The Current

The Current for June 4, 2020

Today on The Current: Farm workers and COVID-19; Accusations of inaction after MMIWG inquiry; Disabled people feel left behind in pandemic supports; The Afghan films that survived the Taliban
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

Hundreds of farm workers have now tested positive for COVID-19, and a 31-year-old migrant worker died Saturday. We discuss how to protect the people growing our food.

A year after the final report of the MMIWG inquiry, families say the lack of federal action is another broken promise. We talk to Meggie Cywink, a special advisor and liaison for families during the inquiry, and Nahanni Fontaine, the NDP MLA for St. Johns in Manitoba. Matt Galloway also asks Minister of Crown and Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett to explain the delay.

Three months into the pandemic, there is frustration among people with disabilities that they're getting left behind by government programs. We talk to people living with disabilities about support, employment opportunities, and what needs to change.

When the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, anything blasphemous — books, art — was burned. But a treasure trove of film survived, dating back to the earliest days of cinema. We talk to director Ariel Nasr, who has made the surviving pictures the subject of his documentary, The Forbidden Reel.