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Full Episode for March 23, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170323_26016.mp3




March 22: How a dramatic boat rescue led to a career on the Nahanni River

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

All 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170322_68474.mp3




March 22: Kurdish academic living in Canada still stateless after purge from Turkey

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170322_83499.mp3




March 22: Canadian torture victim Abdullah Almalki calls apology a 'victory for human rights'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

It'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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170322_23530.mp3




March 22: Federal budget 2017: Tech sector hopes for innovation boost

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170322_37660.mp3




Full Episode for March 22, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170322_57563.mp3




March 21: Membership fraud allegations nothing new in Tory leadership race, says strategist

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As federal Conservative leadership candidates snipe at each other over alleged vote-buying fraud, The Current panellists share their thoughts on what's going on with the conservative movement in Canada.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170321_33112.mp3




March 21: 'I really think people will die': Americans fear losing health care under Trump's plan

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As Republican lawmakers and Donald Trump's inner circle start hacking away at Obamacare, some Americans are getting worried. The Current shares stories of hope and fear for the future of health care under President Donald Trump.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170321_59319.mp3




March 21: 'I'm boiling with anger': 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor won't give up on peace

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Benjamin Ferencz started his legal career in the spotlight — his first trial was as a chief U.S. prosecutor of the Nazi extermination squads in Nuremberg. Since then, he's spent seven decades fighting for peace and international justice.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170321_56523.mp3




Full Episode for March 21, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Jason Kenney's pitch to unite the right in Alberta, to the last-surviving Nuremberg prosecutor still fighting for peace, to Americans who fear the health care they gained under President Obama could now be lost ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170321_42150.mp3




March 20: Why a campus protest has the right and left calling for more civilized discourse

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A protest that shuts down a controversial right-wing speaker on a U.S. campus has The Current asking about the state of discourse in this time of polarized politics.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170320_14736.mp3




March 20: 'We have our dog back': B.C. woman treats pet with medical marijuana

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Rebecca Hass' dog Hudson was constantly whimpering, inconsolable and no veterinarian could offer a treatment to help him — until they tried medicating with marijuana. The Current explores treating pets with cannabis.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170320_30629.mp3




March 20: Fishermen and Transport Canada clash over timing of new safety regulations

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

To be lost at sea is a danger facing far too many commercial fishermen in Canada. The Current looks at what safety measures will save lives in the fishing industry and asks: When is it fair to begin enforcing new regulations?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170320_69383.mp3




Full Episode for March 20, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Canadian fishermen protesting new federal safety requirements, to treating pets with medical marijuana, to American social scientist Charles Murray shut down by angry students ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170320_95089.mp3




March 17: An American doctor's journey into the inferno of the Ebola crisis

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Steven Hatch tells his harrowing story in his new book.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170317_35114.mp3




March 17: 'Missing Richard Simmons' stirs questions about ethics of mystery podcasts

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Should we hold true-crime podcasts to journalistic standards?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170317_80565.mp3




March 17: U.S. climate change policy shift puts pressure on Canadian government

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Voices in Canada are asking whether the Trudeau government should follow suit.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170317_25947.mp3




Full Episode for March 17, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From how cuts to U.S. climate programs will effect Canada, to questioning the ethics of mystery podcasts, and a doctor's journey into the Ebola crisis...This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170317_72560.mp3




March 16: 'Never thought it would be that deep': Unstable winter ice poses serious risk

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This year has a been particularly bad year for falling through the ice of the Great Lakes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170316_93760.mp3




March 16: Who is the Canadian charged in Russian hack of Yahoo accounts?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Karim Baratov, the 22-year-old accused in the massive hack, was arrested in Ancaster, Ont.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170316_57191.mp3




March 16: What does Canada 150 mean for Indigenous communities?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

For First Nations people, the territory known as Canada is much, much older than a century-and-a-half.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170316_91637.mp3




Full Episode for March 16, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From what we know about the Canadian arrested in the Yahoo hacks, to falling through the ice of the Great Lakes, and what Canada 150 means for Indigenous people...This is the Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170316_16092.mp3




March 15: Former British child migrants seek apology from Canadian government

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In public hearings about Britain's child migrant program, former child migrants testify they were physically and sexually abused.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170315_60999.mp3




March 15: Woman sexually assaulted in a cab says it happens more than we think

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

With no official national or provincial statistics, the incidence of sexual assaults in cabs may be much higher than suspected.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170315_46757.mp3




Full Episode for March 15, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From what the Dutch election can tell us about European right-wing populism, to calls for Canada to honour the memory of its child migrants, and investigating sexual assault from paid drivers...This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170315_59025.mp3




March 15: Dutch election a test for right-wing populism in Europe

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Geert Wilders has been called the Dutch Donald Trump. Could he win today's election?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170314_25886.mp3




March 14: Indigenous communities across Canada move to banish drug dealers

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Questions are being raised with respect to the effectiveness of the controversial strategy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170314_91463.mp3




March 14: How one woman came to forgive the man who murdered her father

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

'[There's a] paradox of being very good friends with Glen, who I respect and love very deeply, and I loved my father very deeply.'


