The Current

The Current for Aug. 25, 2021

Today on the Current: Concerns about vaccine mandates or lack-there-of at universities; a potential serious refugee crisis out of Afghanistan; Tim Caulfield on overcoming the anxiety of everyday life; and episode 2 of CBC podcast Recall: How to Start a Revolution
Anthony Germain is this week's guest host of The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Post-secondary students will soon be back on campuses across the county. Law Professor Debra Parks tells guest host Anthony Germain why she's concerned that there are no vaccine mandates for all students at the University of British Columbia. And Darshan Daryanani, president of The Students' Society of McGill University talks about why inclusion and equity need to be considered in vaccine mandates for post-secondary students.

Then, in Afghanistan, the race to escape Taliban control grows more desperate. Elizabeth Ferris, Vice President of Research at the World Refugee and Migration Council, says the scenes from the Kabul airport could be just the beginning of a serious refugee crisis. 

Plus, modern life's everyday choices can come with a lot of anxiety: why are you on your phone before you get out of bed? Should you really drink that third cup of coffee? Have you had enough water today? Why aren't you exercising more? Tim Caulfield has some advice in the face of all those decisions, summed up in the title of his new book, Relax, Dammit!

And this summer we're bringing you a few of the best original CBC podcasts. Today it's Episode 2 of Recall: How to Start a Revolution, featuring the story of revolt and political violence in Quebec during the 1960s. 

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