CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
Growing local opposition to the Tokyo Olympics as Japan battles fourth wave
Despite a fourth wave of COVID-19 and a state of emergency in Tokyo, the Summer Olympics are going ahead. We talk to Satoko Itani, professor of sports and gender studies at Osaka's Kansai University, about growing local opposition. And two Canadian athletes — runner Madeleine Kelly and swimmer Sydney Pickrem — discuss how the pandemic has impacted their training, and their hopes for the Games this year.
How Kainai First Nation is overcoming the opioid crisis through harm reduction
The opioid crisis has taken many lives in Kainai First Nation, in southern Alberta, but a new documentary, Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, explores how the community is overcoming the crisis by redefining what harm reduction means. We talk to filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, and her mother, Dr. Esther Tailfeathers, who is a family physician on the Blood Tribe reserve.
Peter Hotez on how cheaper vaccines could help conquer COVID-19 globally
Dr. Peter Hotez is developing a new COVID-19 vaccine that could cost less than $2 per dose — far cheaper than most other vaccines against the virus. Hotez, the co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital, joins us to discuss his efforts to create an easily-produced, affordable vaccine, and why manufacturing around the world needs to ramp up.
New documentary explores stories of women who married ISIS fighters
Alba Sotorra Clua joins us to discuss her new documentary The Return: Life After ISIS. It looks at the stories of women, including Canadians, who married ISIS fighters and now live in camps in Syria with their children.
Pediatrician weighs up Health Canada’s approval of COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents
Health Canada has approved the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 12 to 15. We discuss the move and what it might mean for the fight against the virus with pediatrician Dr. Tehseen Ladha, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta.
New podcast Do You Know Mordechai? lifts voices of women lied to by a man they met online
Kathleen Goldhar, a former producer for The Current, joins us to discuss her new podcast Do You Know Mordechai? — a story about friendship, lies, and love. The story focuses on Arya, who began a relationship with a man she met online, but later discovered not all was as it seemed.
Still very good
This was one of the very best podcasts in the days of Anna Maria. A little different now, but sill very good.
Great Topic - Life Jolt - Congrats Rosemary!
Wonderful podcast. Finally someone is going out there and giving voice to the women who lost their’s. Would love to be a guest on Rosemary’s podcast as I have written John Chipman many times for help in sharing my horrific experience with our justice system. Look forward to the email. “cliprivate at gmail dot com”
Wow you talk about a very wide range of topics without appearing as a mud puddle! Keep up the good work.