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The Current for Nov. 28, 2022

People in Canada report threats and intimidation from Iran, China; using virtual reality to learn English as a second language; and former New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan on the future of journalism — and democracy

Montreal losing 'little bit more than history' with demolition of Expo 67 minirail: historian

The minirail was a star of Expo 67 in Montreal, whizzing riders through the futuristic world's fair. As it’s finally demolished, retired professor and Expo 67 historian Roger Laroche looks back at how it became a Canadian classic.

The Current for Nov. 25, 2022

Today on The Current: Canada's first climate adaptation strategy aims to tackle heat waves, wildfires, floods and storms; how violence against journalists has intensified in Mexico; and why transhumance may offer a path forward in agriculture.

Friday November 25, 2022 Full Transcript

Full text transcript for November 25th episode.
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Nightmares return for Mount Cashel survivors, as 65 men come forward in B.C. lawsuit

Bob Connors often wondered what happened to the Christian Brothers who abused him after they were shuffled from Mount Cashel. He's now horrified by new allegations against the same men in British Columbia.
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The Current for Nov. 24, 2022

Today on The Current: Cabinet ministers testify at Public Order Emergency Commission; B.C. lawsuit links alleged Vancouver abuse to Mount Cashel Orphanage; richer countries pledge funds to support climate-vulnerable nations; and the demolition of the Expo 67 minirail.

Thursday November 24, 2022 Full Transcript

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'Like a caged animal': Parents allege kids isolated, restrained at Whitehorse school

Three parents and a former staff member are speaking out, alleging children were subjected to holds and seclusion at Jack Hulland Elementary School in the recent past. The Yukon RCMP are investigating.

Why this philosopher wants you to think about your great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren — and beyond

With longtermism, philosopher William MacAskill wants us to approach today's problems with an eye on how our decisions will affect future generations, and the world they could inherit thousands of years from now.
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The Current for Nov. 23, 2022

Today on The Current: Parents allege kids isolated, restrained at Whitehorse school; and philosopher William MacAskill makes the case for longtermism.

Wednesday November 23, 2022 Full Transcript

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Colorado shooting won't stop queer people fighting for safe spaces, says advocate

LGBTQ communities are in mourning after five people were killed in a weekend shooting at Club Q, a gay nightclub in Colorado. Advocates say it's a reminder of the hate that LGBTQ people face, but that they won't stop fighting for safety.
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The Current for Nov. 22, 2022

Today on The Current: The importance of queer spaces, in the wake of a fatal shooting at a Colorado gay bar; author David Sax argues that the future is analog; and journalist Pauline Dakin on a childhood spent on the run.

Tuesday November 22, 2022 Full Transcript

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Progress was made at COP27, but more is needed, says climate activist

The COP27 climate conference led to a major breakthrough, with the creation of a loss and damage fund, but activist Catherine Abreu said more work is needed to phase out fossil fuels.
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Two decades after relocation, Innu grapple with future of Davis Inlet and new home

Work has begun on a decades-long promise from the federal government to decommission the former Mushuau Innu community of Davis Inlet — a place tainted by despair for some, a happy childhood home for others. It comes as Natuashish marks 20 years as a community.
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The Current for Nov. 21, 2022

Today on The Current: Revisiting promises made to the former Innu community of Davis Inlet; what’s changed and what hasn’t coming out of COP27; human rights concerns at the 2022 FIFA World Cup; and 24 Sussex Drive closes due to health and safety concerns.

Monday November 21, 2022 Full Transcript

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The Current for Nov. 18, 2022

Today on The Current: The alarming collapse of the FTX exchange; charting the story of humanity through footwear; the verdict reached in the Netherlands for the shooting down of Flight MH17; and Sri Lanka grapples with worst economic crisis since independence.

Friday November 18, 2022 Full Transcript

Full text transcript for November 18th episode.

Changes at Twitter may put activists and protesters at risk, say experts

Twitter has become an important tool for activists to get their message out. But there’s growing concern about the impact that new owner Elon Musk might make it more difficult and, at times, dangerous.
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The Current for Nov. 17, 2022

Today on The Current: Canada gets set for its first men’s World Cup appearance since 1986; the ambitious science of climate repair — and whether it will actually help address the climate crisis; and the violent origins of durable dictatorships and authoritarianism.

Tuesday November 17, 2022 Full Transcript

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Would you sign up to catch a deadly disease and live in isolation for weeks? These friends did

Two friends in Halifax are among dozens of Canadians participating in a human challenge trial — a type of medical study that involves purposely infecting people with a particular pathogen. In this case, it’s the bacteria Bordetella pertussis, known for causing potentially-deadly whooping cough.
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The Current for Nov. 16, 2022

Today on The Current: Russia’s continued aggression as winter creeps closer; how Twitter’s new ownership could make activism more difficult; researching whooping cough by deliberately infecting volunteers; and the growing threat of economic espionage.

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