Germain discusses efforts to save endangered trees from extinction with Wesley Knapp, chief botanist at the biodiversity conservation NGO Nature Serve; and Alessandro Cescatti, co-author of a recent study published in Nature that looked into how tree resilience to climate change is declining to critical levels.
The Current for Aug. 1, 2022
Today on The Current: Saving endangered trees and forests under threat from climate change; legendary journalist Carl Bernstein on his days as a newspaper copy boy; and episode five of Welcome to Paradise.
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.
Looking back at Pope Francis's 'pilgrimage of penance'
Pope Francis’s “pilgrimage of penance” makes its final stop in Iqaluit today. Our correspondent Falen Johnson tells guest host Anthony Germain what she’s seen, and heard from survivors, as the trip has progressed.
The Current for July 29, 2022
Today on The Current: Looking back at Pope Francis’s ‘pilgrimage of penance’; a deep dive into the salmon farming industry; and episode four of Welcome to Paradise
People at risk of monkeypox need help, not stigma: Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the world "could have done better" in curbing monkeypox globally, but says he doesn't "believe that the window has now been completely lost" to get it under control.
The Current for July 28, 2022
Today on The Current: Climate protesters resort to stronger tactics to get the world’s attention; Dr. Anthony Fauci on the lessons learned from COVID-19, HIV/AIDS and monkeypox; and episode three of Welcome to Paradise
Pope's 'pilgrimage of penance' is helping some, but falling short for others
The Pope’s "pilgrimage of penance" is continuing across Canada, but some observers says it has not met the expectations of some survivors and Indigenous peoples.
The Current for July 27, 2022
Today on The Current: Pope’s ‘pilgrimage of penance’ continues across Canada; how a Saskatchewan group pooled government rebates to buy and protect 600 hectares of grasslands; and episode two of Welcome to Paradise
Langley homeless community 'living in fear' after deadly shooting, says advocate
Advocates say a series of shootings in Langley, B.C., Monday morning have sent ripples across the community of people experiencing homelessness in that city.
The Current for July 26, 2022
Today on The Current: Reaction to the papal apology; Langley, B.C. shootings highlight broader violence faced by homeless community, say advocates; and episode one of Welcome to Paradise
Pope Francis has arrived in Canada. What happens next?
Pope Francis faces expectations around a long-awaited apology, and questions about what might come next. Our correspondent Falen Johnson joins Matt Galloway from Edmonton, and shares her conversation with survivor Ted Quewezance.
The Current for July 25, 2022
Today on The Current: Voices of survivors, as Pope Francis arrives in Canada; U.S. abortion restrictions creating uncertainty around miscarriage care; and Canadian author Lawrence Hill on tackling big social issues for young readers
This beautiful blue parrot has returned to the wild 2 years after being declared extinct
After teetering on the edge of extinction, the beautiful Spix's macaw has made its return to the wild, over two decades after the last bird was seen in nature. Eight of the bright blue parrots have been released into a protected nature reserve in Brazil.