The Current

The Current for Aug. 1, 2022

Today on The Current: Saving endangered trees and forests under threat from climate change; legendary journalist Carl Bernstein on his days as a newspaper copy boy; and episode five of Welcome to Paradise.
Anthony Germain is the guest host of The Current for Aug. 1, 2022. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

The Earth's forests are at risk from climate change, but conservationists have not given up hope. Guest host Anthony Germain discusses efforts to save endangered trees from extinction with Wesley Knapp, chief botanist at the biodiversity conservation NGO Nature Serve; and Alessandro Cescatti, co-author of a recent study published in Nature that looked into how tree resilience to climate change is declining to critical levels.

Then, in his book Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom, legendary journalist Carl Bernstein takes us back to his days as a 16-year-old copy boy in a Washington newsroom. We listen back to our conversation from February, where he tells us about his love of newspapers, what he learned from writing obituaries, and going to work on the day John F. Kennedy was killed.

And we hear episode five of CBC podcast Welcome to Paradise, in which Anna Maria Tremonti breaks a decades-long silence about her experience with intimate partner violence. Read more about our summer podcast series here.

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