The Current from CBC Radio (Highlights)Author: CBC Radio
14 Nov 2018

The Current from CBC Radio (Highlights)

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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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    Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer

    At least 60 Indigenous women are pursuing a lawsuit alleging they were sterilized against their will, as recently as last year. Is there an issue of systemic racism within Canada's healthcare system?

  • Posted on 13 Nov 2018

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    Meet the Kenyan woman urging village elders to abandon female genital mutilation

    As a young girl, Nice Nailantei Leng'ete convinced her grandfather not to subject her to FGM. Now, she's convincing elders in her Kenyan community to forgo "the cut" and find another way to celebrate women.

  • Posted on 13 Nov 2018

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    Meet Raven Wilkinson, the black ballerina who blazed a trail long before shoes came in brown and bronze

    A U.K company has announced it will now make ballet shoes in colours that reflect the diverse skin tones of dancers, but one woman dared to dance against prejudice long before this.

  • Posted on 13 Nov 2018

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    'Nostalgia is not a vision': Campaigners lay out risks and rewards of Calgary Olympic bid

    Calgarians go to the polls Tuesday, in a plebiscite on whether to pursue the bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Current spoke to two people from either side of the debate.

  • Posted on 12 Nov 2018

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    Suicide shouldn't be 'normal' in Indigenous communities, says Massey lecturer Tanya Talaga

    For the 2018 Massey Lectures, Indigenous journalist Tanya Talaga examined the devastating problem of youth suicide in Indigenous communities. She spoke to Anna Maria Tremonti about what she found.

  • Posted on 12 Nov 2018

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