The Current

The Current for June 8, 2021

Today on The Current: Every Canadian must stand up to Islamophobia, say advocates; Archbishop J. Michael Miller on his apology after Kamloops discovery; how Canada could help ramp up vaccine production; and how "sticky stuff" is driving cheating in baseball.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

Four members of a Muslim family were killed in London, Ont., in what's being investigated as an intentional and targeted attack. Aarij Anwer, imam at London Muslim Mosque, tells us how his community is coping, and we discuss Islamophobia in Canada with Mustafa Farooq, CEO of the National Council of Canadian Muslims; and Irfan Chaudhry, director of the Office of Human Rights at MacEwan University in Edmonton.

Then, Vancouver's Archbishop J. Michael Miller offered an apology after preliminary findings from a radar survey of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C. indicated that as many as 215 children could be buried on the site. He tells us why he felt it was important to apologize, and what must happen next.

Plus, global health experts are calling for a dramatic change in how we manufacture vaccines, to increase supply and help the world tackle this pandemic — but also plan for the next one. We hear about proposals to ramp up production, and how Canada could be part of the solution, with Dr. Prabhat Jha, an epidemiologist at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and Unity Health Toronto; and Andrew Casey, CEO of the industry association BIOTECanada. 

And it's been called baseball's dirty little secret. Stephanie Apstein, a senior writer with Sports Illustrated, explains how "sticky stuff" and the practice of doctoring the ball is causing batting averages to plummet and strikeouts to rise.