The Current

The Current for Nov. 11, 2019

Today on The Current: Author David O'Keefe on what Canadian soldiers saw as they battled their way through Normandy; the forgotten First World War story of more than 80,000 Chinese labourers who were smuggled across Canada and then sent to Europe to support the Allied war effort; Canadian military historian Ted Barris explores his own father's story as a medic in the Second World War; on the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, a look at how the show has reflected Canada to itself; and 2019 CBC Massey Lecturer Sally Armstrong on the roots of women's inequality and why "there's never been a better time" to be a woman.
David Common is the host of World Report. (CBC)
Listen to the full episode1:14:28

Today on The Current:

  • Author David O'Keefe on what Canadian soldiers saw as they battled their way through Normandy
  • The forgotten First World War story of more than 80,000 Chinese labourers who were smuggled across Canada and then sent to Europe to support the Allied war effort
  • Canadian military historian Ted Barris explores his own father's story as a medic in the Second World War
  • On the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, a look at how the show has reflected Canada to itself
  • 2019 CBC Massey Lecturer Sally Armstrong on the roots of women's inequality and why "there's never been a better time" to be a woman.

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