The Current

The Current for Nov. 23, 2021

Today on The Current: Protesters, journalists arrested at B.C. pipeline protest camp; Iqaluit teens march on legislature to highlight suicide crisis; lingering concerns for safety of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai; Adele's new album puts whistling centre stage

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Twenty-nine people including journalists were arrested last week as the RCMP enforced an injunction against protesters trying to stop the Coastal Gas-Link pipeline in B.C. Robyn Bresnahan discusses the growing dispute with Amanda Follett Hosgood, northern B.C. reporter for the online news magazine The Tyee; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs; Jeffrey Monaghan, associate professor at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University.

Plus, teenagers in Iqaluit marched to the Nunavut Legislature last week, calling on their new government to take the suicide crisis more seriously. We talk to Deion Pearce and Amy Ullikatar, who took part in the protest, and Nunavut's new Premier P.J. Akeeagok.

Then, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai recently disappeared from public view after accusing a former government official of sexual assault. But the International Olympic Committee says it spoke with Peng on a video call Sunday, and that she appeared to be safe and well. We discuss lingering concerns with Rob Koehler, director-general of Global Athlete, an international athlete-led, activist group; and Yaqiu Wang, senior researcher on China at Human Rights Watch.

And the musical art of whistling is getting a boost from Adele's new album, which features a track with a whole whistling chorus. We hear how it rates with world champion whistler Carole Anne Kaufman, known as the Whistling Diva.

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