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Full Episode for October 20, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a special investigation looking into the painful human toll of unreliable Motherisk lab results that have broken families, to a panel of Muslim women from Quebec discussing Bill 62 banning facial coverings ... This is The Current with Susan Ormiston.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171020_69539.mp3




Oct 20 | Motherisk investigation reveals concerns over 'unreliable' tests long before lab shut down

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In the messy world of child protection services, the Motherisk Lab was supposed to be a pillar of objective reality — until a judge ruled their tests unreliable.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171020_35709.mp3




Oct 20 | 'It's just against our Constitution': Muslim women respond to Quebec's Bill 62

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What do Muslim women in Quebec make of Bill 62 — the new law barring anyone with a face covering from giving or receiving public services?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171020_78802.mp3







Oct 19 | Calgary Mayor Nenshi and Flames' faceoff in stadium politics

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The dispute between Mayor Naheed Nenshi and the Calgary Flames has divided the city.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171019_50657.mp3




Oct 19 | The 'whitelash' of Trump politics: CNN commentator Van Jones

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"If you pretend it's not happening then you actually open the door for the [Steve] Bannons and neo-Nazis and other people to kind of prey on that and make it worse."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171019_20895.mp3




Full Episode for October 18, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Raqqa free from ISIS control but far from victory living in a destroyed city, to author Blaine Harden sharing the untold story of master spy Donald Nichols, to psychologist Eli Finkel on the all-or-nothing marriage ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171018_58608.mp3




Oct 18 | 'Perfectly happy sitting in on torture': Meet the U.S. spymaster from the Korean War

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"He was wildly brave and very clever and yet he didn't have any moral underpinnings. He was perfectly happy sitting in on torture."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171018_61759.mp3




Oct 18 | How 'love hacks' can make your marriage better: Eli Finkel

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"We're simply asking too much and the marriage can't really accommodate everything that we're asking," says Eli Finkel, author of The All-or-Nothing Marriage.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171018_74786.mp3




Oct 18 | Raqqa free from ISIS but civilians still suffering, says terrorism expert

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Electricity, water, basic necessities, hospitals — these are all things that are going to be rebuilt, and so far no one really wants to take that responsibility."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171018_89514.mp3




Oct 17 | 'Hope is something that I never gave up on': A mother's fight to free daughter Amanda Lindhout

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In 2008, Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia. Her mother, Lorinda Stewart, spent 460 days doing everything in her power to bring her daughter home.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171017_84198.mp3




Full Episode for October 17, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Finance Minister Bill Morneau's controversial handling of tax reform, to Lorinda Stewart's enduring hope to free her daughter Amanda Lindhout from captivity, to a construction company that hires Canadian Forces veterans ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171017_91032.mp3




Oct 17 | Why Trudeau took questions directed to his finance minister at tax reform conference

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"This started as a brush fire. It's turned into a wildfire, and Trudeau is the guy they're counting on to put it out."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171017_18798.mp3




Oct 17 | Ex-soldiers build on veteran skills to create successful construction company

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Meet Matt Austin, a man who turned to construction to build a future for himself and other returning soldiers who couldn't find work.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171017_88894.mp3




Full Episode for October 16, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From hockey legend Ken Dryden on lessons from the life and death of NHL defenceman Steve Montador, to the catastrophic bombing in Mogadishu, to a new debate on how to confront the opioid crisis in Canada ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171016_27618.mp3




Oct 16 | 'Concussions affect a life': Ken Dryden wants hockey rules changed to save players' lives

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Hockey legend Ken Dryden is calling on the NHL to penalize any play that involves a player making contact with the head of another — no exceptions.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171016_12532.mp3




Oct 16 | Extremist group al-Shabab likely behind Somalia bombing, predicts terror expert

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I'd be very surprised if this is not an attack by al-Shabab," former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski says about the Mogadishu bombing which killed over 300 people.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171016_77258.mp3




Oct 16 | Opioid crisis needs treatment not harm reduction, says addiction specialist

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As Ontario earmarks over $200 million to battle the opioid crisis, some doctors say this money should go directly to treatment, not harm reduction.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171016_31811.mp3




Full Episode for October 13, 2017

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

rom Canadian actor Erika Rosenbaum speaking out about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, to why coastlines in Canada's arctic are washing away, to pipeline politics with protester Michael Foster ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171013_61021.mp3




