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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.

Copyright: Copyright © CBC 2017

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... a gondola? This could be Edmonton's newest transit solution

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:11:30 EDT

Could urban gondolas be a wave of the future as public transit? After an Edmonton couple proposed the idea, the case for elevated sky cars could be a solution for many other cities.

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Jagmeet Singh's view of Sikh separatism under scrutiny after appearances at rallies

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:25:30 EDT

What is the significance of Jagmeet Singh’s decisions to take part in public forums sponsored by Sikh extremists?

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Full Episode for March 16, 2018 - The Current

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:24:00 EDT

From mixed reactions in the Sikh community to Jagmeet Singh's appearances at events linked to Sikh extremists; to a novel public transportation idea that's catching on in cities around the world; to journalists exposing the inside story of Putin's war on America ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.

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U.S. 'ignored tips about Russian plot to undermine elections'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:06:30 EDT

The U.S. has been aware of a Russian plot for several years, claim journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn in a new book, but options to fight back have been limited.

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If Russia doesn't care about expelling diplomats, hit Putin in his wallet, says Bill Browder

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:46:00 EDT

Britain has expelled 23 diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy, but the man who calls himself Putin's number-one enemy says that doesn't go far enough.

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How Fox News stood between novelist Marilynne Robinson and her mother

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:56:30 EDT

American writer Marilynne Robinson's latest collection of essays called 'What are We Doing Here?' takes on a country divided inspired, in part, by her mother's recent conversion to Fox News.

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The mind-blowing future of mind reading (which may be closer than you think)

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:55:30 EDT

Reading thoughts and extracting information from our brains may soon be a science reality, but some researchers say we need 'neurorights' to protect the privacy of our minds.

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Full Episode for March 15, 2018 - The Current

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:44:00 EDT

From Vladimir Putin's "number one enemy" urging governments to adopt the Magnitsky Act — targeting Russian officials who violate human rights; to mind reading and the need for neurorights to protect mental privacy and cognitive liberty; to a relationship between writer Marilynne Robinson and her mother divided by Fox News... This is The Current.

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How National Geographic upheld colonialist, 'primitive' view of Africa and Asia

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:31:00 EDT

For 130 years, National Geographic magazine concentrated its reporting and photography on locations and subjects it called "exotic." But it now admits in an editorial that its coverage was blatantly racist.

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Fracking for freedom: How U.S. energy independence could change the global political landscape

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:17:00 EDT

A surge in oil and gas production means the U.S. may be nearing long-sought energy independence, giving it powerful leverage on the world's political stage, according to economic and foreign policy analysts.

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Full Episode for March 14, 2018 - The Current

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:30:30 EDT

From the growing number of vacant and crumbling houses in Cape Breton — as many as in Vancouver; to National Geographic admitting to decades of racist coverage; to the U.S. quest for energy dominance ... This is The Current.

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In Cape Breton, some homes are worth so little that people just walk away from them

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:57:00 EDT

There are nearly as many empty houses in Cape Breton as in Vancouver. After years of economic decline in one of the country's most beautiful areas, homes are worth so little that people just walk away from them.

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A pill that replicates a cardio workout — would you take it?

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:48:30 EDT

Want to avoid gym fees and sweaty armpits? Researchers are close to creating an exercise pill that mimics exercise. It has a lot of potential, but comes with some consequences.

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Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good, says doctor

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:16:30 EDT

Canadian hospitals are abandoning the practice of removing newborns from drug-addicted mothers, on the belief that both do better together.

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Canadian soldiers died in Afghanistan because Pakistan was supporting the Taliban, says author

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:29:30 EDT

Pakistan's intelligence agency was supporting the Taliban during the war in Afghanistan, says author Steve Coll, which is why the war has dragged on for 17 bloody years.

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Full Episode for March 13, 2018 - The Current

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:20:00 EDT

From a life-changing program keeping mothers and babies together in the face of opioid withdrawal; to how an exercise pill could help people with disabilities and mobility issues; to author Steven Coll on America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan... This is The Current.

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'No body, no crime': Prevailing wisdom stops police catching killers, says former detective

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:08:00 EDT

As the Toronto police force faces criticism over the handling of an alleged serial killer in the city, a former detective details the challenges he faced trying to convince colleagues that a killer was at work in Vancouver.

