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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.

    Listeners embracing letter-writing and slow correspondence in the pandemic

    Listeners embracing letter-writing and slow correspondence in the pandemic

    This week we brought you stories of people using the old art of letter-writing to stay in touch in the pandemic, including Brian Barnes, who wrote 300 letters to his wife Joanne in her locked-down care home. Those stories prompted listeners to share their own. We hear your tales of embracing slow correspondence.

    • 21 min
    Protests swell in Myanmar despite threat of force

    Protests swell in Myanmar despite threat of force

    After weeks of civil unrest, violence, and refusals to back down, Myanmar is facing some of its largest protests to date. We talk to Aye Min Thant, a reporter in Myanmar covering the protests; Kyaw Win, founder and executive director of the Burma Human Rights Network; and Damien Kingsbury, who led the Australian election-observer mission to Myanmar's 2015 elections.

    • 26 min
    UN special rapporteur Agnès Callamard on why Canada has been ‘too passive’ over Iran’s shooting down of flight PS752

    UN special rapporteur Agnès Callamard on why Canada has been ‘too passive’ over Iran’s shooting down of flight PS752

    Agnès Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, released a scathing report this week on Iran's shooting down of Flight PS752. She calls into question who made what decisions, and when, and tells Matt Galloway the Canadian government has been "too passive" in the fight for answers.

    • 19 min
    Missing Millions: The Fifth Estate's investigation into one of the largest frauds in Canadian history

    Missing Millions: The Fifth Estate's investigation into one of the largest frauds in Canadian history

    In a new investigation, the CBC's Fifth Estate has uncovered clues in one of the biggest fraud cases in Canadian history. Could there be answers as to where hundreds of millions of dollars disappeared to? Mark Kelley, the show's co-host, tells us more.

    • 20 min
    Psychedelic therapy: Dr. Bruce Tobin on his work treating anxiety using psilocybin, found in magic mushrooms

    Psychedelic therapy: Dr. Bruce Tobin on his work treating anxiety using psilocybin, found in magic mushrooms

    In the conclusion to our series on treating mental illness with psychedelic drugs, Dr. Bruce Tobin discusses his work on anxiety and psilocybin, which is found in magic mushrooms. We hear from Mona Strelaeff, who says she finally found relief through psychotherapy done with psilocybin. But while studies into psychedelics show promise, robust research is needed, says Dr. Ishrat Husain, a clinician scientist and psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

    • 23 min
    Canada’s Road Ahead: Helping the homeless in Sudbury, Ont.

    Canada’s Road Ahead: Helping the homeless in Sudbury, Ont.

    In our latest instalment of Canada's Road Ahead, we hear from people in Sudbury, Ont., who are helping those experiencing homelessness during a harsh pandemic winter, and looking for lasting solutions. Denise Sandul works with Street Outreach Sudbury, and has been working with people affected by the opioid crisis, after her son died last year. And Aaron St. Pierre is with the Native People of Sudbury Development Corporation.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

guillermo ernesto morales ,

Still pretty good

This was one of the very best podcasts in the days of Anna Maria. Not quite the same now, but still decent

Michael MacGillivray ,

Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good

Matt Galloway is a solid new host.
Keep up good work.
Missing 5th star because sometimes program is a call-in for downers.

podaddiction ,

A perfect fit

I feel like with the Current, Matt has found his niche. A great interviewer, highly curious and he truly listens

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