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Dec 8: Meet The Current's Friday host Nam Kiwanuka

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Meet Friday host Nam Kiwanuka. As someone who escaped Uganda and lived in a refugee camp as a child before coming to Canada, she tells The Current how she connects to today's refugees.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161208_51580.mp3




Dec 8: Campaign urges call centre workers to hang up on abuse

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Call centre employees hear death threats, sexually explicit and racist comments on the job regularly. And a new campaign is urging them to Hang Up On Abuse.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161208_94341.mp3




Dec 8: 'We only came to help': Canadian couple imprisoned in China, accused of spying

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Kevin and Julia Garratt called China home for 30 years. But two years ago, the Canadian couple were arrested, thrown in jail, and accused of spying. Now back in Canada, Kevin and Julia Garratt are ready to share their story.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161208_19326.mp3




Full Episode for December 8, 2016

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From the story of Kevin and Julia Garratt accused of being spies in China and imprisoned, to a new campaign targeting the abuse of call centre workers, to finding out more about Friday host Nam Kiwanuka ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161208_52905.mp3




'I just want to find my daughter. I just want to bring her home.' MMIW mother on her continued search

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

To end The Current's public forum in Winnipeg talking about MMIW cases, we heard from families in the audience about their struggles with access to support from the police and community in their desperate search for their loved ones.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161207_35106.mp3




How the murder of Tina Fontaine galvanized Bear Clan Patrol’s James Favel

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Communities in Winnipeg are not just looking to police to improve safety. The Current hears from the founder of the Bear Clan Patrol, a volunteer-run program that patrols the streets of the North End.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161207_26599.mp3




'We don't have to wait for a national inquiry to start making changes' says Winnipeg police chief

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Chief Danny Smyth of the Winnipeg Police Services and NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine speak about the broken relationship between MMIW families and police. This is part two of The Current's Winnipeg public forum on MMIW cases.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161207_77938.mp3




'I understood...because I was one of them.' Sheila North Wilson on creating #MMIW

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson created the hashtag #MMIW to amplify the grassroots activism being done on the issue to a national level.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161207_42068.mp3




Families of MMIW push police to take cases seriously

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Current's Winnipeg public forum exploring how police respond to MMIW cases hears from Bernadette Smith, who says police failed to properly investigate her sister's disappearance in 2008 because she's female, Aboriginal, had an addiction and a record.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161207_78369.mp3




Full Episode for December 7, 2016 - A special edition of The Current

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A special edition of The Current comes to you from Winnipeg with a public forum in front of a live audience focusing on the relationship between families of murdered, missing and Indigenous women, the police and justice system.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161207_11885.mp3




Dec 6: Meet the people living along Kinder Morgan pipeline route

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Current heads on a road trip along the route of Kinder Morgan's newly-approved pipeline expansion to gauge support for it in communities along the way.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161206_61335.mp3




Dec 6: 'Still a lot of work to do': Despite Standing Rock victory, protesters stay put

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Protesters at Standing Rock are celebrating a fragile victory. But a woman protesting for three months says the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline isn't over until it's over.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161206_18195.mp3




Dec 6: 'I need to know your name': A desperate search for Emad Rozik's killer

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

There's a video of a fatal shooting that shows the murderer, two witnesses and a getaway car. But six years on, the police are still looking for the killer. The CBC's Dave Ridgen shares the cold case investigation on the death of Emad Rozik.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161206_20207.mp3




Full Episode for December 6, 2016 - The Current

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From a cold case investigation and the family of Emad Rozik waiting for justice, to Standing Rock protesters celebrating a fragile victory, to visiting communities along Kinder Morgan's newly-approved pipeline expansion ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161206_93425.mp3




Dec 5: Trevor Noah on growing up mixed race in South Africa, 'a product of my parents' crime'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's book Born A Crime talks about growing up in apartheid South Africa when the relationship between his black mother and white father was illegal.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161205_73345.mp3




Dec 5: 'I have no doubt it saved my life': MDMA drug helps former firefighter with PTSD

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Researchers say pure MDMA — not the stuff on the street — has the potential to change the brain and create conditions that allow psychotherapy. Ed Thompson who suffers from PTSD says MDMA treatment saved his life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161205_20064.mp3




