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

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

    People in Canada report threats and intimidation from Iran, China

    People in Canada report threats and intimidation from Iran, China

    Canada's spy agency, CSIS, is investigating what it calls "lethal threats to Canadians” emanating from Iran, while Chinese-Canadians also report being tracked and intimidated, with the RCMP investigating offices in Toronto allegedly run by police from China. Matt Galloway talks to Shaparak Shajarizadeh, a human rights activist from Iran living in Toronto; Akshay Singh, a research associate with Ottawa University's Centre for International Policy Studies; and Michael Chong, the Conservative MP for Wellington-Halton Hills in Ontario.

    • 20 min
    Using virtual reality to help newcomers learn English as a second language

    Using virtual reality to help newcomers learn English as a second language

    Educators in Toronto are using virtual reality to help immigrants and refugees learn English as a second language. We hear more about the high-tech promise of a virtual classroom.

    • 19 min
    Former New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan on the future of journalism — and democracy

    Former New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan on the future of journalism — and democracy

    In her new book Newsroom Confidential: Lessons and Worries from an Ink-Stained Life, former New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan reflects on objectivity, social media and how journalism can regain the public's trust.

    • 22 min
    How violence against journalists has intensified in Mexico

    How violence against journalists has intensified in Mexico

    One of Mexico’s most fearless investigative journalists, Regina Martínez, was found dead in her home just over ten years ago. Journalist Katherine Corcoran investigates what happened to her and why violence against journalists is commonplace in Mexico, in her new book, In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Cover-Up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press.

    • 23 min
    Why transhumance may offer a path forward in agriculture

    Why transhumance may offer a path forward in agriculture

    Transhumance is the ancient agricultural practice of moving herds from one grazing land to another — sometimes crossing swaths of countryside. CBC correspondent Megan Williams joined some journeys in Italy to learn why the practice is sometimes dismissed as outdated but could hold promise for a sustainable future.

    • 24 min
    Canada's first climate adaptation strategy aims to tackle heat waves, wildfires, floods and storms

    Canada's first climate adaptation strategy aims to tackle heat waves, wildfires, floods and storms

    The federal government released Canada's first climate adaptation strategy on Thursday, committing $1.6 billion to help communities adjust to the worst impacts of climate change. Guest host Duncan McCue talks to Sandi Lowther, who has seen the damage of the storms Dorian and Fiona at her business Fairways Cottages in Cavendish, P.E.I.; John Haugen, deputy chief of Lytton First Nation in B.C.; and Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

GR.pei ,

Masterful

Mr Galloway is a masterful host and interviewer.

jodoin1425 ,

You're fired

Interviewing only Wht Supremists does not make you more involved in Canada. Why, in the name of all that matters in this damn world, WHY, have you not interviewed a SINGLE NON-WHYT PERSON UNDER 25?? NOBODY CARES WHAT THE 55 YEAR OLD BIGGOTS THINK. STOP INTERVIEWING LOSERS.

Kate from Montreal ,

Matt is excellent

Matt is a thoughtful and skillful interviewer, keep up the great work!

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