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'Do we want to survive or not?': Elizabeth May says climate change talks too focused on bureaucracy

As the UN talks on climate change are extended in Poland, Green Party leader Elizabeth May tells us that those expecting decisive action will be disappointed.

How a lawsuit over gender-equal pay could change the classical music industry

A journalist covering an ongoing gender discrimination lawsuit launched against the Boston Symphony Orchestra by its principal flutist says the case could have broader implications for classical musicians.

How a lawsuit over gender-equal pay could change the classical music industry

A journalist covering an ongoing gender discrimination lawsuit launched against the Boston Symphony Orchestra by its principal flutist says the case could have broader implications for classical musicians.

'Do we want to survive or not?': Elizabeth May says climate change talks too focused on bureaucracy

As the UN talks on climate change are extended in Poland, Green Party leader Elizabeth May tells us that those expecting decisive action will be disappointed.

The Current for December 14, 2018

Today on The Current: As the UN talks on climate change are extended in Poland, we look at what — if anything — has been achieved so far; we look at gender disparity in classical music, and ask whether it starts with the instruments kids choose in the classroom; and the Tower of London's ravenmaster tells us about a prophecy of dire consequences if his birds leave.

Thursday December 13, 2018 Full Episode Transcript

Full text transcript for December 13th episode.

Activist urges WWII-level global effort to fight climate change

'We are too late in the game for gradualism... or for individualism — the idea that 'I'll take care of my emissions, you take care of your emissions.' An activist says nations must mobilize in the same way they did during the Second World War.
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Two Canadians discuss how to find common ground in fight against climate change

How do we build a consensus in order to move forward? We look at the deep divide in perspectives, and how to bridge them.

What can environmentalists learn from the civil rights movement?

What can environmentalists learn from the civil rights movement? We talk to Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, a civil rights worker turned climate justice activist.

Some jobs in new energy industries come with a pay cut of $50K: coal miner

As industries change around plans to cut greenhouse emissions, will the "green jobs" that replace them match the pay and benefits of the fossil fuel sector?

Two Canadians discuss how to find common ground in fight against climate change

How do we build a consensus in order to move forward? We look at the deep divide in perspectives, and how to bridge them.

Some jobs in new energy industries come with a pay cut of $50K: coal miner

As industries change around plans to cut greenhouse emissions, will the "green jobs" that replace them match the pay and benefits of the fossil fuel sector?

Activist urges WWII-level global effort to fight climate change

As part of The Current's special edition on climate change, we talk to two experts about the level of commitment needed to tackle the problem — and why that action isn't taking place.

Activist urges WWII-level global effort to fight climate change

As part of The Current's special edition on climate change, we talk to two experts about the level of commitment needed to tackle the problem — and why that action isn't taking place.

The Current for December 13, 2018

In a special edition of The Current, we explore the challenges we face with climate change, from the psychology of confronting the changes that need to be made; to changing industries and whether "green jobs" will offer the same pay and benefits; to building a consensus in order to move forward; and what environmentalists can learn from the civil rights movement.

Minimalism: Upper-class luxury or liberating lifestyle?

In a world of stuff, there's a movement that sells the idea of space as a path to happiness. But some critics see this lifestyle trend as self-centered, and say it includes its own kind of consumerism that only people with money can afford.

Dec. 12, 2018 episode transcript

Full text transcript for the December 12th episode.

Arrest of former Canadian diplomat suggests China 'doesn't respect the rule of law,' says former ambassador

A former ambassador says that the arrest of a former Canadian diplomat in China is latest in string of crises that suggest China "evades its responsibilities."

Myers-Briggs tests in the workplace help the employer, not the employee, says author

Using the Myers-Briggs personality test is a way to engineer a workforce while appearing to care about employees' self fulfillment, says Merve Emre. She's the author of The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing.
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Arrest of former Canadian diplomat suggests China 'doesn't respect the rule of law,' says former ambassador

A former ambassador says that the arrest of a former Canadian diplomat in China is latest in string of crises that suggest China "evades its responsibilities."

'In the middle of a battle,' journalist Maria Ressa, named among Time's Person of the Year, won't back down

Maria Ressa, named among Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year,' says the Philippines is a warning to the world about the power of social media to spread misinformation. She wants platforms like Facebook to take more responsibility.

Arrest of former Canadian diplomat suggests China 'doesn't respect the rule of law,' says former ambassador

A former ambassador says that the arrest of a former Canadian diplomat in China is latest in string of crises that suggest China "evades its responsibilities."

'In the middle of a battle,' journalist Maria Ressa, named among Time's Person of the Year, won't back down

Maria Ressa, named among Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year,' says the Philippines is a warning to the world about the power of social media to spread misinformation. She wants platforms like Facebook to take more responsibility.

'In the middle of a battle,' journalist Maria Ressa, named among Time's Person of the Year, won't back down

Maria Ressa, named among Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year,' says the Philippines is a warning to the world about the power of social media to spread misinformation. She wants platforms like Facebook to take more responsibility.

The Current for December 12, 2018

Today on the Current: we talk to one of Time Magazine's People of the Year, Maria Ressa, about the power of social media to spread misinformation; a former ambassador says that the arrest of a former Canadian diplomat in China is latest in string of crises that suggest China "evades its responsibilities"; and the history behind the Myers-Briggs personality test.