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Russia's corrupt hockey playoffs mirror Putin's ideology, says sports writer

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:43:30 EDT

It's hockey night in the Russian Federation, and some observers say recent controversies in the KHL — Russia's professional hockey league — have resonance off the ice.

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As Sweden gives up cash, churches let worshippers make an online offering during Sunday service

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:41:00 EDT

The switch to a cashless society is happening fast in Sweden — too fast according to some officials. Could the rest of the world soon follow suit?

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Full Episode for March 12, 2018 - The Current

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:21:30 EDT

From the detectives who worked on the Robert Pickton and Clifford Olsen cases (and what they have to say about Toronto's alleged serial killer); to Sweden's switch to a cashless society (and whether Canada could be next); to why the wild world of the Kontinental Hockey League is the perfect symbol for Putin's Russia... This is The Current.

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'We shouldn't be begging to exist': Audience members share their stories

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:04:00 EST

People share their stories at The Current's town hall event in Montreal.

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A minority within a minority: Quebec's struggle to face racism

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:04:30 EST

As a minority within Canada, Quebec is fiercely protective of its culture — but this leaves other minorities within Quebec itself with nowhere to turn.

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Indigenous people must hold society to account for how they're treated, says activist

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:06:30 EST

Inquiries and commissions will achieve nothing if their recommendations are not acted upon, says an advocate for Indigenous equality.

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Meet the former neo-Nazi who now helps young people turn away from hatred

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:52:30 EST

Maxime Fiset was a founding member of a far-right group, whose members believed they had to fight to protect Quebec’s culture. Now he fights to deradicalize people in a similar situation.

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'Had we known you were Muslim, not sure we would have hired you': Discrimination in Quebec workplaces

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:52:00 EST

Promoting diversity in the workplace is key to breaking down racial bias, but Quebec’s minorities still face greater obstacles to getting a foot in the door.

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Full Episode for March 9, 2018 - The Current

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:14:30 EST

Our guest host Duncan McCue chairs a discussion in Montreal, exploring what Quebec's special status means for the pursuit of racial equity? We also examine racial disparities in employment, and speak to people who say their lives are impacted by racial bias. This is the last in our series of public forums on racial identity and racism in Canada.

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Early cancer screening can lead to unnecessary treatment and side-effects, study suggests

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:17:30 EST

A new study suggests that early testing for prostate cancer may not affect mortality rates.

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Suspected poisoning of former spy is a warning to the West, says expert

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:16:00 EST

The suspected poisoning of a former Russian double agent fits a pattern of political murder, but Britain has few options in how to respond.

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Full Episode for March 8, 2018 - The Current

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:13:00 EST

From a surgeon who struggled with the complex surgical and ethical challenges of separating conjoined twins; to a new study about prostate cancer that pushes back against popular opinions on screening; to a former Russian double agent poisoned in a quiet British city… This is The Current.

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Expert shares insights into what nuclear deescalation with North Korea would look like

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:53:30 EST

Former U.S. state department official Evans J.R. Revere has been negotiating with North Korea about dismantling its nuclear arsenal for decades — and he's calling for skepticism and caution in approaching North Korea's recent gesture of cooperation.

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Still lamenting those MySpace posts? Canada considers adopting a 'right to be forgotten'

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:38:00 EST

In 2014, the European Union gave its citizens the right to request search engines remove information about them from search results. Last week, a House of Commons Committee released a report recommending that Canada consider a similar 'right of erasure'.

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Full Episode for March 7, 2018 - The Current

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:52:00 EST

From hints North Korea is open to discussing denuclearization; to the persistent problem of paper jams showing the conundrums of technology since it’s the seemingly simple problems that are often hardest to solve; to a debate over whether Canada should follow in the EU`s footsteps and create internet laws similar to the Right to be Forgotten.

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What does the mishandling of Stacy DeBungee's death reveal about systemic racism in Canadian police forces?

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:39:00 EST

What does the mishandling of Stacy DeBungee's death reveal about systemic racism in Canadian police forces?

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'Grief needs to be expressed': How facing death allows us to live more fully

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:10:00 EST

In her new book, grief psychotherapist Julia Samuel explores how our increasing aversion to talking about death has led to an inability to deal with its inevitable consequences.

