Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTSeveral Conservative leadership candidates are being compared to Donald Trump, but would a campaign similar to Trump's resonate with Canadians?
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe 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?
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTMeet Canadians who want to see a leader like Trump in this country.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom 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.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTA 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.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTWhile Chelsea Manning's sentence was commuted, Barack Obama won't consider clemency for Edward Snowden. The Current contrasts the two high-profile leakers.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTJohn England has spent half a century exploring the Arctic and its ice. He shares some of his passion for Canada's underappreciated frozen assets.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAs women from across North America converge on Washington for a massive protest demonstration meant to send a message to the incoming Trump administration, they are also sending messages to each other.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the Women's March and the state of feminism in the Trump age, to John England on half a century exploring the arctic and its ice, to McDonald's no longer guaranteeing nut free food ... This is The Current.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTIt's the fine white powder that addicts blame for ruining their lives — and donuts are full of it. After hearing Gary Taubes make the case against sugar this week, The Current looks into treating sugar addiction.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT"There's no dispute that band members are suffering from … mercury poisoning."
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTSome Democrats say they're digging in for a fight against Donald Trump. The Current hears from U.S. Democrats who say they'll use the same tactics that the so-called 'Tea Party' used against Barack Obama to take on the new President-elect.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Democrats stealing from the so-called Tea Party's playbook to fight against Trump, to solving the mercury poisoning mystery in Grassy Narrows First Nation, to the best strategies for kicking sugar addiction ... This is The Current.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe social media platform where much of our political and social commentary happens is part of the infrastructure of the internet. But it's not without serious problems. Could Twitter just disappear? Like a deleted, late-night tweet?
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAuthor Will Schwalbe believes books can change a life and offer great lessons. He shares his list of 26 books for living. And we hear from Alberto Manguel, Louise Penny and Neil Pasricha on the books that shaped their lives.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTOne of the first Canadians to be approved for a medically-assisted death, Noreen Campbell, provides a rare, intimate insight into her life-ending decision with the CBC's Brian Goldman — days before dying.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom an open conversation with Noreen Campbell days before her assisted death, to the life-affirming power of great books with author Will Schwalbe, to how the troubled business of Twitter can remain viable... This is The Current.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTBlack students in Canada say they face low expectations from professors and have no mentors. PhD student Huda Hassan is offering to help aspiring women of colour with grad school applications in an effort to promote greater diversity in higher education.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTIt's been a year since a teenaged shooter killed four people in La Loche, Sask. At the time, concern and pledges to help were pouring in but now the people in the small Northern community say they feel abandoned and need help to heal. What happened?
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTSugar is a ubiquitous part of our lives and author Gary Taubes warns sugar should be treated like tobacco — there's no safe level. He argues it's sugar not over consumption and sedentary behaviour that's behind our obesity crisis, and it's killing us.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom making the case against sugar as harmful as tobacco, to a year after the La Loche, Sask. shooting and a community still in need of services to heal, to the need for greater diversity in higher education ... This is The Current.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTResearch by psychology professor Paul Slovic finds humans are bad at dealing with big problems involving a lot of people — as opposed to individual suffering. He tells The Current how our brain plays tricks on us to prevent us from caring.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTOntario's new anti-human trafficking office is being led by a woman who knows exactly what it's like to be trafficked across the country. Jennifer Richardson gives voice to the hidden crime in Canada.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTCanada is the only developed country in the world that has universal health care but no universal drug coverage. Canadians are being priced out of prescription drugs they desperately need — pushing advocates to call for a national pharmacare program.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTJournalists who have covered other countries say Trump's press conference this week is worrying — showing signs he's taking the first steps towards becoming authoritarian. So how do news outlets best cover the incoming U.S. administration?
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom examining the fractious four years between journalists and president-elect Trump's authoritarianism, to Canadians being priced out of prescription drugs, to the hidden crime of human trafficking ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTA judicial Ont. inquiry in 2008 identify 20 cases where findings by child forensic pathologist Charles Smith were mistaken and led to several wrongful convictions. The Current retraces the disgraced career of Charles Smith's and the lives he ruined.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTA close family relationship with the Aga Khan has Prime Minister Trudeau in hot water for a warm weather getaway. Was it a vacation with a friend or a breach of ethics?