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170314_53296.mp3




Full Episode for March 14, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From how a woman not only came to forgive, but partner with the man who murdered her father, to reserves across Canada banishing suspected drug dealers as a mechanism of law enforcement...This is the Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170314_50864.mp3




March 13: Cannibalism more natural than it seems, says zoologist

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Bill Schutt chronicles the fascinating history of cannibalism, and projects a future that could very well include more of it among humans.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170313_80826.mp3




March 13: Chrystia Freeland a target of Russian intelligence operation, says expert

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mark Hosenball says his U.S. intelligence sources are sure that Russian intelligence targeted Chrystia Freeland, following the pattern seen in other Western politicians.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170313_80139.mp3




March 13: Gauging concern: foreign energy companies turn away from oil sands

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Is Shell's sale of its majority stake in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project one more nail in the coffin for the Alberta oil patch?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170313_15081.mp3




Full Episode for March 13, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the shifting economic landscape of the oilsands, to concern Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is the victim of Russian spying, and the case that cannibalism is more natural than you would expect... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170313_33735.mp3




March 10: 'Our complacency will be paid for in full with children's lives,' warns Indigenous health care advocate

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

In Wapekeka First Nation, two 12-year-old girls took their lives in January of this year. The Current speaks to their doctor, Mike Kirlew — a tireless advocate for improved health, and mental health care in First Nations communities.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170310_66482.mp3




March 10: Does public trust suffer when journalists cross over to work in politics?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Since the Liberal government took power, at least half-a-dozen journalists have moved from jobs in media to jobs inside the corridors of power. Critics argue the move erodes the level of trust in our press, and in our democracy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170310_35052.mp3




March 10: Legalizing soccer hooliganism won't prevent fan violence, say experts

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A Russian politician's proposal to make an organized sport out of soccer hooliganism, sheds light on the ugly side of the beautiful game. With the World Cup on its way to Moscow next year, we talk about the changing culture of hooliganism.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170310_65508.mp3




Full Episode for March 10, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From a Sioux Lookout doctor who has become a fierce advocate for the need to transform Indigenous health care, to a proposal to make soccer hooliganism an organized sport, to journalists taking jobs in government ... This is The Current with Marcia Young.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170310_31967.mp3




March 9: As Canada ponders mission in Mali, retired major recalls child soldier encounter

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Any peacekeeping mission comes with its risks. But as Canadian officials ponder a mission to Mali, there's an especially troubling risk that needs to be considered: encountering child soldiers.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170309_62335.mp3




March 9: Yes, Canada, anti-black racism lives here: journalist Desmond Cole

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Journalist Desmond Cole says it's time to stop pointing over the border and look inward: Canada's own track record on anti-black racism is disturbing, long-standing and ubiquitous.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170309_32704.mp3




March 9: Fukushima: 6 years after Japan's worst nuclear disaster

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The CBC's Dr. Brian Goldman is just back from the Fukushima prefecture in Japan — the site of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the subsequent nuclear disaster. He shares stories of people still living with the fallout from the disaster.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170309_77945.mp3




Full Episode for March 9, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the after effects of the Fukushima disaster six years on, to journalist Desmond Cole on confronting anti-black racism, to Canada preparing forces to meet child soldiers in peacekeeping mission ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170309_13083.mp3




March 8: How death in Gaby Eirew's life inspired a legacy app

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

When Gaby Eirew's father passed away and a close friend died by suicide shortly after, she created a recording app for children whose parents have died — to leave a loving legacy after death.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170308_54961.mp3




March 8: Inside Brexit: Craig Oliver recounts battle for the soul of Britain

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Brexit vote was a day of infamy for then prime minister David Cameron, an abrupt end of his political career. The former PM's chief strategist Craig Oliver shares the behind-the-scenes on the vote that is still changing everything.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170308_21791.mp3




March 8: How to raise a feminist: a manifesto by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is many things: a respected writer, a vocal feminist and the face of a cosmetic line. She shares how her experiences, growing up in Nigeria and living in the U.S., inspired her to write a manifesto on how to raise a feminist.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170308_85058.mp3




Full Episode for March 8, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's manifesto on how to raise feminists, to the inspiration behind Gaby Eirew's app that records legacies for loved ones, to behind the scenes of the Brexit campaign with Craig Oliver ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170308_16038.mp3




