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Full Episode for February 22, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From would-be asylum seekers in Mexico who have set their sights on Canada, to how history explains why the treadmill can feel like torture, to new Canadian research that could help crack cancer ... This is The Current.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170222_10381.mp3




Feb 21: Canada's grasslands: 'most endangered, least protected ecosystems'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The grasslands that stretch across Alberta through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba used to be monitored and managed by federally-funded cowboys. Now control over Canada's grasslands is shifting with the winds of political change.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170221_85055.mp3




Feb 21: Anti-Islamophobia motion could stifle free speech, say critics

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"Islamophobia is real," Liberal MP Iqra Khalid said in the House of Commons as she read a list of racial slurs and threats she received over her motion known as M-103. Critics argue the motion is a threat to free expression.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170221_19726.mp3




Feb 21: How two friends fought to be legal 'co-mommas' to a 7-year-old boy — and won

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Two moms have forced Canada to re-examine the definition of family and who can be parents. Natasha and Lynda are colleagues, platonic friends, neighbours and legal parents to the same little boy. This is the story of Elaan and his two "mommas."


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Full Episode for February 21, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the continuing debate on the Liberals' motion M-103 to denounce discrimination and Islamophobia, to the story of redefining legal and cultural ideas about parenthood, to the fight over the future of Canada's grasslands ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
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Feb 20: Can a $500 billion geoengineering project save the Arctic from melting?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

This plan could not come soon enough, with some forecasters saying the Arctic could be ice-free by 2030.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170220_15025.mp3




Feb 20: Firing Lines: How three Canadian women became war reporters in WWI

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Debbie Marshal's new book chronicles the women who fought gender conventions with their coverage of the First World War.


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Feb 20: Canada's support for Ukraine questioned amid escalating violence

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

With tensions flaring in Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Canada called to extend military resources.


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Full Episode for February 20, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Canadian women war correspondents in WW I, to refreezing the melting arctic, and Canada's obligations to the growing violence in Ukraine... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170220_10930.mp3




Feb 17: For Mosul's SWAT team, battle against ISIS personal: photojournalist

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Victor Blue shares insight into the motivations of those putting their lives on the line in the fight against ISIS, having spent six weeks with Mosul’s SWAT team.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170217_56514.mp3




Feb 17: Bus drivers call for a national policy to protect them on the job

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The death of a Winnipeg bus driver has mobilized public transit drivers who say they face constant threats and danger.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170217_14854.mp3




Feb 17: Trump battles U.S. intelligence agencies amid leaks

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Leaks are becoming a go-to strategy for analysts alarmed by the new presidency, but to do so is treasonous and all the more dangerous as Trump signals a war on security breaches.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170217_96448.mp3




Full Episode for February 17, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the impact of U.S. intelligence leaks in the age of Trump, to the photojournalist who spent six weeks with Mosul's SWAT team in their fight against ISIS, and Canadian bus drivers call for a national strategy to keep them safe... This Is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170217_43337.mp3




Feb 16: Colorado newspaper to sue Senator over 'fake news' allegation

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A local newspaper in Colorado is taking matters into it's own hands after being accused of publishing "fake news." The paper is launching a lawsuit to defend its reputation and its work — as another politician cries fake news.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170216_75638.mp3




Feb 16: New UBC research suggests stronger connection between addiction and genetics

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

New research published this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests a stronger connection between genetics, biology and addiction — and may provide more clues on how to treat addiction in the future.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170216_43916.mp3




Feb 16: Majority of Canadians distrust government: poll suggests

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A new survey suggests most Canadians don't trust government, the media and business. The Current looks into what's behind the remarkable change in attitude in the year or so since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170216_12292.mp3




Feb 16: Trump-Russia scandal 'has shades of Watergate,' says former diplomat Richard Haass

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The head of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass joins The Current to explain how the end of order and rise of chaos have created a world in disarray.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170216_30036.mp3




Full Episode for February 16, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the rise of chaos in Richard Haass' new book, to a Colorado newspaper suing Sen. Ray Scott over fake news allegations, to an Edelman poll that shows more Canadians distrust their civic institutions ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170216_97849.mp3




