The Current

The Current for Oct. 16, 2020

Today at The Current: Fisheries dispute in Nova Scotia turns violent, Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage make the case for a fusion cuisine comeback, Long lineups to vote in the U.S., Kirk Makin on the long road to find Christine Jessop’s killer.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today at The Current:

A dispute between Indigenous and non-Indigenous lobster fishers in Nova Scotia has exploded into violence, and people fear that worse is to come. We discuss the conflict and its long history with CBC reporter Nic Meloney; Colin Sproul, president of the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association; and Cheryl Maloney, a member of the Sipekne'katik First Nation.

Plus, Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage discuss their new cookbook, Flavour, and make the case for why fusion cuisine needs to make a comeback.

Then, there are long lineups to vote in the U.S., but are the long waits a sign of excitement or distrust? We'll talk with Emil Moffatt, a reporter for WABE, the NPR station in Atlanta, hear from some patient voters in Georgia, and talk voter suppression with Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy.

And the murder of nine-year-old Christine Jessop shocked Canada in 1984, and led to the wrongful conviction of Guy Paul Morin. On Thursday, police said they've now identified her killer as Calvin Hoover, who died in 2015. Kirk Makin's book Redrum the Innocent examines the case. He joins us to discuss the long search for a killer and the mistakes made along the way.