The Current

The Current for July 5, 2022

Today on The Current: Examining why smuggling operations such as the one that happened in Texas are so deadly; expectations are high ahead of the Pope’s visit to Canada; and episode six of the CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain.
Rosemary Barton is the guest host this week on The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Last week in San Antonio, Texas, 53 people were found dead, trapped in a sweltering tractor-trailer. It was the deadliest human smuggling tragedy of its kind in the United States. A few others in the vehicle survived. The migrants were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Guest host Rosemary Barton speaks with Paulina Villegas, a reporter for The Washington Post, and Roger Enriquez, an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Texas, and the executive director of Westside Community Partnerships. 

Despite health concerns, the Pope remains committed to visiting Canada later this month. There are high expectations for the Pope and his expected apology for the Catholic Church's involvement in residential schools, and reporter Philip Pullella says he expects those expectations to be met. Pullella discusses his face-to-face interview with the Pope, residential school survivor Kenneth Young talks about his expectations, and Anishinaabe columnist Tanya Talaga says Indigenous communities need more than an apology. 

There are many stories about those who have sought out the fountain of youth, but what if you could make your own? Keith McArthur explores the science-based blueprint for building your own fountain of youth in episode five of the CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain. Read more about our summer podcast series here.

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