The Current

The Current for June 29, 2022

Today on The Current: Eyewitness account of Russian attack on crowded Ukrainian shopping mall; author Gordon Korman on how 'the power of humour' can help tell serious stories; and episode three of CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain.
Nahlah Ayed is guest host of The Current this week. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

A Russian missile destroyed a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine's central city of Kremenchuk Monday, leaving at least 18 dead, dozens injured and more still missing. Guest host Nahlah Ayed talks to Oksana Guida, a local political activist who was at the shopping centre that day; and Inna Sovsun, a member of the Ukrainian parliament.

Then, Canadian-born author Gordon Korman is celebrating publishing his 100th book, The Fort. He talks to us about staying in touch with your inner child, and how 'the power of humour' can help tell serious stories.

And if there was a pill to slow or even stop the aging process, would you take it? We hear about growing older and aging healthily in episode three of the CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain. Read more about our summer podcast series here.

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