The Current

The Current for November 27, 2018

Today on The Current: as General Motors plans to close in Oshawa, what can be done for communities that disappearing industries have supported for generations?; environmentalist and author Bill McKibben on why decades of climate change discussion hasn't turned into decisive action; and an investigation finds that insulin pumps are linked to more injuries and deaths than any other medical device.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

  • The GM decision to shut down operations in Oshawa highlights the rapid change brought about by technological change and shifting trade conditions. As industries change, what can be done to help the communities they have supported for generations?
  • In the late 1980s, Bill McKibben was a young environmental reporter who was writing about the greenhouse effect. Climate change was a new idea back then, but today it's everywhere. McKibben joined us to discuss that 30-year trajectory, and why decades of climate change discussion hasn't turned into decisive action.
  • Insulin pumps are billed as improving quality of life for people with diabetes, but a CBC/Radio-Canada/Toronto Star investigation found that they are linked to more injuries and deaths than any other medical device. 

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