The Current

The Current for Aug. 11, 2022

Today on The Current: Encampment tents removed from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside; Serena Williams' legacy, both on and off the tennis court; and episode four of CBC podcast White Hot Hate
Michelle Shephard is guest host on The Current. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Vancouver police forcibly removed encampment tents in the DTES this week, acting on an order from Vancouver's fire chief. Guest host Michelle Shephard discusses the removal and potential long-term solutions with Matthew Trudeau, public information officer for the Vancouver Fire Rescue Services; Stefania Seccia of the Women's National Housing and Homelessness Network; and Ethel Whitty, Vancouver's former director of homeless services.

Then, sports journalists Stephanie Myles and Renee Washington discuss Serena Williams' decision to retire and what her legacy will be — both on and off the tennis court.

And we hear the fourth episode of the CBC podcast, White Hot Hate. It tells the story of violent, white supremacist ideology spreading around the world, with believers trying to create chaos in order to seize control. Read more about our summer podcast series here.

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