The Current

The Current for February 18, 2019

Today on The Current: We look at the unrest in Haiti and the Canadians trapped there as a result; plus, author Jennifer Traig gives us the lowdown on some of weird and downright dangerous parenting practices from history; and we look at the life and work of Canadian biologist Anne Dagg, a pioneer in giraffe research whose finally getting the 'attention she deserves.'
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)
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Today on The Current:

  • Several hundred tourists, including dozens of Canadians, have found themselves trapped in Haiti as street demonstrations make it dangerous to move around the country. We look at what's driving the unrest.
  • "Parenting" only became a verb in the last century, a fact that becomes clear when you look back at the history of how we used to treat out our children. As much of Canada celebrates Family Day, author Jennifer Traig gives us the low down on some of weird and downright dangerous parenting practices from history.
  • Canadian biologist Anne Dagg was denied tenure decades ago, despite her pioneering research on giraffes. In a conversation originally aired in November, we hear about how she's finally getting recognition in her field — and how she wants to make sure young women scientists today don't have to fight the way she did.

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