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Full Episode for November 22, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From what Robert Mugabe's resignation will mean for the people of Zimbabwe, to the Serbian general who faces life in prison for war crimes and genocide, to how forest fires are only going to get bigger, hotter and more threatening ... This is The Current.


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Nov 22 | Mugabe resigns: What's next for Zimbabwe?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"For now we are happy, but it's guided optimism."


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Nov 22 | 'He will die in prison': 'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic convicted of genocide

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"These international mechanisms — tribunals — will only succeed when they receive political support and political backing."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171122_58878.mp3




Nov 22 | Expect more massive wildfires ahead for Canada, warns environment author

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"There's one estimate that we are going to have 50 per cent more lightning in the boreal forest of Canada by mid-century than we do now."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171122_10307.mp3




Full Episode for November 21, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the troubled Muskrat Falls mega-project, to former DNC chair Donna Brazile on the inside scoop that put Donald Trump in the White House, to the 94-year-old Harry Leslie Smith podcaster spreading an important message ... This is The Current.


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Nov 21 | 94-year-old podcaster Harry Leslie Smith says he'll 'drop dead' before he stops fighting for equality

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Harry Leslie Smith says he's seen humanity at its best — and worst. The 94-year-old has lived through poverty, war and the Great Depression and warns a younger generation to heed his message: Don't let my past be your future.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171121_27390.mp3




Nov 21 | Why Hillary Clinton lost the U.S. election: former DNC chair's insider account

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile says she walked into a "huge mess" during the 2016 campaign and believes the Russians "took active measures to destabilize" U.S. democracy.


Media Files:
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Nov 21 | Muskrat Falls inquiry 'very much about money' and 'not about people,' says Indigenous group advocate

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"Trying to get this dam on the Churchill rivers is something that pretty much every premier since Confederation has dreamed about doing."


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Full Episode for November 20, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From why Carys Cragg used restorative justice to connect with the man who killed her father, to a new wave of sex abuse allegations against the New Brunswick Catholic Church, and astronaut Scott Kelly recounts the ups and downs of a year in space.


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Nov 20 | N.B. Catholic Church says there may be no money left to compensate sex abuse victims

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

There are now 56 alleged cases of sex abuse before the courts in the province involving priests— and the church is concerned it no longer has the money to compensate all the victims coming forward.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171120_73248.mp3




Nov 20 | 'I have felt joy re-enter back into my life': Why Carys Cragg reached out to her father's killer

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The author shares her experience in the book, Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man who Murdered my Father.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171120_40292.mp3




Nov 20 | What's it like to spend a year in space? Astronaut Scott Kelly on his new book

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

After spending nearly a year in space together, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian crew mate believe they have a solution to the political enmity now gripping their two nations.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171120_48494.mp3




Full Episode for November 17, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the life of female comics in an industry wrought with sexism, to the ongoing effort to release Canadian Hassan Diab from French prison, and the contentious future of bitcoin ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171117_20591.mp3







Nov 17 | Canadian Hassan Diab remains in prison after French court blocks release for 8th time

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Hassan Diab has yet to face trial in France since being extradited from Canada three years ago for a crime he denies. His lawyer and wife continue to call on Canada to intervene in his case.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171117_88605.mp3




Nov 17 | 'I'm still feeling the pain': Journalist says he was severely beaten at Zimbabwe army press conference

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Columbus Mavhunga says he was detained, beaten and robbed of his press credentials. Critics express concern about restricted press freedom in a time of political transition for Zimbabwe.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171117_52833.mp3




Nov 17 | Betting on bitcoin: Why the hyped digital currency is also causing concern

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

With phenomenal value appreciation, users are divided over the future of the digital currency, with some hoping to go mainstream, and others vehemently resistant to selling out.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171117_98337.mp3




Full Episode for November 16, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the latest on the political crisis in Zimbabwe and ousting President Mugabe, to how the daughter of cult leader Warren Jeffs escaped, to archaeologists finding unique artifacts revealed from thawing ice ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171116_12983.mp3




Nov 16 | Daughter of polygamist Warren Jeffs speaks out on her father's abuse

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

How Rachel Jeffs broke free from her father and a life of polygamy.