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom questioning the ethics of PM Trudeau's trip to the Aga Khan's private island, to retracing the wreckage of pathologist Charles Smith's career including the troubling case of a mother falsely accused of killing her son ... This is The Current.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom further reports of Russian involvement in the US election, to some of the unique flavours of Canadian cuisine, to a new graphic novel remembering the civil rights movement... this is The Current.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTHas this crisis slipped by a press too distracted by the sensationalism of the war on terror?
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTLeaders are calling for a co-ordinated strategy to prepare for a spike in fentanyl consumption. What can be learned from previous efforts to mitigate opioid abuse?
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT"I started to go out to gay places, beaches and nightclubs and I was running into all kinds of priests and seminarians and officials that worked at the Vatican, even at gay bath houses."
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Ontario's plans to tackle its growing fentanyl crisis, to the sinking Mosul dam that threatens the lives of millions living along the Tigris River, then a gay, former Vatican official explains homophobia in the Catholic Church... This is The Current.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTNolan Bellerose was going down a dangerous road - and then suddenly, his whole life changed.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTNolan Bellerose was going down a dangerous road. And then suddenly, his whole life changed.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTManufacturing companies are having to devise new strategies to deal with the U.S. president-elect, considering a tweet from Trump has the power to move markets.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTDr. Danielle Martin prescribes a drastic health care overhaul in her new book Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAs Obama prepares for his last address as president, we look back at his landmark speeches and consider how he may use this final address to define and protect his legacy.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom how Canadian businesses will deal with the protectionist fallout of Trump's Twitter tirades, then a look back on Obama's most memorable speeches, and six big ideas that can save Canada's health-care system... This is The Current.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTRiley waited half his life to be re-united with his birth parents - but he could never have predicted the shocking twist in store when he finally did so.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTPremier Brad Wall's call to adopt a policy of presumed consent puts a spotlight on the challenges to increase organ donations in Canada.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe province is preparing to launch a universal basic income pilot project, joining other governments around the world. What exactly is a base wage and how would it change things?
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe race for the Conservative Party's leadership is crowded competitive and crucial in setting the brand of the party in the post-Harper era.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the merits of a universal basic income, and changing our transplant system to an opt-out policy, then political strategists weigh in on the Conservative Party leadership race ... This is The Current.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTQuestions about Joseph Boyden's heritage stir conversations about race and identity.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTWashington Post journalist Wesley Lowery has been on the frontline of American racial tensions for the past two years. He talks about what he's uncovered in his new book, They Can't Kill Us All.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFamily members raise questions about the role of PTSD in this tragedy, and offer insight into the life and death of their loved ones.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Lionel Desmond's sister-in-law, who reacts to the apparent murder-suicide of his family, to the journalist investigating police killings in the U.S., and a Joseph Boyden controversy stir's questions about race and identity... This is The Current.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTThis tiny predator plays a huge role in the ocean's food web.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTSome conservationists are concerned 2017's free entry to national parks will bring significant harm to our natural reserves.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTPaul Bloom says empathy is a capricious feeling that plays on our prejudices, and what we need is more 'rational compassion.'
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the Yale psychology professor leading a fight against empathy, to the discovery of a tiny predator that has a huge role in the ocean's food web, and concern Canada's free entry to national parks will bring ecological devastation... This is The Curren
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTProject Naming aims to identify Indigenous people forgotten or misrepresented in archival photos, sparking conversations in Indigenous communities about their past.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFear grows in a country saddled with terrorist attacks, bombings, and a government crackdown following a failed coup.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTIn a move proving difficult for sponsors, Canadian Syrian refugees are leaving one location for another in an effort to find work or affordable housing.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom life in Turkey amongst escalating tensions, to Syrian migration within our borders as new Canadians look for work, to identifying Indigenous people erased from official archives... This is The Current.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTWerner Herzog has spent close to five decades making films and just as long breaking the rules. The legendary documentary filmmaker takes us inside the inferno and philosophizes about the role of volcanoes in our world.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTA secretive project is underway to complete a marathon in under two hours — three long minutes short of the existing record. Only the elite are part of the 2017 quest to shatter the record in marathon running. But is it even possible?