March 7: How 4chan and troll culture helped elect Trump: comic artist

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The website 4chan, synonymous with gruesome content and roguish behaviour, may be the key to understanding the world today — and the rise of Donald Trump.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170307_32271.mp3




March 7: 'Capitalism on steroids': How big tech is gentrifying the Golden City

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The documentary, Disruption City by The Current's Peter Mitton explores how big money from big tech is changing the face of San Francisco — threatening the city's celebrated diversity and bohemian character.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170307_54365.mp3




March 7: North Korean threat enters new phase following missile tests

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Recent missile tests and revelations of the failed U.S. cyber war in countering North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have many nations asking, what’s next, as the threat enters a new phase.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170307_28435.mp3




Full Episode for March 7, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From experts planning for the worst as North Korea builds up its nuclear missile program, to how big money from big tech is changing the face of San Francisco, to understanding the rise of Trump through 4chan ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170307_45727.mp3




March 6: What rubella vaccine can teach us about fighting Zika virus

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Against the backdrop of the hunt for a vaccine to fight the Zika virus, journalist and doctor Meredith Wadman examines the science and politics behind the creation of the rubella vaccine.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170306_97480.mp3




March 6: From 'Uber for kids' to the 2.0 burger: touring Silicon Valley startups

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

As part of The Current's series, The Disruptors, our very own Peter Mitton takes us to Silicon Valley for a tour of some of the more surprising startups hoping to disrupt the way we live.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170306_63997.mp3




March 6: Can video games promote empathy?

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

At a time when the real world faces wars, humanitarian crises, and hate propaganda, proponents of so-called empathy games say the video games can create new levels of empathy and understanding. But others are skeptical of the claim.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170306_73890.mp3




Full Episode for March 6, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the aim to create empathy and compassion through video games, to startups in the Silicon Valley hoping to disrupt the way we live, to the surprising history of the race to develop the rubella vaccine ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170306_82763.mp3




March 3: Famine declared in South Sudan, thousands at risk of starvation

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The world’s youngest country is in trouble. The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan where nearly 100,000 people are facing starvation. And after three years of civil war some say the country is also at risk of genocide.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170303_89245.mp3




March 3: Are Catholic critics of Pope Francis strengthened by Trump's rise to power?

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

This month marks four years for Pope Francis. But the backlash against the so-called "Cool Pope" appears to be growing in conservative Catholic circles. The Current takes stock of Pope Francis and the ripples he's causing in the Catholic world.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170303_14795.mp3




March 3: Are Russian ties to Trump team a true cause for concern?

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Just what is going on between Donald Trump's administration and Russia? It's a question that keeps becoming more pressing no matter how much the U.S. president declares rumblings about Russia to be "fake news."


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170303_38794.mp3




Full Episode for March 3, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From questions over the connections between Trump's team and the Kremlin, to why Pope Francis may not be as universally beloved as you may think, to the UN declaring a famine in parts of South Sudan ... This is The Current with Megan Williams.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170303_74459.mp3




March 2: Quebec MNA argues for medically-assisted dying advance consent

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

As Canada comes to terms with the reality of legal medically-assisted dying, some say it's time to allow advance consent for people with degenerative cognitive diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170302_28517.mp3




March 2: How accounting firm KPMG helped wealthy Canadians dodge their taxes

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The CBC investigative unit's Harvey Cashore shares what he and his team learned about how accounting giant KPMG helped wealthy Canadians dodge paying taxes. And how the Canada Revenue Agency dealt with them.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170302_77247.mp3




March 2: Inuit children need foster care in their own communities to retain culture, says mother

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The high number of Inuit children from Labrador who have been removed from their homes to live with non-Inuit foster families is raising concern — some are comparing it to the days of residential schools and the Sixties Scoop.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170302_84527.mp3




Full Episode for March 2, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From high numbers of Inuit children relocating to distant foster homes, to a CBC investigation into how accounting firm KPMG helped Canadians evade taxes, to François Bonnardel making the case for advance consent in assisted-dying ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170302_95890.mp3




Why 'love is medicine' for Indigenous youth

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Current's public forum was filled with audience members ready to participate in the discussion on how MMIW issues affect children and youth. So we opened the conversation to questions and comments.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170301_37169.mp3




'I'm in disbelief': Advocate overwhelmed by number of Indigenous children in care

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From residential school survivor to principal of a First Nations school, John Kakegamic knows first-hand the value of an education. We also hear from Karen Hill who has worked 30 years to improve child welfare for Indigenous children and families.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170301_95753.mp3




'Reconciliation is a two way street': Indigenous youth want 'more than canoes'

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Three Indigenous youth activists share their experiences growing up in Canada, from coping with the erasure of two-spirit people, to fighting for space off reserve, to re-discovering Native identity after the death of a mother.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170301_84056.mp3