Full Episode for December 5, 2016 - The Current

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From Daily Show host Trevor Noah on growing up mixed race and poor in South Africa, to how MDMA — a prescription drug — helped a former firefighter with PTSD to regain control of his life ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161205_26555.mp3




Fear of Trump Presidency has the Internet Archive moving to Canada

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Fear of Trump Presidency has the Internet Archive moving to Canada.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161202_99266.mp3




Economist warns insufficient oil demand hinders Trans Mountain pipeline

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

With declining global demand for oil, author Jeff Rubin says the pipeline expansion will not be the economic salvation for Alberta.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161202_94894.mp3




Supreme Court hears landmark case on Indigenous religious freedoms

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Ktunaxa First Nation contests their constitutional rights to religious freedom are being violated by a proposed ski resort.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161202_36619.mp3




Full Episode for December 2, 2016 - The Current

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From the Internet Archive coming to Canada, to the Supreme Court case testing Indigenous claims to religious freedom, to the elderly women still fighting to get the Japanese government to apologize for abuse they suffered in WWII... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161202_90117.mp3




Elderly women seek official apology from Japan for being used as sexual slaves in WW II

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

NFB documentary "The Apology" chronicles the lives of 3 "comfort women" in their 80s who are part of an international petition to get the Japanese government to recognize the abuse they suffered, before it's too late.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161202_90324.mp3




Dec 1: How Lennie in Of Mice and Men influences Texas death row cases

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Psychological evaluations that determine whether Texas inmates get sent to death row are based on the 1937 book, Of Mice and Men. Critics say it's high time that changed.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161201_33003.mp3




Dec 1: A tax on meat would reduce emissions and save lives, study suggests

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Should that sizzle in your steak get a little more expensive? A new study suggests on a tax on meat could save the environment.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161201_62209.mp3




Dec 1: South Koreans call for president's impeachment amid corruption scandal

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

For weeks, protesters have been in the streets demanding the disgraced president to step down. But the political scandal has also become a flash point for broad public discontent.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161201_31547.mp3




Full Episode for December 1, 2016 - The Current

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From South Koreans protesting for President Park Geun-hye's resignation, to whether a tax on meat could save the environment, to how Of Mice and Men is playing a role in death penalty decisions in Texas ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161201_56194.mp3




Nov 30: When will we cure cancer? Dr. Pier Paolo Pandolfi says 'we are doing it every day'

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Cancer is complicated and it's personal, but a leading cancer researcher says those are also the keys to a cure. Dr. Pier Paolo Pandolfi shares insights from the forefront of a new approach to studying human cancers.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161130_74199.mp3




Nov 30: Should Canadian unions take up the cause for working animals?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

They help us see, they calm us down and they can catch dangerous blood-sugar levels by scent alone. Service animals do life-changing work for humans every day. But who's looking out for them?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161130_60412.mp3




Nov 30: Kinder Morgan decision a black day for Canada, say West Coast environmentalists

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

There's anger and elation over Justin Trudeau's approval of two major new oil pipelines — Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline and Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. Environmentalists are seeing red. The Current looks at all sides of the debate.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161130_94364.mp3




Full Episode for November 30, 2016 - The Current

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From celebration and anger as Justin Trudeau approves pipelines, to a doctor who says we're on the cusp of finding breakthroughs in cancer, to protecting the rights of working animals ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161130_26597.mp3




Nov 29: Where in the world is the best tasting butter?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

You can make it with a cow, a yak, an ox, a sheep, or even a reindeer. It's industrial. It's artisanal, and probably in your fridge. Food writer Elaine Khosrova pays tribute to the rich history of butter.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161129_97144.mp3




Nov 29: Manitoba wildlife group raises concerns over big game night hunting

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Night hunting is supposed to end fatally for animals. But it's not supposed to kill livestock — and especially not people. In Manitoba, there are concerns hunting at night is becoming too dangerous.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161129_74182.mp3




Nov 29: Fidel Castro should not be celebrated, says journalist

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

As Cuba marks the death of Fidel Castro, journalist James Kirchick looks back on his record on gay rights, from the round-ups of the 60s to the laws that still haven't changed.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161129_38542.mp3




Nov 29: How solving community problems with social enterprise is changing lives

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Social entrepreneur Shaun Loney believes you need to find the problem solvers, not the problems. He shares his practical vision to address issues communities face, transforming lives along the way.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161129_36661.mp3




