The Current

The Current for July 25, 2022

Today on The Current: Voices of survivors, as Pope Francis arrives in Canada; U.S. abortion restrictions creating uncertainty around miscarriage care; and Canadian author Lawrence Hill on tackling big social issues for young readers
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Pope Francis has arrived in Canada, to expectations around a long-awaited apology and questions about what might come next. Our papal visit correspondent Falen Johnson joins Matt Galloway from Edmonton.

Then, U.S. restrictions on abortion are leading to medical dilemmas around miscarriages, as physicians and patients weigh up the risk of criminal penalties against the risks of curbing care. We talk to high-risk ob-gyn Dr. Erika Werner; and law professor Kimberly Mutcherson.

And we listen back to our January conversation with Canadian author Lawrence Hill, about the joy and challenge of writing his children's book, Beatrice and Croc Harry, and how he tackled big social issues for young readers.