The Current

The Current for December 10, 2018

Today on The Current: does Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei pose a risk to western communications systems?; as a scientific maverick is awarded a Nobel Prize today, we look at where going rogue pays off in research, and where it doesn't; and Lisa Brennan-Jobs tells us about her childhood and her father, the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
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Today on The Current:

  • Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is leading the world into the next phase of mobile communication: 5G. But after the arrest of one of its executives in Canada, questions are being asked about whether the company could pose a risk to Western cybersecurity.
  • Jim Allison is an immunologist who rejected scientific orthodoxy early in his career, and today he's being awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his revolutionary work on cancer treatment. But not all scientists who go rogue reap the rewards, so where's the line between the quirky maverick who finds the breakthrough, and the one whose obsession goes against the grain and down the wrong path?
  • In a conversation originally broadcast in September, Lisa Brennan-Jobs talks to Anna Maria Tremonti about her childhood and her relationship with her father, the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

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