Feb 15: Bomb shelter sales skyrocket in response to Trump presidency

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Since Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, there's been a spike in sales of custom- designed buildings meant to withstand the fallout from a nuclear bomb. The Current looks into the big money maker in an increasingly anxious world.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170215_74523.mp3




Feb 15: Why Trump needs to develop a North Korea policy now: analyst

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Kim Jong-un's leadership of North Korea is raising questions after the murder of his brother this week, the execution of his uncle in 2013, and the recent testing of a nuclear- capable missile.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170215_55722.mp3




Feb 15: How Atlantic Canada responds to mass whale strandings: marine mammal biologist

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Marine mammal biologist Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society says events like the death of 400 whales in New Zealand is happening in smaller numbers along Canada's east coast.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170215_72547.mp3




Feb 15: 'We want to fix this': Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett on Sixties Scoop ruling

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

An Ontario judge has ruled the federal government failed in its duty to protect Indigenous children from harm in what's known as the Sixties Scoop. The Current hears from Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett on what comes next.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170215_98770.mp3




Full Episode for February 15, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Minister Carolyn Bennett on the judgment for plaintiffs in the Sixties Scoop, to raising questions about how to deal North Korea's Kim Jong-un, to how bomb shelter sales are booming after the U.S. election ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170215_78901.mp3




Feb 14: Scientists plan march on Washington in defence of facts

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

American scientists are taking a stand and grabbing protest signs this coming spring to march on Washington — demanding that their government stop playing politics with their research. But not all scientists are behind the demonstration.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170214_80715.mp3




Feb 14: It's possible to be in love with two people, says philosopher

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

What is love? Magic? Chemistry? A sweet mystery? Today The Current explores the definition of love with a Canadian philosophy professor who has probed the question deeply and believes it's time we started looking for answers.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170214_85146.mp3




Feb 14: Female politicians speak out about sexist, violent cyberbullying

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Alberta premier Rachel Notley is just one of many female politicians enduring a spike in threats and online abuse. The Current looks at why women in politics are facing more vitriol these days and what can provide an antidote to the poison in the air.


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Full Episode for February 14, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From female politicians speaking out about sexist, violent cyber-bullying they face on the job, to trying to solve the mystery of love, to the politics of non-partisanship in scientists' labs and beyond ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170214_32827.mp3




Full Episode for February 13, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, to the mystery surrounding the mass stranding of whales, to digital security and the post-password era... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170213_94559.mp3




Feb 13: Death of the password? Biometrics could be the future of digital security

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Passwords have become a memory-bending chore. What mix of letters, numbers and symbols will keep the hackers at bay? Word that passwords may soon be discarded entirely for biometrics has us asking about the future of digital security.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170213_48753.mp3




Feb 13: Hundreds of whales die on beach, mass strandings remain a mystery

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Hundreds of pilot whales are lying dead on a beach in New Zealand after one of the biggest mass strandings in the country's history. Today we ask why large groups of whales beach themselves.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170213_86839.mp3




Feb 13: 'It's so unpredictable': Trudeau faces challenge in 1st meeting with Trump

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Today is the first real test for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's vow to make things work with U.S. President Donald Trump as the two meet at the White House. Based on Trump's interactions with other world leaders, it's not certain things will go smoothly.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170213_98946.mp3




Full Episode for February 10, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From humour as a weapon, to heroin as a medical treatment, and why Canada should suspend an agreement with the U.S. that acts to keep some refugee claimants out... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170210_37403.mp3




Feb 10: How liberals are using humour as a weapon against Trump

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, but they can't control Trump's sensitive skin.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170210_31529.mp3




Feb 10: Repeal Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S., say immigration lawyers

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Critics say with President Donald Trump’s policy changes, the U.S. can no longer be assumed a safe place for refugees.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170210_40983.mp3




Feb 10: Can supervised injection sites help tackle the opioid crisis?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

With a growing opioid crisis in Canada's cities, Vancouver's medical professionals are trying new ways to tackle addiction.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170210_67069.mp3




Feb 9: How getting beat up taught a new Canadian not to be racist

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Growing up in South Africa in the 1970s, under apartheid, Derek Newman and his friends used to play a game. Little did he know that game would change his life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170209_68992.mp3




