The Current

The Current for September 13, 2019

Today on The Current: We looking at the performances at last night’s leaders debate; plus, we talk to world-renowned cave diver Jill Heinerth about mastering fear, and her closest calls; and Abenaki director Alanis Obomsawin tells us how her own experiences of discrimination as a child have informed her long career as a filmmaker.
Laura Lynch, veteran CBC political reporter and foreign correspondent, is the recently named interim host of The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • We're dissecting the performances at last night's leaders debate with political strategists a panel of political strategists. How did Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May fare, and what will voters make of Justin Trudeau's absence?
  • World-renowned cave diver Jill Heinerth reached the top of her field by exploring the depths of the Earth. She's here to tell us about fighting for her place in male-dominated field, mastering her fear, and her closest calls.
  • Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin talks to Laura Lynch about why she is compelled to keep telling stories about the struggles and resilience of Indigenous people, well into her 80s. "I find our people so beautiful. It's just that they don't know how beautiful they are," she says.