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Atlantic Canada picking up the pieces after post-tropical storm Fiona
Matt Galloway talks to people assessing the damage after post-tropical storm Fiona washed away infrastructure and left thousands without power in Atlantic Canada.
The Current for Sept. 26, 2022
Today on The Current: Atlantic Canada picking up the pieces after post-tropical storm Fiona; and culinary historian Michael Twitty on being Black and Jewish in the kitchen.
Climate anxiety is affecting more & more people. Here's how some doctors are trying to treat it
As climate change raises temperatures and increases the impact of natural disasters around the world, some doctors are trying to find ways to tackle the distress impending environmental doom is wracking on people's mental and physical health.
Mollypenny the hospital clown is retiring, leaving some big shoes to fill
CHEO is about to lose an important specialist to retirement: Mollypenny the therapeutic clown.
Filipino survivors of martial law still haunted by abuses 50 years after declaration
Fifty years after the declaration of martial law in the Philippines, survivors and activists in the country and around the world are commemorating what’s widely considered to be a dark chapter in the country’s history.
He fled Russia for opposing the war, but that hasn't stopped him from raising his voice
As the war in Ukraine approaches its eighth month, some Russians are going to extreme lengths to show there are compatriots who oppose the conflict.
The Current for Sept. 23, 2022
Today on The Current: Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry holds final day of hearings; Russians opposed to war flee to neighbouring countries; and survivors remember declaration of martial law in the Philippines.
Friday September 23, 2022 Full Transcript
Full text transcript for September 23rd episode
'This, finally, was our opportunity': Ken Dryden explores 1972 Summit Series emotions in new book
Following the Soviet Union's ice hockey dominance in the 1950s and 1960s, former goaltender Ken Dryden said the 1972 Summit Series was an opportunity for Canadian NHL players to prove they were the best of the best.
The Current for Sept. 22, 2022
Today on The Current: Putin’s call for more troops sends Russians fleeing to neighbouring countries; how clowning around can help sick children; and Ken Dryden reflects on 1972 Summit Series.
Thursday September 22, 2022 Full Transcript
Full text transcript for September 22nd episode.
Amid violent protests in Iran, women throwing off headscarves have nothing to lose, says protester
Protests have erupted in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by Iran's morality police, for not adequately covering her hair.
UBCM members endorse resolution supporting clotheslines to cut energy consumption
In countries around the world, clothes are often dried outdoors under the warm sun, but in B.C. strict bylaws keep many residents from setting up a clothesline or putting out a drying rack.
UN General Assembly 'not fit for purpose,' says global affairs expert
We discuss the opening of the United Nations General Assembly and the many international crises it seeks to address, with Richard Gowan, UN Director at the International Crisis Group; and Janice Stein, founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
The Current for Sept. 21, 2022
Today on The Current: Putin mobilizes more troops for Ukraine war; UN General Assembly opens amid international crises; protests over death of woman detained by Iran’s morality police; boosting childhood immunizations; and the hang ups around clotheslines.
Wednesday September 21, 2022 Full Transcript
Full text transcript for September 20th episode.
The Current for Sept. 20, 2022
Today on The Current: Ukraine finds mass grave and evidence of torture in territory retaken from Russia; the bizarre story of serial imposter Brigitte Cleroux; Hurricane Fiona batters Puerto Rico; and therapists target climate anxiety.
Thursday September 20, 2022 Full Transcript
Full text transcript for September 20th episode.
Britain, and the world, bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest Monday. Guest host Peter Armstrong talks to Matt Galloway in London, and historian, author and royal commentator Carolyn Harris.
Ian Urbina on the crimes committed on the high seas
Investigative journalist Ian Urbina has explored the crimes committed on the world’s lawless seas and oceans — many of which are hard to prove, let alone prosecute. He tells us about his new podcast, The Outlaw Ocean.
The Current for Sept. 19, 2022
Today on The Current: Britain bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth II; Canadians struggling to make ends meet amid rise in cost of living; and Ian Urbina on the crimes committed on the high seas
Monday September 19, 2022 Transcript
Full text transcript for September 19th episode.
In a London borough facing poverty and inequality, locals remember the Queen as one of their own
Newham is a diverse borough in east London, where the challenges of poverty and inequality have been exacerbated by the pandemic and the rising cost of living. But in close-knit communities, residents remember the late Queen Elizabeth as "modest" and "down to earth."
Ralph Goodale on the future of the monarchy in Canada
Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Ralph Goodale remembers the Queen and discusses the future of the monarchy in Canada.
Queen's death comes at a 'very uncomfortable moment' for Britain, says former Guardian editor
Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, reflects on the challenges facing the United Kingdom and its new monarch.