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Full Episode for March 6, 2018 - The Current

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:46:30 EST

From the criminologists saying police need to use a more data driven approach to solve homicides; to grief author Julia Samuel on the need to be more open about dealing with grief; to a new report confirming that Thunder Bay police did not do enough to investigate Stacy DeBungee's death in 2015 ... This is The Current.

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Fido 2.0: Is cloning pets bad for animal welfare?

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:38:30 EST

Cloning a pet can prolong the bond between animal and owner, and give the wider world the benefit of what you think is an exceptional animal. But experts are concerned about the wider effect on animal welfare, and the owners who may be sidestepping their grief.

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Canada 'must fight for exemption on steel tariffs'

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:38:00 EST

President Trump’s surprise announcement about steel tariffs has caused concern, but some argue the U.S. is too reliant on trade with Canada to deny an exemption.

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Cottage culture 'erases Indigenous communities from the landscape'

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST

A legal battle in Saskatchewan is just one example of more widespread tensions between First Nations communities and the non-Indigenous cottagers who lease their land.

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Full Episode for March 5, 2018 - The Current

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 12:17:00 EST

From how Canada should react to U.S. President Donald Trump's surprise announcement about steel tariffs; to whether cloning your favourite pet is actually bad for animal welfare; to the First Nations communities who have seen their land increase in value — and the non-Indigenous cottagers facing huge rent increases as a result... This is The Current.

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Why migrant workers call this man for medical help instead of seeing a doctor

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:30:00 EST

Meet Byron Cruz, the man migrant workers call for medical help when they're worried a trip to the doctor could cost them their livelihoods.

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'It has eaten a hole in my heart': Indigenous nurses recall systemic racism with life-or-death consequence

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:51:00 EST

Two Indigenous nurses confront racism on the front-lines, not only by witnessing the discrimination but experiencing it themselves.

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Facing Race: The Current's town hall event in Vancouver

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:54:30 EST

This is the second in our series of public forums we're hosting on racial identity and racism in Canada. Today, host Piya Chattopadhyay focuses on how race impacts health care in B.C., although the issues and stories explored at this live event resonate across the country. #CBCFacingRace

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'The unspoken ones': How race and culture complicate Asian-Canadians' access to mental health care

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:52:30 EST

Language stands at the forefront of mental health barriers for Asian Canadians - both in what is said, and what is not said.

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'The murder of a child's soul': Greg Gilhooly confronts sexual abuse in new book

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:35:00 EST

Greg Gilhooly suffered abuse at the hands of his hockey coach, Graham James. Decades later, he's poured the pain he says has never left him into his book, I am Nobody.

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Full Episode for March 1, 2018 - The Current

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:45:30 EST

From Caitlan Coleman speaking out about being held in captivity with Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, now arrested; to Greg Gilhooly on the changes he'd like to see in the justice system on how victims of sexual abuse are treated; to nurses in Quebec saying they're overworked and can't provide the proper care their patients need ... This is The Current.

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Quebec nurses are self-reporting claiming burnout jeopardizes patient care

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:06:00 EST

Nurses in Quebec say they're exhausted and overworked. It's gotten so bad they're calling in to report on themselves, claiming they are unfit to provide proper care.

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Former hostage Caitlan Coleman says captors forced her to have abortion

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:46:00 EST

Joshua Boyle and his wife, Caitlan Coleman, were kidnapped, in Afghanistan, in 2012. Since their release last fall, the world has heard little of Coleman's side of the story — until now.

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Experts wary of Chinese president's move to end term limits, so why are world leaders staying quiet?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:06:30 EST

A constitutional amendment will allow current president Xi Jingping to hold power indefinitely — harking back to the days Mao Zedong and dictatorial rule. Why then are democratic world leaders staying so silent?

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Can a boycott of Canadian companies actually hurt the NRA?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:08:30 EST

Canadian retailer MEC finds itself embroiled in a consumer boycott for carrying products affiliated with a semi-automatic gun company. But can a Canadian boycott actually affect the fight for gun control in the U.S.?

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Journalist unmasks so-called 'successful' U.S. raid in Yemen with first-hand reporting

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:03:00 EST

Freelance journalist Iona Craig has upended the official story of a U.S. Navy Seal raid in Yemen. Her reporting on the first covert military assault of the Trump era challenges what has been deemed a "very successful mission."

