The Current

The Current for May 30, 2022

Today on The Current: Gov. Gen. Mary Simon on the true meaning of reconciliation — and how to achieve it; trying to get Iceland’s cats under control; and a community grapples with grief after school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon talks to Matt Galloway about being the first Indigenous person to be appointed Governor General, and how she sees her role as a unifier in a time of national division. She also touches on the value of an apology and the true meaning of reconciliation. 

Plus, cats loom large in Iceland's folklore and culture, but some towns and cities are now trying to get the feline population under control. We hear more from Egill Bjarnason, a writer and journalist in Reykjavík.

And The Current's Joana Draghici travelled to Uvalde, Texas, where a mass shooting took place at an elementary school last week. She brings us the voices from that community, as they grapple with their grief and call for change.

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