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.
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.