The Current

The Current for July 11, 2019

Today on The Current: Why did it take so long for allegations of sex trafficking against Jeffrey Epstein to come to light?; plus, helicopters may be sent in to arilift thousands of salmon trapped behind a landslide in B.C.'s Fraser River Canyon; and we listen to episode four of CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM.
Katie Simpson is a senior reporter with the Parliamentary Bureau of CBC News. (Benoit Russell/CBC)
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Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

  • We discuss the allegations of sex trafficking against wealthy businessman Jeffrey Epstein. "This has been a sort of panoply of different powerful men covering for each other," says writer Molly Jong-Fast. She thinks it's time to hold those men accountable.
  • A landslide has trapped thousands of salmon in B.C.'s Fraser River Canyon, preventing the fish from making it to their spawning ground. Scientists are racing to find a way to free them — including the option of using helicopters to airlift the fish.
  • We continue our summer podcast season with award-winning CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM. In episode four: what happens when you try to leave NXIVM.