The Current

The Current for July 17, 2019

Today on The Current: We speak to young people about how social media affects their mental health; then, we speak to author Darren Dochuk about the links between Christianity and the oil industry; plus, we look at how James Bond fans are reacting to the news that the new 007 will be a black woman; and we continue our summer podcast season with award-winning CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM.
David Common is guest host of The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • A new study looks at how social media is affecting teenagers' mental health. We talk to two young people about how they use those platforms, and what they do to manage the potentially harmful effects.
  • Darren Dochuk's new book, Anointed with Oil, looks at the connection between Christianity and the oil industry, including how late premier Ernest Manning opened up the oilsands for development in the late 1960s. Dochuk talks us through that history, including an aborted plan to set off nuclear weapons under the oilsands.
  • We speak to writer Eliana Dockterman about how James Bond fans are reacting to the news that the new 007 will be a black woman.
  • We continue our summer podcast season with award-winning CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM

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