The Current

The Current for March 22, 2019

Today on The Current: We talk to people directly affected by the New Zealand attack and hear from two spiritual leaders in Canada about their efforts to reassure worshippers here; plus, we hear from the Indigenous broadcaster tasked with calling the first ever NHL game in Cree; and Dr. Dick Smith, a pioneering doctor and activist who is retiring at 75, discusses a career spent fighting the AIDS crisis.
Megan Williams is today's guest host of The Current. (Submitted by Megan Williams)
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Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

  • As the initial shock gives way to grief and anger, we hear from people directly affected by the attack in New Zealand, who tell us how different communities are supporting each other.
  • We also speak to two spiritual leaders in Canada about their efforts to reassure worshippers here, and how people of different faiths are coming together to find strength in difficult times.
  • This weekend an NHL game will be called in the Plains Cree language, an historic first in broadcasting. We speak to play-by-play announcer Clarence Iron about how he was chosen to call the game, and how he hopes the game will be a boost for the language.
  • We talk to Dr. Dick Smith, a pioneering doctor and activist in Manitoba, who is retiring after a career spent fighting the AIDS crisis.