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April 25: 'Has it affected him?' Woman confronts her abuser in documentary 'A Better Man'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

On 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170425_60101.mp3




April 25: Drug controls are 'absolutely pathetic,' activist says regulation will save lives

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Don MacPherson has worked for decades to fix what he sees as a broken system. The solution he says is legalizing and regulating illicit drugs.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170425_78716.mp3




April 25: Persecuted LGBTQ in Chechnya need help from Canada, says activist

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Many gay men in Chechnya are attempting to flee the region — and many are calling on Canada, and other countries, to help resettle them.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170425_97921.mp3




Full Episode for April 25, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170425_23283.mp3




April 24: Canadians too accepting of mediocre health care, says André Picard

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Longtime health columnist André Picard tackles the biggest problems plaguing Canada's health-care system, and acknowledges the successes too.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170424_46361.mp3




April 24: 'Fresh face' Macron and Le Pen head to 2nd round of French presidential election

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Current reviews the seismic shift in French politics after the first round of presidential voting leaves the mainstream parties chewing dust.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170424_71218.mp3




April 24: How grief can lead to joy: Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg explains Option B

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Growth 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170424_89454.mp3




Full Episode for April 24, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170424_52662.mp3




April 21: Freedom to practice polygamy in Canada on trial in small B.C. community

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Is the practice of polygamy protected by the Charter's guarantee of religious freedom? A trial in Cranbrook, B.C. is testing this question.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170421_35483.mp3




April 21: Could it soon be President Le Pen? Dissecting French election frontrunners

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170421_80430.mp3




April 21: Building the Wall: A theatrical response to the age of Donald Trump

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan on his new play, Building the Wall, and the responsibility of playwrights in politically volatile times.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170421_99414.mp3




April 21: 'I had to speak': Wendy Walsh addresses Fox News' Bill O'Reilly allegations

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Following 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170421_85839.mp3




Full Episode for April 21, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170421_27768.mp3




April 20: Can anything be done to prevent hospital misdiagnoses?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

After 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170420_10455.mp3




April 20: BMI 'obsolete' and doesn't measure health, says doctor

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Body Mass Index (BMI) determines the weight of health care plans, medical insurance, even eligibility for surgery. But some doctors say it's bogus.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170420_37096.mp3




April 20: 'I want to understand': Ottawa police sergeant openly apologizes for racist comments

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Last 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170420_83363.mp3




Full Episode for April 20, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170420_34195.mp3




April 19: Canadian doctor Rob Fowler recognized for life-saving treatment in Ebola outbreak

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Out of Africa: Life and death lessons about the Ebola outbreak from a Canadian doctor who made a difference.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170419_69309.mp3




April 19: How a Yukon river suddenly vanished in 4 days

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

One of Yukon's rivers is missing and scientists say they know the culprit behind the mystery — climate change.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170419_29344.mp3




April 19: Bank of Canada urges government to embrace automation economy

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Bank of Canada's Carolyn Wilkins is concerned Canada is slow in adapting to automation — a shift that will impact future jobs.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170419_54844.mp3




Full Episode for April 19, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170419_50176.mp3




April 18: Do politicians avoid leaving an email trail to dodge freedom of information requests?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Current looks into the case of the disappearing government emails and the fight between privacy and the public's right to know.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170418_91840.mp3




April 18: 'I promised Mac I would protect him': Grieving mother's plea to B.C. premier for daycare reform

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170418_15476.mp3




April 18: Turkey's referendum win: decisive defeat or pyrrhic victory?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The "yes" win in Turkey's referendum has many concerned of the sweeping new powers granted to President Recep Erdogan.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170418_12497.mp3




Full Episode for April 18, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170418_59750.mp3




April 17: How a spy betrayed the KGB and was double-crossed by RCMP cop

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170417_54432.mp3




April 17: Hate the gym? History explains why the treadmill can feel like torture

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

If 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*


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170417_87808.mp3




April 17: Saskatchewan nurse fights $26K fine for criticizing grandfather's care on Facebook

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170417_89377.mp3




Full Episode for April 17, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170417_61267.mp3




April 14: Coptic Christian says recent ISIS attacks won't deter Easter celebrations

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Two 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170414_52192.mp3




April 14: Analysts question U.S. strategy over massive bomb strike in Afghanistan

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Yesterday'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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170414_48008.mp3




Full Episode for April 14, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170414_74635.mp3




April 13: From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Emergency 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170413_99020.mp3




April 13: Will legalized marijuana lead to more addictions?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As the government moves to legalize marijuana use, specialists in addiction say we need to confront the dependency issues we already face with the drug.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170413_77848.mp3




April 13: Roughhousing benefits kids, suggests Quebec daycare guide

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A new community reference guide in Quebec is advising daycares to allow roughhousing saying it helps build better social skills.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170413_78380.mp3




Full Episode for April 13, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170413_68178.mp3




April 12: B.C. Liberals face heat over 'cash-for-access' fundraising ahead of election

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

B.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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170412_34632.mp3




April 12: What rights do passengers have when airlines overbook?

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170412_15722.mp3




April 12: Can China help de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and North Korea?

