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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.

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    • 4.2 • 88 Ratings

CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.

    Historic floods prompt calls for better protections for Peguis First Nation

    Historic floods prompt calls for better protections for Peguis First Nation

    Peguis First Nation has suffered historic flooding, prompting calls for better protection. Matt Galloway talks to resident Cheryl Thomson; Peguis First Nation Chief Glenn Hudson; and Niigaan Sinclair, a member of the Peguis First Nation and acting head of the department of Indigenous studies at the University of Manitoba.

    • 19 min
    The meme-ification of the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial — and its impact on understanding intimate partner violence

    The meme-ification of the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial — and its impact on understanding intimate partner violence

    Some observers say the online discussion and meme-ification of the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial could have a damaging effect on public understanding of intimate partner violence. We talk to gender justice advocate Farrah Khan; and Mandi Gray, a postdoctoral associate at the University of Calgary who studies defamation lawsuits and disclosures of sexual violence.

    • 14 min
    How to tackle North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak

    How to tackle North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak

    A COVID-19 outbreak in North Korea has infected millions of people. We discuss how to get it under control with Dr. Kee B. Park, a surgeon and lecturer on global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School.

    • 9 min
    Microfinance was meant to help the world’s poorest, but critics say it leaves many drowning in debt

    Microfinance was meant to help the world’s poorest, but critics say it leaves many drowning in debt

    Microfinance is a loan system that offers small business loans to people who can’t secure them elsewhere. It was conceived as a liberating financial tool for the world's poor — but some say it can be a source of abuse. We talk to Naly Pilorge, deputy director of the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights; Sohini Kar, an associate professor of international development at the London School of Economics; and Timothy Ogden, managing director of the Financial Access Initiative at New York University.

    • 24 min
    What you need to know about monkeypox, as more cases detected in Canada

    What you need to know about monkeypox, as more cases detected in Canada

    Health officials in Canada are investigating around two dozen cases of monkeypox, a relative of the smallpox virus not normally seen outside of Africa. Matt Galloway speaks with infectious diseases specialists Dr. Isaac Bogoch, and Dr. Dimie Ogoina, who was on the frontline of a 2017 monkeypox outbreak in Nigeria.

    • 19 min
    What the Texas school shooting might mean for U.S. gun control

    What the Texas school shooting might mean for U.S. gun control

    Gun control activists are hoping for change following Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. We talk to Michele Gay, the executive director and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, whose daughter was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. We also hear from Arelis Hernandez, the Texas correspondent for the Washington Post; and gun control advocate Matt Bennett.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Siobbahn ,

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!

Hibiscus ,

Another really good one.

When doing boring stuff, this helps keep my brain active.

marlainreallife ,

Relatable host covering tough topics.

The current does a wonderful job of keeping the topics covered interesting and modern.
The host, Anna Maria, makes me feel like I’m talking to a friend. She’s humble and relatable, smart without being condescending.
Thanks so much! Love the program!!

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