Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTOn a hot summer night 22 years ago, Attiya Khan ran through the streets fleeing her ex-boyfriend Steve, who’d been abusing her on a daily basis. Now, years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet and filmed the process.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTDon MacPherson has worked for decades to fix what he sees as a broken system. The solution he says is legalizing and regulating illicit drugs.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTMany gay men in Chechnya are attempting to flee the region — and many are calling on Canada, and other countries, to help resettle them.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom persecuted LGBTQ in Chechnya calling for help from countries like Canada, to activist Don MacPherson on legalizing and regulating illicit drugs, to creating a dialogue between a domestic violence survivor and her abuser ... This is The Current.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTLongtime health columnist André Picard tackles the biggest problems plaguing Canada's health-care system, and acknowledges the successes too.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe Current reviews the seismic shift in French politics after the first round of presidential voting leaves the mainstream parties chewing dust.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTGrowth can come from grief, according to Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. After her husband Dave Goldberg's death, she shares how to build resilience and find joy in her book Option B.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on growing through grief, to the seismic shift in French politics after the first round of presidential voting, to health columnist André Picard on public health issues in Canada ... This is The Current.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTIs the practice of polygamy protected by the Charter's guarantee of religious freedom? A trial in Cranbrook, B.C. is testing this question.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTAn extremist attack yesterday in Paris has cracked the French presidential election wide open. The Current explores the concerns of voters in the run-up to Sunday's vote.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTPulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan on his new play, Building the Wall, and the responsibility of playwrights in politically volatile times.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFollowing the termination of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, Wendy Walsh — one of the women credited with taking down the controversial host — speaks to The Current.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom Wendy Walsh being credited for taking down Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, to the responsibility of playwrights in politically volatile times, to a breakdown of the political establishment in France before vote day ... This is The Current with Dave Seglins.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTAfter a string of misdiagnosis cases in the news, The Current looks at how diagnostic errors happen in hospital ER rooms — and what to do about it.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe Body Mass Index (BMI) determines the weight of health care plans, medical insurance, even eligibility for surgery. But some doctors say it's bogus.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTLast September Veldon Coburn exposed racist online comments made by an Ottawa police sergeant about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook. Now the two men are meeting in person.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom a veteran Ottawa police officer's search for forgiveness after making racist comments online, to sizing up the value of the Body Mass Index, to looking for a cure for medical misdiagnosis ... This is The Current.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTOut of Africa: Life and death lessons about the Ebola outbreak from a Canadian doctor who made a difference.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTOne of Yukon's rivers is missing and scientists say they know the culprit behind the mystery — climate change.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe Bank of Canada's Carolyn Wilkins is concerned Canada is slow in adapting to automation — a shift that will impact future jobs.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom the Bank of Canada's Carolyn Wilkins raising concerns over neglecting the automation economy, to the mystery behind one of the Yukon's missing rivers, to a Canadian doctor who made a difference in treatment for Ebola... This is The Current.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe Current looks into the case of the disappearing government emails and the fight between privacy and the public's right to know.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTIn January, Shelley Sheppard's 16-month-old son died in an unlicensed daycare. Sheppard's voice is among many advocates calling for safe, affordable daycare.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe "yes" win in Turkey's referendum has many concerned of the sweeping new powers granted to President Recep Erdogan.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom concerned citizens after the 'yes' side win in Turkey's referendum, to the search for safe and affordable daycare in Canada, to the case of disappearing emails and calls for more transparency in government ... This is The Current.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe real-life Canadian spy story of KGB agent Yevgeni Brik who becomes a double agent for the Mounties during the Cold War era puts James Bond movies to shame.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTIf you dread the gym, it might not surprise you the treadmill was originally a device used to punish prison inmates. But how far have we really moved away from the idea of exercise as punishment? *This is an encore broadcast*