Feb 9: Canada's Bombardier loans: Should public dollars go to private companies?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Canadian government has offered Bombardier an interest-free loan touted as an investment. But critics see it as a bailout, tinged with pragmatic political considerations — and some claim it's an illegal subsidy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170209_63019.mp3




Feb 9: Big Tobacco's Philip Morris says it's quitting cigarettes. Critics doubt it

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

One of the world's biggest tobacco companies, Philip Morris has invested heavily in new e-cigarettes — promising a much safer product. But can you trust an industry with such a history of doublespeak and duplicity?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170209_39129.mp3




Feb 9: Why rayon is killing industry workers: author Paul Blanc

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

It's been part of the fabric of our lives for more than a century, but what you might not know about rayon is the dangerous process used to make its silky smooth fibres is killing many industry workers.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170209_15491.mp3




Full Episode for February 9, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the Canadian government's interest-free loan of $372.5 million dollars to Bombardier, to big tobacco marketing healthier alternatives to cigarettes, to the surprisingly dangerous world of manufacturing rayon ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170209_56664.mp3




Feb 8: U.S. travel ban and famine put pressure on Somali refugee plight

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

As the risk of famine in Somalia grows more dire and the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is set to close, some Somali-Canadians want the Canadian government to admit more Somali refugees.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170208_84998.mp3




Feb 8: Why some B.C. schools say letter grade report cards fail students

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

What if there were no more "A" students? Some schools in B.C. are already experimenting with going letter-grade free. The Current looks into what goes on the report card instead and what's behind the move.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170208_20559.mp3




Feb 8: 'I wanted a conviction': Father says court delays denied his toddler justice

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Parents of a three-year-old girl watched a 15-year-old boy, accused of sexually assaulting their daughter, walk free because proceedings had been delayed for so long it violated his charter rights. The Current's coverage of Canada's trial delays continues


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170208_93589.mp3




Full Episode for February 8, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Somali-Canadians who want the Canadian government to admit more Somali refugees, to a father who says court delays denied his young daughter justice, to ditching letter grades in some B.C. schools .... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170208_78245.mp3




Feb 7: 'I felt it was so immoral': Why author Linwood Barclay cancelled U.S. book tour

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

President Donald Trump's travel ban may be temporarily lifted but many Canadians are boycotting travel to the U.S. The Current hears from those who say it's a valid way to protest the ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170207_61842.mp3




Feb 7: Inside the prison Amnesty International calls Syria's human slaughterhouse

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Current goes inside one of Syria's most notorious prisons — a place where few people leave alive. What are the prospects of holding those responsible for what's happened there — guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170207_59259.mp3




Feb 7: Is it time to ban the hunt on moose calves?

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Ontario conservationists are calling for a ban on moose calf hunting because of a dramatic decline in their numbers. The Current hears from both sides of the issue and looks into why this iconic Canadian animal is under threat.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170207_48164.mp3




Full Episode for February 7, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From a call to ban the hunt of moose calves to protect population, to inside Syria's notorious Saydnaya prison, to Canadians who are boycotting travel to the U.S. ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170207_36683.mp3




Feb 6: 'Life is going to get even better': Residents rebuild in divided city of Aleppo

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

It's been about a month now since Aleppo was returned to regime control. The city in Syria remains divided between East and West.The Current checks in with residents as they struggle to get back normalcy, in a city left in ruins by civil war.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170206_74372.mp3




Feb 6: How Trump's travel ban could mean a brain gain for Canadian universities

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

With all the uncertainty over U.S. President Trump's travel ban, students and academics are considering alternatives to U.S. universities — providing a great opportunity for a boon for Canadian institutions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170206_22190.mp3




Feb 6: Lawyers warn court delays are creating black hole in Canada's justice system

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The growing number of trial delays have been creating a black hole in the justice system. Now the Supreme Court of Canada has laid down strict deadlines on how long a trial can take and the courts are struggling to ensure a fair trial for all.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170206_41464.mp3




Full Episode for February 6. 2017 - The Current

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the Supreme Court of Canada's strict deadlines on how long trials can take, to Trump's travel ban as a brain gain for Canadian universities, to Aleppo one month after Syrian government forces regained control ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170206_55893.mp3




Feb 3: Orwell's 1984 eerily parallels reality in the age of Trump, says author

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

It was a novel set in a dystopian future —the year 1984. But in today's world of fake news and alternative facts, George Orwell's doublethink and newspeak seem more relevant than ever.


