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The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

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The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Our team of journalists--based in every major region of the country--think locally and globally. We bring new insight to stories that Canadians are talking about now, and we uncover stories they'll be talking about next week and next year.

The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Our team of journalists--based in every major region of the country--think locally and globally. We bring new insight to stories that Canadians are talking about now, and we uncover stories they'll be talking about next week and next year.
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Toronto, Ontario

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The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Our team of journalists--based in every major region of the country--think locally and globally. We bring new insight to stories that Canadians are talking about now, and we uncover stories they'll be talking about next week and next year.

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The Current CBC Radio P.O. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6 (877) 287-7366


Episodes

B.C. ruling will 'dial down tension' on Trans Mountain, but not for long: professor

5/24/2019
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In a unanimous decision released Friday, the B.C. Court of Appeal says British Columbia does not have the right to impose environmental laws that could kill the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Duration:00:24:14

Canada's wild pig populations are on the rise. How big of a problem is this?

5/24/2019
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Wild pigs are smart, hardy, and multiplying, proving to be a major force to contend with in cities, farmers fields and beyond. Their numbers in Canada are rising - what could this population boom mean for us?

Duration:00:25:17

CBC's Jason D'Souza goes back to highschool

5/24/2019
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What happens when you send a journalist back to high school? CBC's Jason D'Souza brings the answer, having spent a month attending classes at L.A. Matheson Secondary School in Surrey, B.C.

Duration:00:16:37

Tower of London welcomes its first raven chicks in 3 decades

5/24/2019
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Last fall, we introduced you to Christopher Skaife, the ravenmaster of the Tower of London. This spring, he's welcoming the first raven chick to have hatched on the property in 30 years. He tells us what new ravens mean for the fate of the kingdom.

Duration:00:07:57

Theresa May's successor will face 'exactly same problem' of divided Britain, says historian

5/24/2019
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her departure date, after months of crises and humiliation over her Brexit plan. But her resignation won't solve the larger problems with Brexit, says author and historian Anne Applebaum.

Duration:00:19:58

'Deep grief, and outrage': Family of Colten Boushie shares frustration at justice system in new film

5/23/2019
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The shooting death of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan in 2016 was national news. Now, a new documentary lingers on the perspective of his family, and puts their story in the context of how the Canadian legal system has treated Indigenous people. We speak to a member of the young man's family, one of their lawyers, and the documentary's director.

Duration:00:24:05

'They followed me everywhere': Reporter tailed, deterred while investigating Uighur detention in Xinjiang

5/23/2019
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What's really happening inside China's so-called "training camps" for the country's Uighur ethnic minority? Globe and Mail Asia correspondent Nathan Vanderklippe has been following that story for years; he tells Anna Maria Tremonti about what he's seen.

Duration:00:25:46

Fire-driven weather is 'new reality' for Canada and elsewhere, expert cautions

5/23/2019
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An evacuation order remains in place for High Level, Alta., as a wildfire rages south of the town. We hear from some of the people living in limbo, and examine a phenomenon you might not have heard of: the 'firenado.'

Duration:00:19:54

Exploring the dark side of a widely-celebrated psychological experiment

5/22/2019
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Author Gina Perry explores Muzafer Sherif's famous 1950s experiment in "realistic conflict theory," where unknowing young boys were driven to conflict, in an effort to see if peace coulld then be engineered. Perry argues the experiment has a dark side, and should be considered in its full context.

Duration:00:25:48

Case of 'white supremacist' professor raises debate about free speech vs. hate speech on campus

5/22/2019
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A University of New Brunswick professor has been criticized for his activities outside of the classroom, including appearances on far-right podcasts and YouTube channels, and authoring blog posts with headlines like "Only Whites Can Teach Western Civilization." Where does academic freedom end and hate speech begin? We discuss free speech in the university landscape.

Duration:00:24:16

Pipelines are irrelevant in the debate over Bill C-69, reporter argues

5/22/2019
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There are two controversial bills currently before the Senate, both with a focus on pipeline and the energy industry. Our national affairs panel unpacks the political pull between environmental concerns and economical incentives - and how it might impact the upcoming federal election.

Duration:00:19:54

Poland's LGBT community gets unexpected allies because of a painting looted by Nazis

5/21/2019
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Poland's LGBT community just gained a pair of unexpected allies in their fight for equality: a gay Californian couple who learned a painting in their kitchen was looted from the eastern European country by Nazis.

Duration:00:24:49

'A no-brainer': Why reporter Mark Bowden revisited crime case that haunted him for decades

5/21/2019
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Mark Bowden was a young reporter when two young sisters were abducted from a mall in 1975, and never found. Forty years later, police found a suspect that had been under their noses the whole time - and Bowden returned to the crime for his new book The Last Stone.

Duration:00:26:25

U.S.-Iran war unlikely: John Bolton is all bark, no bite, says columnist

5/21/2019
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Should the world be bracing for a U.S.-Iran war? We hear from the experts who have been keeping a close eye on the escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Duration:00:19:20

Original Toronto Raptor Tracy Murray on how the team became so important to Canadians

5/20/2019
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We look at the popularity of the Toronto Raptors, talking to Tracy Murray, one of the players who was there when it all began.

Duration:00:22:17

Medieval era was more diverse - and less violent - than Game of Thrones would have you believe, says expert

5/20/2019
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Game of Thrones has finally come to an end, after eight seasons of political power struggles, epic battles and dragons. We look at the show's cultural impact, as well as its treatment of women and people of colour.

Duration:00:24:32

Why this writer says burnout carries 'a different weight' for people of colour

5/20/2019
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A Buzzfeed essay arguing millennials have become the burnout generation has struck a chord with many people since it went viral this month, but one woman says burnout isn't a new phenomenon solely affecting white, middle-class people.

Duration:00:27:10

Niagara servers protest policy forcing them to share tips with management

5/17/2019
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Servers in Ontario are striking over changes to their tip out - the portion of tips they share with kitchen workers and other staff. One worker says the amount they gave away doubled overnight, and alleges it's all going to salaried managers. We look at tipping culture in Canada.

Duration:00:24:37

It will take 'rewiring all of us' to change myths about sexual assault victims: reporter

5/17/2019
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A 2012 video of an RCMP officer asking an Indigenous teenager if she was "turned on" by an alleged sexual assault was condemned as "absolutely abhorrent" by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale this week. We discuss the video, and what more needs to be done to support survivors.

Duration:00:19:30

Farmer says weed killer Roundup is vital to his businesses, despite allegations it causes cancer

5/17/2019
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Earlier this week, a jury awarded $2 billion US in damages to a California couple who claim the weed killer Roundup gave them cancer. But not everyone agrees that the chemical in question - glyphosate - is harmful, and some farmers here in Canada say it's vital to their work.

Duration:00:24:55