The Current

The Current for May 30, 2019

Today on The Current: How can we break up with single-use plastics, or at least take steps to reduce the amount we throw away?; then, superfandom: we delve into the world of sports fans whose dedication and passion for their team goes above and beyond; plus, a father shares his story of the devastating loss of his two-year-old daughter, and how he found hope in his darkest moments.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

  • Concerns over mounds of Canadian plastic waste in Malaysia and the Philippines have amplified the issue of non-recyclable plastic. We explore what it would take to reduce the use of single-use plastics in daily life.
  • There are sports fans... and then there are superfans. We speak to the folks who live and breathe team colours, including skipping out on social obligations and spending thousands of dollars a year to support their team.
  • Jayson Greene and his wife Stacy lived through the unimaginable when their two-year-old daughter Greta died unexpectedly. Greene wrote a memoir to chronicle his journey from profound grief to healing; he shares that story with us.