Oct 13 | 'He really took something from me': Montreal actress Erika Rosenbaum says Harvey Weinstein assaulted her

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I thought that something I had done had provoked this behaviour in him and so I was deeply guilty for whatever I had done to allow this to happen."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171013_88177.mp3




Oct 13 | Why homes along Arctic coastline are at risk of falling into the ocean

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"All it would take is one or two big storms and these houses you see behind me would be gravely at risk."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171013_56938.mp3




Oct 13 | Pipeline activist could face 21 years in prison for shutting off Keystone valve

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I would rather follow a higher law than betray my own children — an entire generation," says activist Michael Foster with the group Climate Direct Action.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171013_36752.mp3




Full Episode for October 12, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a Law Society of Upper Canada report showing Ontario's racialized lawyers suffer discrimination, to the infectious appeal of Sickboy podcast, to former Kiribati president Anote Tong on adapting the nation to climate change ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171012_37277.mp3




Oct 12 | Law society's diversity policy 'most egregious' violation of freedom of speech: professor

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"This is about whether or not authorities can make you say what they want to hear regardless of whether ... or not you approve or disapprove."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171012_40786.mp3




Oct 12 | Sickboy podcast tackles chronic illness with laughter

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Jeremie Saunders has a fatal illness and wants to talk about it. He and his friends mix raw emotion with waves of laughter in the infectious podcast Sickboy.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171012_78650.mp3




Oct 12 | How one Pacific island nation is battling rising sea levels

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I've always rejected the notion that we should be refugees. And the reason I say that is because we know it's going to happen."


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Full Episode for October 11, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the price of silence signing confidentiality agreements such as the ones in the Harvey Weintstein case, to breaking organ donor rules on family members meeting recipients, to science journalist Britt Wray on de-extinction ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171011_95067.mp3




Oct 11 | Harvey Weinstein case: Should confidentiality agreements exist?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Most survivors of abuse and harassment do not want to talk about it."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171011_10605.mp3




Oct 11 | 'This heart is working real good': Organ recipient's letter exchange with donor family

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Pat Loder would like nothing more than to meet the man who lives with her late son's donated heart. He'd like that too. But the law will not allow it.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171011_12522.mp3




Oct 11 | How scientists are bringing extinct animals back to life

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Human activity is believed to be causing the planet's "Sixth Great Extinction." So should we help the planet adapt by bringing extinct species back to life?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171011_32242.mp3




Full Episode for October 10, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a growing movement fighting for nature to have the same legal rights as a corporation or person, to couples' therapist Esther Perel on rethinking infidelity, to calls for greater oversight over Facebook ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171010_73059.mp3




Oct 10: Colorado River should have same legal status as a person: lawsuit

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"States, especially corporations, have all sorts of legal rights and resources, and they depend upon nature and finite natural resources for their interests."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171010_45465.mp3




Oct 10 | What infidelity can teach us about ourselves and relationships: therapist Esther Perel

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Affairs can break a relationship or remake a relationship," says renowned couples' therapist Esther Perel who suggests rethinking infidelity can be powerful.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171010_94366.mp3




Oct 10 | Why regulating Facebook is inevitable: technology expert

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Facebook probably merited regulation anyway but by its reaction to the election controversy, it has in effect invited it to come much sooner."


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Oct 9: Tensions escalate in Spain as Catalan independence gains traction

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Madrid's violent crackdown on independence voters fuels the secession movement, while pro-unity demonstrators flood the streets in opposition.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171009_41796.mp3




Oct 9: From Bachelor Blush to War Woman: The stories of North America's lost apples

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Of the 17,000 varieties of apples once available on this continent, 13,000 have disappeared. But some experts are committed to locating our lost apple strains, and the histories they reveal.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171009_70470.mp3




Full Episode for October 9, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 17,000 apple varieties to the mere dozen available at your grocer — the story of North America's lost apples, then uncertainty in Spain as Catalan secessionists prepare for independence, and big changes for teen twins ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171009_64924.mp3




Oct 9:ENCORE: 'Ben has defined who I am': Teen and autistic twin head to different schools for first time

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

For the first time in 10 years, twin siblings Amy and Ben Goodes aren't going to the same school. Not atypical, but what raises the stakes is Ben has autism.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171009_63539.mp3




Oct 6: 'It's exhausting': Family life 'emotional labour' falls disproportionately on women, says writer

