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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.

    Risk of worsening climate change must guide the rebuild of B.C. roads and highways, says engineer

    Risk of worsening climate change must guide the rebuild of B.C. roads and highways, says engineer

    The extensive damage to roads and highways has cut off emergency supplies and expertise needed in the recovery effort. We talk to Pat Reynolds, who runs an excavating company working on Highway 1; and Ian Pilkington, B.C.’s chief highway engineer.

    • 23 min
    First Nations say they were forgotten in B.C. floods, and are struggling to find help now

    First Nations say they were forgotten in B.C. floods, and are struggling to find help now

    As the devastating floods in B.C. recede, we hear from First Nations who say they were abandoned even as officials knew a disaster was incoming, and are struggling to find help now. Matt Galloway talks to Chief Marcel Shackley of the Nooaitch Indian Band; and Chief Terry Teegee, regional chief for the B.C. Assembly of First Nations.

    • 21 min
    How the B.C. floods have affected people already on the margins

    How the B.C. floods have affected people already on the margins

    The disaster in B.C. has displaced thousands, but what about those who were already displaced, or homeless? We talk to Kevin McArthur, from the Lookout Housing and Health Society in Abbotsford; and Elijah Mack, a young Indigenous business owner who has been trying to help those in need.

    • 18 min
    How B.C.’s flood crisis has brought out the ‘unexpected leadership’ in its people

    How B.C.’s flood crisis has brought out the ‘unexpected leadership’ in its people

    The CBC's Shelley Joyce and Doug Herbert recall some of the people they've met, and stories they've heard while covering the floods, including volunteers who set up a play centre for evacuated children staying in a hotel.

    • 9 min
    How floods — and how we fight them — affect the salmon population

    How floods — and how we fight them — affect the salmon population

    Some in British Columbia. say changes to flood mitigation and prevention could help not just communities, but wildlife like the salmon population. We hear from Murray Ned, a councillor at Sumas First Nation; and Lina Azeez, the connected waters campaign manager at Watershed Watch Salmon Society.

    • 19 min
    How horses and a pregnant cow — stranded by B.C. floods — were airlifted to safety

    How horses and a pregnant cow — stranded by B.C. floods — were airlifted to safety

    Thousands of animals have perished in the B.C. floods, but some have been rescued in dramatic ways — including Winter the horse. We talk to Kelly Kennedy at Sageview Rescue Centre, who saved several horses and a pregnant cow by airlifting them to safety with a helicopter.

    • 9 min

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Love CBC radio

Love almost all shows from Anna Maria, always something current and interesting. Diverse and for all kind of audience. Thanks !

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Why So Late?

Wondering why it takes so many days for the radio episodes to be uploaded as podcasts. I find myself deleting far too many because the content is no longer “current”.

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Interesting and important topics covered

Continually presenting issues that I feel drawn to listen to. We’ll done. Keep it up!

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