The Current

The Current for September 4, 2019

Today on The Current: We look at the devastation in the Bahamas left by Hurricane Dorian, and ask what climate change means for life on small islands; plus, we discuss a CBC/Radio-Canada investigation that found a stubborn gender disparity in politics; and author Gretchen McCulloch explains why the internet has been a creative force on the way we speak and write.
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 devastation in the Bahamas left by Hurricane Dorian, and ask what climate change means for life on small islands.
  • A new CBC/Radio-Canada investigation found a stubborn gender disparity in politics. The CBC's senior data journalist Valérie Ouellet is here with the findings of her investigation Set up to fail: Why women still don't win elections as often as men in Canada.
  • The internet has changed the way we speak and write to each, with emojis and acronyms like LOL now commonplace — but often causing confusion between the generations. Author Gretchen McCulloch argues that's not necessarily a bad thing, she joins us to discuss her new book Because Internet: Understanding The New Rules of Language.

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