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)

Full Episode Transcript

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.

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