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Full Episode for July 26, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Donald Trump's status "above the law," to Dr. James Maskalyk, who says ERs from Canada to Ethiopia provide a window on society ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


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July 26: Trump can make himself and his family 'above the law,' says political expert

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Charles Sykes says U.S. checks and balances rely on an honour system. 'We don't have a system set up for a Donald Trump.'


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July 26: ENCORE: From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Wed, 26 Jul 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.


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Full Episode for July 25, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the geoengineering technology being used in a quarter of the world's countries — including Canada, to activist Don MacPherson on legalizing and regulating illicit drugs ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


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

Tue, 25 Jul 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.


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July 25: Can geoengineering technology combat extreme weather?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Cloud seeding" is being considered a tool for controlling extreme weather, with one in four countries using the technology already. But can it work?


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Full Episode for July 24, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the persistent controversy of women going topless in public decades after it became legal, to new science that suggests emotions aren't as hardwired as we may have first believed ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


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July 24: Ontario woman fights for her right to swim topless

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Twenty-six years after women gained the right to go "top-free" in public, a new human rights battle reveals just how controversial female nudity continues to be.


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July 24: ENCORE: Emotions are not hardwired but learned in our brains, says author

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

If emotions could talk, they'd tell you we don't understand them as much as we think.


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Full Episode for July 21, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the link between an epidemic of sexual abuse among Indigenous youth and the suicide crisis in northern Ontario, to the latest attempt to eradicate the rats of Haida Gwaii ... This is The Current.


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July 21: 'It's an epidemic': Sexual abuse and suicide rate among Indigenous youth

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Sexual abuse is being understood as the continuation of a shared legacy that dates back to residential schools.


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July 21: ENCORE: Parks Canada calls for rat tails and ears to trace rodent's move to Haida Gwaii

Fri, 21 Jul 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 survive.


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Full Episode for July 20, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the role of Islamophobia in a referendum that successfully blocked the construction of Quebec’s first Muslim cemetery, and to how flying may finally be ready for liftoff ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170720_91171.mp3




July 20: Did a far-right group meddle in Quebec cemetery referendum?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Jonathan Montpetit identifies links with far-right group La Meute and the "No" side of Saint-Apollinaire's rejected Muslim cemetery proposal.


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July 20: ENCORE: Flying cars? 'We are closer than we've ever been'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Are you ready to take a drive on the highway in the sky? Industry experts say flying cars are coming.


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Full Episode for July 19, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From whether the slowdown in Canada's real estate market is a threat to homeowners, to a former Wall Street worker who started a Somaliland school to help young people get ahead ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170719_16549.mp3




July 19: How worried should Canadians be about the real estate slowdown?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Canada's overheated market finally shows signs of cooling. But is it a blip, a soft landing, or the bursting of a bubble? Should Canadian homeowners be concerned their properties will continue to decrease in value?


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July 19: ENCORE: Somali school paves way for students to get into Harvard, MIT

Wed, 19 Jul 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.


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July 18: Cache Creek, B.C., residents — forced out by wildfire — now set to return home

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Cache Creek, B.C., was the first community to be ordered to evacuate in this summer's wildfires. But as mayor John Ranta explains, the town's residents are finally allowed to come home.


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July 18: 'Neighbour helps neighbour': volunteer firefighters battle to protect B.C. homes

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

With massive wildfires raging through B.C., Chief Stan McCarthy and his crew of about 125 volunteer firefighters are deployed "24/7."


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Full Episode for July 18, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the town of Ashcroft coming together after a fire forced 80 residents to leave their homes, to volunteer firefighters protecting their communities in B.C., and finally a sign of hope as Cache Creek reopens ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


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July 17: Pets 'the only thing they have left': B.C. animal owners flee wildfires

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As more evacuees take refuge in Kamloops, B.C., volunteers are scrambling to find food and shelter not only for the families but also their pets.


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July 17: Intense wildfires 'inevitable,' says environmental writer and expert

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Even after the Fort McMurray fires, Ed Struzik says Canada has failed to make changes needed for forest management and wildfire research.


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July 17: 'I want to go home': B.C. wildfire evacuees seek refuge in Kamloops

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

​In this special edition of The Current, Laura Lynch speaks to evacuees about the horror of leaving their homes and the fear of what's next.


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Full Episode for July 17, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From inside the chaos and pain at B.C.'s Kamloops evacuation centre, to how recent wildfires could have been avoided if valuable lessons from Fort Mac hadn't been ignored ... This is a special edition of The Current with Laura Lynch.


