The Current from CBC Radio (Highlights)Author: CBC Radio
18 Aug 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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    Justice the horse, a victim of neglect, is taking his former owner to court

    A horse is filing a civil lawsuit against his owner for suffering neglect and is looking for compensation to pay for necessary medical care. Advocates hope the groundbreaking case will advance animal status under the law but critics argue giving animals the right to sue is a slippery slope.

  • Posted on 17 Aug 2018

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    Why a Swiss adventurer left the Western world to join a nomadic Indigenous community

    Journalist Carl Hoffman follows two Western adventurers in his new book The Last Wild Men of Borneo, and reveals much about the forces shaping the island today.

  • Posted on 17 Aug 2018

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    From a house of horrors to a happy ending: Cleveland kidnapping survivor finds love

    Michelle Knight was one of three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro, held in his house against their will, and abused for over a decade. Five years after her dramatic escape, she speaks to Laura Lynch about how she has rebuilt her life.

  • Posted on 17 Aug 2018

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    Boy on the beach: How Alan Kurdi's family are turning their grief into a fight to help refugees

    After the drowned body of her three-year-old nephew Alan washed up on a Turkish beach, Tima Kurdi became an advocate for the world's refugees. She has now written a book about her own loss, and what the world must do to stop it happening again.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    How B.C. homeowners can prepare for wildfires

    As wildfires continue to burn through B.C. and weather forecasts are calling for more hot, dry conditions, one UBC professor shares proactive steps homeowners and communities can take to lessen the risk of damage when the next fire hits.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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