Media Files:
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Nov 16 | 'It's a coup': Zimbabwe journalist on military takeover and President Mugabe's house arrest

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"If you have a man in military uniform taking over the state broadcasting station and reading out a statement at 4 a.m - that's a coup."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171116_14663.mp3




Nov 16 | How Yukon's melting ice reveals human artifacts and Indigenous history

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"That whole idea of eliminating First Nations’ history is disappearing with this tactile, tangible way of actually seeing your culture come back out of the ice."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171116_93766.mp3




Full Episode for November 15, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Sgt. Vicky-Lynn Cox reporting alleged sexual misconduct in the military and is now facing being discharged, to a life-changing road in Tuktoyaktuk, to the latest Wikileaks revelations that ties to the Trump campaign ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171115_34229.mp3




Nov 15 | Canadian soldier who reported workplace sexual misconduct facing loss of military career

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"For years and years, I tolerated the environment around me because of the love of my country and the love of my work."


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Nov 15 | New Tuktoyaktuk road life-changing for Arctic community

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"I hardly slept during the night ... it's such an exciting day," says Tuktoyaktuk Mayor Darrel Nasogaluak of the new road that officially opened.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171115_89353.mp3




Nov 15 | 'Assange trying to curry favour with Donald Trump's inner circle,' suggests journalist on WikiLeaks messages

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"WikiLeaks is supposed to be this transparency organization that's about justice. It's like, 'What are you doing hopping into bed with these people?'"


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Full Episode for November 14, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the massive famine in Yemen that will affect millions of lives, to raising awareness around age of consent with the #Meat14 movement, to Indigenous and black artists and writers focusing on futurism as a way to find hope ... This is The Current.


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Nov 14 | How Indigenous and black artists are using science fiction to imagine a better future

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

As soon as you can dream about the future, you have hope as well instead of despair."


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Nov 14 | Social media campaign #MeAt14 talks age of consent after Roy Moore allegations

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"There is no acceptable version of the story. Teenagers can't consent to a relationship with a grown adult."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171114_95731.mp3




Full Episode for November 13, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Canada's special envoy to Myanmar on the front lines of the Rohingya refugee crisis, to what researchers have learned about living longer better, to the air pollution in Delhi causing long term health effects ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171113_94193.mp3




Nov 13 | Canada's Special Envoy to Myanmar: 'We have to try to engage Aung San Suu Kyi'

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"People are going to have to be held to account ... these are absolutely unacceptable breaches of people's human rights and human dignity."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171113_45668.mp3




Nov 13 | Want to live to 100?: What centenarians in a Nova Scotia county can teach us about aging

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

You may like the idea of living to be a 100, but only about 8,000 Canadians can call themselves centenarians. How do they reach this milestone?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171113_59774.mp3




Nov 13 | New Delhi's toxic smog poses serious health threat, warns doctor

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"I shudder to think what kind of toxic and harmful long term effects it will have on the lungs of children who are being born in this city."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171113_29635.mp3




Full Episode for November 10, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From investigating the lucrative world of ticket scalping, to curriculum questions in homeschooling, to the secret negotiations behind why the deadly Auschwitz gas chambers were shut down ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171110_41274.mp3




Nov 10 | 'That's me on the picture': How a book cover brought a Holocaust historian and Auschwitz survivor together

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"My new discovery reveals very likely why Miriam survived," says historian Max Wallace, who met Holocaust survivor Miriam Ziegler while promoting his new book In The Name of Humanity.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171110_38060.mp3




Nov 10 | Creationist speaker at Alberta homeschooling conference prompts controversy

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

“According to Alberta, homeschoolers have the right to teach their children any curriculum they want," says the president of Alberta Home Education Parents Society.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171110_96864.mp3




Nov 10 | Paradise Papers reveal scalpers making millions off unsuspecting music fans

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

CBC's Dave Seglins delves into the world of online ticket scalping and how the Paradise Papers have revealed one of the world's biggest players behind the scheme - a Canadian.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171110_27585.mp3




Full Episode for November 9, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From small communities in Newfoundland forced to relocate, to Quebec's controversial face-covering law facing its own constitutional challenge, to Lynn Gehl's journey towards claiming her Indigenous spirit ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171109_30917.mp3




