The Current

Friday, Jan. 8, at 8:30 a.m. (9 NT)

THE CURRENT welcomes Canadian icon Shania Twain as guest host where she explores the challenges of confronting neglect and the importance of fostering young talent in underprivileged communities. THE CURRENT airs on CBC Radio One, Friday, Jan. 8, at 8:30 a.m. (9 NT).

Twain speaks with Queen Rania about the Jordanian Queen’s charity, 1Goal, an initiative that aims to provide education to underprivileged youth across the globe. Together with FIFA, 1Goal’s mission is to acquire 30 million signatures to petition the G8 countries to enroll 72 million African children in school by 2015. As part of the show, Twain also visits an inner-city Toronto school where she performs for students and discusses the importance of fostering young talent.

Before THE CURRENT’s host Anna-Maria Tremonti hands over the mic to Twain, she interviews the Canadian songstress about her personal experience of childhood poverty, on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 8:30 a.m. (9 NT), and how her childhood inspired her to help troubled youth rise above their challenges. An example is a program fully funded by Twain at a school in Northern Ontario. Here, students who need support can find it, giving them the confidence they need to become strong and empathetic adults.

THE CURRENT is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Host Anna Maria Tremonti pulls from her wealth of experience and journalistic savvy to bring depth and sharpness to each episode.