The Current

The Current for June 6, 2019

Today on The Current: We look at the worsening situation in Sudan, after dozens of protesters were shot and killed this week; then, the mysterious allure of Oak Island in Nova Scotia, site of the world’s longest-running treasure hunt; and what sitting with hundreds of dying patients has taught a hospital chaplain about death.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts the 17th season of The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

  • Dozens of Sudanese pro-democracy protesters were shot and killed this week when armed forces stormed a sit-in in Khartoum. What led up to that moment, and how should the international community respond? A man who was at the protest shares his story, as well as a Sudan researcher and analyst.
  • No one knows what's buried on Nova Scotia's Oak Island — or even whether there's anything buried there at all. This hasn't stopped explorers from hunting for treasure on the island for centuries. Author Randall Sullivan dug into the history and lore of the land, which he shares with Anna Maria Tremonti.
  • David Maginley is a hospital chaplain who sits with people on their deathbed. He shares the most common regrets people reveal, and what's holding them back from being at peace in their final hours.