The Current

The Current for April 5, 2022

Today on The Current: Accusations that rape is being used as tool of war in Ukraine; Canadian workplaces see increased productivity in four-day work week; Nunavut premier calls for infrastructure investment in Canada’s North.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

Russia faces accusations of war crimes in Ukraine, including allegations that rape is being used as a weapon of war. Matt Galloway talks to Alona Shkrum, a Ukrainian member of parliament; and Christina Lamb, chief foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times and the author of Our Bodies, Their Battleground: What War Does To Women.

Then, our Work In Progress series takes a look at workplaces experimenting with a four-day work week — and in some cases seeing an increase in productivity and revenue. We visit a Toronto workplace that made the switch; and hear from Clémentine Van Effenterre, a labour economist and assistant professor at the University of Toronto. 

And Canada's three Northern premiers met with the prime minister Monday to discuss Arctic security amid Russian aggression in Europe, and northern infrastructure investment. We talk to the Premier of Nunavut P.J. Akeeagok; and Will Greaves, an assistant professor of international relations at the University of Victoria.

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