The Current

The Current for March 19, 2019

Today on The Current: We look at the problems millennials face trying to get a foot on the property ladder; plus, how a sex scandal in the K-pop industry is firing up the #MeToo movement in South Korea; and an Irish-American author discusses how a 1972 murder is emblematic of Northern Ireland’s “brittle peace.”
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • When the Liberal government delivers its budget Tuesday, it's expected to include measures to make houses more affordable for millennials and other first-time buyers. We speak to two experts about the problems young people face trying to get a foot on the property ladder.
  • Some of the biggest stars in K-pop have become embroiled in a sex scandal, including allegations of prostitution and filming sex acts without consent. The controversy is firing up the country's #MeToo movement and challenging power structures in an industry that's sometimes seen as an ambassador for South Korea itself.
  • The 1972 murder of Jean McConville by Republican paramilitaries echoed through decades of conflict in Northern Ireland, as well as the peace process that followed. Author Patrick Radden Keefe investigates the murder in his new book, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, and tells Anna Maria Tremonti it's emblematic of Northern Ireland's "brittle peace." 

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