Nov 9 | How author Lynn Gehl reclaimed her Indigenous roots

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"Indigenous ways of knowing really embraces subjectivity and experience and personal truth."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171109_36240.mp3




Nov 9 | 'I'm going to miss it': William's Harbour residents relocate

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"The ties to this community run generations deep. Everyone has family buried on the island and they themselves want to be buried next to them."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171109_63804.mp3




Nov 9 | 'Religion is not a race': Quebec's face-covering law heads for court challenge

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Civil liberties advocates say Bill 62 infringes on freedom of religion while those who support the law argue it's not "unreasonable" in an open, democratic society.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171109_65091.mp3




Full Episode for November 8, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From facts about gun deaths in Canada that's nothing to be smug about, to where have all the anti-trump resistance protests gone, to helping Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS get back into their communities ... This is The Current.


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Nov 8 | Life after ISIS: 'It is very difficult for these women and children to be accepted'

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Meet a woman who helps Yazidi women and girls captured by ISIS fighters find a way back into their communities.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171108_10996.mp3




Nov 8 | 'Street protest is broken': What's become of large-scale demonstrations against Trump?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"Activists are transitioning from street protests to trying to figure out some sort of electoral solution."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171108_20125.mp3




Nov 8 | Canada has a gun problem, says firearms author

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Canada would actually rank fourth in terms of gun homicide rates compared to Europe, according to Iain Overton.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171108_97569.mp3




Full Episode for November 7. 2017 - The Current

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From critics saying the media needs to reform how mass shootings are covered, to this year's Massey lecturer Payam Akhavan on his search for justice in this world, to an out-of-the-box approach to sanctions against North Korea ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171107_73384.mp3







Nov 7 | Focus on lives lost, not the killer, say critics on mass shooting news coverage

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

“We would see a one-third decrease in mass shootings if the media agreed to adopt the ‘Don't name them, don't show them’ type of campaign.”


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171107_25957.mp3




Nov 7 | North Korea circumvents sanctions through maritime trade, says professor

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"The Kims are quite content to be a hermit kingdom, to be isolated from the popular world and still have their shadowy networks of commerce and trade."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171107_31338.mp3




Nov 7 | David Ridgen revisits Mississippi cold case in SKS Season 3

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

David Ridgen delves back into his investigation of the Mississippi cold case in season 3 of Someone Knows Something. He says the issues raised surrounding white supremacy and the American justice system makes this case very relevant today.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171107_89157.mp3




BONUS PODCAST: Someone Knows Something Episode 1 - Season 3

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Introducing Someone Knows Something Season 3. SKS host David Ridgen joins Thomas Moore to investigate the brutal murder of Charles Moore and Henry Dee by the Ku Klux Klan. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. For more information visit cbc.ca/sks


Media Files:
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Full Episode for November 6, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the deadly church shooting in Texas, to CBC's Adrienne Arsenault on what's left of Raqqa, to unpacking the Paradise Papers, to the abuse and violence front-line health-care workers experience ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171106_44233.mp3




Nov 6 | 'We've lost people that we know': Deadly Texas church shooting devastates community

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was targeted in a mass shooting on Sunday. Victims ranged in ages from five to 72-years old, and include the daughter of the church's pastor.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171106_79686.mp3




Nov 6 | 'So many dead': Adrienne Arsenault inside Raqqa's ruins

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The CBC's Adrienne Arsenault has just returned from Raqqa and shares first hand the devastation of a city destroyed by ISIS.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171106_39707.mp3




Nov 6 | Paradise Papers: Massive leak of secret documents reveals global elite's hidden wealth

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Queen, Trudeau’s chief fundraiser and Trump’s commerce secretary among the names revealed in documents.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171106_93024.mp3




Nov 6 | Poll finds 68% of health-care workers in Ont. assaulted in past year

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

“We go in there every day and we do our best ... so when we’re faced with this, it does chip away at your willingness to help.”


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Full Episode for November 3, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a Manitoba bill that would protect health professionals who refuse to participate in assisted dying services, to the world of social media influencer parents, to the politics of beauty pageants ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


Media Files:
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Nov 3 | Critics call bill aimed to protect health workers unwilling to offer assisted death 'one-sided'

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I don't think there's any need for the bill. I think its real purpose is virtue signaling."


