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

    Airdropping food and supplies into Gaza

    Airdropping food and supplies into Gaza

    Aid agencies are warning of famine in Gaza as Israel continues its siege on the region. As it becomes increasingly difficult to get aid into the Gaza Strip, some countries, including Canada, are now considering dropping food and supplies — from the sky.

    • 17 min
    Novelist Tommy Orange on Indigenous triumph

    Novelist Tommy Orange on Indigenous triumph

    Native American novelist Tommy Orange, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, became a sensation with his debut novel, There There. His new book, Wandering Stars, is the story of trauma, triumph and the impact of residential schools in the United States. Why the author says he needs to write about Indigenous communities thriving, not just surviving.

    • 24 min
    Remembering former prime minister Brian Mulroney

    Remembering former prime minister Brian Mulroney

    Former prime minister Brian Mulroney — known for brokering a free-trade deal with the United States, introducing the GST and his vocal opposition to apartheid in South Africa — has died. He was 84. Two former colleagues, David Crombie and Perrin Beatty, and former CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge reflect on the politician’s legacy with The Current’s Matt Galloway.

    • 19 min
    New rules for renewable energy projects in Alberta

    New rules for renewable energy projects in Alberta

    After a nearly seven-month pause, renewable energy projects are back on the table in Alberta. But those projects come with strict rules — including a buffer zone around wind turbine projects and a ban on renewable energy products on prime agricultural land. We hear about the impact those new rules could have on investment in Alberta.

    • 19 min
    The Next War: Sexual violence in Ukraine

    The Next War: Sexual violence in Ukraine

    Two years into Russia's war with Ukraine, the fighting continues — and so does the healing in villages reclaimed by Ukrainian forces. Allegations of sexual violence, perpetrated against soldiers and civilians, have emerged from the war. Freelance reporter Sarah Lawrynuik visited one of those towns to understand how survivors are now fighting a new battle for accountability.

    • 24 min
    What traversing the Trans Canada Trail taught this filmmaker

    What traversing the Trans Canada Trail taught this filmmaker

    Dianne Whelan was at a turning point in her life. So she decided she would travel across Canada — by bike, canoe, snow shoe and foot — along the Trans Canada Trail. Whelan shares what she learned about herself and how her faith in the goodness of strangers was restored in a new documentary film, 500 Days in the Wild.

    • 21 min

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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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