The Current for July 6, 2022
Today on The Current: Travellers continue to battle wait times and cancellations at airports, but experts say there won’t be relief anytime soon; Enormous wind farm on the Shetland Islands leaves a community divided; and episode seven of the CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain.
Immigration reform needed to stop future migrant deaths, says professor
If future migrant deaths are to be prevented, the United States needs to implement comprehensive immigration reform by providing legal avenues to both reunite families and address labour shortages, said criminology professor Roger Enriquez.
What was that podcast I heard on The Current?
This summer on The Current, hear the best of CBC Podcasts. Find out more about the series and where to find them here.
The Current for July 5, 2022
Today on The Current: Examining why smuggling operations such as the one that happened in Texas are so deadly; expectations are high ahead of the Pope’s visit to Canada; and episode six of the CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain.
The Pope promises health won't stop his visit to Canada, but will it meet expectations?
Despite health concerns, the Pope remains committed to visiting Canada later this month. There are high expectations for the Pope and his expected apology for the Catholic Church’s involvement in residential schools, and reporter Philip Pullella says he expects those expectations to be met.
How the cod moratorium rocked N.L. and what can be done to recover from it three decades later
Three decades after the federal government banned cod fishing, communities and residents are still dealing with the impacts. On July 2, 1992, the federal government banned cod fishing, creating the biggest layoff in Canadian history. More than 30,000 jobs were gone.
The Current for July 4, 2022
Today on The Current: How the cod moratorium rocked N.L. and what can be done to recover from it three decades later; and episode five of the CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain.
Advancing health care and reconciliation: The contributions of 4 of this year's Order of Canada members
Former nurse Lorraine M. Wright, researcher Parminder Raina and elders Reg and Rosemary Crowshoe are among 85 Canadians honoured with this year's Order of Canada. They've made contributions in the field of health care, the science of aging and truth and reconciliation.
The Current for July 1, 2022
Today on The Current: The extraordinary work of four Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada; political scientist Yascha Mounk on the challenges facing democracy today — and how to save it; and a trip to the cottage with Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe.
The Current for June 30, 2022
Today on The Current: The fight over established fundamental rights in the U.S.; marking 25 years since the Hong Kong handover; and episode four of CBC podcast Unlocking the Fountain.
A Ukrainian woman went to buy a computer. Moments later, a missile hit the mall
A Russian missile destroyed a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine's central city of Kremenchuk Monday, leaving at least 18 dead, dozens injured and more still missing.
Author Gordon Korman on how 'the power of humour' can help tell serious stories
Gordon Korman has been writing books since he was 12 years old. This month, he celebrated his 100th published book when his latest work, The Fort, hit store shelves on June 28.
The Current for June 29, 2022
Today on The Current: Eyewitness account of Russian attack on crowded Ukrainian shopping mall; author Gordon Korman on how 'the power of humour' can help tell serious stories; and episode three of CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain.
The crisis in Canada's emergency rooms
There's a crisis in Canada's emergency rooms: long wait times, overworked staff, and patients afraid to go to the hospital, even in dire need. We hear from patients, and some of the doctors and nurses trying to find solutions.
The Current for June 28, 2022
Today on The Current: The crisis in Canada's emergency rooms; and episode two of CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain.
U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade — what does that mean for Canada?
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, opening the door for individual states to ban abortion. What are the implications for reproductive health care in the U.S., and here in Canada?
These invasive jellyfish are the size of a thumbnail — and they're making a new home in B.C.
These tiny jellyfishes believed to be native to southeast China have somehow found their way into B.C.'s freshwaters — and researchers aren't exactly sure how they did it.
The Current for June 27, 2022
Today on The Current: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade — what does it mean for Canada?; invasive jellyfish making a new home in B.C.; and episode one of Unlocking the Fountain.
Small-town Pride parades help LGBT Canadians 'feel like whole people, wherever we are'
Some small towns across Canada are celebrating their first ever Pride parades, in what organizers say is an important step forward for LGBT representation in smaller towns and rural areas.
Who is stealing trees from the forest? Problem has economic roots, environmental impact, says author
Lyndsie Bourgon explores tree poaching, and the social and economic factors driving it, in her new book Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America's Woods.
The Current for June 24, 2022
Today on The Current: The importance of small-town Pride parades; Chris Hall on interviewing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; helping those hit hardest by Afghanistan’s deadly earthquake; and the surprising roots of tree poaching.
Lives ruined by abuse in sports made worse by fear of retaliation, athletes say
For years, Canadian athletes were afraid to raise their voices about abuse in the governing bodies. But that's no longer the case — and the federal government is listening.
A Manitoba boy died by suicide after being sextorted online. His parents want other families to know the risks
Daniel Lints was a 17-year-old Manitoba boy, who was blackmailed after being coerced into sharing an explicit image of himself with someone online. Not long after, Daniel died by suicide. Guest host Duncan McCue talks to Daniel’s parents.
MPs issued personal panic buttons amid rising anger, vitriol in public life
Canadian MPs are being issued personal panic buttons. We discuss the levels of anger and abuse in public life, and the impact it’s having on politics, with Liberal MP Pam Damoff, Conservative MP Ziad Aboultaif, and NDP MP Charlie Angus.
A Toronto man's 15-year journey to rid the city of suspected illegal billboards
Dave Meslin’s fight against suspected illegal billboards is now the subject of a new documentary. He says it's about more than just trying to get corporations to follow the rules. It’s also about reclaiming public space and determining who has the right to decide what our city looks like.