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Jan 23, 2019 episode transcript

Full text transcript for the January 23rd episode

How a wildlife criminal built a career snatching eggs from rare birds

After smuggling more than a dozen endangered bird eggs into the U.K. last year, Jeffrey Lendrum is now facing a three-year jail sentence. Journalist Joshua Hammer recounts the story behind the wildlife criminal who, for years, has poached rare bird eggs from around the world.
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'The kids aren't yours': Barwin sperm mix-up sheds light on 'broken' fertility industry

After a mix-up during their fertility treatment with disgraced Ottawa doctor Norman Barwin, a couple says Canada's fertility laws needs to change and give people born through donor eggs or sperm the right to know their origins.

Could 2019 be the year that we all go vegan?

Food and business writer David Sax says Canada's new food guide might help contribute to a rise in veganism as it pushes people to eat less meat and more plant-based protein.
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China's criticism of Canadian law is a change from refusing criticism of their own: expert

As tensions between China and Canada escalate over the detention of citizens on both sides, we talk to two experts about how to solve the dispute and repair diplomatic relations.

Could 2019 be the year that we all go vegan?

Food and business writer David Sax says Canada's new food guide might help contribute to a rise in veganism as it pushes people to eat less meat and more plant-based protein.

China's criticism of Canadian law is a change from refusing criticism of their own: expert

As tensions between China and Canada escalate over the detention of citizens on both sides, we talk to two experts about how to solve the dispute and repair diplomatic relations.
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Could 2019 be the year that we all go vegan?

Food and business writer David Sax says Canada's new food guide might help contribute to a rise in veganism as it pushes people to eat less meat and more plant-based protein.

How a wildlife criminal built a career snatching eggs from rare birds

After smuggling dozens of endangered bird eggs into the U.K. last year, Jeffrey Lendrum is now facing a three-year jail sentence. Journalist Joshua Hammer recounts the story behind the wildlife criminal who, for years, has poached rare bird eggs from around the world.

China's criticism of Canadian law is a change from refusing criticism of their own: expert

As tensions between China and Canada escalate over the detention of citizens on both sides, we talk to two experts about how to solve the dispute and repair diplomatic relations.

How a wildlife criminal built a career snatching eggs from rare birds

After smuggling more than a dozen endangered bird eggs into the U.K. last year, Jeffrey Lendrum is now facing a three-year jail sentence. Journalist Joshua Hammer recounts the story behind the wildlife criminal who, for years, has poached rare bird eggs from around the world.
Audio

How a wildlife criminal built a career snatching eggs from rare birds

After smuggling dozens of endangered bird eggs into the U.K. last year, Jeffrey Lendrum is now facing a three-year jail sentence. Journalist Joshua Hammer recounts the story behind the wildlife criminal who, for years, has poached rare bird eggs from around the world.
Audio

China's criticism of Canadian law is a change from refusing criticism of their own: expert

As tensions between China and Canada escalate over the detention of citizens on both sides, we talk to two experts about how to solve the dispute and repair diplomatic relations.

The Current for January 23, 2019

Today on The Current: We talk to two experts about how to solve the escalating diplomatic dispute between Canada and China; plus, we ask if 2019 could be the year that veganism goes mainstream; and we hear the story of a wildlife criminal who is finally facing jail after years of poaching rare bird eggs from around the world.
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Full Episode for January 23, 2019 - The Current

Today on The Current: We talk to two experts about how to solve the escalating diplomatic dispute between Canada and China; plus, we ask if 2019 could be the year that veganism goes mainstream; and we hear the story of a wildlife criminal who is finally facing jail after years of poaching rare bird eggs from around the world.

Jan. 22, 2019 episode transcript

Full text transcript for January 22nd episode.

Video of teen, Indigenous protester standoff let people confirm their own fears: writer

Do you swear or lash out at Siri or Google when the AI assistant doesn’t follow your commands? We talk to experts about what our interactions with the devices could say about human beings.
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Do you swear at Alexa? What our treatment of AI assistants says about humans

Do you swear or lash out at Siri or Google when the AI assistant doesn't follow your commands? We talk to experts about what our interactions with the devices could say about human beings.

Video of teen, Indigenous protester standoff let people confirm their own fears: writer

As more information emerges, a rush to draw damning conclusions from video of an Indigenous protester and teenagers in MAGA hats shows our personal and political bias, says one writer.
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Video of teen, Indigenous protester standoff let people confirm their own fears: writer

As more information emerges, a rush to draw damning conclusions from video of an Indigenous protester and teenagers in MAGA hats shows our personal and political bias, says one writer.

Death of Gilles Duceppe's mother is latest in series of preventable tragedies: reporter

Hélène Rowley Hotte, 93, died of hypothermia Sunday after getting locked out of the Lux Gouverneur seniors' complex when an alarm went off. We talk to The Globe and Mail's health columnist André Picard about how tragedies like this can be avoided.
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Death of Gilles Duceppe's mother is latest in series of preventable tragedies: reporter

Hélène Rowley Hotte, 93, died of hypothermia Sunday after getting locked out of the Lux Gouverneur seniors' complex when an alarm went off. We talk to The Globe and Mail's health columnist André Picard about how tragedies like this can be avoided.

We're working to 'plug the leaks' that put guns in wrong hands: Minister Bill Blair

After One Bullet, The Current's series on gun violence that aired last week, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair discusses efforts to reduce gun violence in Canada.

We're working to 'plug the leaks' that put guns in wrong hands: Minister Bill Blair

After One Bullet, The Current's series on gun violence that aired last week, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair discusses efforts to reduce gun violence in Canada.

Death of Gilles Duceppe's mother is latest in series of preventable tragedies: reporter

Hélène Rowley Hotte, 93, died of hypothermia Sunday after getting locked out of the Lux Gouverneur seniors' complex when an alarm went off. We talk to The Globe and Mail's health columnist André Picard about how tragedies like this can be avoided.