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Full Episode for July 14, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From journalist Elaine Dewar on how Canadian publisher McClelland and Stewart was acquired by a German company, to the film Abu exploring mixed emotions involved in "coming out" to conservative religious parents ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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July 14: How Canada's book publisher McClelland & Stewart became German-owned: author

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

McClelland & Stewart published Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler — to name a few. So how was this Canadian cultural literature staple sold to a foreign multinational despite Canada's national ownership rules, asks author Elaine Dewar.


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July 14: 'I felt like a sinner': Film ABU tackles taboo of 'coming out' for LGBT South Asians

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I imagined coming out would cleanse the guilt — it didn't. It just highlighted internal schisms and tacked a few more hyphens to my identity."


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Full Episode for July 13, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From anxiety in professional sports, former baseball pitcher Rick Ankiel is ready to tell all, to the challenge of finding "forever homes" for parrots ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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July 13: How anxiety derailed former MLB pitcher Rick Ankiel's career

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I really didn't know what was happening. All I was thinking was why is the ball not going where it was supposed to go."


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July 13: ENCORE | 'Parrot listener' mends broken relationships between people and their birds

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"[A] parrot will tell you everything you need to know. You just have to listen."


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Full Episode for July 12, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls losing hope with another resignation from the inquiry — this time a commissioner, to exploring the technology linking our brains with computers ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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July 12: 'There's a lot of disrespect': Families want all MMIWG inquiry commissioners to resign

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

After the latest resignation from the MMIWG inquiry, families want all commissioners to resign, pointing to a dysfunctional process.


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July 12: ENCORE | How brain-machine connections can help paraplegics move again

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Researchers are connecting human brains via computer and have seen one person's brain move another's body — but it comes with ethical issues.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170712_34891.mp3




Full Episode for July 11, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Venezuelans calling for the Canadian government to do more to advance their refugee claims, to the science of taste with a lesson in gastrophysics ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170711_98500.mp3




July 11: 'We need help': Venezuela crisis forces many to seek asylum in Canada

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Many Venezuelans are seeking refuge in Canada to escape the violence and economic turmoil that continue to escalate in their country.


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July 11: Gastrophysics explains how potato chips can taste even better

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Why do we like food? It's more than just taste. We bring you a lesson in gastrophysics and a new way to look at eating what's on your plate.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170711_61434.mp3




Full Episode for July 10, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From B.C. under a state of emergency as wildfires force people to evacuate their homes over the weekend, to how a serial killer got inside the head of journalist Claudia Rowe ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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July 10: Title * 'I just wanted my dog': Cache Creek, B.C., evacuee flees home amid raging wildfires

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

“I was able to able to grab my cameras that were right by the door and a photograph of my boys off the wall. That was it. And then I left.”


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July 10: 'I just wanted my dog': Cache Creek, B.C., evacuee flees home amid raging wildfires

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

“I was able to able to grab my cameras that were right by the door and a photograph of my boys off the wall. That was it. And then I left.”


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170710_67980.mp3




July 10: ENCORE | How a serial killer taught a reporter the complicated meaning of evil

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Journalist Claudia Rowe on the murders of eight women in the town of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in the 1990s.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170710_62858.mp3




Full Episode for July 7, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the burgeoning field of sex robots and the difficult ethical questions attached, to the fight for legal recognition in Ontario of Elaan's two mommas ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170707_98057.mp3




July 7: Designing robots for sex a 'dehumanizing practice': robot ethicist

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Robot experts say it's time to deal with the ethics of sexual robotics since the advanced technology has implications for human intimacy and our evolving relationship with robots.


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

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170707_97474.mp3




Full Episode for July 6, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From four Arab states calling for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera, to why more and more pet owners are scoring pot for their dogs ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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July 6: Why Arab states want to shut down Al-Jazeera

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Their long list of demands for Qatar includes shutting down Al-Jazeera, the cable news network.


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July 6: ENCORE | 'We have our dog back': B.C. woman treats pet with medical marijuana

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Full Episode for July 5, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stuck in the middle of Angela Merkel and Donald Trump at the G20 meeting, to Daily Show host Trevor Noah on how his mother helped him survive poverty and racism in South Africa ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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July 5: Trudeau 'in middle' between Merkel and Trump at G20 summit

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As the world anticipates a showdown between German leader Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 meeting — how will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau maintain relations with both countries and keep to his commitments?


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July 5: ENCORE | Trevor Noah on growing up mixed race in South Africa, 'a product of my parents' crime'

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's book Born A Crime talks about growing up in apartheid South Africa when the relationship between his black mother and white father was illegal.


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Full Episode for July 4, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From party drugs being tested at some music festivals as a safety precaution, to how a march for civil rights in America collided with the space race in the book, Hidden Figures ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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July 4: Could drug testing at music festivals save lives?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Some music festival goers are getting their party drugs tested this summer. Critics argue this sends the wrong message, but advocates say people should know what they're taking in the age of fentanyl.


