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A farmer uncovered a remarkable Byzantine mosaic. Here's why one expert wants to bury it again
A farmer in the Gaza Strip has uncovered a Byzantine mosaic that offers a window into the past, but raises concerns about how best to protect it.
The Current for Oct. 3, 2022
Today on The Current: Grappling with maternal death in Canada; Florida reeling from Hurricane Ian; Brazil’s election headed for run-off vote; scramble to contain Ebola outbreak in Uganda; and a remarkable Byzantine mosaic discovered in the Gaza Strip.
Monday October 3, 2022 Transcript
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Why a small British museum went out of its way to repatriate Haida Nation artifacts
How a small British museum connected with the Haida Gwaii Museum in Skidegate, B.C., to repatriate Indigenous artifacts in their possession — and the growing movement to reclaim artifacts as a form of healing and reconciliation.
At 95, this community's last fluent Hän speaker hopes to pass on as much as he can
Efforts are underway in Dawson City, Yukon, to capture Percy Henry's knowledge of the language so it's not forgotten. New Canadian census data suggests the number of Indigenous people who can hold a conversation in their traditional language is declining.
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 Sept. 30, 2022
Today on The Current: At 95, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation’s last fluent Hän speaker hopes to pass on as much as he can; Indigenous objects repatriated from small British museum to Haida Gwaii; and poet Dennis Saddleman’s story of surviving residential school.
Friday September 30, 2022 Full Transcript
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Who wants to build a doomsday bunker? Nervous billionaires, says author
In his new book Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires, tech journalist Douglas Rushkoff explores the billionaires building bunkers to survive a potential apocalypse — and the philosophy that inspires them.
The Current for Sept. 29, 2022
Today on The Current: Fifth Estate investigation into junior hockey group sexual assault allegations; observers say Nord Stream pipelines were sabotaged; Toula Drimonis on living in Quebec as an allophone; and Gabor and Daniel Maté on how our ‘toxic culture’ harms our health.
Thursday September 29, 2022 Full Transcript
Full text transcript for September 29th episode.
Returning to routine critical for mental health of people impacted by Fiona, researcher says
As Atlantic Canadians continue to reel from the damage caused by storm Fiona, researcher and family therapist Michael Ungar discusses the emotional impact of the disaster.
Institutions need to 'smarten up' on free speech, says novelist Ian McEwan
Matt Galloway speaks with novelist Ian McEwan, director Deepa Mehta and publisher and editor Louise Dennys about the state of free speech in today's world, in light of last month’s attack on Salman Rushdie.
The Current for Sept. 28, 2022
Today on The Current: Storm Fiona’s lingering emotional impact; novelist Ian McEwan, director Deepa Mehta and publisher Louise Dennys on the fight to preserve free speech; and the discrimination in health care faced by Indigenous people.
Wednesday September 28, 2022 Full Transcript
Full text transcript for September 28th episode.
Newfoundlanders reflect on narrow escapes, immense losses after storm Fiona
Matt Galloway talks to Port aux Basques, N.L., residents Brian Osmond, who was almost swept out to sea; and Vanessa Farrell, whose home was partially destroyed; and asks Premier Andrew Furey about what his government is doing to help
The Current for Sept. 27, 2022
Today on The Current: Storm Fiona leaves stories of escape and immense loss in its wake; Khmer Rouge tribunal wraps up in Cambodia; Italy’s new far-right government; and the billionaires building bunkers.
Tuesday September 27, 2022 Full transcript
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Food historian Michael Twitty explores the cultural crossroads of Jewish & African cuisine in new book
Culinary historian Michael Twitty's new book, Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew, explores his experience being Black and Jewish, and how he brought his different identities together in the kitchen.
Fruit trees snapped by Fiona will take 5 years to regrow, says P.E.I. orchard owner
In P.E.I., post-tropical storm Fiona has left one orchard facing damage that could take up to five years to correct.
Atlantic Canada picking up the pieces after post-tropical storm Fiona
Matt Galloway talks to people assessing the damage after post-tropical storm Fiona washed away infrastructure and left thousands without power in Atlantic Canada.
The Current for Sept. 26, 2022
Today on The Current: Atlantic Canada picking up the pieces after post-tropical storm Fiona; and culinary historian Michael Twitty on being Black and Jewish in the kitchen.
Monday September 26, 2022 Full Transcript
Full text transcript for September 26th episode
Climate anxiety is affecting more & more people. Here's how some doctors are trying to treat it
As climate change raises temperatures and increases the impact of natural disasters around the world, some doctors are trying to find ways to tackle the distress impending environmental doom is wracking on people's mental and physical health.
Mollypenny the hospital clown is retiring, leaving some big shoes to fill
CHEO is about to lose an important specialist to retirement: Mollypenny the therapeutic clown.