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170412_76081.mp3




Full Episode for April 12, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170412_18093.mp3




April 11: Why an ICU doctor says death ed is as essential as sex ed in high school

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Teens 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170411_69294.mp3




April 11: Can Venezuela protests break authoritarian rule of President Maduro?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170411_81471.mp3




April 11: Tanzanian safe house helps courageous girls escape female genital mutilation

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Many 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170411_27571.mp3




Full Episode for April 11, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170411_84183.mp3




April 10: Why we think we know everything, a cognitive scientist explains

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

You 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170410_40239.mp3




April 10: Patients speak out about doctors accused of sexual impropriety still being allowed to practice

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."


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170410_93487.mp3




April 10: Russia and Iran closer allies in wake of Syria attack, says expert

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170410_42811.mp3




Full Episode for April 10, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170410_84893.mp3




April 7: My First 150 Days documents hardship of immigrant life in Canada

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170407_82620.mp3




April 7: How Wall Street billionaire Steve Cohen survived an insider trading scandal

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170407_11889.mp3




April 7: U.S. airstrikes in Syria: What's next for Putin and Assad?

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Last 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170407_93642.mp3




Full Episode for April 6, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170406_53603.mp3




April 6: Experiencing 'eco-anxiety'? Report suggests link between climate change and mental heatlh

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A new report by the American Psychological Association suggests worrying about climate change is having a serious impact on our mental health.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170406_47828.mp3




April 6: 'Syrians are dying every single day': Why can't the conflict end?

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

While 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170406_79656.mp3




April 5: Opposition MPs argue proposed parliament changes threaten democracy

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Opposition 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170405_70059.mp3




April 5: Have billions of aid dollars helped Afghanistan?

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170405_56517.mp3




April 5: Amanda Todd's mom confident alleged cyberbully will be extradited to Canada

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Aydin 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170405_21250.mp3




April 5: Syria chemical attack: what we know so far

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170405_48867.mp3




Full Episode for April 5, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170405_38472.mp3




'No one wants this report to be put on a shelf': Indigenous Affairs Minister responds to inquiry criticism

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The national inquiry into MMIWG began seven months ago, but critics argue it's moving too slowly.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170404_41033.mp3




'No quick fixes' to speed up MMIWG inquiry, says lawyer

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Indigenous 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170404_64625.mp3




The Current for April 4: MMIWG Ottawa Public Forum

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170404_12481.mp3




How Senator Murray Sinclair responds to why don't residential school survivors just 'get over it'

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170404_35320.mp3




April 3: Why Chapman's Ice Cream is desperate to save local school from closure

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

With 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170403_26190.mp3




April 3: PTSD victims of violent crime find positive self-growth facing trauma: study

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

While 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170403_16579.mp3




April 3: Elon Musk wants to merge human brain with artificial intelligence

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Inventor 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170403_32699.mp3




Full Episode for April 3, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170403_75642.mp3




March 31: It's time for red and blue Tories to part ways, says Conservative Party member

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Not 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170331_25583.mp3




March 31: Parks Canada calls for rat tails and ears to trace rodent's move to Haida Gwai

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Rats 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170331_19206.mp3




March 31: 'I had a feeling of death before me': A refugee's survival story of 4 days floating at sea

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170331_66972.mp3




Full Episode for March 31, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170331_66035.mp3




March 30: Somali school paves way for students to get into Harvard, MIT

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Abdisamad 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170330_17486.mp3




March 30: From coffee to tractors: Why fear of loss inspires resistance to new technology

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170330_59940.mp3




March 30: Britons confront political and personal fallout from EU breakup

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Yesterday, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170330_96614.mp3




The Current for March 30, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


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March 29: ENCORE: Why some schools say letter grade report cards fail students

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170329_39262.mp3




March 29: Nunavut's delay of bilingual education a threat to Inuit language, says critic

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Nunavut'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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170329_72511.mp3




March 29: How did thieves steal gigantic $1M Canadian gold coin from Berlin museum?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Just 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.


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The Current for March 29, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170329_27208.mp3




March 28: Yale historian shares lessons of 20th-century tyranny relevant today

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Yale 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170328_15979.mp3




March 28: Is it ethical to swallow a morality pill?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170328_82928.mp3




March 28: Canada's absence from UN nuclear weapon ban negotiations unacceptable, says advocate

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Canada'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.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170328_17038.mp3




Full Episode for March 28, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170328_80619.mp3




March 27: 'Don't rely on promises': How arrangements with known sperm donors can unravel

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Three 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?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170327_67648.mp3




March 27: Liberal's 18-month parental leave a disservice to women, says critic

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Prime 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170327_66121.mp3




March 27: Andrew Potter's criticism of Quebec 'is just wrong,' argues columnist

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What 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.


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Full Episode for March 27, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170327_52960.mp3




March 24: Soap-free for 7 years, Jackie Hong makes the case against lathering up

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Meet 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?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170324_62021.mp3




March 24: Cellphone in your pocket? CBC's Marketplace investigates why you might reconsider

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Did 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170324_10075.mp3




March 24: Drake's global sound under fire for cultural appropriation

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Drake'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?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170324_66383.mp3




Full Episode for March 24, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170324_77776.mp3




March 23: Why were charges against 35 Mafia associates in Montreal stayed?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Charges 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170323_50501.mp3




March 23: 'It's very much about laying out a long-term vision': Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses budget concerns

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Finance 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20170323_58595.mp3




March 23: How 'Black Twitter' and BlackLivesMatter hashtag gave voice to marginalized groups

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Trayvon 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.


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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.


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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