The Current

The Current for April 30, 2019

Today on The Current: Floods damage more than just infrastructure. How can people prepare for how natural disasters will affect their mental health?; then, former NHL player Willie O’Ree sits down with Anna Maria Tremonti to discuss how a puck to the face almost derailed his entire career. Internal conflict is plaguing the NRA, but does the latest drama paint a picture of an organization in crisis? Our panel discussion weighs in on the state and future of the NRA.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

  • When natural disaster hits, it can happen with little to no warning. Thousands of Montreal residents had to flee their homes with mere minutes to spare after a dike burst, flooding the area. Stress, loss, trauma: we discuss the emotional and mental toll of flooding.
  • Willie O'Ree was the first black man to ever play for the NHL, but racism wasn't the only thing he had to overcome to make his hockey dreams come true. The hockey legend sat down with Anna Maria Tremonti to talk about re-learning how to play after losing an eye — and why he's still involved with the league today.
  • The NRA was keeping up appearances at its annual convention this past weekend, but behind closed doors, chaos engulfs the organization. What could the internal conflict mean for the future of the group — and its role in American politics? Our panelists weigh in.

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