The Current

The Current for April 13, 2021

Today on The Current: Alberta polarized over new COVID-19 restrictions; dismantling the silence around pregnancy loss; and Rebecca Carroll on the white gaze, and claiming her own identity.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

New COVID-19 restrictions have polarized Albertans and in some cases sparked open defiance, including in Premier Jason Kenney's own party. Matt Galloway talks to Drew Barnes, the United Conservative Party MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat, who opposes his leader's new round of measures. And Lisa Young, a professor of political science at the University of Calgary, discusses how the provincial government has approached the pandemic, and what's led to this deep divide.

Then, families who suffer miscarriages often struggle in silence, but researchers say dismantling the stigma could help ensure more government and employer support. We talk to Laura Payton and Andrew Waterman, who wrote publicly about the losses their families experienced, and we hear from Cape Breton University assistant professor Stephanie Gilbert, whose research looks at what supports are available, and what more is needed.

And Rebecca Carroll grew up as the only Black person in her small New Hampshire town, and didn't meet anyone else who looked like her until she was six. She talks about her new book Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir, her search for identity, and the hard work she says is needed to truly understand each other.