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July 4: ENCORE | Meet the black women who broke ground in NASA space race

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A group of African-American women, whose job at NASA was to do the math, pushed for civil rights and made a lasting mark on the U.S. space program.


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Full Episode for July 3, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the devastating cost of liberating Mosul from ISIS control, to anthropologist Wade Davis who says some of the world's cultures are on the verge of disappearing ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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July 3: After ISIS is pushed out, what's the future of Mosul?

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Re-capturing one of Iraq's main cities has come at an enormous cost, especially at the expense of civilians.


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July 3: ENCORE | Anthropologist Wade Davis on disappearing world cultures

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Wade Davis has spent more than a decade travelling the globe to visit the peoples, cultures, and languages, in danger of extinction. The anthropologist says the cultural life of our planet is under assault and deserves to be heard.


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June 30: Canada Day history has tradition of dissent, says professor

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As crowds gather on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation to celebrate, there are those who resist marking the day — not unlike other years in Canada's history.


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June 30: ENCORE | Syrian refugees bring taste of home to Canada

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Meet new Canadians who started a catering business in Hamilton, Ont. It's called Karam Kitchen, created by a group of Syrian refugees who are bringing a taste of home to Canada.


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Full Episode for June 30, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From preparations for Canada 150 celebrations across this country, to how a group of Syrian refugees turned their home cooking into a successful catering business, to B.C.'s shaky new political era ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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June 30: How long can this new B.C. government last?

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

B.C.'s shaky new political era will have a brand new premier at the helm and a lot of challenges ahead to remain sustainable.


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Full Episode for June 29, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a documentary following one man through five years in Iraq's "triangle of death" to feasting on Canada's distinctive creole cuisine from cod tongues to sushi ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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June 29 | 'Nobody's listening': Documentary reveals firsthand struggle of survival in Iraq

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Medic Nori Sharif takes us through five years of dramatic change in Iraq's "triangle of death" in the the documentary, Nowhere to Hide.


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June 29: ENCORE | From cod tongues to butter chicken pizza: Lenore Newman's Canadian culinary journey

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Join us for a feast of Canadian cuisine — from poutine, to cod's tongues, to sushi with food writer Lenore Newman.


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Full Episode for June 28, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From how to celebrate Canada his weekend and still acknowledge the country's difficult history, to scientist John England on the majesty of the Canadian North, and the breathtaking changes it's undergoing ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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June 28: Can you celebrate Canada 150 and still respect Indigenous rights?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Celebrating Canada's 150 can be complicated for some Canadians. While many will answer the call and attend Canada Day events, we're asking if there's a way to toast the country and also acknowledge its difficult history.


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June 28: ENCORE: Arctic researcher shares 50 years of watching climate change happen

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

John England has spent half a century exploring the Arctic and its ice. He shares some of his passion for Canada's underappreciated frozen assets.


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Full Episode for June 27, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From British activists using the Tinder app to try to sway the recent U.K. election, to why author Will Schwalbe says reading is the best thing we can do for ourselves and other people in our lives ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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June 27: How British activists used Tinder to get young people to vote

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Can you swipe a vote from your phone? A British activist explains how she — along with her roommate — used the Tinder app to campaign in the U.K.'s recent election.


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June 27: ENCORE: Life-altering books? Author Will Schwalbe has 26 that changed his

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Author Will Schwalbe believes books can change a life and offer great lessons. He shares his list of 26 books for living.


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Full Episode for June 26, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Conservative senators calling out the Liberal-appointed Independents for supporting the government's controversial budget bill to many Indigenous people seeing no reason to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday ... This is The Current with Mike Finnerty.


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June 26: How independent is the Senate under Justin Trudeau's rule?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Last week the Senate passed the Liberal government’s controversial budget bill. Liberal-appointed Independents voted with the party and Conservatives say their red is showing. So how independent are the independent senators?


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June 26: ENCORE: What does Canada 150 mean for Indigenous communities?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

For First Nations people, the territory known as Canada is much, much older than a century-and-a-half. Many Indigenous people see no reason to celebrate Canada 150.


