The Current

The Current for June 24, 2022

Today on The Current: The importance of small-town Pride parades; Chris Hall on interviewing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; helping those hit hardest by Afghanistan’s deadly earthquake; and the surprising roots of tree poaching.
Duncan McCue is this week's guest host of The Current.

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Some small towns across Canada are celebrating their first ever Pride parades. Guest host Duncan McCue discusses the importance of LGBT representation in smaller towns and rural areas, with Greg Klassen in Altona, Man., Trevor Taylor on Fogo Island in Newfoundland, and Kjerstina Larsen in Vanderhoof, B.C.

Plus, the CBC's Chris Hall gives us a sneak peek of his upcoming interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Then, as Afghanistan digs out from one of its deadliest earthquakes in decades, we talk to Islamic Relief aid workers Ajmal Majboor and Mohammed Golam Sorwar about efforts to help those in hard-hit, remote areas.

And in her new book Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America's Woods, Lyndsie Bourgon explores the environmental impact of tree poaching, and the social and economic factors driving it.

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