The Current

The Current for May 12, 2022

Today on The Current: Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed in the occupied West Bank; Ugandan fashion designer selling donated clothes back to the West; the legacy of the iPod; and Canadians swapping ambition for job satisfaction.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin Wednesday. She was wearing a helmet and a flak jacket that clearly marked her as a journalist. Her broadcaster and a reporter who was wounded in the incident blamed Israeli forces. The Israel army initially suggested Abu Akleh might have been killed by stray Palestinian fire, but later walked back that suggestion, which was also discounted by Al Jazeera and an Israeli human rights group. Matt Galloway talks to Tamara Alrifai, a senior spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency; and Steve Hendrix, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The Washington Post.

Then, clothes donated in the West often end up in developing countries, where local designers producing new garments must compete with the low prices. Designer Bobby Kolade is taking those cast-offs, refashioning them and selling them back to the West — to fight that imbalance and raise awareness about fast fashion.

Plus, Apple is discontinuing the iPod after two decades. Tech journalist Chris Stokel-Walker tells us how the little machine revolutionized not just tech, but the music industry.

And what is it that actually makes a job satisfying and fulfilling — and has the pandemic changed those priorities? As part of Work in Progress, we talk to Canadians who used this moment to exchange ambition for job satisfaction.

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