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTPresident Obama has imposed sanctions against Russia. Putin says he will not reciprocate. A security expert warns Canada is vulnerable to future attacks and needs to step up security.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTISIS is claiming responsibility for the New Year's Day attack at a popular Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people and wounded 69 people. The CBC's correspondent Nil Köksal gives us an update from Istanbul.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom a deadly New Year's Day attack at an Istanbul nightclub, to the quest for a sub-two-hour marathon, to inside the inferno with documentary director Werner Herzog ... This is The Current.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFix your clothes, appliances or whatever you're tempted to take to the curb. It's part of a burgeoning "fixer movement" that not only is good for the environment and pocket, in Sweden repairing what's broken can actually give you a tax break.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom the election of Donald Trump, Russia's comeback, to the rise of populism it's been a year full of zigs and zags. On this last episode of The Current for 2016, esteemed Canadian journalists look back on it all, and forward too.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom four top journalists looking back on the stories that made history in 2016, to the Swedish tax break as an incentive to fix things and the so-called "Maker Movement" in Canada ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTBorn in the grey zone. Micro-preemies are babies born so premature, they're on the edge of viability. Modern medicine means these babies can increasingly be saved. But with the advances, come thorny new questions about where life truly begins.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTIt's been more than a quarter of a century since movie Home Alone came out. Emergency room doctor Brian Goldman says the painful antics in the Christmas-time classic mirror a real-life spike in accidents during this most wonderful time of the year.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTLet's face it. It's been a hard year. Today we're keeping up with The Current tradition of looking back on the year that t'was with satire novelist Terry Fallis and comedian Amanda Barker, and trying to decide whether to laugh or cry over 2016.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom our satire panel looking on the bright side of a very dark 2016, to Dr. Brian Goldman's take on what kind of injuries Home Alone's booby traps would cause, to the medical frontier of micro-preemies ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTIf the idea of the germs on objects that get ingested into your child's gullet makes you queasy then you need to hear B. Brett Finlay extol the power of microbes. The microbiologist says kids could use more dirt in their lives and even in their mouths.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTA journey of 8,000 kilometres begins with a single step. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek is walking the modern-day Silk Road, talking to people in the pursuit of what he calls "slow journalism."
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe so-called alt-right leader Richard Spencer has railed against Jews and said the U.S. belongs to white men. Now Neo-Nazi groups are calling for white supremacists to march through his hometown of Whitefish, Mont. — a site of protest as residents react.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom Montana residents rallying against the alt-right targeting the Jewish community, to walking the modern-day Silk Road, to a microbiologist who says letting kids get dirty is good for their health ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTHistorian David Wright chronicles how The Hospital of Sick Children became one of leading pediatric health facilities in the world.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAt one time the orca — or killer whale — was seen as a terrifying monster. But then a wounded orca named Moby Doll ended up in Vancouver and in no time at all once-frightened Vancouverites fell in love. Meet the disruptor who paved the way for Shamu.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTHygge, a centuries-old Danish practice, is now trendy, with social media sites teeming with images of woolly socks and intimate gatherings around the fireplace. What does hygge really mean and how can it serve us?
