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The Current


Three stories to expand your worldview, delivered daily. Matt Galloway cuts through a sea of choice to bring you stories that transcend the news cycle. Conversations with big thinkers, household names, and people living the news. An antidote to algorithms that cater to what you already know — and a meeting place for diverse perspectives. In its 20 years, the Current has become a go-to place for stories that shape and entertain us. Released daily, Monday to Friday.

7998 - Haiti’s growing humanitarian crisis
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  • 7998 - Haiti’s growing humanitarian crisis

    Gangs have controlled most of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince for three months, pushing thousands out of their homes. Matt Galloway speaks with the CBC’s Paul Hunter, who just returned from the country; and Martine St. Victor, a Haitian in Montreal.

    Fri, 24 May 2024 - 19min
  • 7997 - Could walking backward push you to better health?

    The newest online sensation is walking backwards, but does moving in reverse push people towards better health? As part of our series Well Founded, Galloway speaks with bio-mechanist Janet Dufek, who has been studying this type of exercise for more than two decades.

    Fri, 24 May 2024 - 16min
  • 7996 - Why George Floyd’s uncle is still fighting for justice

    Four years after the murder of George Floyd, his uncle Selwyn Jones talks about his continuing fight for racial justice.

    Fri, 24 May 2024 - 14min
  • 7995 - Got a job offer in a text? Here’s what scammers get out of

    Have you ever responded to those spam texts offering jobs? Toronto Star reporter Alex Boyd did — she tells us what happened next.

    Fri, 24 May 2024 - 10min
  • 7994 - U.S. sues Live Nation over monopoly concerns

    The U.S. Justice Department is suing Ticketmaster and its parent company LiveNation, alleging that the company has created a monopoly that drives up ticket prices and hurts artists.

    Fri, 24 May 2024 - 07min
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