The Current for December 7, 2018

Today on The Current: the death of a missionary on a remote island has sparked a debate over whether he was a martyr, or misguided; could an end finally be in sight for the devastating conflict in Yemen?; as the ‘internet of things’ grows, who bears the responsibility for making sure our smart devices are secure?
Guest host Michelle Shephard is an author, filmmaker and former investigative reporter with the Toronto Star. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)
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Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

  • A 26-year-old Christian missionary was killed last month when he snuck onto a remote island in the Indian Ocean. He had hoped to preach to an isolated tribe, but he and his message were met with a hail of arrows. His death has sparked a debate: was he a martyr or misguided?
  • Warring factions in the Yemen conflict are meeting in Sweden for UN-sponsored peace talks. Could this mean an end is in sight for the devastation that has befallen the country? We talk to experts about their hopes — and fears — about what the talks alone can achieve.
  • As more and more of our lives become entwined with technology, who bears the responsibility for making sure our smart devices are secure? We speak to two experts about the rising "internet of things," and where the risks and responsibilities lie.