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Nov 3 | Social media moms divided on using their families in sponsored posts

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

When did being a mom become a lifestyle brand? Step inside the world of social media influencer parents.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171103_83931.mp3




Full Episode for November 2, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Puerto Rico still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, to why inequality for Indigenous women has been part of the law for over 140 years, to the story of those caught in the shadow of Putin's blacklist ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
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Nov 2 | Puerto Rico still without power more than a month after Hurricane Maria

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"We need power as soon as possible. Otherwise, this is going to become a time bomb."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171102_90496.mp3




Nov 2 | 'This is our birthright': Indigenous senators call on PM to end discrimination against women in Indian Act

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Why has inequality for Indigenous women been a part of law for more than 140 years?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171102_81572.mp3




Nov 2 | How Russian law affects Canadians trying to adopt orphans

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

When Russia banned the adoption of children to any country that recognized same-sex marriage, the consequences were far-reaching, devastating couples already in the process of adopting and forcing people to flee for their safety.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171102_70671.mp3




Full Episode for November 1, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From workers exposed to radiation at Atomic Energy Canada Ltd. in the 50s fighting for justice, to the rise in the number of Canadians self-identifying as Métis, to a terror attack in New York City, to the arrest of Guy Ouellette ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171101_44733.mp3




Nov 1 | Retired workers want compensation for cleaning up nuclear spills at Chalk River in 1950s

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Almost 60 years ago, a group of AECL workers put on protective gear and took turns stepping into a chamber brimming with radioactive material. Now they are fighting for compensation.


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Nov 1 | Suspect in deadly NYC attack leaves note referencing ISIS

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171101_49588.mp3




Nov 1 | Canada's Métis population on the rise: why some Métis leaders find this 'very concerning'

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Canada's Métis population is spiking - at least on paper. So what's behind the dramatic rise and why are some Métis leaders not happy about it?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171101_31131.mp3




Nov 1 | Internal politics and rivalry could be behind MNA Guy Ouellette's arrest, suggests reporter

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"An elected parliamentarian being arrested without any true motive being given — I don't remember ... seeing this before," said Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171101_18971.mp3




Full Episode for October 31, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Republican strategists divided on how to respond to indictment of Manafort, Gates & Papadopoulos, to a seven-year-old view of the Syrian war, to Anne Applebaum on the latest Russian-related developments in Washington ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171031_96495.mp3




Oct 31 | 7-year-old Syrian girl who tweeted from Aleppo shares her story in new book

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Meet Bana Alabed, a seven-year-old girl who became a social media sensation, tweeting about family life inside Aleppo, when the city was under siege.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171031_49844.mp3




Oct 31 | Why Washington Post's Anne Applebaum warned of the 'Ukrainization of American politics'

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"When he was appointed to be Trump's campaign manager, I wrote an article saying this could bring the Ukrainization of American politics."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171031_35494.mp3




Oct 31 | Republicans divided on how to respond to Mueller investigation and indictments

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"The most significant thing is the fact that in this 31-page indictment that the charges and the timeline are prior to his five-month involvement in the Trump campaign."


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Full Episode for October 30, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the uncharted territory of an independent Catalonia from Spain, to moving past taboos to talk sex and disability in the sex-ed curriculum, to ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort surrendering to the FBI ... This is The Current.


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Oct 30 | 'Talking politics in television in Catalonia is a risky sport': Public broadcaster fears Spain takeover

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Now that Madrid has invoked Article 155 in the Constitution — allowing the country to take control over Catalonia's public institutions — many civil servants are worried.


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Oct 30 | 'I have sex. Get over it': Disability activists call for sex education

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"People don't know how to understand disabled bodies as desirable."


