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Charities offering hot meals grapple with shrinking donations — and soaring demand

Rising food prices are making it harder for charities that run food programs to help those in need — but one expert says structural changes are needed to eliminate the poverty that drives the need for those services to begin with.

The Current for Dec. 6, 2022

Today on The Current: COVID-19 front-line worker and her family face deportation to Mexico; anxious patients wait months for Pap test results; and charities offering hot meals grapple with rising costs.
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Banned in the U.S., not approved for breastfeeding — why are so many moms taking this drug?

CBC spoke with nine women in Canada, the U.S. and Australia who say they had debilitating psychological side effects when they tried to come off domperidone, a drug that's often prescribed to help induce lactation, but isn't actually approved as a breastfeeding aid.

Violence against Indigenous women has gotten worse since MMIWG inquiry: advocate

The murders of Indigenous women in Manitoba have renewed pleas for action on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Matt Galloway talks to Kyra Wilson, chief of Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba; and Sandra DeLaronde, project lead of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls implementation project in Manitoba.

The Current for Dec. 5, 2022

Today on The Current: Manitoba murders show situation has gotten worse for Indigenous women, says advocate; women report alarming side effects from drug prescribed to help with breastfeeding; and Amazon losing billions on Alexa voice assistant.

Monday December 5, 2022 Full Transcript

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During Ukraine's rolling blackouts, candles and 'faith in ourselves' become latest weapons

Russian attacks have damaged large swaths of Ukraine’s electricity grid, leaving people without reliable power, light and heating. Matt Galloway talks to Ukrainians dealing with these blackouts, with a determination that life continues.

Disability rights advocate Vicky Levack finally allowed to move out of nursing home

32-year-old disability rights advocate Vicky Levack has lived in a nursing home for years, due to a lack of housing for people with disabilities in Nova Scotia. Now, she’s finally in her own home.

From drug dealer to public broadcaster and back again: the story of Robert Rowbotham

Robert Rowbotham, also known as Rosie, has died. He had a significant impact on Canada’s cannabis scene — and contributed to CBC’s This Morning. But now, he’s dying of cancer. Producer Ira Basen worked with Rosie on that program. He tells us Rosie’s story.

The Current for Dec. 2, 2022

Today on The Current: Ukrainians face winter with disruptions to power and heat; disability rights advocate finally allowed to move out of nursing home; lawyer Elizabeth Maruma Mrema on how to heal our relationship with nature; and what the World Cup revealed about Team Canada.

Friday December 2, 2022 Full Transcript

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Children bearing the brunt of Somalia's drought and hunger crisis

Millions of people in Somalia are facing drought and chronic hunger, and children in particular are bearing the brunt of this crisis. The CBC’s Margaret Evans has been reporting from Somalia; she tells us what she’s seen.

Baguettes recognized as part of humanity's 'intangible heritage'

The artisanal baguette has been recognized as an “intangible heritage of humanity” by UNESCO. We talk to chef Marc Thuet about what makes the perfect baguette.

The Current for Dec. 1, 2022

Today on The Current: Children bear the brunt of Somalia drought and hunger crisis; how should academic institutions verify Indigenous identity?; new same-sex marriage protections in the U.S.; and the humble baguette, part of humanity’s ‘intangible heritage.'

Thursday December 1, 2022 Full Transcript

Full text transcript for December 1st episode.

Her son's heart surgery has been cancelled twice. It's happening all over Canada

Children’s hospitals across Canada are facing a tripledemic surge of flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases — leading to long wait times, shortages in beds and staff, and in some cases the cancellation of pediatric surgeries.

Lionel Messi hasn't always been beloved in Argentina. A World Cup trophy could change that

Even though Lionel Messi may be one of the greatest soccer players of all time, the Argentine star hasn’t always been well received by his country. But Jasmine Garsd says his standing in Argentina has changed in recent years, and Messi could cement his legacy if he leads his team to a World Cup trophy.

The Current for Nov. 30, 2022

Today on The Current: Children’s hospitals forced to cancel surgeries amid ‘tripledemic’ surge of respiratory viruses; constitutional concerns over Alberta’s sovereignty act; and why soccer great Lionel Messi once faced backlash in his native Argentina

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Twice yearly, these shepherds move with their flock. But it's getting harder

Seasonal droving of livestock, known as transhumance, still happens in rural Europe and around the world. As the practice gains newfound respect, though, pastoralists say they need support to survive.

The Current for Nov. 29, 2022

Today on The Current: Protests erupt in China over COVID-zero policy; the task ahead of Fady Dagher, Montreal’s next chief of police; and Japan launches inquiry into Unification Church, aka the Moonies

Tuesday November 29, 2022 Full Transcript

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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. 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

Monday November 28, 2022 Full Transcript

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