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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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
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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.
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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.
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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

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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.

Filipino survivors of martial law still haunted by abuses 50 years after declaration

Fifty years after the declaration of martial law in the Philippines, survivors and activists in the country and around the world are commemorating what’s widely considered to be a dark chapter in the country’s history.

He fled Russia for opposing the war, but that hasn't stopped him from raising his voice

As the war in Ukraine approaches its eighth month, some Russians are going to extreme lengths to show there are compatriots who oppose the conflict.
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The Current for Sept. 23, 2022

Today on The Current: Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry holds final day of hearings; Russians opposed to war flee to neighbouring countries; and survivors remember declaration of martial law in the Philippines.

Friday September 23, 2022 Full Transcript

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'This, finally, was our opportunity': Ken Dryden explores 1972 Summit Series emotions in new book

Following the Soviet Union's ice hockey dominance in the 1950s and 1960s, former goaltender Ken Dryden said the 1972 Summit Series was an opportunity for Canadian NHL players to prove they were the best of the best.
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The Current for Sept. 22, 2022

Today on The Current: Putin’s call for more troops sends Russians fleeing to neighbouring countries; how clowning around can help sick children; and Ken Dryden reflects on 1972 Summit Series.

Thursday September 22, 2022 Full Transcript

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Amid violent protests in Iran, women throwing off headscarves have nothing to lose, says protester

Protests have erupted in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by Iran's morality police, for not adequately covering her hair.

UBCM members endorse resolution supporting clotheslines to cut energy consumption

In countries around the world, clothes are often dried outdoors under the warm sun, but in B.C. strict bylaws keep many residents from setting up a clothesline or putting out a drying rack.

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