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Feb 3: Corporate CEOs push back on Trump's policies

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Facebook, Apple, Uber Ford and Starbucks are just some of America's biggest corporations united this week in their condemnation president Trump's controversial travel ban. As they speak out, The Current looks at the role of corporate activism.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170203_59114.mp3




Feb 3: How Muslim Canadians are coping after Quebec City attack

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

As the country mourns the loss of six men killed at a mosque in Quebec City, their deaths cast light on the anti-Muslim sentiment that remains far too pervasive in Canada. A panel of Muslims share their experiences and reflect on the tragedy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170203_42964.mp3




Full Episode for February 3, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From living as a Muslim in Canada after the Quebec City mosque shooting, to why George Orwell's 1984 is at the top of the bestseller charts, to the role of corporate activism in response to Trump's travel ban ... This is The Current with Nora Young.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170203_52670.mp3




Feb 2: Mosque attack forces Quebec politicians to confront inflammatory rhetoric

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

After the shock of Sunday's mosque shooting in Quebec City, people in the province are taking stock of the often inflammatory language in Quebec politics and media, and the climate it creates. The Current examines mea culpas.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170202_55731.mp3




Feb 2: 'You can't look away from a smell': A reporter's struggle with PTSD

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

After a trip to the Philippines to report on a devastating typhoon, longtime CBC correspondent Curt Petrovich couldn't shake the tragic scenes from his mind. He shares his experience with PTSD in a new CBC documentary.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170202_20447.mp3




Feb 2: How Trump can build a U.S. autocracy: David Frum

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Conservative commentator David Frum shares his grim vision of America under Trump. He says democracy could be giving way to autocracy — and what can make it possible is citizen indifference.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170202_44213.mp3




Full Episode for February 2, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the erosion of democracy and the makings of autocracy with Trump's presidency, to taking stock of inflammatory rhetoric in Quebec media and politics after the recent mosque shooting, to a reporter's struggle with PTSD ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170202_81512.mp3




'Culture is so much a part of healing': MMIW public forum audience share stories

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

As part of The Current's public forum in Vancouver, the audience weighs in with their stories involving murdered and missing Indigenous women — including the roots of violence against Indigenous women and the process of healing and closure.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170201_86313.mp3




'I know my duty': Indigenous artists take on responsibility confronting MMIW issues

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

While it’s important to get the stories of MMIW out through arts and culture made by Indigenous people to battle stereotypes, some artists say it’s at the expense of telling a more thoughtful and nuanced story of the Indigenous experience.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170201_34107.mp3




Family often feel 'used by media,' says Indigenous reporter of MMIW coverage

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

While the mainstream media is finally starting to cover the story of missing and murdered Indigenous women, communicating those stories in a way that's respectful and not re-traumatizing means striking a tricky balance.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170201_67854.mp3




Full Episode for February 1, 2017 - The Current's Vancouver Public Forum

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The police, the media and the public at large have been accused of ignoring the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. As part of our series, The Current's Vancouver public forum explores how the media and the arts share this story.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170201_25290.mp3




Jan 31: How a serial killer taught a reporter the complicated meaning of evil

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Kendall Francois was a serial killer from small town America. Journalist Claudia Rowe began to correspond with him. What started as simply reporting on the story, turned into an obsession that forever changed her life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170131_24757.mp3




Jan 31: Is Canada obliged to stand up to the Trump White House?

