The Current

The Current for January 10, 2019

Today on The Current: We talk to some of the people living along the U.S.-Mexico border, asking how they feel about the prospect of a border wall in their back yard; plus we look at the new Canada Food Guide and look at the history of commercial influence on our nutrition; and long-time CBC journalist Curt Petrovich looks back at the 2007 death of Robert Dziekanski, and argues there's more to the story than the narrative of "four bad apple cops."
Anna Maria Tremonti has been the host of CBC Radio One's The Current since it first began in November of 2002. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

  • We talk to some of the people living along the U.S.-Mexico border, asking how they feel about the prospect of a border wall in their back yard. 
  • We look at the new Canada Food Guide and examine how business interests have influenced our nutrition over the decades, since the first guide in the 1940s.
  • Long-time CBC journalist Curt Petrovich covered the death of Robert Dziekanski in 2007. The Polish immigrant was Tasered by RCMP officers in Vancouver airport, but Petrovich says there's more to the story than a narrative of "four bad apple cops." Now he's written a book about Dziekanski, and the four RCMP officers present that night, and whether justice has been served.

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