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTWhat happens when health care professionals are punished for speaking out about health care? For Saskatchewan nurse Carolyn Strom who criticized her grandfather's care on Facebook, it means a $26,000 fine.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom a nurse fined $26K for a Facebook post criticizing her grandfather's health care, to a KGB agent who became a double agent for the Mounties during the Cold War era, to why the treadmill feels like torture ... This is The Current with Dave Seglins.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTTwo separate bombings of churches in Egypt — claimed by ISIS — have reignited the long-held fears of the country's Coptic community. But nothing will stop Easter celebrations.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTYesterday's massive bomb that hit an eastern Afghanistan province targeting ISIS came out of nowhere. The Current tries to make sense of the U.S. strategy behind the 'mother of all bombs' strike.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom the U.S. targeting ISIS in Afghanistan with 'the mother of all bombs' to reigniting long-held fears for Coptic Christians after two deadly bomb attacks in Egypt hit churches on Palm Sunday ... This is The Current with Dave Seglins.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTEmergency room doctor James Maskalyk looks at how societal and personal issues emerge in the ER — from a hospital in Toronto and another in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTAs the government moves to legalize marijuana use, specialists in addiction say we need to confront the dependency issues we already face with the drug.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTA new community reference guide in Quebec is advising daycares to allow roughhousing saying it helps build better social skills.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom a Quebec reference guide advising daycares to allow roughhousing, to the issue of marijuana dependency in the wake of a new legislation, to Dr. James Maskalyk who says ER's from Canada to Ethiopia provide a window on society ... This is The Current.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTB.C. is being called the "Wild West" of political fundraising. The province's unique rules have allowed the B.C. Liberal Party to rake in massive amounts of cash.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe violent removal of a bloodied man from a United Airlines Express flight has many people wondering about passenger rights, overbooked flights and what it's going to take for airlines to make it right.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTAs the U.S. faces a potential nuclear standoff with North Korea, president Donald Trump's latest tweets show his patience is wearing thin with China and has issued an ultimatum - fix it, or the U.S. will.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom the leverage China holds in a standoff between U.S. and North Korea, to passenger rights when airlines overbook, to how the upcoming B.C. election highlights loose political fundraising rules ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTTeens already learn sex ed in school, so why not death ed too? The Current speaks to a palliative care doctor who says high school students should be taught about death and dying.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTAs Venezuela president Nicolaus Maduro tightens his grip on power, many are saying the country is becoming increasingly unlivable — and it's not just democracy at stake, it's survival.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTMany young girls face female genital mutilation in Tanzania. But now a safe haven, run by a local woman, serves as a refuge to help these girls escape the painful and potentially deadly tradition.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom lessons in Venezuela's political situation for countries under the sway of populism, to young girls risking death by escaping female genital mutilation, to the case for bringing death-ed into the classroom ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTYou may think you have a pretty good handle on how the world works. But when it comes down to it, we know very little about a lot of things, according to The Knowledge Illusion co-author, Steve Sloman.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT"I had sort of an inner dialogue going on at the time which was basically saying 'You've gotta get out of here ... this is wrong. You need to leave."
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTAs a new week begins with a planned U.S. diplomatic visit to Moscow, The Current looks at the long-term implications created by Trump's decision to bomb a Syrian airbase after the sarin gas attack.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom the implications and expectations created by Trump's decision to bomb after the sarin gas attack, to disciplining doctors accused of betraying their patients' trust, to co-author Steve Sloman on The Knowledge Illusion ... This is The Current.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTA new documentary, My First 150 Days, looks at what happens when families that have spent years apart from each other are reunited — but feel like strangers.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe quest to bring down Wall Street's most wanted man, Steve Cohen, is captured in a new book detailing insider trading, dirty money and powerful hedge funds.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTLast night, the U.S. military fired missiles at a Syrian airfield in retaliation to this week's chemical attack. It's a move that will likely change its relationship with key players in this conflict, namely Russia.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom how the chemical attack in Syria triggers questions about the fate of the conflict, to a suicide epidemic in Cross Lake and how teens are coping, to the stress of climate change creating eco-anxiety ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTA new report by the American Psychological Association suggests worrying about climate change is having a serious impact on our mental health.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTWhile atrocities in Syria continue, the world is asking what needs to be done to prevent the violence and why it’s so difficult to find a way out of the current situation.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTOpposition MPs say a Liberal plan to 'modernize' the House of Commons is a thinly-veiled power grab. The Current hears from three MPs but no filibustering allowed.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction says the U.S. and allied forces — including Canada — poured too much money into Afghanistan, and that has contributed to the corruption that mars the country.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTAydin Coban, the man alleged to have cyber-bullied Amanda Todd was found guilty in the Netherlands of similar charges involving 34 underage victims. Todd's mother hopes he will face trial in Canada to set a precedent for cyberbullying law.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTAs the international community condemns the recent Syrian chemical attack and wrings its hands yet again, The Current looks into the impact of this latest deadly strike.