The Current

The Current for January 25, 2019

Today on The Current: As air traffic controllers go without pay during the U.S. government shutdown, are air passengers being put at risk?; plus, we look at what doctors can do when patients demand care from someone with a different skin colour; and a conversation about using the pill to hack your menstruation cycle, after British health officials suggest there's actually no need to bleed.
Piya Chattopadhyay guest hosts The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

  • A union official says air traffic controllers and other flight staff are having to take second jobs to cope during the partial government shutdown in the U.S. Is the political deadlock putting air passengers at risk?
  • We look at patient racism in the doctor's office, and what a physician can do when a patient is demanding treatment from someone with a different skin colour.
  • New guidelines from British health officials say there's no need to menstruate while taking oral contraceptives. So why are birth control pills made so that you do?