The Current

The Current for June 30, 2022

Today on The Current: The fight over established fundamental rights in the U.S.; marking 25 years since the Hong Kong handover; and episode four of CBC podcast Unlocking the Fountain.
Nahlah Ayed is guest host of The Current this week. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

The overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States has many wondering what rights might also come under fire, including same-sex marriage and contraception. Guest host Nahlah Ayed discusses established rights and how they might be stripped away, with writer and activist Chrissy Stroop, and author and academic Carol Anderson.

Then, Britain officially handed authority over Hong Kong to China 25 years ago this week. We discuss what that historic event has meant for the region — and its future — with former journalist Emily Lau, who became the first woman elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong; and journalist and author Louisa Lim.

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 four of the CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain. Read more about our summer podcast series here.

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