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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.

    Redeployed front-line staff share the exhaustion and pride that comes with battling Alberta’s fourth wave

    Redeployed front-line staff share the exhaustion and pride that comes with battling Alberta’s fourth wave

    Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Debakanta Jena and critical care pediatric nurse Cecilia Incze were redeployed to help fight Alberta's fourth wave of COVID-19 this fall. They share what it's been like in the COVID wards, from the exhaustion to the pride they feel in their profession and colleagues.

    • 14 min
    Mounting public anger over soaring COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan

    Mounting public anger over soaring COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan

    Murray Mandryk, a political columnist with the Regina Leader-Post, discusses the public anger over soaring COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan.

    • 8 min
    Stigma and judgment hampering effective treatment for people with obesity

    Stigma and judgment hampering effective treatment for people with obesity

    Obesity is widely accepted to be a disease, yet stigma and judgment still stop people from getting effective treatment. Matt Galloway talks to Dr. Ali Zentner, who treats people with obesity in Vancouver; and Michael Vallis, a psychologist and obesity specialist in Halifax.

    • 19 min
    What the end of some pandemic supports mean for the economy and the people relying on them

    What the end of some pandemic supports mean for the economy and the people relying on them

    The federal government is calling time on the Canada Recovery Benefit. We hear from a business owner who has relied on it, and another whose business is facing staffing shortages. We also discuss the economic impact the expiration of CRB will have with Armine Yalnizyan, Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers and a columnist at the Toronto Star; and Sri Thanabalasingam, a senior economist at TD Bank.

    • 24 min
    Introducing: Carrie Low VS.

    Introducing: Carrie Low VS.

    Carrie Low trusted police when she reported her horrific rape. But she says they failed to investigate properly, and only succeeded in traumatizing her further. Now she’s setting out on a mission to hold these institutions to account. This all-new investigation is hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Maggie Rahr. More episodes are available at: smarturl.it/carrielow

    • 27 min
    Actions speak louder than words when it comes to Indigenous land acknowledgements, says reporter

    Actions speak louder than words when it comes to Indigenous land acknowledgements, says reporter

    Land acknowledgements are becoming more common, but it is not always clear whether the nods to traditional Indigenous territory are accurate, welcome, or useful. Matt Galloway talks to Niigaan Sinclair, a professor in native studies at the University of Manitoba, and a columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press; Hayden King, executive director of the Yellowhead Institute, a First Nations-led research centre based at Ryerson University in Toronto; and Ka’nhehsí:io Deer, a reporter with CBC Indigenous in Kahnawake, Que.

    • 20 min

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