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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.

    Hip Hop Ambassador Toni Blackman

    Hip Hop Ambassador Toni Blackman

    The U.S. State Dept has appointed Toni Blackman as its first Hip Hop Ambassador — using music as the medium for global diplomacy. She’s featured in Mark Katz’s new book; they join us to discuss their work.

    • 25 min
    China's mass quarantines

    China's mass quarantines

    China is employing mass quarantines and building a brand new hospital — in just days — to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Is it the right approach?

    • 20 min
    Fifth Estate investigation into death of Preston Lochead

    Fifth Estate investigation into death of Preston Lochead

    We talk to The Fifth Estate’s Mark Kelley about his investigation into the death of Alberta man Preston Lochead, and questions that arose about his autopsy.

    • 23 min
    The Current Weekly: John Mighton on math; a new approach to fighting cancer; Clearview A.I., Gus from Fogo Island

    The Current Weekly: John Mighton on math; a new approach to fighting cancer; Clearview A.I., Gus from Fogo Island

    Canadian mathematician John Mighton believes anyone can become good at math, and that if we understood numbers better, we could solve big problems in the world. Oncologist and author Azra Raza thinks our approach to fighting cancer is putting money in the wrong places — and she's got another way; the unmasking of a shadowy facial recognition software is raising concerns about the end of anonymity; and one of our favourite guests of the week, Gus Penton of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, tells us how he and his neighbours fared during #Snowmageddon.

    • 35 min
    The rise and rise of TikTok

    The rise and rise of TikTok

    How the TikTok app from China became the most addictive — and potentially lucrative — social media platform.

    • 23 min
    Azra Raza on how we're failing cancer patients

    Azra Raza on how we're failing cancer patients

    Leading oncologist Azra Raza says despite all the money spent and progress made, the way we treat cancer today is an “embarrassment.” Her new book, The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last, argues we need to change the way we approach the devastating disease.

    • 24 min

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