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Gemma Hartley says women in heterosexual relationships are managing families without much help from their male counterparts, and the work involved is akin to a part-time job.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171006_93616.mp3




Oct 6: Journalist who risks life in Syrian war shares her story

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Despite having fled her country after being shot, Reem al-Halabi has set up a new radio station outside Syria.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171006_76383.mp3




Oct 6: U of T students protest lack of diversity on all-white social inequality panel

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The student protest of a university event which asked if social inequality is "a real problem," raises questions about a lack of diversity in Canada's academic institutions.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171006_92073.mp3




Full Episode for October 6, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From talking about the "emotional labour" that continues to fall disproportionately on women, to meeting a remarkable journalist from Syria, and an all-white panel discussion raises questions about diversity on Canadian campuses... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171006_91295.mp3




Full Episode for October 5, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the CBC's Nahlah Ayed on the plight of the Rohingya, to the relationship between country music and the NRA, to Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes on How the Right Has Lost Its Mind ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171005_60166.mp3




Oct 5 | 'It's a mass of humanity': CBC's Nahlah Ayed on Rohingya refugee crisis

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Nothing prepared me for seeing it because the simplest way to describe it is that there were people absolutely everywhere."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171005_36965.mp3




Oct 5 | Las Vegas shooting: what's the impact on country music, gun culture and NRA?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Rosanne Cash is calling out country musicians who get too cozy with the NRA.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171005_69203.mp3




Oct 5 | How the right went wrong: Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Charlie Sykes had been a proud Republican for decades. Then he had an on-air confrontation with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump that changed everything.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171005_38088.mp3




Oct 4 | Trump's visit to Puerto Rico reignites debate over island's statehood

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Statehood is in fact in the political party platforms of both the Democratic and Republican Party of the United States ... so it is on the table."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171004_87957.mp3




Oct 4 | Bill Nye says climate change deniers need to 'respect facts'

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"When you respect facts, when you acknowledge what's really happening around you, you're quicker to adapt, quicker to make changes."


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Oct 4 | Canadian government gets 'failing grade' in climate change planning, says environment commissioner

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

“We continue to not hit our targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171004_14734.mp3




Oct 4 | The incredible story of how a U.S. commando betrayed his family and robbed a bank

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A daring daylight bank heist carried out by members of an elite U.S. military squad is the incredible true story of Ranger Games.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171004_81937.mp3




Full Episode for October 4, 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the debate over Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state, to celebrity scientist Bill Nye's new book, to Canada's Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development warning Canada needs to do more to adapt, to Ranger Games ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171004_99565.mp3




Full Episode for October 3, 2017 - A National Call-In Special (Eastern Time Zone)

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Currents hosts a special live, national call-in show, exploring the question: Is the public school system working for kids with special needs?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171003_41138.mp3




Full Episode for October 2, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a deadly Las Vegas mass shooting, to a terrorist attack in Edmonton, to NHL's Sidney Crosby accepting a White House invitation amidst the take a knee controversy, to a window into the world of Microsoft with CEO Satya Nadella ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171002_15228.mp3




Oct 2 | 'We were just running for our lives': Canadian couple escape Las Vegas mass shooting

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

More than 50 killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171002_74142.mp3




Oct 2 | Sports is political, argues El Jones in the wake of Sidney Crosby controversy

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"The very issue of playing the national anthem before games that aren't even international games is already politicized."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171002_65376.mp3




Oct 2 | Why Microsoft is challenging Donald Trump in court: CEO Satya Nadella

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"We fundamentally believe that Dreamers are part of our society and participate in our economy in a very productive way."


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Sept 29 | Documentary reveals donkeys as humble dignified beasts despite abuse

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A new documentary gives the donkey its due as the film explores sanctuaries around the world for the often abused animals.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170929_23220.mp3




Sept 29 | What the West could learn from Chinese teaching methods: author Lenora Chu

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Journalist Lenora Chu compares cultures and classrooms in her book, Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170929_11990.mp3




Sep 29 | Hurricane-stricken Caribbean islands plea for international help

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As Caribbean Islands continue to reel in the wake of hurricane Maria and Irma, some leaders are urging the international community to help.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170929_49054.mp3




Full Episode for September 29, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Caribbean Islands still reeling in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, to a documentary celebrating the humble donkey, to what the West could learn from the Chinese school system ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170929_11315.mp3




