The Current

The Current for March 4, 2019

Today on The Current: We hear from the CBC's Nahlah Ayed on the underground network helping women and girls flee oppression in Saudi Arabia and other Arab states; we ask why hospitals across Canada are reporting a spike in the number of transgender and non-binary youth coming through their doors, and, finally, we look at how a couple found an unusual cure for a bacterial infection: a virus.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

  • CBC foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed discusses a secret defector network that's helping save young women looking to flee oppression in Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries.
  • We look at why clinics and hospitals across Canada are reporting a spike in the number of transgender and non-binary youth coming through their doors.
  • We hear how a globetrotting couple found an unusual cure — a viral phage — for a dangerous bacterial infection.

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