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom a deadly chemical attack in Syria, to the Afghanistan reconstruction and how well aid is being used, to debating the Liberal government's proposed changes to parliament ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe national inquiry into MMIWG began seven months ago, but critics argue it's moving too slowly.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTIndigenous activists and family members of MMIWG had high hopes when the National Inquiry was launched last August, but many are critical of the Inquiry's work thus far and say little has been accomplished in seven months.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTThis special edition of The Current is a public forum held at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. — the fifth in a series of MMIWG public forums. Anna Maria and panellists explore the National Inquiry into MMIWG, leadership and reconciliation.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTAs The Current's public forum wraps up, the discussion continues on the work of the national inquiry into MMIWG and reconciliation with audience members, including Matilda Wilson from our virtual reality documentary.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTWith more than 600 public schools slated for closure across Ontario — many in rural areas — The Current visits Markdale where local employer Chapman's Ice Cream has offered millions of dollars to save the local school from closing.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTWhile a traumatic incident can lead to a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, for some it can also lead to growth. A new study looks at why some people who experience trauma are transformed in a positive way.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTInventor Elon Musk says artificial intelligence could soon outsmart us all. His philosophy: if we can't beat them, we should join them. His latest venture involves implanting AI computers directly into our brains.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom Elon Musk's next venture implanting artificial intelligence into human brains, to growing beyond post-traumatic stress disorder, to a small Ontario community struggling to survive as a town ... This is The Current. * Audio includes Russia blast news.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTNot all Canadian conservatives are liking the looks of the Conservative Party leadership candidates. According to Conservative Scott Gilmore, the party today has strayed too far from the centre and he's proposing a brand new conservative party.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTRats are the scourge of the Haida Gwaii archipelago in B.C., decimating seabird population. After efforts to eradicate the rodents, scientists are using recovered rat corpses to investigate how they travel and how they may survive us all.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTIn 2014, the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean carrying 500 refugees sank near Greece. Only 11 people survived. After four days floating in the sea, with babies in her arms, Doaa Al Zamel survived. She shares her remarkable story.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom a remarkable survival story of a young Syrian refugee, to the latest attempt to eradicate the rats of Haida Gwaii, to making the case for a brand new Conservative Party ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTAbdisamad Adan is one of the first students from Somaliland ever admitted to a top-tier, Western university. And it's thanks to a school, set up by a former Wall Street hedge fund manager, that helps young people in Africa get ahead.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTThe more disruptive the idea, the more pushback it's likely to receive. It's been true again and again of many innovations: from margarine to tractors; recorded music to coffee. The Current looks into why people resist technology.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTYesterday, Britain's European breakup became official as Theresa May, the British PM, delivered the official letter invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. But the fallout personally is just beginning.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom Britons confronting the personal and political fallout from Brexit, to Calestous Juma on the history of resisting technology, to a former Wall Street worker who started a Somaliland school to help young people get ahead ... This is The Current.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTWhat if there were no more "A" students? Some schools in B.C. are already experimenting with going letter-grade free. And the Yukon is following suit.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTNunavut's government promised Inuktut in the classroom by 2019. But plans to expand bilingual learning all the way up to Grade 12 may be in jeopardy—and so is the language itself.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTJust how did thieves make off with a giant $1 million dollar gold Canadian coin from a Berlin museum, remains a mystery. But it was a heist that proved once again that the world's priceless artifacts are seldom safe in their museum hideaways.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom a million-dollar, solid-gold Canadian coin stolen from a Berlin museum, to the case for making sure Inuktitut is taught in Nunavut schools, to more Canadian schools getting rid of letter grades ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTYale Historian Timothy Snyder has studied the bloody regimes of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler of the 20th century. He sheds light on the present, by sharing the lessons of tyranny from the dark episodes of the past.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTAn increasing number of drugs can be used to alter self-control, empathy and benevolence. Are we getting dangerously close to a 'morality pill'? The Current explores the ethics of a pill that would make us more moral.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTCanada's absence from the UN nuclear weapon negotiations is being criticized because many see this conference as significant and timely — especially given the tension internationally thanks to America and North Korea.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom questioning why Canada isn't part of UN negotiations to create a worldwide nuclear ban, to the ethics of a morality pill, to lessons of tyranny from the 20th century ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTThree sperm donors all set out with the same intention: Donate sperm, don't get involved. But the laws are murky when it comes to donors' rights and each of the three donors is facing a different dilemma. Are they parents or purely donors?