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Full Episode for February 28, 2018 - The Current

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:34:30 EST

From companies like Mountain Equipment Co-Op facing growing consumer demands to cut ties with the NRA or gun makers; to journalist Iona Craig's perilous mission into Yemen to tell the story Washington didn't want told; to the consequences of eliminating presidential term limits in China ... This is The Current.

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Critics warn Weight Watchers' free teen membership could lead to eating disorders

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:16:00 EST

"The research is very clear that dieting can lead to either eating disorders or if not just an unhealthy relationship with food, body dissatisfaction, you name it."

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'Poop pills' cured Canadian woman of C. difficile

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:15:00 EST

Growing research suggests using fecal matter might be the solution to combating bad bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

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How to save local news without massive government bailouts

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:14:00 EST

The new $50 million being allocated to fund local journalism is described as a "down payment" on a broken system by industry experts. What other measures should the government take?

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Full Episode for February 27, 2018 - The Current

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:49:00 EST

From whether a proposed government subsidy of $50 million can save Canadian local journalism; to weighing the pros and cons of Weight Watchers' pitch to teenagers; to antibiotic resistance and the growing body of research around fecal transplants as a solution ... This is The Current.

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Melting ice reveals secret nuclear U.S. military base posing environmental risk

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:02:00 EST

Climate scientists predict the ice around Camp Century in Greenland — a secret Cold War U.S. military base —will melt before the end of this century, potentially causing an environmental disaster.

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Why Canada needs to change how to forecast and prepare for floods

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:47:30 EST

The unpredictability of weather under climate change means a statistical approach for dealing with flooding no longer works, says ecologist Gord Miller.

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Coming out to her strict Catholic dad, Tina Alexis Allen discovers a life-changing secret

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:39:00 EST

At 18-years-old actress Tina Alexis Allen revealed a secret to her very religious father: she was gay. In return, her dad shares his secret that reveals a web of family lies.

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Full Episode for February 26, 2018 - The Current

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:01:00 EST

From environmental analysts warning of dire consequences if Canada does not adapt to the new reality of flooding; to actress Tina Alexis Allen chronicling her escape from the tangled web of family lies and secrets in her memoir Hiding Out; to a top secret Cold War U.S. military base in Greenland revealing a toxic legacy ... This is The Current.

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'I reject the silencing of women in any community': #MosqueMeToo creator speaks up for those who can't

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:30:00 EST

Mecca is having its own #MeToo moment as women pilgrims are speaking out about experiences of sexual harassment and abuse on the Hajj.

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Trudeau's troubled visit to India 'highlights Canada's soft stance on separatism'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:54:00 EST

The controversy over Jaspal Atwal's invitation to dine with Justin Trudeau has cast a cloud over the prime minister's trip to India, and highlighted "Canada's long-standing reputation in India as being soft on [Sikh] separatism, and not just separatism but extremism."

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Injustice is a way of Indigenous life, say advocates dismayed at verdict in Tina Fontaine murder trial

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:39:00 EST

Advocates say that 150 years of policy have created a justice system that will continually fail vulnerable Indigenous women and girls, but one lawyer argues the case against Raymond Cormier was always going to be difficult to prove.

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Full Episode for February 23, 2018 - The Current

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:42:00 EST

From the elusive fight for a larger justice after the not guilty verdict in the Tina Fontaine murder trial; to the political influence of Sikh extremists in Canadian politics after Jaspal Atwal was invited to dine with the Prime Minister; to women pilgrims assaulted in Mecca facing backlash for speaking out in this #MosqueMeToo moment ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

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As civilian deaths in Syria continue to rise, proxy conflicts are making it worse

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:22:30 EST

Civilians are still dying by the hundreds each week in Syria as battles rage on — and despite ISIS's recent defeat, proxy conflicts by other nations threaten to make it even worse.

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The ban on cannabis in Canada is ending — do you know how it started?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:48:00 EST

With an era coming to an end, host of CBC's On Drugs podcast explains how politics and fear drove the early days of cannabis prohibition in Canada.

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'Blame everything but a gun': School shooting survivors say political response is just crocodile tears

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:44:30 EST

Feeling failed by the adults supposed to protect them, students have started #NeverAgain, a growing movement calling for gun control in the U.S.

