The Current for November 14, 2018

Today on The Current we speak to two physicians who disagree about whether doctors have a place in the U.S. gun control debate; we ask if long hours and little pay are scaring people away from local politics; we look at the life and work of Canadian biologist Anne Dagg, a pioneer in giraffe research whose finally getting the 'attention she deserves.'
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)
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Today on The Current:

  • When the American College of Physicians published a paper recommending gun control measures, the National Rifle Association responded with a tweet telling "anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane." We speak to two physicians who disagree about whether doctors have a place in the gun control debate.
  • Alcide Bernard was appointed to his fifth term of Wellington, P.E.I last week — because nobody else wanted the job. Is there a crisis in local politics, where the long hours and little pay are scaring off potential public servants?
  • Canadian biologist Anne Dagg was denied tenure decades ago, despite her pioneering research on giraffes. She's finally getting recognition in her field — and she wants to make sure young women scientists today don't have to fight the way she did.