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Should our government be reacting and creating policy based on the actions of the Trump administration? How should world leaders — including Canada's — respond to the new president's actions? Our panel of parliamentarians takes up that question.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170131_93200.mp3




Jan 31: Quebec mosque attack symptom of 'populist hatred spreading,' says law prof

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Can we connect political words to murderous deeds? We are in a world of political disruption, anger, change, protest and defiance, but how do we process all of this? Law professor Payam Akhavan tells us what we're not seeing.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170131_45021.mp3




Full Episode for January 31, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From McGill law professor Payam Akhavan on the fear of normalizing hate and xenophobia, to if Canada has an obligation to stand up to Trump — both in policies and tone, to a true crime tale of murder and manipulation ... This is The Current.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170131_30209.mp3




Jan 30: How the right trumped the left on anti-globalization

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Does the anti-globalization movement, pioneered by the political left, have to redefine their efforts now that protectionist policies have proved so popular with a xenophobic hard-right?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170130_20778.mp3




Jan 30: U.S. travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries criticized for its legality

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Trump’s executive order to ban travel from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya is raising alarm and confusion among people with ties to those countries, while some legal experts say the policy is unconstitutional.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170130_59441.mp3




Jan 30: Quebec City reacts to lethal terrorist attack at local mosque

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Six people were killed and eight wounded during evening prayers Sunday, in what Quebec's premier described as a "murderous act directed at a specific community."


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170130_79928.mp3




Full Episode for January 30, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From reactions to the Quebec City terrorist attack that left 8 dead, to how Canadians might be affected by the U.S. new travel ban, and why the anti-globalization movement, pioneered by the political left, has proved so popular with the far-right


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170130_47888.mp3




Jan 27: Canadian news industry at crisis point, suggests new report

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Canadian news media has been suffering through years of cuts, cutbacks, closures, consolidations and buyouts — Could they all be adding up to a threat to our democracy, and an opening for the spread of fake news?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170127_69708.mp3




Jan 27: Minister Bennett lied about funding to Indigenous communities, says MP Charlie Angus

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Yesterday Minister Carolyn Bennett joined The Current for a 'report card' on how well the Trudeau government has done on delivering its promises to Indigenous Canadians. NDP MP Charlie Angus wants to rebut one of her major claims.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170127_48206.mp3




Jan 27: How two game-changing psychologists changed the way we think about thinking

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Michael Lewis, author of financial thrillers such as "The Big Short" and "Moneyball" turns his attention to the world of psychology, and a bromance between two scientists who changed the way we think.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170127_38675.mp3




Jan 27: YouTube launched a new generation of creators. Now what?

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

This month, the Google-owned company YouTube is rolling out new features for its Canadian users — proof that it's trying to adjust to a changing digital landscape. But exactly where YouTube is heading remains to be seen.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170127_24179.mp3




Full Episode for January 27, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From YouTube as a major disruptor of our times, to author Michael Lewis on how two psychologists changed the way we see ourselves, to what a weakened Canadian media could mean for democracy ... This is The Current with Nora Young.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170127_35209.mp3




Jan 26: Canada marketed as global tax haven, experts say

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

When you think of offshore tax havens, add Canada to the list. A joint CBC News and Toronto Star investigation reveals how Canada is becoming a destination for tax evasion.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170126_32150.mp3




Jan 26: Search for meaning not happiness, says author

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Could it be that being happy is overrated? It's the provocative thesis of a new book that just might change the way you think about life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170126_29415.mp3




Jan 26: Indigenous leaders give Trudeau government failing grade on delivering promises

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Today marks the one year anniversary since the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's historic finding that the federal government discriminates against First Nation children on reserves. Critics say too little progress has been made to fix things.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170126_64886.mp3




Full Episode for January 26, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Indigenous leaders giving the government a failing grade on fulfilling their commitments, to the pursuit of happiness and the meaning of it all, to Canada being marketed around the world as a tax haven ... This is The Current with Connie Walker.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170126_86543.mp3




Jan 25: Scientists are tricking our senses to learn more about the brain

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A new documentary about the secrets of the senses on CBC's The Nature of Things will have you questioning whether you can believe what you see, hear, taste, touch and smell.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170125_85031.mp3




Jan 25: Breastfeeding 'lactivists' may be doing more harm than good, says author

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

It's a message you hear again and again: Breastfeeding is best. But some moms who struggle with breastfeeding say the pressure to do it can be too much to bear. The Current looks into the burden some mothers face and the pushback against "Lactivists."


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170125_67781.mp3




Jan 25: Is Keystone XL pipeline approval good news for Canada?

