CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
Gun-related suicides in rural men
A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found two-thirds of gun-related deaths in Ontario over a 15-year period were suicides affecting men in rural areas. We speak with Dr. David Gomez, the lead author behind the study; Dr. Allison Crawford, a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; and Bill Farley, a member of the Men's Sheds organization, about the need for a co-ordinated public health approach to address the issue.
American satirist P.J. O’Rourke on his new book
We hear from American political satirist P.J. O'Rourke about his new book, A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land.
Trick-or-treating safety amid COVID-19
We're asking: how safe is it to trick-or-treat this year? Infectious disease expert, dad and Halloween fan Dr. Matthew Oughton explains why he thinks the festivities can still go ahead safely.
Canada’s booming pandemic real estate market
Even through the pandemic, Canada's real estate market is booming. We talk to Simon Mammone, a first-time homebuyer in Montreal, about the challenges of securing a home right now, and ask mortgage broker Ron Butler and personal finance columnist Rubina Ahmed-Haq what's driving these hot markets.
Nova Scotia fisheries dispute draws calls for government intervention
We turn to Nova Scotia, where an escalation in violence has amplified calls for the federal government to get directly involved in the mounting fishery dispute there. We talk with Sen. Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, about his take on the situation.
COVID-19 resurgence in Europe.
We take a virtual trip through Europe to discuss a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, and the criticism and concern over new restrictions. We hear from a restaurant owner in Paris who is trying to keep her business afloat; a virologist in the Czech Republic who worries the country declared a premature victory over the novel coronavirus; and an infectious disease expert in Italy, where cases are on the rise again.
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My new favorite interviewer, Matt Galloway
Have become a huge fan of The Current since Matt Galloway joined. He is one of the best interviewers and journalists. Always insightful, well-prepared, compassionate, and fantastic story teller, who let's the interviewee and their story be the star and regularly brings out a new perspective to the story that other outlets miss. Highly recommend you make this part of your daily listening as I have. You won't be sorry!
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