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Anna Maria Tremonti's most memorable interviews: Paul Salopek the pilgrim

As her time on The Current comes to a close, Anna Maria Tremonti revisits her most memorable conversations from over the years. This time, she follows up with a guest who’s been one of the most “fascinating and inspiring” people she’s spoken to: Paul Salopek, who’s been travelling the world on foot since 2013.

The Current for June 19, 2019

Today on The Current: Our national affairs panel weighs in on the federal government's Trans Mountain pipeline decision; then, we revisit the only interview Anna Maria Tremonti has ever conducted with a cyborg; and checking in with Paul Salopek, who is travelling the world by foot.

What these Canadians want to see in Ottawa's final call on the Trans Mountain pipeline

The debate over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would triple the amount of diluted bitumen and other oil products moving from Alberta to Burnaby for international shipment, has pitted individuals, ideologies — and even provinces — against one another.

Are saltwater beavers a thing? Scientists observe Canadian critters in potentially deadly habitat

Our documentary A Salty Tail explores beaver behaviour that is puzzling scientists. Canada's national animal is being discovered in saltwater zones, despite the long-held understanding that the rodents only live in freshwater. Are saltwater beavers actually a thing?

Quebec's new immigration law could be attempt to win more powers from Ottawa: expert

Bill 9, the newly passed immigration legislation in Quebec, would allow the government to cancel thousands of in-progress immigration applications and impose a values test that would-be immigrants will need to pass in order to become a permanent resident.

Anna Maria Tremonti's most memorable interviews: The Bosnian women who bore children of war

As her time at The Current comes to a close, Anna Maria Tremonti looks back at some of the most memorable conversations from her 17 seasons as the show’s host.

The Current for June 18, 2019

Today on The Current: Quebec’s new immigration bill will negate thousands of immigration applications currently underway — we speak to a woman who will have to start over; then, a documentary seeks to answer some gnawing questions about Canada’s national animal, the beaver, and whether they can live in saltwater; and finally, 20 years after the Bosnian war, Anna Maria Tremonti returned to Sarajevo and spoke with two women about the children they bore after the violence.

Time is 'ripe' for big businesses to get behind Canadian basketball: Men's national team GM

Two million fans are expected to show up to the Raptors' victory parade in downtown Toronto Monday morning. That kind of interest should lead to corporate sponsorship that can be used to grow the game, according to leading figures in the sport.

Anna Maria Tremonti's most memorable interviews: Esther the Wonder Pig

As her time at The Current comes to a close, Anna Maria Tremonti looks back at some of the most memorable conversations from her 17 years as the show’s host.

Turn away from social media and join 'Team Human,' urges author

In his new book Team Human, author and digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff says that people thrive by making meaningful connections with one another, but technology like social media networks are actively working towards weakening those connections for their own purposes.

The Current for June 17, 2019

Today on The Current: We hear from Canadians who are dropping everything to celebrate the Raptors; then, author Douglas Rushkoff calls on everyone to resist technology and reclaim our human connection; and finally, we listen back to one of Anna Maria Tremonti’s most memorable interviews: Esther the Wonder Pig.

Veteran journalist Anna Maria Tremonti reveals the key to good interviews — and her love of opera

Anna Maria Tremonti will sign off of The Current for one last time after 17 seasons in the host chair. Ahead of her departure, she took phone calls about her career, journalism and the challenges facing Canadians on Cross Country Checkup.

Raptors fan ditches prom to watch his team 'make history' in NBA championships

Raptors fans across the world are waking up to the team's first day as NBA champions. We look back at a night of victory and raucous celebration, and what the sacrifices that some fans have made on the road here.

'This is just the beginning': Raptors' win signals new chapter in Canadian basketball

The Raptors' first-ever NBA title could go a long way toward changing the future of the sport in this country as more young people across the country are enticed to take part.

Anna Maria Tremonti's most memorable interviews: The man who shared his $25M lottery jackpot

As her time at The Current comes to a close, Anna Maria Tremonti looks back at some of the most memorable conversations from her 17 seasons as the show’s host.

You're invited to Anna Maria's Tremonti's Last Show: Farewell to The Current LIVE

After 17 seasons on the air, Anna Maria Tremonti is hanging up the microphone as host of the CBC's flagship current affairs radio show, The Current. Get tickets to her final show here.

The Current for June 14, 2019

Today on The Current: We speak to fans waking up to the team’s first day as NBA champions, and ask if this means a bright future for Canadian basketball; plus, we listen back to one of Anna Maria Tremonti’s favourite documentaries, about a man who won the lottery — and decided to pass it around.

Hong Kong authorities are inciting protest violence, says singer and activist Denise Ho

Police in Hong Kong cracked down on pro-democracy protesters Wednesday by using tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray. Singer, actor and activist Denise Ho says the violence was provoked by police, not protesters.

CNN's Jim Acosta chronicles reporting under Trump, combating 'enemy of the people' rhetoric in new book

As CNN's chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta has been on the receiving end of multiple anti-fake news remarks from U.S. President Donald Trump. In his new book, Acosta reflects on his career in a position that is regularly subject to attacks from Trump supporters and the president himself.

Anna Maria Tremonti's most memorable interviews: Malala Yousafzai

As her time at The Current comes to a close, Anna Maria Tremonti looks back at some of the most memorable conversations from her 17 years as the show’s host.

The Current for June 13, 2019

Today on The Current: We get the view from the streets of Hong Kong, where one of the region’s largest political crises continues to unfold; plus, a conversation with CNN’s Chief White House correspondent on covering the president in the face of accusations of 'fake news'; and finally, we listen back to one of Anna Maria Tremonti’s most memorable interviews: her inspiring 2013 discussion with Malala Yousafzai.

You're invited to Anna Maria's Tremonti's Last Show: Farewell to The Current LIVE

After 17 seasons on the air, Anna Maria Tremonti is hanging up the microphone as host of the CBC's flagship current affairs radio show, The Current. Get tickets to her final show here.

What these Canadians want to see in Ottawa's final call on the Trans Mountain pipeline

The debate over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would triple the amount of diluted bitumen and other oil products moving from Alberta to Burnaby for international shipment, has pitted individuals, ideologies — and even provinces — against one another.

Jason Kenney is using 'economic outreach' to connect with First Nations, says columnist

Since settling in as Alberta's new premier, Jason Kenney has made a point of seeking support from local Indigenous communities via 'economic outreach,' according to political commentator Graham Thomson.

The Current for June 12, 2019

Today on The Current: Anna Maria Tremonti takes a road trip along the Trans Mountain pipeline, to meet the people whose lives have become tangled up in the debate about its expansion; plus, our national affairs panel discusses how pipeline politics, and competing climate change strategies, will be major issues in this year's federal election.

Anna Maria Tremonti's most memorable interviews: Paul Salopek the pilgrim

As her time on The Current comes to a close, Anna Maria Tremonti revisits her most memorable conversations from over the years. This time, she follows up with a guest who’s been one of the most “fascinating and inspiring” people she’s spoken to: Paul Salopek, who’s been travelling the world on foot since 2013.

Quebec's new immigration law could be attempt to win more powers from Ottawa: expert

Quebec's new rules on immigration could be an attempt by the provincial government to wrest more powers from Ottawa, according to an expert on immigration.