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Yesterday U.S. President Donald Trump signed new life into the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But with plans afoot for Canada's own pipelines and lingering environmental concerns, is the return of Keystone something for Canada to celebrate?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170125_72682.mp3




Full Episode for January 25, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Donald Trump reviving the Keystone XL pipeline and how it affects Canada, to the pressure new mothers face to breastfeed, to tricking our senses to learn more about the brain ... This is The Current with Connie Walker.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170125_63786.mp3




Jan 24: How to rally Women's March spirit into action

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

After the Women's March, people across the U.S. and the world are fired up and eager for change. But the question remains — how to turn that passion and energy into action.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170124_53058.mp3




Jan 24: Why more Canadians are ditching retirement for new careers

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

New research shows more Canadians aren't just hitting the golf course in their 60s, they're starting new jobs. Some because they have too, but many because they simply want to.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170124_90741.mp3




Jan 24: NAFTA not to blame for job loss in U.S., says trade expert

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Now that Donald Trump has the keys to the Oval Office, he's already unceremoniously pulled the U.S. out of one major trade deal — the Trans Pacific Partnership. Is NAFTA next? And what will ripping it up mean for Canada, the U.S., and Mexico?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170124_22749.mp3




Full Episode for January 24, 2017- The Current

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From NAFTA's uncertain future in a Trump era, to why many Canadians are choosing a second career instead of a traditional retirement, to what's next after the Women's March ... This is The Current with Connie Walker.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170124_59441.mp3




Jan 23: Is Russia on its way back to superpower status?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Russia has asserted itself on the global stage — from supporting Bashar Al-Assad in Syria, to its alleged involvement in the election of Trump. Is this all part of Putin's plan to make Russia great again?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170123_86720.mp3




Jan 23: 'One of the worst crises I've ever seen': Vancouver Coastal Health calls for prescription heroin

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Vancouver Coastal Health's chief medical health officer provides a solution to the fentanyl crisis — access to treatment with medical grade heroin, and decriminalizing illicit drugs.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170123_92454.mp3




Jan 23: Fact-checking website Snopes fights fake news in 'post-truth' era

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

In a world of fake news, The Current looks to online resource Snopes.com — a website that is thriving in this 'post-truth' era by checking the facts.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170123_47140.mp3




Jan 23: Journalists warn against normalizing Trump

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The word "normalized" is heard quite a bit when it comes to how reporters should cover President Trump. How to cover this unprecedented American president is on the minds of editors and news consumers everywhere.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170123_28103.mp3




Full Episode for January 23, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the challenge of responsible reporting on President Donald Trump, to Vancouver Coastal Health calling for prescription heroin, to what's driving Vladimir Putin's increasing forays onto the global stage ... This is The Current with Connie Walker.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170123_78435.mp3




Jan 20: Kevin O'Leary, Kellie Leitch, test out Donald Trump-style tactics in Canada

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Several Conservative leadership candidates are being compared to Donald Trump, but would a campaign similar to Trump's resonate with Canadians?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170120_23288.mp3




Jan 20: Trump supporters flock to Washington to watch historic inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The day is finally here. Donald John Trump will become the president of the United States of America. On the day of his inauguration, who will be in attendance? Perhaps more importantly — who will be missing?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170120_29226.mp3




Jan 20: Trump supporters in Canada speak up

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Meet Canadians who want to see a leader like Trump in this country.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170120_44445.mp3




Full Episode for January 20, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From taking the pulse of Washington on the day Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, to meeting Canadians who want to see a leader like Trump in Canada, and we're asking whether Trump-style tactics would in Canada...This is the Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170120_61349.mp3




Jan 19: Canadians with nut allergies aren't loving McDonald's new McFlurry flavour

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A menu change at McDonald's has families with kids who suffer from nut allergies saying nuts. Now there's one less place for those families to eat worry-free.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170119_48529.mp3




Jan 19: Why was Chelsea Manning's sentence commuted but no pardon for Snowden?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

While Chelsea Manning's sentence was commuted, Barack Obama won't consider clemency for Edward Snowden. The Current contrasts the two high-profile leakers.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170119_39800.mp3