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Full Episode for February 22, 2018 - The Current

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:24:00 EST

From U.S. students rallying for tougher gun laws to prevent deadly school shootings from ever happening again; to the colourful 95-year history of banning marijuana in Canada; to why the intractable war in Syria continues to escalate ... This is The Current.

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How African-Nova Scotians are confronting a history of environmental racism

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:05:00 EST

We start our town hall in Shelburne, N.S., where residents say they live in "a community of widows" as a result of environmental racism.

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Facing Race: The Current's town hall event in Halifax

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:30:30 EST

The Current explores issues of race facing all Canadians today, from environmental racism, to gentrification of traditionally black communities, to how the #MeToo moment is excluding black women and the violence they live under.

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#MeToo (but not you): Black women are being left out of the conversation on violence, says El Jones

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:30:00 EST

The #MeToo conversation excludes a lot of women, says El Jones, but also ignores different types of violence, and different types of power used to oppress women.

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A community of closed doors: Gentrification frays the social fabric in Halifax's North End

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:29:00 EST

Halifax’s North End has been transformed in recent years, but as house prices creep up and gentrification creeps in, what’s left for the families and community that have lived there for generations?

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What does Patrick Brown's leadership bid mean for the #MeToo movement?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:51:00 EST

It is unclear how Patrick Brown's bid to run for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives in Ontario — which he left last month over sexual misconduct allegations — will affect both the election, and the #MeToo movement.

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How safe are Canada's elections from fake news on Facebook?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:50:00 EST

It's the most-mentioned social media platform in recent U.S. indictments and critics aren't convinced efforts made by Facebook to prevent future interference are all that airtight.

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The secret to happiness? Ask this Yale professor (and the 1,200 students taking her class)

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:26:30 EST

Laurie Santos started a course at Yale to teach students how to be happy. They responded by signing up in bigger numbers than the elite school has ever seen, and now it's going global.

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Full Episode for February 20, 2018 - The Current

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:37:00 EST

From how Patrick Brown's decision to fight for his old job will affect the Ontario PC leadership race, as well as the #MeToo movement; to Yale's most popular course at Yale teaching students to achieve happiness and a good life; to what responsibility Facebook has to bear in allegedly swaying the 2016 U.S. election ... This is The Current.

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'We don't see the reality of what bullets do to bodies': Should images of school shootings be public?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:18:00 EST

While some argue that releasing images from school shootings might end a sense of ambivalence among the public, others argue that it would be an invasion of privacy for victims and their families.

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Give your memory a workout: Scientists explore high-tech and low-key ways to improve recall

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:14:00 EST

From exercise to cutting-edge brain implants, researchers are discovering ways to improve our memory.

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'Does cancer not care I have plans?': Terminal diagnosis forces author to grab hold of life

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:35:30 EST

Kate Bowler spent years studying the Christian belief that everything happens for a reason. When she was diagnosed with incurable cancer, it was a belief she had to face head on.

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Full Episode for February 19 , 2018 - The Current

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:21:30 EST

From whether showing more graphic imagery after mass shootings can help spur action on gun control, then the most cutting edge and practical ways to improve your memory, and the Christian historian who stopped believing in God's plan after she was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer ... This is The Current.

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Rise of superbugs could make chemotherapy impossible

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:52:30 EST

With some predicting we're headed for a future of complete antibiotic resistance — scientists are looking outside the box for solutions.

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Squash isn't an Olympic sport, but video gaming might be. How do they decide?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:49:00 EST

Winning a spot at the Olympics is often about a sport's media visibility, but one Canadian campaign has finally paid off.

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Who should pay to clean up abandoned oil wells? Farmers say they're left with someone else's mess

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:49:30 EST

The Supreme Court case on abandoned oil wells in Alberta pits provincial environmental laws against federal bankruptcy laws. Industry watchers say billions of dollars are at stake.

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Full Episode for February 16, 2018 - The Current

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:42:30 EST

From who is responsible for clean up when an oil company goes bankrupt and billions of dollars are at stake; then scientists grasp for solutions to antibiotic resistance; and the politics behind which sports make it to the Olympics — and which get cut ... This is The Current.

