The Current

The Current for July 23, 2021

Today on The Current: Why Indigenous fire management practices might be needed to make up for hundreds of years of fire suppression policies that don't work; Islamophobia in Canada and how to combat it; and Episode 8 of A Death in Cryptoland.
Robyn Bresnahan is this week's guest host of The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

With the recent heat waves and subsequent wildfires in B.C., experts are calling for Indigenous fire management practices to be implemented across North America so that fire services can better prepare for the future. To discuss how cultural burns could have a positive impact going forward, guest host Robyn Bresnahan talks to fire research scientist Amy Christianson, as well as Don Hankins, professor of geography and planning at California State University, Chico. 

Plus, following yesterday's national summit on Islamophobia, we discuss the severity of Islamophobia in Canada with Aymen Derbali, a survivor of 2017's Quebec City mosque shooting that left six dead; lawyer Nusaiba Al-Azem from London, Ont.; and Noor Al-Henedy, a member of the Canadian Islamic Centre in Edmonton.

And this summer, we're bringing you a few of the best original CBC podcasts. Today it's Episode 8 of A Death in Cryptoland, in which host Takara Small explores the cataclysmic chain of events after the young CEO of Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange is reported dead.