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Oct 30 | Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort surrenders to FBI

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Paul Manafort has been indicted on 12 counts, including charges of conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering and other financial charges.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171030_74042.mp3




Full Episode for October 27, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From using Anne Frank's image to make a buck, to a Muslim FBI undercover agent's new book American Radical, to a physician and journalist delving into the history of quackery ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171027_13799.mp3




Oct 27 | How a Muslim undercover FBI agent foiled Via Rail terror plot in Canada

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Tamer Elnoury is a member of a very small club: FBI undercover agents who are Muslim, speak Arabic and are willing to try to infiltrate suspected terrorist groups.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171027_24869.mp3




Oct 27 | From arsenic to goat glands: A history of the world's worst medical cures

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Arsenic, mercury, and goat testicles — just a few of the terrible ideas peddled successfully by "quacks" through the ages.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171027_77494.mp3




Oct 27 | Anne Frank's image 'prime target for exploitation,' says professor

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"The more that [Anne Frank] has been, in a sense, used as a way of communicating the Holocaust in a variety of media ... the more she becomes — if you will — a prime target for exploitation."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171027_65814.mp3




Full Episode for October 26, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From retiree advocate Wanda Morris calling for legislative protection for pensioners, to the dangers of the continuing trend of placenta consumption, to the unlikely story behind the rural Manitoba woman who catfished the stars... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171026_76984.mp3




Oct 26 | 'Pensioners are our most vulnerable': Better protection needed for retirees, says advocate

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Advocates for retirees are pushing for legislative change as Sears Canada's bankruptcy is once again leaving pensioners still fighting for payout.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171026_47021.mp3




Oct 26 | The untold story of Shelly Chartier: the rural Manitoba woman who catfished the stars

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Chartier is the mastermind of an elaborate online catfishing scheme involving NBA player Chris "Birdman" Andersen and social media celebrity and model Paris Dylan.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171026_56205.mp3




Oct 26 | Eating placenta offers no proven benefit to mother, says medical researcher

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Despite a scarcity of research to support its claims of benefit and doctors warning against it, the practice of placentophagia — saving your placenta after birth and eating it — continues.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171026_41748.mp3




Full Episode for October 25, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From freedom of speech on campus challenged by Dalhousie University student Masuma Khan, to women taxidermists putting their twist on an old art, to how the recent Mogadishu attack has united Somalis against al-Shabaab ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171025_87272.mp3




Oct 25 | Dead animals into art? Meet these women 'rogue taxidermists'

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

“We’re working with animals that were part of the food chain that maybe never got to see a life past that food chain."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171025_89545.mp3




Oct 25 | Dalhousie student Masuma Khan battles university over campus censorship

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Racism, free speech, disciplinary decisions and the controversy engulfing Dalhousie University.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171025_86738.mp3




Oct 25 | Mogadishu attack unites Somalis against al-Shabaab

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Somalia's information minister says the Somali people are more united than ever before to fight al-Shabaab.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171025_28517.mp3




Oct 24 | 'Unfair to men': Margaret Wente criticizes #MeToo campaign for ramping up outrage

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"If we are too careless with our language, we trivialize the real assault problems and the victims of real assault."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171024_78908.mp3




Oct 24| 'I have no right to look away': Doctor says world needs to know plight of Rohingya refugees

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I would almost say 100 per cent are suffering from dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke," says Dr. Nabiha Islam on treating Rohingya refugees.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171024_94184.mp3




Oct 24 | 'I know what it feels like to live under authoritarian regimes': Khizr Khan, father of slain U.S. soldier

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"We all need to be heartened that the majority of America, majority of the world stands with fairness


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171024_35337.mp3




Full Episode for October 24, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Globe & Mail columnist Margaret Wente on toning down outrage in the #MeToo campaign, to Rohingya refugees in desperate need of a doctor's attention, to Gold Star father Khizr Khan being the target of President Trump's attacks ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171024_46537.mp3




Full Episode for October 23, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Ta-Nehisi Coates on how white supremacy helped Trump became U.S. president, to honouring grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS in Africa, to Aisha Ahmad on her book, Jihad & Co: Black Markets and Islamist Power ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171023_91073.mp3




Oct 23 | How white supremacy during Obama era helped Trump become president: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates says the foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is based on the repudiation to Barack Obama’s legacy. Notes


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171023_57431.mp3




Oct 23 | Follow the money to understand why Islamist groups succeed, says Jihad & Co author

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Author and academic Aisha Ahmad says the key to understanding militant Islamist groups' success is through local business support.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171023_56864.mp3




Oct 23 | Grandmothers in Africa fight for an AIDS-free future

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Grandmothers in Africa raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS have come together to combat the deadly virus and change the future for the next generation.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171023_64616.mp3




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.


Media Files:
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?


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