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Will Trudeau's new legal framework go far enough to protect Indigenous rights?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:09:00 EST

Indigenous and treaty rights are already recognised in Section 35 of the Constitution, but people are often forced to go to the courts to have them upheld. The prime minister is pledging to change that.

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Meth crisis in Canada: Addiction explosion means drug users are being turned away by police, hospitals

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:49:00 EST

Manitoba is in the grip of a methamphetamine crisis that officials are struggling to contain.

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Scientists thrilled as woman finds 14 worms in her eye

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:40:30 EST

Creepy worms don't often prompt enthusiasm, but scientists are fascinated by a rare and unusual case that is the first of its kind.

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'Thoughts and prayers a grossly inadequate response' in wake of Florida school shooting

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:59:30 EST

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the 18th school shooting in the U.S. this year — one journalist says that America must address its 'self-inflicted cancer of gun violence.'

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Full Episode for February 15, 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:34:00 EST

From the latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting; to how a new legal framework enshrining Indigenous rights in Canada fits into reconciliation; to the escalating crystal meth use in Winnipeg destroying lives and communities; to a woman who had an eye worm — a medical first ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.

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Hitler in L.A.: How private spies foiled a Nazi Hollywood takeover

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:19:00 EST

Murder plots, secret spies, and big sums of money. In his new book, professor Steven J. Ross tells the unbelievable story of how Nazis intent on affecting America culture almost co-opted Hollywood.

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Full Episode for February 14, 2018 - The Current

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:59:30 EST

From security concerns prompting a government national review before the sale of Canadian company, Aecon to a Chinese state-owned firm; to how far the human body and mind can go in elite athletic performance; to author Steven Ross on Hollywood's secret undercover war against Nazi Terror on U.S. soil ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.

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Retired at 50: How five-time Olympian David Ford pushed the limits in sport

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:16:30 EST

A new study suggests performance has peaked in professional sport. But one of Canada's top whitewater kayakers, David Ford testifies otherwise.

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'We don't need to be paranoid': Security concerns over Aecon deal unwarranted, says expert

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:49:00 EST

Should Canada assume the worst about the takeover of Canadian construction company, Aecon by a Chinese state firm? Wenran Jiang argues security concerns are overblown.

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Death of Iranian-Canadian professor was not suicide, says Evin prison survivor

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:19:30 EST

Survivor of notorious Evin prison Homa Hoodfar does not believe the claims by Iranian authorities that the death of Kavous Seyed-Emami was by suicide. The families request for an autopsy has been denied.

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Canadian aid agencies say Oxfam's sex scandal symptomatic of sector-wide abuse

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:41:30 EST

In the wake of the allegations of sexual abuse in Haiti, humanitarians say the industry lacks the necessary oversight needed to stop predators from bouncing between agencies.

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How NAFTA helped an American company sue Canada — and won

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:06:00 EST

An American concrete company Bilcon successfully sued Canada for rejecting its plans to build a giant basalt quarry in a small Nova Scotia fishing community.

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Full Episode for February 13, 2018 - The Current

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:36:00 EST

From calls for Canada to condemn the death of a Canadian-Iranian dual citizen in Iran's notorious Evin prison; to how American companies are using NAFTA to sue the Canadian government and why they are winning; to allegations of sexual exploitation by members of Oxfam in Haiti prompting a heated debate over humanitarian aid funding ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.

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Benjamin Netanyahu's 'projection of strength secures the support of young Israelis'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:33:30 EST

The majority of young Israelis support Benjamin Netanyahu because of his projection of strength to the outside world, says Asaf Romirowsky.

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Convicted pot offenders need special access to the legal weed market: sociologist

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:51:00 EST

Should people with pot convictions in their past have special access to the burgeoning legal market? Sociologist Akwasi Owusu-Bempah thinks it's important to take this step.

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Fallout from Gerald Stanley verdict could have been avoided, says lawyer

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:33:00 EST

A 2013 report highlighted the 'crisis' of Indigenous under-representation in the justice system, but its recommendations have not been acted on, says a criminal lawyer.

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Kremlin opponent, poisoned twice, vows to keep on fighting

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:24:30 EST

Vladimir Kara-Murza has been close to death twice in recent years, following poisonings that he blames on the Russian domestic security service. The democracy advocate is adamant that he won't be intimidated.

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