The Current

The Current for February 12, 2019

Today on The Current: We look at the history of SNC-Lavalin and what happens when big companies face big accusations; plus, can artificial intelligence help us harness vast amounts of medical data to improve health outcomes for patients?; and we remember Joe Schlesinger, one of Canada's most prominent and beloved journalists, who died Monday.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Today on The Current

  • Before allegations that former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution, the Quebec company faced suspensions, forced resignations, and arrests related to major construction projects at home and abroad. We look at the company's history, and what happens when big companies face big accusations.
  • At Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, artificial intelligence is being used to analyze some of the vast amount of medical data that's generated each and every minute. We speak to the experts involved in how AI could improve health outcomes for patients.
  • Joe Schlesinger, one of Canada's most prominent journalists, died Monday at the age of 90. After narrowly escaping the Nazis as a young boy, he spent decades covering some of the most significant events of the 20th and 21st centuries, finding the heartbeat in every story. Anna Maria Tremonti spoke with Schlesinger in 2009, and we listen back to their conversation.

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