The Current

The Current for May 7, 2019

Today on The Current: A new UN report paints a grim picture of the unprecedented amount of damage done to the Earth’s biodiversity at the hands of humankind — is it too late to turn the tide?; then, an author who suffered from severe depression underwent an extreme experimental trial to reverse the illness’s effect on her brain; plus, New Brunswick will monitor part-time students to measure how often special needs kids are left out of the inclusive education system.
Matt Galloway is the guest host of The Current.
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Today on The Current

  • A new UN report paints a grim picture of the unprecedented amount of damage done to the Earth's biodiversity at the hands of humankind. But is it too late to turn the tide? Our panel of experts weigh in on that question, and tell us why there may still be hope.
  • Heather B. Armstrong went to the brink of death 10 times as part of an experiment trial to reverse the effects of depression on her brain. We speak to the author about the life-changing experience, and hear from an expert at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health about new technologies for treating depression.  
  • On Monday, the New Brunswick government announced plans to track the number of students who attend school part-time because of behavioural or developmental issues. We hear from a parent and educational studies professor about just how inclusive — or not — the education system is, and what they think needs to change.

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