Full Episode for November 29, 2016 - The Current

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From a social entrepreneur tackling issues with an army of problem solvers, to a look at Fidel Castro's history of violence towards the LGBT community, to paying tribute to butter ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161129_85054.mp3




Nov 28: Post-U.S. election, electoral reform debate is all about popular vote

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The U.S. electoral college is under scrutiny for a past that critics say was informed by slave-owning policy makers and for a present that has many asking why with a popular vote that is.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161128_26778.mp3




Nov 28: Canadian startup founders on disruptive innovation

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Canadian startup scene is heating up. Meet three people whose startups are sending seismic signals into industries as diverse as construction, health care and financial services.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161128_30184.mp3




Nov 28: CBC's Margaret Evans shares 'apocalyptic' view of Aleppo

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Syrian military has announced it has taken control of two more districts in rebel-held Eastern Aleppo. The CBC's Margaret Evans shares her observations on the many sides of a once-vibrant city ripped apart by an unending conflict.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161128_96226.mp3




Full Episode for November 28, 2016 - The Current

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From a view of a deeply divided Aleppo, to the world of Canadian startups, to reforming the U.S. electoral college and Canada's first-past-the-post system ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161128_12573.mp3




Nov 25: How changes in today's marijuana make it more addictive

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Legalized marijuana is on its way next year. And one of the big questions looming is what it will mean for Canadian teens. A CBC investigation looks into the potency of today's pot.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161125_39254.mp3




Nov 25: Some Arabs welcome Trump — the reason why may surprise you

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

During the U.S. presidential election campaign, he called for a ban on Muslims from entering the country. So why are some in the Arab world welcoming the election of Trump?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161125_11909.mp3




Nov 25: Want to talk to aliens? Here's how.

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Talking to aliens is not a just strictly theoretical, sci-fi question for the movies. Humans are actively trying to make contact with any intelligent life in the universe today.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161125_27974.mp3




Full Episode for November 25, 2016 - The Current

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From exploring how to speak the language of aliens, to why some in the Arab world are welcoming the election of Trump, to a CBC investigation into the potency of today`s pot ... This is The Current with Duncan McCue.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161125_11010.mp3




Nov 24: America should not take Trump lightly, says Russian journalist

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Russian journalist Masha Gessen has lived in Vladimir Putin's Russia, chronicled his governing style, and profiled the man himself. When she looks at U.S. president-elect Trump, she sees a very similar, autocratic leader in the making.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161124_45230.mp3




Nov 24: How Canadians can be more inclusive of diverse names

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

What's in a name? Everything. Your identity. Your sense of self. It sets you apart. It helps you belong. In a society where names come in many languages, from different origins of race, culture, and geography, it's possible to be wounded over a name.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161124_35359.mp3




Nov 24: Super Hornet jet announcement continues saga of CF-18 replacement

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Canada's decision to purchase 18 hornet fighter jets without proper tendering has some experts up in arms over what they say perpetuates the culture of waste and non-transparency.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161124_67985.mp3




Full Episode for November 24, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From Canada's plan to purchase Super Hornet jets as a CF-18 replacement, to why getting a person's name right matters post-Trump win, to Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen's fear that Trump may emulate Putin in office ... This is The Current


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161124_92447.mp3




Full Episode for November 23, 2016 - The Current

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From Trump's rocky relationship with the media, to life for the families of cold case victims, to the Lawren Harris painting inspiring global appreciation for Canadian art and culture... This is the Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161123_19753.mp3




Rethinking how the mainstream media should cover Donald Trump

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

With the failure of hard-hitting investigative reporting to sway voters on election day, and continued hostility from the president-elect, do journalists need to revise their approach in covering Trump?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161123_92597.mp3




Potential record-breaking art auction shows a growing interest in Canadian art

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The auction of Lawren Harris' "Mountain Forms" is projected to go for as much as ten million dollars, and possibly to a U.S. buyer. Are Canadians losing out?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161123_76929.mp3




'I still don't have the answers': the lifelong grief of open cold cases

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Not knowing who perpetrated the crime, family members of victims are haunted by questions including if they should be doing more to solve the case, and whether they are also at risk.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161123_81293.mp3




Nov 22: The personal history behind Zapruder's JFK assassination film

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Whether you're old enough to remember the assassination of JFK, the image that likely comes to mind is from an amateur film shot by Abraham Zapruder. His granddaughter shares the story of how the 486 frames of film still haunts America.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161122_35490.mp3




