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Three stories to expand your worldview, delivered daily. Matt Galloway cuts through a sea of choice to bring you stories that transcend the news cycle. Conversations with big thinkers, household names, and people living the news. An antidote to algorithms that cater to what you already know — and a meeting place for diverse perspectives. In its 20 years, the Current has become a go-to place for stories that shape and entertain us. Released daily, Monday to Friday.

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Three stories to expand your worldview, delivered daily. Matt Galloway cuts through a sea of choice to bring you stories that transcend the news cycle. Conversations with big thinkers, household names, and people living the news. An antidote to algorithms that cater to what you already know — and a meeting place for diverse perspectives. In its 20 years, the Current has become a go-to place for stories that shape and entertain us. Released daily, Monday to Friday.

    What a Donald Trump presidency could look like

    What a Donald Trump presidency could look like

    Donald Trump has officially accepted his third nomination for president at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. Guest host Duncan McCue speaks with the CBC’s Katie Simpson and international politics professor Daniel Drezner about how we got here, and what a Trump presidency might look like. 

    • 19 min
    Why ‘risky play’ is important for kids

    Why ‘risky play’ is important for kids

    The Canadian Pediatric Society says "risky play" is good for kids’ mental, physical and social health — even if it might result in injury. In an interview from January, we hear what’s behind this new advice, why ”incredibly boring playgrounds” are part of the problem, and why parents might need to just take a deep breath.

    • 21 min
    Going to the Olympics — as a poet

    Going to the Olympics — as a poet

    Phylicia George has competed in both the summer and winter Olympics, and now she’s heading to the 2024 Paris Games as a spoken word poet. She explains why poetry and sport make great teammates.

    • 9 min
    How ‘sponge cities’ could protect against floods

    How ‘sponge cities’ could protect against floods

    Record-breaking rainfall wreaked havoc in Toronto this week, flooding homes and businesses, and turning highways into rivers. Guest host Duncan McCue hears how building “sponge cities” could help to protect Canadians against this kind of flash flooding.

    • 19 min
    Water returns to Lahaina’s charred landscape

    Water returns to Lahaina’s charred landscape

    The wildfires that destroyed Lahaina in Hawaii last year have led to something of an ecological reset. For decades, the area was drained dry by sugar plantations and developers, but now water has returned. That’s sparking hope for the restoration of Lahaina’s ancient and sacred wetlands.

    • 14 min
    Fixing provincial relations with Ottawa

    Fixing provincial relations with Ottawa

    As provincial premiers gather for their annual summer meetings in Halifax this week, there’s a focus on the provinces’ relationship with the federal government. Guest host Duncan McCue speaks with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith and Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew about what needs to change.

    • 19 min

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Gets me out of my Internet bubble

The best thing about The Current is the range of stories, brought to me by a reliable journalist. With three drops a day there’s always at least one that catches my eye — and it tells me stuff I didn’t already know or couldn’t have guessed I would care about. The back catalog is full of gems.

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