The Current for April 20, 2021
Today on The Current:
After delivering her first budget as federal finance minister, Chrystia Freeland joins Matt Galloway to discuss fixing long-term care, a national child-care plan, and the federal and provincial responses to a third wave of COVID-19.
Renowned chef Éric Ripert learned to cook in France's top restaurants, where abusive behaviour was expected and endured. He tells us how Buddhism changed his own behaviour in the kitchen; how he misses his close friend Anthony Bourdain; and talks us through a recipe from his new book, Vegetable Simple.
And an increasing number of migrants from Guatemala are heading to the Mexico-U.S. border — prompting the Biden administration to look at the root causes driving them north. We talk to Celia Mendoza, a correspondent with Voice of America who is at the border; Ana Maria Mendez, the Central America cluster director for Oxfam; and Anita Isaacs, a professor of political science at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and director of Migration Encounters, an oral history project on migration.