The Current

The Current for March 18, 2021

Today on The Current: Mark Carney on values; Fathers of Flight PS752; combating anti-Asian hate crimes; and new research shows 19th-century sperm whales warned each other of danger.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney shares his ideas on how Canada can come out of the COVID-19 crisis in better shape. His new book is Value(s): Building a Better World For All.

Then, it's been more than a year since the downing of Flight PS752 over Iran killed 176 people — many with ties to Canada. As victims' families searched for answers in the wake of the tragedy, they also found support in each other. Producer Samira Mohyeddin brings us the story of four fathers fighting for justice, in her documentary Fathers of Flight 752.

And on Tuesday night, eight people were killed in an Atlanta-area shooting — six of them people of Asian descent. Amy Go and Melissa Borja have been watching anti-Asian hate crimes rise on both sides of the border during the pandemic, and say enough is enough. Go is interim national president of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice in Toronto. Borja is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan and affiliate researcher with Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate.

Plus, Halifax-based marine biologist Hal Whitehead has spent 40 years analyzing sperm whale culture. He joins us to talk about his new study, which shows sperm whales in the 19th century shared information about whalers on the attack, in order to survive the threat.