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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Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor discusses her new memoir, Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life, and tells us why ripping up a picture of the pope on Saturday Night Live in 1992 didn't derail her career, but rather put her back on track. Canadian hip hop legend Maestro Fresh Wes, his former manager Farley Flex and producer Davis of First Offence share an oral history of the 1989 hit Let Your Backbone Slide. Maestro Fresh Wes reflects on his historic Juno win for his breakthrough debut, Symphony in Effect, and fills us in on his new children's book, Stick to Your Vision: Young Maestro Goes to School. Uchucklesaht First Nation artist and residential school survivor Gina Laing opens up about the abuse she endured as a child, and how painting helped her process her trauma.