The Current for March 1, 2017: Toronto MMIW public forum

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

This season The Current has been holding public forums across the country, exploring various issues related to missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Our fourth town hall focuses on how children and youth are affected.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170301_11597.mp3




Full Episode for February 28, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Libyan-Canadians taking it upon themselves to provide humanitarian relief to their families trapped in Libya, to the rebirth of vinyl records, to activist Julius Kaggwa on growing up as intersex in Uganda... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170228_73579.mp3




Feb 28: 'I will give up a kidney': Canadian appeals to free family in Libya

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

In the eyes of many Libya has become a failed state. Six years after a revolutionary uprising we hear from a Canadian-Libyan with family trapped inside Libya... dealing with food and water shortages.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170228_44903.mp3




Feb 28: Put your records on: Vinyl rebirth breathes life into music industry

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Time to turn over the record. Ontario-based Sunrise Records says it's taking over 70 closing HMV stores across Canada to put vinyl front and centre.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170228_61550.mp3




Feb 28: From Julia to Julius: Growing up intersex in Uganda

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Julius Kaggwa was born intersex in Uganda. Today he travels the world advocating for Intersex acceptance and equality.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170228_67289.mp3




Feb 27: Vital Indigenous voices missing in debate over Canada's grasslands, says Cree hunter

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

After The Current aired a segment on Canada's grasslands, Phillip Brass wrote us to say that vital voices from Indigenous peoples’ are missing in the debate over management of pastures that are essential to the existence of First Nations communities.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170227_79060.mp3




Feb 27: Would getting rid of preliminary inquiries speed up justice?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Manitoba's three chief justices and its Attorney-General want to eliminate all preliminary inquiries to speed up the justice system. Chief justice Glenn Joyal weighs in on the problem of long court delays and what might be done about it.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170227_19748.mp3




Feb 27: How Rorschach's 10 inkblots turned psychiatry upside down

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The creator of the Rorschach test argued he could see beyond a person's deliberate defences by grading their interpretation of inkblots. Today, the images are referenced in everything from fashion to politics but does it contribute to psychiatry?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170227_45487.mp3




Feb 27: Trump's media war 'calculated distraction' from Russia, say observers

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

If reporters are labelled enemies, does that erode journalistic efforts to chronicle the actions of elected officials? After some news organizations were shut out by the White House, The Current looks at the consequences of freedom from the press.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170227_21941.mp3




Full Episode for February 24, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the story of two refugees seeking sanctuary in Winnipeg after nearly losing their hands to frostbite, to the debate over pineapple on pizza, to what the Milo Yiannopoulos scandal reveals about online trolling ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170224_14427.mp3




Feb 23: Why this literary critic rejects modern-day feminism

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

When a radical movement moves into the mainstream, is that a mark of its success? Or has it been co-opted? In the fight for rights, culture and literary critic Jessa Crispin says not everyone is a worthy fighter. So who gets to be a feminist?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170223_62299.mp3




Feb 23: The truth about fat: the body's least understood organ

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Body fat is obsessed over but how well do we understand it? Biochemist Sylvia Tara went on a quest to learn about the fat she'd been battling all her life and shares her findings in The Secret Life of Fat.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170223_97854.mp3




Feb 23: Does Canada have a looming refugee crisis with influx of illegal border crossings?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

As the U.S. forces migrants deemed illegal out of that country, the destination of choice has become Canada — even as critics demand a crackdown on rules.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170223_95146.mp3




Full Episode for February 23, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From concerns over the influx of illegal asylum-seekers coming to Canada, to biochemist Sylvia Tara unveiling the secret life of fat, to why culture and literary critic Jessa Crispin defies the label of feminist ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170223_52307.mp3




Feb 22: Hate the gym? History explains why the treadmill can feel like torture

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

If you dread the gym, it might not surprise you that the treadmill was originally a device used to punish prison inmates. As the treadmill turns 200, The Current looks at how far we've really moved away from the idea of exercise as punishment.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170222_69449.mp3




Feb 22: Clinical trial aims to crack cancer code using genome sequencing

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

It won't work for everyone but a trial underway in Vancouver to sequence the genomes of individual cancers is offering new information on how cancer treatment may be evolving. The Current speaks to the doctor leading the clinical work on this idea.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170222_68349.mp3




Feb 21: 'Canadians will welcome you': Refugees begin long trek north via Mexico

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

As the U.S. toughens and revises its immigration policies, those desperate for a better life are looking to Canada. And many of them are gathering in Mexico with a plan to travel north into Canada. The CBC's Evan Dyer shares their stories.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170222_91041.mp3




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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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."


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170221_77741.mp3




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:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170221_45203.mp3




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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170220_62353.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170220_54644.mp3




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