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    • 4.2, 1.3K Ratings

CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.

    Indigenous communities and police violence

    Indigenous communities and police violence

    A series of violent interactions between police and members of the Indigenous community have sparked outrage and concern. We speak to advocates and legal experts about the systemic issues behind the violence and the lives affected.

    • 19 min
    Sona Mohapatra’s boundary-pushing career

    Sona Mohapatra’s boundary-pushing career

    We talk to Indian music superstar Sona Mohapatra about the new documentary on her boundary-pushing career. It’s called Shut Up Sona, but she has no intention.

    • 25 min
    Slow COVID-19 infection rates across Africa

    Slow COVID-19 infection rates across Africa

    Infection rates of COVID-19 are slower across Africa than in the rest of the world. We ask Dr. Ahmed Ogwell, deputy director of the African Centres for Disease Control, why that might be.

    • 13 min
    Marc-Andre Blanchard on Canada’s bid for a security council seat

    Marc-Andre Blanchard on Canada’s bid for a security council seat

    Is time running out on Canada’s bid for a seat on the UN security council? We talk to Canada’s permanent representative to the UN Marc-Andre Blanchard.

    • 9 min
    Accusations of inaction after MMIWG inquiry

    Accusations of inaction after MMIWG inquiry

    A year after the final report of the MMIWG inquiry, families say the lack of federal action is another broken promise. We talk to Meggie Cywink, a special advisor and liaison for families during the inquiry, and Nahanni Fontaine, the NDP MLA for St. Johns in Manitoba. Matt Galloway also asks Minister of Crown and Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett to explain the delay.

    • 24 min
    The Afghan films that survived the Taliban

    The Afghan films that survived the Taliban

    When the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, anything blasphemous — books, art — was burned. But a treasure trove of film survived, dating back to the earliest days of cinema. We talk to director Ariel Nasr, who has made the surviving pictures the subject of his documentary, The Forbidden Reel.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

dfgh1414 ,

Don’t like the long podcast

I echo previous responses

I like shorter podcasts in one topic
Please consider a return to previous format

Frizzz ,

Too much!

This format makes me tired. I agree with some of the other listeners, I tend to erase most of the episodes as well. Why did things change? When can we have the old format back?

brandongrad ,

Stuart McLean

Thank you so much for another wonderful vinyl cafe story last Friday. I have always enjoyed the current and now especially. More Stuart please and keep up the good work Matt!

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