CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of 2nd-degree unintentional murder, 3rd-degree murder, and 2nd degree manslaughter on Tuesday, in the killing of George Floyd. We discuss the significance of the conviction, and the wider problems of police brutality and structural racism, with journalist Georgia Fort, and Ricky L. Jones, professor and chair of pan-African studies at the University of Louisville.
How a Montreal-born engineer helped NASA fly a helicopter on Mars
NASA just flew a helicopter — on Mars — and controlled it from here on Earth. Montreal-born engineer Farah Alibay helped to make that happen. She tells us how.
Pregnant woman who caught COVID-19 wants others to understand the risk
Danika Jorgensen-Skakum caught COVID-19 during her pregnancy and wants other pregnant Canadians to know what that was like. We hear her story and discuss the increased risks in the third wave with Dr. Tali Bogler, chair of the family medicine obstetrics team at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and co-creator of the pandemic pregnancy guide on Instagram; and Dr. Deborah Money, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and infectious diseases at the University of British Columbia.
High vaccination rate helping life get back to normal in Gibraltar
Life is inching back to normal in Gibraltar, where over 90 per cent of eligible adults have received a shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. Gibraltar's Health Minister Samantha Sacramento tells us how they did it.
Chef Éric Ripert on cooking vegetables, and bringing Buddhism into the kitchen
Renowned chef Éric Ripert learned to cook in France's top restaurants, where abusive behaviour was expected and endured. He tells us how Buddhism changed his own behaviour in the kitchen; how he misses his close friend Anthony Bourdain; and talks us through a recipe from his new book, Vegetable Simple.
Increasing number of Guatemala migrants heading to Mexico-U.S. border
An increasing number of migrants from Guatemala are heading to the Mexico-U.S. border — prompting the Biden administration to look at the root causes driving them north. We talk to Celia Mendoza, a correspondent with Voice of America who is at the border; Ana Maria Mendez, the Central America cluster director for Oxfam; and Anita Isaacs, a professor of political science at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and director of Migration Encounters, an oral history project on migration.