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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.

The Current CBC News & Politics

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    • 4.1 • 1.9K Ratings

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

    Retire at 65? Some seniors can’t — out of necessity

    Retire at 65? Some seniors can’t — out of necessity

    The cost of just about everything is going up in Canada, and a growing number of seniors are living with the reality that they can’t afford to retire. We hear from two Canadians who planned to retire at 65 but are still working at 67 — out of necessity.

    • 22 min
    Where the idea of free time came from

    Where the idea of free time came from

    It took an international agreement in 1919 for a five-day workweek and eight-hour workdays to become a reality — and as Gary Cross, author of Free Time, points out, that is when our idea of free time came to be. He tells Matt Galloway about his book and how fast consumerism is distorting our free time.

    • 23 min
    ‘Humanity itself [has] failed us,’ says aid worker in Rafah

    ‘Humanity itself [has] failed us,’ says aid worker in Rafah

    Israel has stepped up military action in Rafah, a city on the border of Egypt where more than a million people in Gaza have taken refuge. It’s still threatening to invade the city, despite those stuck there not having anywhere else to flee. Matt Galloway speaks with aid worker Yousef Hammash, who fled with his family to Rafah, about the situation in the southern Gaza Strip city; and asks Israel’s Ambassador to Canada Ido Moed what evidence exists to support Israel’s accusations against UNRWA workers.

    • 19 min
    Bringing maternity care to Inuit women in Quebec’s north

    Bringing maternity care to Inuit women in Quebec’s north

    We revisit Duncan McCue's Hands of a Midwife documentary, which highlights the decades long struggle for Inuit women to find proper midwife care in northern Quebec. That started to change in 1986 when the north’s first midwifery clinic opened in Puvirnituq, allowing women to stay close to their community, family and support.

    • 25 min
    George Stroumboulopoulos’ on his extraordinary career in music media

    George Stroumboulopoulos’ on his extraordinary career in music media

    In a conversation from January, George Stroumboulopoulos discusses the power of music, the art of listening and the elements that have shaped his lengthy career in the broadcast industry.

    • 20 min
    Loss of habitat is biggest threat to migratory species, says UN report

    Loss of habitat is biggest threat to migratory species, says UN report

    A new report by a United Nations conservation group highlights the challenges migratory species are facing. It says nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline — and loss of habitat is the biggest threat. But conservationists in Canada say there are ways to work across borders to address this, as working together to conserve those species is crucial.

    • 19 min

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The current

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Long Live The Current

Matt Galloway is truly a wonderful interviewer- always asks pointed and interesting questions and gets really great conversations on the show. The Current has been around since I was a kid and I’m glad that the show continues to be relevant, informative and interesting

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Love this podcast 👍👍

Matt covers all the present day events in a way that is interesting, intriguing, and believable. He just has a way with his guests that gets to the “getting “ of the story or issue. I love the way he doesn’t allow the guests to sway too far off topic and truth. He has a unique way of always bringing them back to the issue at hand. 🙌

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