The Current

The Current for September 3, 2019

Today on The Current: We look at the latest twists and turns in the Brexit saga; plus, we speak to two experts who say play-based learning shouldn’t be limited to younger children; and we hear the story of Witold Pilecki, a Polish officer who fought the Nazis by letting himself be arrested, and taken into Auschwitz.
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 look at the latest twists and turns in the Brexit saga, as the British Labour party seeks an extension to the Brexit deadline, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatens to call a general election.
  • Play-based learning is an important part of Canada's kindergarten curriculum, but two experts argue it shouldn't be limited to younger students. Pasi Sahlberg and William Doyle talk to Laura Lynch about their new book Let the Children Play: How More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive.
  • Author Jack Fairweather tells us the story of Witold Pilecki, a Polish officer who wanted to save his country and the world from the horrors of the Nazi regime — so he became a spy inside Auschwitz.

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