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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.

    A remarkable Byzantine mosaic discovered in the Gaza Strip

    A remarkable Byzantine mosaic discovered in the Gaza Strip

    A farmer in the Gaza Strip has uncovered a Byzantine mosaic that offers a window into the past. We hear about the find — and the race to protect it — with Ahmed Zakot, a journalist in Gaza; and Emily Spratt, a professor in art history at Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York.

    • 15 min
    Florida reeling from Hurricane Ian

    Florida reeling from Hurricane Ian

    The destruction left by Hurricane Ian could have a lasting impact on Florida. We talk to Franco Russo, a restaurant owner in Fort Myers; and Maria Ilcheva, a research professor in Florida International University’s international studies department.

    • 15 min
    Brazil’s election headed for run-off vote

    Brazil’s election headed for run-off vote

    After polling Sunday, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has pushed incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro into a run-off vote later this month. We hear from Guilherme Casarões, a professor of political science at Fundação Getulio Vargas university in São Paulo.

    • 8 min
    Grappling with maternal death in Canada

    Grappling with maternal death in Canada

    Maternal health experts say that many deaths related to pregnancy in Canada are preventable, but what’s needed is a reliable system to collect and share information on maternal deaths and close calls. Matt Galloway talks to Tara Carman, a senior reporter with CBC's national investigative unit, about a CBC investigation into the problem.

    • 19 min
    Scramble to contain Ebola outbreak in Uganda

    Scramble to contain Ebola outbreak in Uganda

    Uganda is experiencing an Ebola outbreak — a rare variant known as the Sudan strain, which has no vaccine. Robert Keango, the medical coordinator for Doctors Without Borders in Uganda, discusses efforts to contain it.

    • 10 min
    BONUS | Ian McEwan, Deepa Mehta and Louise Dennys on the fight to preserve free speech

    BONUS | Ian McEwan, Deepa Mehta and Louise Dennys on the fight to preserve free speech

    In a special extended podcast of Wednesday's radio broadcast, novelist Ian McEwan, director Deepa Mehta and publisher and editor Louise Dennys discuss the state of free speech in the world today, in light of the violent attack on their friend and peer Salman Rushdie.

    • 34 min

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