The Current

The Current for Sept. 7, 2021

Today on The Current: Survivors in Lytton, B.C., talk resilience and rebuilding after devastating fire; Andrea Constand on her new book The Moment: Standing Up to Bill Cosby and Speaking up for Women; and how to help students get back on track as pandemic disruptions continue.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

A brutal fire season levelled the town of Lytton, B.C. this summer, after days of record-breaking temperatures. Matt Galloway went there to talk to residents about what they've been through, and their perspectives on rebuilding, resilience and climate change. 

Plus, Canadian Andrea Constand was one of the women who accused U.S. entertainer Bill Cosby of sexual assault, leading to his conviction in 2018 (before that conviction was overturned this summer.) She tells Matt Galloway about her new book The Moment: Standing Up to Bill Cosby and Speaking up for Women.

And as another school year starts amid pandemic disruption, what can be done to help students get back on track — academically, socially, and emotionally? We talk to Graeme Hopkins, a Grade 12 student in Saskatoon who wants schools to return to regular semesters; Tracy Vaillancourt, Canada Research Chair in school-based mental health and violence prevention at the University of Ottawa, who helped author a recent policy briefing on children and schools during COVID-19; and Dr. Yusra Ahmad, a psychiatrist and clinical lecturer in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

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