The Current

The Current for April 11, 2022

Today on The Current: Searching for accountability in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; what the Bay du Nord oil project means for climate activism; and how a new poetry collection illustrates varied experiences of the pandemic
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Russian attacks on eastern Ukraine have forced thousands to flee the area in search of safety. Matt Galloway hears the latest from Ukraine with Oleksiy Sorokin, the political editor for the Kyiv Independent; and discusses calls to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for alleged war crimes with Carla Del Ponte, who served as chief prosecutor for two International Criminal Tribunals, for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda.

Then, the federal government gave the green light to a new deepwater oil development, the Bay du Nord oil project, off the coast of Newfoundland. We discuss the approval and what it means for meeting Canada's climate targets with Newfoundland and Labrador's Energy Minister Andrew Parsons; pipefitter Steve White; and Angela Carter, a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador government's Net-Zero Advisory Council.

And last year, the Global Vaccine Poem project invited people to write poems to their COVID-19 shots. Now, co-editors David Hassler and Naomi Shihab Nye have compiled a new poetry collection about the pandemic, Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic.

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