Full Episode for September 27, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a teachers panel on how public schools are working for kids with special needs, to Barbara Kingsolver on adapting to the reality of climate change, to why Reni Eddo-Lodge is no longer talking to white people about race ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170928_93918.mp3




Full Episode for September 28, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Ai Weiwei's powerful documentary delving into the refugee crisis, to athletes Rick Hansen and Patrick Anderson on the power of mentorship, to Nova Scotia's plan to help African-Nova Scotians get legal titles to ancestral land ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170928_76385.mp3




Sept 28 | 'Human crisis': Ai Weiwei's documentary showcases plight of refugees

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"This is by every aspect [a] human crisis ... The world let this happen right in front our eyes."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170928_13449.mp3




Sept 28 | How a life-changing phone call from Rick Hansen inspired a legendary paralympian

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

When Rick Hansen reached out to 10-year-old Patrick Anderson, he inspired a young boy to become the world's best wheelchair basketball player.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170928_94775.mp3




Sept 28 | UN report urges Nova Scotia to secure land titles for residents of African descent

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"The bottom line is that we should have been given these titles at the beginning of time."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170928_30715.mp3




Sept 27 | Meeting all students' needs in inclusive classrooms is challenging, say teachers

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"The needs are growing, and they are growing in our 'average' students as well ... We are expected to take on a far more parenting type of role."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170927_50935.mp3




Sept 27 | 'This is not going to end well': Author Barbara Kingsolver on climate change

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Because climate change is really, really terrible, let's face it. This is not going to end well."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170927_63661.mp3




Sept 27 | Why journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge is no longer talking to white people about race

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

“Not seeing race does not end racism ... We have to see race in order to see how racial power dynamics continue to be perpetuated.”


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170927_86680.mp3




Full Episode for September 26, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From B.C. seeing an increase in organ donations from those dying from a fentanyl overdose, to the NFL standing up to racism by kneeling down, to Canadian whale rescuers who say they're drowning in bureaucracy ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170926_55415.mp3




Sept 26 | 'He died a hero': B.C. Transplant says drug overdose organ donors on the rise

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Daniel was treated like a human being ... I never once got the impression from anybody on the transplant team that he was a body on a bed with organs to be harvested."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170926_87534.mp3




Sept 26 |'If we have to lose NFL football to address racism in America, that's what we need to do'

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I'm not concerned if people get so upset with people protesting racism in America that they stop watching football because racism existed before American football."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170926_90999.mp3




Sept 26 | New whale rescue policy drowning in bureaucracy, say critics

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Why Canadian whale rescuers say they're drowning in bureaucracy over a new government policy.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170926_96447.mp3




Full

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a look at why so many students in Nova Scotia are missing school, to meeting a competitor of the Invictus Games underway in Toronto, to applying the tools of Aristotle and Plato to 2017 with philosopher Michael Sandel ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170925_83240.mp3




Sept 25 | Nova Scotia gets tough on students with strict school absenteeism policy

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A quarter of Nova Scotia public school students miss at least 16 days of school a year. Now the province has set new stricter rules to address the growing absenteeism.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170925_53365.mp3




Sept 25 | After 18 surgeries, Canadian 'Mega Traun' set to compete in Invictus Games

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Canada is hosting this year's Invictus games for wounded warriors. Mike Trauner is one of hundreds competing, all with a harrowing journey to get here.


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Sept 25 | 'Create a national public discourse that is open': Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Civil society, I think, has to provide the seedbed for these spaces of richer public discourse."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170925_25614.mp3




Full Episode for September 22, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From B.C. parents calling for seismic school upgrades after Mexico's deadly earthquake, to the massive Equifax hack, to Canadian-Kurdish journalist Ayub Nuri on the upcoming independence vote for Kurds in Iraq ... This is The Current with Susan Ormiston.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170922_47529.mp3




Sept 22 | 'High-risk' B.C. schools not ready for an earthquake, says parent

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Some of our most dangerous buildings in earthquakes are our schools and that's where our children are."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170922_27674.mp3




Sept 22 | Equifax hack: How safe is your personal information?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"We have built a house on sand with respect to the digital economy and we didn't properly architect how we do digital identity ... and now we're paying for it."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170922_96752.mp3




