The Current

The Current for Sept. 27, 2021

Today on The Current: The two Michaels are free — what happens next?; Back to the Land looks at overcoming a fear of the great outdoors; and Masai Ujiri on the Raptor’s return to Canada, and his role as a Black leader
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

The two Michaels are home in Canada, so what happens next? And what are the implications for relations between Ottawa and Beijing? Matt Galloway talks to Richard Fadden, former head of CSIS, and former national security adviser to the prime minister; and Lynette Ong, professor with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. 

Plus, whether it's wild animals, unpredictable weather or treacherous landscapes, the great outdoors can be scary for many. Both Mario Rigby and Eva Holland know that first hand. Neither grew up knowing much about nature. But by pushing themselves, they conquered their fears — and now they encourage others to do the same. Back to the Land is a four-part series about people who are (re)connecting with nature and the outdoors.

And Galloway talks to Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri about the team's imminent return home to Canada, vaccines in the NBA, and why he sees his role as a Black leader reaching well beyond basketball.