Nov 22: Ethics not just a discussion for philosophers, says Peter Singer

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Philosopher Peter Singer has never shied away from controversy: he's defended euthanasia for disabled infants, pushed for veganism, and called out the rich for choosing luxury over helping the poor. Today, we explore Singer's thoughts on real world ethics


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161122_33055.mp3




Nov 22: Canada's plan to phase-out coal-powered electricity by 2030 sparks concern

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Canada's coal reserves are the fifth largest in the world but within 14 years Ottawa says it wants none of it to be used to make electricity. Industry workers say the cost in jobs will be high but environmentalists say the cost in lives is already high.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161122_78819.mp3




Full Episode for November 22, 2016 - The Current

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From Canada's plan to phase-out coal-powered electricity more quickly, to thinking through ethical taboos with philosopher and bioethicist Peter Singer, to the assassination of JFK and the infamous video shot by Abraham Zapruder ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161122_77249.mp3




Nov 21: Italian Navy Commander recalls 'devastating' memories of his year rescuing migrants

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

When migrants making the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean radio for help, Commander Massimo Tozzi would answer the call. The former captain of an Italian military ship shares his experience rescuing desperate refugees wanting to start a new life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161121_50464.mp3




Nov 21: 'The revolutionary in pearls': Julia Child's recipe for success

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Julia Child was the first television celebrity chef and one who broke all the rules. The Current looks back on the life of the American who mastered French cuisine and how the star in her 60s changed the way we eat and how we think about food.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161121_51298.mp3




Nov 21: 'Like a religious moment': The gift that gave Camilla Gibb a new life

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Two decades ago, Camilla Gibb had set herself up for what she thought would be her dream job in academia — only to realize the realities of the ivory tower didn't sit right with her. Then a man she barely knew gave her a gift that would change her life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161121_39224.mp3




Nov 21: Embedded CBC journalist Murray Brewster on Canadian special forces mission in Iraq

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canadian special forces are in Iraq to train and "empower" against ISIS, but it's not playing out that way. CBC's Murray Brewster, embedded with the troops, says he saw them doing much more than that.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161121_72017.mp3




Full Episode for November 21, 2016 - The Current

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From a sense of Canada's mission in Iraq from Murray Brewster who was embedded with Canadian forces last week, to the first ever celebrity chef Julia Child, to Commander Massimo Tozzi who helped save countless migrants ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161121_40041.mp3




Nov 18: How a concussion led Carla Ciccone to value life's fragility

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Four years ago, Carla Ciccone was out for dinner when a stack of plates smashed onto her head. Diagnosed with a concussion which led to a deep depression, she says the experience turned out to be a because of what she learned along the way to recovery.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161118_16789.mp3




Lawsuit protesting Indigenous ceremony blurs line between cultural and religious values

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A mother is causing controversy with a Supreme Court petition objecting to her children participating in a cleansing ceremony at school, citing religious freedom. The school district maintains the ritual is cultural and plans to continue the practice.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161118_50371.mp3




Diplomacy in difficult times

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

How will progressive world leaders advance liberal values in a world where Donald Trump is president?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161118_51854.mp3




Trump, Brexit based on misconceptions about race and nationality, says renowned philosopher

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Kwame Anthony Appiah says race and nationality are social constructs, yet essentialist myths surrounding these concepts are being used in politics to cause deadly divisions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161118_30798.mp3




Full Episode for November 18, 2016 - The Current

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From a big picture philosophical look at the misconceptions around identity and race, to what diplomacy looks like in the age of Trump, to a Supreme Court lawsuit blurring the lines between religious and cultural practices... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161118_13941.mp3




Nov 17: Why 'post-truth' wins Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

There's fiction. And then there's fact. But these days it seems there's a narrowing line between the two. So what's the perfect word to describe that? Oxford Dictionaries thinks the term deserves to be called the word of the year.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161117_98319.mp3




Nov 17: Facebook, online culture, coarsened political discourse, says Sherry Turkle

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Those viral, fake news stories may have had a bigger impact on the U.S. presidential election then many people realize, according to MIT's Sherry Turkle. She says internet and digital technology play a big role in political discourse and in real life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161117_56560.mp3




Nov 17: From Brexit to Trump, are we entering a post co-operative world?

