The Current

The Current for March 15, 2019

Today on The Current: We look to New Zealand, where a country is reeling after attacks on two mosques that left 49 dead; plus, we speak to young people who are walking out of classrooms today to protest what they see as global inaction on climate change; and Dutch journalist Bette Dam tells us about the life and death of Mullah Omar, the elusive Taliban leader.
The CBC's Laura Lynch guest hosts The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

  • At least 49 people were killed in an attack on two mosques in New Zealand that was live-streamed online. One expert says the video was created to incite more violence.
  • Young people fearing the effects of climate change are walking out of school today, hoping their global day of action will push the older generation to take action. We speak to some of the youth involved.
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar eluded U.S. authorities for years, but now a new book claims he lived right under the nose of the U.S. military before his death in 2013. We speak to the book's author, Bette Dam, who says the findings raise new questions as Americans negotiate a potential peace deal with the Taliban.