The Current

The Current for April 15, 2019

Today on The Current: We talk to Albertan voters ahead of Tuesday’s provincial election; plus, we look at the controversy surrounding a Netflix nature documentary that shows walruses plunging to their deaths from a cliff; and we speak to two mothers who have written about their experience with postpartum depression.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

  • In the run-up to Alberta's provincial election Tuesday, we speak to three voters about what's on their minds — from the local economy to the province's relationship with Ottawa.
  • Netflix nature documentary Our Planet has provoked an angry response from people caught off guard by one graphic scene. Parents say their children were traumatized by video of walruses falling from a cliff to their deaths, but the program's makers say the scene was caused by climate change, and is an important story to tell. We look at the ethics and arguments that go into bringing these types of stories to the screen.
  • Teresa Wong and Amanda Munday both struggled with postpartum depression, a condition reported to affect as many as 20 per cent of Canadian mothers. Both women have written books about their experiences, from their feelings of inadequacy, to difficulties breastfeeding, and even being admitted to a psychiatric ward.

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