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From Brexit, to Trump, to some countries leaving the International Criminal Court. Are we entering a new, post co-operative world? The Current looks at the increased appetite for countries to "go it alone" and increased protectionism around the world.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161117_87281.mp3




Nov 17: CBC obtains data on 700 disciplinary cases of RCMP members breaking rules or law

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

In 2012, RCMP boss Bob Paulson was adamant his officers who broke the rules — or the law — would face serious consequences. Four years on, a CBC News investigation looking at RCMP officer infractions is raising questions about how punishment is doled out.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161117_98353.mp3




Full Episode for November 17, 2016 - The Current

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From how the RCMP is tracking officers' misconduct and discipline, to the post-cooperative world where more countries seem to want to go it alone, to why post-truth was Oxford dictionary's word of the year .... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161117_99975.mp3




Nov 16: Holocaust survivor shares lessons from 'voyage of the damned' on MS St. Louis

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Ana Maria Gordon watches the plight of Syrian refugee children with a deep understanding. She was four-years-old on the MS St. Louis ship that carried Jews across the Atlantic looking for refuge only to be turned away and forced into concentration camps.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161116_94988.mp3




Nov 16: RCMP commissioner calls for greater police powers online

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The police have opened their files to CBC News in an effort to show specific cases where they argue they need enhanced online surveillance and interception abilities. Canada's top cop acknowledges its not an easy ask but says it's necessary.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161116_55713.mp3




Nov 16: Trump win gives 'permission' to racists, but hate crimes are nothing new in Canada

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Amidst multiple reports of racist attacks and expressions of hate, there are concerns that the outcome of the U.S. presidential election there will enable and normalize hate crimes here in Canada — even when every day racism already exists.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20161116_98383.mp3




Full Episode for November 16, 2016 - The Current

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From a rise in racist attacks in Canada after a Trump victory, to making the case for increased police powers to get around digital roadblocks, to holocaust survivor Ana Maria Gordon who was also on 'the voyage of the damned' ... This is The Current.


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Nov 15: 'It's not safe': South Africans fear using public toilets after woman murdered

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

In this country using a flush toilet in the privacy of our own home is something we take for granted. But in South Africa, people are fighting for safe, private toilets after a woman was murdered on her way to use a public bathroom.


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Nov 15: Meet Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon, the man behind alt-right Breitbart News

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Now that Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon has been appointed, critics are concerned the alt-right media mogul behind Breitbart News will promote populist ideals in the White House. Journalist Josh Green gives us a profile on Bannon.


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Nov 15: Ann Goldstein on the art of translating for mysterious Elena Ferrante

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Bestselling Italian author Elena Ferrante's work is adored by millions around the world. The Current speaks to Ann Goldstein, the woman tasked with translating the words into English and tells us why the mysterious storyteller revels in her anonymity.


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Nov. 15: U.S. drone warfare needs more oversight and controls, says lawyer

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Obama White House created guidelines to control targeted killings and drone strikes but they are not enforceable and not open to judicial review. The Current looks at how Obama's anti-terror track record feeds into Trump's anti-terror Inheritance.


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Full Episode for November 15, 2016 - The Current

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From lawyer Jameel Jaffer on U.S. drone warfare needing more oversight, to Ann Goldstein on the imprecise art of translation, to the fight for safe, private toilets in South Africa ... This is The Current.


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Full Episode for November 14, 2016 - The Current

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From what to expect in a Trump presidency by looking at populist leaders, to an antidote that can bring those who overdose from fentanyl back from the brink of death, to author Tim Wu who says our attention is the biggest commodity... This is The Current.


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How your attention has become the biggest commodity

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

What used to be a straight-up scrimmage for advertising attention has evolved into clever, cyber seduction to harvest our attention and sell it. Author Tim Wu argues we're having so much fun online, we don't even realize that we have become the product.


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'He was blue as a smurf ': Fentanyl overdoses take toll on front-line workers

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From long-time addicts to teens experimenting for the first time, fentanyl is not discriminating in who it kills. The Current looks into how an antidote drug that counters a fentanyl overdose is taking a toll on patients and front-line health workers.


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From Trump to Berlusconi: How well do populist leaders govern?

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Populist leaders like Italy's Silvio Berlusconi and the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte may shed some light on what to expect in a Trump presidency. As the U.S. president-elect works on transition, The Current looks at the record of populist leaders.


