The Current

The Current for Oct. 11, 2021

Today on The Current: Vulnerable Canadians felt abandoned in B.C.’s scorching summer heat dome; Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe: Morley’s Garden; and director Liz Garbus dives into the life and work of Jacques Cousteau.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

After a scorching summer in B.C., a report from Human Rights Watch says people with disabilities, the poor and the elderly, did not get the support they needed from the provincial government. We discuss how to protect the most vulnerable with Paul Caune, executive director of the non-profit group Society Civil Rights Now; and Rachel LaFortune, a researcher with Human Rights Watch. 

Plus, on this Thanksgiving Monday we're spending some time with an old friend: Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe. We join Morley in the garden as summer gives way to fall, and she unearths some memories as she tills the soil.

And in a conversation from September, director Liz Garbus dives into the life and work of Jacques Cousteau. Her film, Becoming Cousteau, explores whether his early career in some ways exploited the ocean, and how he came to sound a warning about the climate crisis — a  message that rings true today.

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