The Current

The Current for Dec. 3, 2021

Today on The Current: Global ramifications of Mississippi abortion case before U.S. Supreme Court; delivery-app drivers speak out about working conditions; and First Nations are working to repatriate sacred items and decolonize museums.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to uphold a Mississippi law that would ban abortion after 15 weeks, even in cases of rape or incest. Women's health advocates warn that upholding that law could set a dangerous precedent and endanger women's health. We talk to Amy Nobles, a Mississippi native who wrote to the Supreme Court to explain how an abortion saved her life; Shannon Brewer, clinic director of the Jackson Women's Health Organization; and Alejandra Cardenas, senior director for global legal strategies at the Center For Reproductive Rights.

Then, gig economy workers deliver your food to tight deadlines, but often for little money and under the threat of deactivation. What's it like when an algorithm is your boss? We talk to two workers, Megan Foster in Fredericton and Saurabh Sharma in Toronto; and Wendy Cukier, a Ryerson University professor who has studied the changing nature of gig work.

And some First Nations are working to repatriate sacred items and ancestral remains that were stolen and put in museums around the world — and they're succeeding. We discuss decolonizing museums with Bill Cranmer, a hereditary chief of the 'Namgis First Nation and board chair of the U'mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, B.C.; Jisgang Nika Collison, executive director of the Haida Gwaii Museum and co-chair of the Haida Repatriation Committee; and Jordan Coble, chair of the British Columbia Museums Association's Indigenous advisory committee and a councillor for the Westbank First Nation.

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