Sept 22 | Iraqi Kurds set to vote on independence referendum

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"The idea of the referendum is for Kurdistan to be a force for good."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170922_79452.mp3




Full Episode for September 21, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the lack of resources for children with special needs in public schools, to why young men feel compelled to fight ISIS in Syria, to Rick Hansen's calling on our cities to adapt to everyone's different abilities ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170921_93086.mp3




Sept 21 | Education system failing kids with special needs, say parents

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Our children have the right to an equitable ... quality education."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170921_69556.mp3




Sept 21 | Fighting ISIS: Why Canadians join Kurdish forces in Syria

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"It's a way to get involved in some kind of legal war."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170921_90451.mp3




Sept 21 | 30 years after Man in Motion tour, Rick Hansen still fighting for accessibility

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Right now there's over a billion people on the planet living with a disability according to the World Health Organization — that is one in seven people."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170921_84891.mp3




Full Episode for September 20, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake destroying lives and buildings in Mexico, to allegations of domestic abuse clouding the newly-elected Manitoba NDP leadership, to the Gates foundation calling for more foreign aid funding ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170920_52208.mp3




Sept 20 | 'Their school came down upon them': Deadly Mexico City earthquake kills more than 200

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"When the earthquake hit ... there were still a large number of students in their classes sitting in their little desks when their school came down upon them."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170920_96569.mp3




Sept 20 | 'I was not in the best place in my life': Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew confronts abuse allegations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I've always understood that as long as I put my name on a ballot that people are going to want to talk about my past ... there are legitimate questions that people have about the person that I was."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170920_62234.mp3




Sept 20 | Gates Foundation warns global health under threat as foreign aid wanes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Gates Foundation calls on donor nations to step up foreign aid or progress made on global health issues could come undone.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170920_82423.mp3




Full Episode for September 19, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Canadian doctors debating the government's proposed tax changes, to the CBC's Carol Off on her journey into the lives of others, to ecologist Chris D. Thomas on how species thriving in this age of mass extinction ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170919_75431.mp3




Sept 19 | Open letter signed by 300 doctors supports federal government tax changes

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In an open letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, 300 Canadian doctors said they "support an equitable taxation system as a pillar for a just and healthy society."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170919_57498.mp3




Sept 19 | Carol Off's long journey to save Afghan man who risked his life to talk to her

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What happens when a journalist used to keeping herself out of the story realizes her reporting has put an entire family in danger? For the CBC's Carol Off, it would be life-changing.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170919_68895.mp3




Sept 19 | How nature fights back against extinction: Inheritors of the Earth author

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Ecologist and author Chris D. Thomas argues many plant and animal species are thriving and adapting to human-created change.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170919_67528.mp3




Full Episode for September 18, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From debating if Canada needs a ballistic missile defence system, to Daniel Tammet looking at words — and the world — from a different perspective, to a handful of Canadian cities hoping to land in Amazon's shopping cart as a ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170918_32133.mp3




Sept 18 | Should Canada join ballistic missile defence program?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

It's not U.S. policy to protect Canada from potential missile attacks. As missile defence becomes more of a concern for North America, what should Canada do?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170918_44548.mp3




Sept 18 | Numbers 'were my mother tongue': How autistic savant Daniel Tammet sees language

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Daniel Tammet sees the world very differently than most people. He sees language in numbers — and words are a rainbow of different colours.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170918_38999.mp3




Sept 18 | Amazon's 2nd headquarters in Halifax? Mayor says city's worthy contender

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A handful of Canadian cities hope to wind up in Amazon's shopping cart as home to the company's second headquarters.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170918_94525.mp3




Full Episode for September 15, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a London subway explosion, to the alleged murder of uncontacted tribe members in Brazil, to filmmaker Morgan Spurlock taking on big chicken, to a Chinese expedition through the Northwest Passage ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170915_78146.mp3




Sept 15 | 'People yelling and screaming, trying to get out': London subway explosion injures 22

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

London police are investigating an explosion on a subway train that happened during the Friday morning commute.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170915_36913.mp3




Sept 15 | Why Brazil's Indigenous land — home to uncontacted tribes — needs to be protected: researcher

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"By protecting large swaths of the Amazon, this is a climate assurance for all of us."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170915_14864.mp3




Sept 15 | Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock targets 'Big Chicken' in his new film

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock takes aim at the chicken and fast-food industry in the film Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170915_32612.mp3