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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.

    Amid identity fraud, how should Canada’s academic institutions verify Indigeneity?

    Amid identity fraud, how should Canada’s academic institutions verify Indigeneity?

    Some Canadian scholars have said they’re Indigenous, when it turns out they’re not. We discuss the damage this does and how academic institutions should approach verification, with Indigenous rights lawyer Jean Teillet; and Kim TallBear, a professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.

    • 24 min
    Children bearing the brunt of Somalia’s drought and hunger crisis

    Children bearing the brunt of Somalia’s drought and hunger crisis

    Millions of people in Somalia are facing drought and chronic hunger, and children in particular are bearing the brunt of this crisis. The CBC’s Margaret Evans has been reporting from Somalia; she tells us what she’s seen.

    • 19 min
    New legal protections for same-sex marriage in the U.S.

    New legal protections for same-sex marriage in the U.S.

    Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages passed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday — but the bill does not require all states to allow same-sex marriage, and allows religious exceptions. We discuss the fine print of the Respect for Marriage Act with Megan Tullock, director of programs and advocacy for Northwest Arkansas Equality.

    • 13 min
    Baguettes recognized as part of humanity’s ‘intangible heritage’

    Baguettes recognized as part of humanity’s ‘intangible heritage’

    The artisanal baguette has been recognized as an “intangible heritage of humanity” by UNESCO. We talk to chef Marc Thuet about what makes the perfect baguette.

    • 9 min
    Why soccer great Lionel Messi once faced backlash in his native Argentina

    Why soccer great Lionel Messi once faced backlash in his native Argentina

    Lionel Messi is considered one of soccer’s greatest players, but has faced backlash in his home country of Argentina. We discuss his career, why World Cup glory has eluded him, and his relationship to his homeland with Jasmine Garsd, a correspondent with NPR and host of The Last Cup, a podcast about the player.

    • 13 min
    Children’s hospitals forced to cancel surgeries amid ‘tripledemic’ surge of respiratory viruses

    Children’s hospitals forced to cancel surgeries amid ‘tripledemic’ surge of respiratory viruses

    Children’s hospitals across Canada are facing a tripledemic surge of flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases — leading to long wait times, shortages in beds and staff, and in some cases the cancellation of pediatric surgeries. Matt Galloway visited Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children to hear how staff are coping in a strained system. Plus, we talk to Rachel Armstrong, whose son’s heart surgery has been cancelled twice recently; and discuss how the problems got this bad with Alex Munter, president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Heidi in Otown ,

Always Relevant, Always Insightful

The range of topics covered on the show is what I need to know and sometimes what I didn’t realize I wanted to know about the Canadian experience. I get my news from a variety of sources, but The Current always manages to deliver some additional insight that I don’t find elsewhere. Matt Galloway is a masterful interviewer at the top of his game, grounded in reality and able to extract insights into complex issues from his guests. Smart, calm, personable and always measured.

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.

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