The Current

Checking-In on Sherpas, immigration limbo, tax-free tampons & more

It's that time of the week to hear what you have to say, about some of the hot-button stories from the past week. Our Friday host, Piya Chattopadhyay joins Anna Maria in studio for Checking-In.
It has been nearly a year since 16 Sherpas were killed in a devastating avalanche on Mount Everest. And now, with a new climbing season on the horizon, many Sherpas say the risks they're being asked to take on the trek to the summit are just too high. (Laurence Tan/Reuters)

The Current's Friday host, Piya Chattopadhyay joins Anna Maria to sort through some of your feedback on the past stories of the week. Plus, we talk to the NDP MP who's on a mission to make tampons, tax-free and Senator Jim Cowan who is pushing to outlaw genetic discrimination in Canada.

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This segment was produced by The Current's Sarah Grant and Lara O'Brien. 

Next Wednesday, we bring you a special edition of The Current exploring the lives and values of Canadian teens today. Demographers may think they have the cohort after Millennials all figured out but tune in and hear how they define themselves. 

Have a short listen to some of the teens we'll hear from in Introducing Generation Z.