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTPrime Minister Justin Trudeau promised an 18-month parental leave package in his election campaign and delivered. But critics are asking why a so-called feminist government's actions to empower women ends up giving them more time away from paid work.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTWhat does the furor and the fallout about a column in Maclean's magazine say about our politics? The Current's panelists discuss academic freedom, free speech and gets to the heart of the national discussion: who has the right to criticize Quebec culture.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom the backlash after Andrew Potter's article criticizes Quebec society, to the proposal of paid parental leave for up to 18 months, to a documentary exploring the rights of sperm donors ... This is The Current.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTMeet Jackie Hong who isn't ashamed to say that she's been living soap-free for seven years and her skin is still smooth and supple. The Current asks: How essential is soap?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTDid you know your cellphone likely comes with a warning about how close to hold it to your head and body? The CBC's Wendy Mesley has been tracking the research on cellphone health effects for years. She shares the results of her Marketplace report.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTDrake's sampling of different accents and elements, from Jamaican patois, to South African beats, has sparked discussion about his style. Some are questioning if it's showcasing multi-ethnic musical appreciation, or just downright appropriation?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom Drake's new album challenging conventional conversations about cultural appropriation, to a CBC Marketplace investigation on cellphones and your health, to a person who has sworn off soap for seven years ... This is The Current with Nora Young.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTCharges against 35 organized crime suspects were dropped recently and the Crown was curiously cryptic about why. The move appears to be related to intercepted cellphone messages and a fear that secret surveillance techniques will be exposed.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFinance Minister Bill Morneau had the floor in the House of Commons yesterday to present the government's new budget. The Current speaks with the minister to speak to the criticism that his budget leaves the middle class behind.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTTrayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Eric Garner — three cases of black American men whose deaths came to mainstream attention thanks in part to what is called "Black Twitter." The Current tracks how social media shared the stories of marginalized groups.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom Crown lawyers deciding to stay charges against 35 Montreal Mafia associates, to how Black Twitter brought important stories to the forefront, to breaking down the 2017 federal budget with Finance Minister Bill Morneau ... This is The Current.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTAll season long our series, The Disruptors, has shared personal moments of disruption from our listeners. Today, we head north to Whitehorse with a story from Neil Hartling's life that led him to a career connected to the Nahanni River.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTA Kurdish academic has lost her job in Turkey and remains stateless in Canada — her personal and professional life on hold — after signing a petition criticizing the Turkish government.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTIt's been over a decade but the case of Abdullah Almalki has finally been settled — including a Canadian government apology. Yet the intelligence officials who shared faulty information leading to the torture have not been held responsible.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTAs the 2017 federal budget drops, entrepreneurs in the technology industry are hoping the Liberal government makes good on its commitment to support innovation — especially as a new U.S. administration presents challenges and opportunities, to Canada.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom the tech sector hoping the Liberal budget delivers "innovation" promise, to torture victim Abdullah Almalki searching for accountability, to a Turkish professor who criticized military action in the country and lost her job ... This is The Current.