The Current

The Current for May 28, 2019

Today on The Current: Mount Everest’s death toll is rising as the mountain becomes overcrowded; then, the 'incredible metamorphosis' of a woman who went from fearing the homeless people in her neighbourhood to fighting for them; and author Mark Manson discusses the philosophical and existential question of 'how do I find hope — when life feels meaningless?'
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

  • A recent spate of deaths on Mount Everest has prompted concerns over the numbers of climbers being allowed to attempt the summit. But one experienced climber say that individuals also bear a responsibility, and must have the humility to know when to turn back.
  • We bring you the story of a B.C. woman who spent nearly 15 years trying to bar the homeless from trespassing on her property, but is now advocating for them.
  • In this big, wide universe, it's easy to feel as though life is fleeting. We talk to author Mark Manson about his latest book, Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope, and why he says hope can be destructive to our happiness.

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