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom why the Danish art of coziness is unfolding into an international lifestyle trend, to the dynamic history of The Hospital for Sick Children, to the orca that inspired a generation of scientists to take up whale research...This is The Current.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom murder, fire and on-stage suicides, to a jewel of national culture - on this special Boxing Day edition of The Current, the dramatic history of the Russian Bolshoi Ballet.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom Russia's interference in upcoming European elections, to a study that suggests women doctors have an edge in saving your life, to the zesty life of Julia Child... This is The Current.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTEuropean governments express concern for upcoming national elections with the emergence of Russian propaganda and other signs of "outside manipulation" in their countries.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTA new Harvard study shows female doctors have a superior success rate than their male counterparts in preventing death.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTJulia Child was the first television celebrity chef and one who broke all the rules. The Current looks back on the life of the American who mastered French cuisine and how the star in her 60s changed the way we eat and how we think about food.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAfter Rwanda, Bosnia, WWII — the world has vowed never to let such atrocities happen again. Yet, the killing in Syria continues. Two survivors of Srebrenica, and Rwanda, share their perspectives on the failure to respond, once more.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTU.S. president-elect Donald Trump has set up a showdown with the dozens of American cities actively sheltering undocumented immigrants. But a lot of those cities have vowed not to back down.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTThis is the story of a new life, in a new country with a successful new business. It starts in the kitchen where three Syrian refugees created a catering company to bring the taste of home to Canada.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom the story of three Syrian refugee women who started their own catering company, to Donald Trump vowing to crack down on sanctuary cities, to the tragedy of Syria seen through the eyes of survivors from Srebrenica and Rwanda ... This is The Current.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTNelofer Pazira is a seasoned journalist who has seen a lot of war zones. But her trip to Aleppo has left her shaken. She shares her experience from Aleppo and also from her time reporting from the Kurdish heartland of southeastern Turkey.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTMore than 20,000 Syrian refugees who have come to Canada over the last year are under the age of 18. In schools across the country, teachers share challenges and triumphs with their students. But how do you teach a kid to be a kid again?
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTSyria. Turkey. Berlin. Brexit. Trump. Putin. Clinton. Climate. Cohen. Pipelines. Prince. Bowie. Bombs. You'd be forgiven for calling 2016 anxiety inducing. So how can we make 2017 different? We ask a historian and a psychologist.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom a look at the collective anxiety 2016 has induced and how to move forward, to a look after one year into schooling for Syrian refugee kids in Canada, to journalist Nelofer Pazira on her recent travels to Aleppo and Turkey ... This is The Current.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTYesterday was a day of violent attacks from the assassination of Russia's Ambassador in Turkey to a shooting at a Zurich mosque, to a transport truck that plowed into shoppers in Berlin. The Current looks at the implications for a continent already wary.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTB.C's epidemic of opioid overdoses is in need of a solution. But how to tackle a seemingly intractable problem is complicated. The Current looks at a proposal to end the prohibition of heroin to the call for more government money to treat addiction.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTHave you ever cried at work? Apparently, 41 per cent of women cry at work, as do nine per cent of men. But there are implications of emotional honesty in the office. A study suggests it can taint your credibility and chance of a promotion.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom a deadly attack in Berlin that journalist Loretta Napoleoni says is not surprising, to how crying at work can prevent a promotion, to the fentanyl crisis and looking at addiction therapy instead of harm-reduction ... This is The Current.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe Rubik's cube can be scrambled 43 quintillion ways and the competition to do it ever-faster is intense. The Current is having some fun with games looking at why a Cold War analog puzzle thrives in the digital age, and what we can learn from play.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTEven with Narcan kits, first responders worry fentanyl is getting so powerful the antidote won't be enough. The CBC's Natalie Clancy looks at the raw reality of what is now considered to be Canada's opioid crisis.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom ground zero of the fentanyl crisis in Vancouver — a city that has seen 6,000 overdoses over the past year, to philosophizing about the nature of the games we play from the classic Rubik's Cube to the Slinky ... This is The Current.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTPrison violence is on the rise across Canada. And a recent prison riot in Saskatchewan that left one man dead is proof of that. The Current speaks to a former inmate for insights on how to fix a broken system.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAs the CIA cries foul over Russian election interference, more than a few observers find it a little bit rich given the CIA's past meddling in elections abroad. The Current speaks to a history professor who says, "History is replete with ironies."
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe Indian government's move was designed to help combat the underground economy. But whether it was a bad idea or just bad execution, the country's been sent into a state of cash chaos.