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Full Episode for November 11, 2016 - The Current

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From Americans mobilizing out of concern over Trump's policies, to the first time women were allowed to vote and run for office in Saudi Arabia in 2015, to how a Trump win effects Canada's climate change strategy ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.


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What Trump's climate change denial means for Canada

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

If president-elect Donald Trump doesn't believe the science, how do you combat climate change? The Current looks into the new reality of environment protection and how it will factor in Canada's big decisions— from pipelines to carbon taxes.


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Documentary chronicles women running for office in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The year was 2015 — the first time women were allowed to vote and run for office in Saudi Arabia. Now a New York Times documentary "Ladies First" gives a rare look into the differing views that exist within the ultra-conservative nation on women's rights.


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American groups mobilize to minimize Trump policy damage

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

With inauguration day approaching and Donald Trump set to lead as the next U.S. president, many Americans are mobilizing to fight and protect the gains made during the Obama years — from immigration, to abortion, to the environment and Obamacare.


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Post Trump win, Don Sawyer is moving back to Canada

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Many Americans — both celebrities and everyday citizens — have vowed to move to Canada if Donald Trump won the election. But how many really will now that the Trump White House is imminent? Duel-citizen Don Sawyer is booking his flight right away.


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Prince Harry's relationship exposes racism in British press, says journalist

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Amidst the gossip of a new royal romance for Britain's Prince Harry is the story of vile media judgment of an actress living in Toronto. The Current looks into the racism at play in the tabloid criticism of Meghan Markle with writer Afua Hirsch.


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Full Episode for November 10, 2016 - The Current

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From Donald Trump as the ultimate political disruptor changing the the rules of the game, to James Gleick on the history of time travel, to Britain's racism exposed in the reporting of Prince Harry's relationship with Meghan Markle ... This is The Current


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'Imagine what might have been': Author James Gleick's time travel adventure

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The very possibility of travelling back in time, of second chances and missed opportunities, has captured imaginations for centuries. The pull is strong. Join author James Gleick through an excellent adventure through the space-time continuum.


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Trump as ultimate political disruptor, breaking all the rules

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

How did Trump do it? By breaking every rule in the book — up-ending the traditional way of doing things. As he prepares to enter the oval office, The Current looks at U.S. president-elect Donald Trump as the ultimate disruptor.


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What Trump's historic victory says about America today

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

It was also a long, drawn-out election night, and a result only Trump's pollsters had predicted. The Current looks at the numbers that indicate Trump supporters cut a wider swath through the American electorate than anticipated. How did this happen?


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Full Episode for November 9, 2016 - The Current

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

On the morning after Donald Trump was elected the next U.S., The Current brings you a special edition with analysis about what the election result means for women voters, for best friends divided, for a polarized America, for the world.


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Reporters covering U.S. election reflect on Trump victory

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

There is an old saying that journalism is the first draft of history. The Current convenes three reporters immersed in one of the ugliest, strangest and dramatic elections, to reflect the morning after Donald Trump was elected as the next U.S. president.


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'We agree to disagree': Best friends for 12 years divided on election results

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

If there was one thing that everyone seemed to agree on in this election, it was just how polarizing the race has been. It's something Clinton supporter Ernie Lou and Trump supporter Tod Steward know first hand — testing their friendship with their votes.


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'President for all Americans': Women voters react to Trump's win

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Donald Trump's divisive victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton is the result of a populist campaign. The Current asks what does a Trump presidency mean for women and minorities in the U.S.? And what about the glass ceiling and the rift that remains?


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Full Episode for November 8, 2016 - The Current

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

From summing up the 2016 U.S. election campaign through literature, to how judgment plays into evaluating risk for kids, to the theory of disruptive innovation inspiring countless entrepreneurs ... This is The Current.


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From Shakespeare to Greek Tragedy: A literary guide to the epic Trump-Clinton battle

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

If politics is a place where the lines between fact and fiction can blur, the U.S. election campaign has left many saying you can't make it up. The Current looks back on this election through the lens of literature from Shakespeare drama to Greek tragedy.


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'Disruptive innovation' theory often misunderstood, says creator Clayton Christensen

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Back in the '90s Clayton Christensen developed the business theory of "disruptive innovation" and watched as the Blackberry disrupted the laptop and then became disrupted by Apple. Our series The Disruptors looks at the theory that is often misunderstood.


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