The Current

The Current for Aug. 9, 2022

Today on The Current: Fears of catastrophe at Ukrainian nuclear plant under Russia control; Donald MacPherson reflects on decades of drug policy in Canada; and episode two 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:

In Ukraine, a nuclear plant under Russian occupation has the international community warning of potential catastrophe. Guest host Michelle Shephard discusses the risks with Philip Crowther, international affiliate correspondent for the Associated Press; and Mariana Budjeryn, a Ukrainian nuclear expert at Harvard's Belfer Center. 

Then, Donald MacPherson has been called a visionary when it comes to the way we think about drug use in Canada. As he steps down as the executive director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, he joins us to reflect on decades of shifting drug policy and helping the vulnerable. 

And we hear the second 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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