The Current

The Current for December 14, 2018

Today on The Current: As the UN talks on climate change are extended in Poland, we look at what — if anything — has been achieved so far; we look at gender disparity in classical music, and ask whether it starts with the instruments kids choose in the classroom; and the Tower of London's ravenmaster tells us about a prophecy of dire consequences if his birds leave.
Laura Lynch is an award-winning journalist and guest host of The Current. In the course of her career, she has reported from across Canada and around the world. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • As the UN talks on climate change are extended in Poland, we look at what — if anything — has been achieved so far.
  • A Boston Symphony Orchestra flutist is suing the orchestra after she was paid $70,000 less than a male counterpart. We look at gender disparity in the world of classical music, and ask whether it starts with the instruments kids choose in the classroom
  • As the ravenmaster at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife's job responsibilities include the care and feeding of a few birds — and holding together the entire United Kingdom. He tells us about a unique job with unique responsibilities.