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Full Episode for June 23, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From LGBT activists on the divisions within their communities, to how the razor industry has disrupted the economy for decades, to the story of Canada's notorious bootlegger and the undercover Mountie that brought him down ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170623_29919.mp3




June 23: LGBT activists raise questions about inclusion in Pride

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The issue of whether and how police should belong at Pride has been grabbing headlines across the country. But it's not the only issue simmering in LGBT communities.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170623_55293.mp3




June 23: How razors changed the way we shop

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

King Camp Gillette created a business model of two-part pricing that changed the way we shop and is now seen in everything from printer ink cartridges, to video games, to coffee pods.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170623_16725.mp3




June 23: Author Trevor Cole on the rise and disappearance of Canada's Whisky King

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Rocco Perri was once the most infamous mobster in Canada, making millions as a bootlegger in the Prohibition years. But one day in 1944, he disappeared.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170623_19607.mp3




Full Episode for June 22, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the looming alcohol health crisis that experts say shouldn't be ignored, to the parents convinced their son was abducted by North Korean officials, to how an ultramarathoner and a scruffy little dog formed an unbreakable bond ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170622_97369.mp3




June 22: More Canadians hospitalized for alcohol than heart attacks last year: study

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

While the opioid crisis continues to grip many provinces, experts warn that a looming alcohol health crisis should not be ignored.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170622_16670.mp3




June 22: 'We have to keep looking': Family believes missing U.S. student abducted by North Korea

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A Mormon family is still searching for answers about their son who went missing in China 13 years ago.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170622_83757.mp3




June 22: How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner's life

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dion Leonard was racing across the Chinese and Mongolian desert when a scruffy dog started running alongside him.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170622_35424.mp3




Full Episode for June 21, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Peter Mansbridge reflecting on his decades-long career and the future of journalism, to the neuroscientist exploring the fine line between life and death, to a sex researcher overturning assumptions about female desire ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170621_60447.mp3




June 21: The National's Peter Mansbridge signing off for final time on Canada Day

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The veteran journalist reflects on a career path full of breaking stories, cut-throat federal politics and major world events.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170621_62686.mp3




June 21: 'It's still amazing to me': Neuroscientist on connecting with patients in vegetative states

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Adrian Owen has been developing ways to communicate with people in the "grey zone" — patients who are not aware and not responsive.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170621_56798.mp3




June 21: What do women want? Sex researcher explores mysteries of female desire

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"We need to do the science to understand how women's sexuality is unique."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170621_34754.mp3




Full Episode for June 20, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From incidents of Islamophobia that have Muslim communities on edge, to the story of parents in P.E.I. fighting for their kids' mental health, to what Google searches can tell us about people's real lives ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170620_51499.mp3




June 20: 'How many Islanders have to be failed by the system?' P.E.I. parents fight for better mental health care

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Parents across the province say they can't get the psychiatric help their children desperately need, even in emergencies.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170620_91662.mp3




June 20: What Google searches reveal about the human psyche

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz spent years studying millions of Google searches and gained some surprising insights into people's real lives.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170620_52226.mp3




June 20: Muslims in U.K., Canada and U.S. fighting fear and anxiety in wake of attacks

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Muslim communities around the world are worried for their safety following the recent attacks in London and the U.S.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170620_46049.mp3




Full Episode for June 19, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From concerns the U.S. could be on the path to a second civil war, to Roxane Gay challenging society's preoccupation with size in her memoir, to the federal immigration minister ordering a review of the asylum process for refugees ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170619_58571.mp3




June 19: London attack: Van plows into crowd near mosque

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The van attack outside a north London mosque was the fourth terror incident in the U.K. in four months.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170619_36563.mp3




June 19: Is America on the verge of a second civil war?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Some say this level of political polarization in the U.S. has only ever been seen once before.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170619_71834.mp3




June 19: 'All they see is the fat': Author Roxane Gay on society's obsession with size

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Writer and social commentator Roxane Gay confronts a topic that is inescapably political — the pre-conceived notions of our society when it comes to body size.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170619_35851.mp3




June 19: Ahmed Hussen: From Somali refugee to Canada's immigration minister

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170619_58644.mp3




Full Episode for June 16, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the controversial program that puts police officers in schools, to a filmmaker who circled the globe to see how people wait in lines, to learning how to collaborate with your enemies ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170616_35927.mp3




June 16: Do police belong in schools?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Families and activists in Toronto are fighting to have police taken out of schools, saying it criminalizes youth. But defenders believe they make schools safer.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170616_90772.mp3




June 16: Cue the rage over queues: Documentary explores social science of lining up

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Director Josh Freed’s new documentary looks at the history and tensions around the queue, or the lineup.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170616_37025.mp3




June 16: How to work with people you don't like: Tips from this Canadian negotiator

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Adam Kahane has negotiated peace deals in 50 conflicts around the world. Now he's sharing a few tricks for dealing with the people in the workplace.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170616_32269.mp3




Full Episode for June 15, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Neil deGrasse Tyson on why it's more important than ever to educate people about science, to four men whose lives have been slowed by chronic pain, to a look at the role flattery plays in politics today ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170615_19341.mp3




June 15: Why Neil deGrasse Tyson says learning about science is more important than ever

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The internationally-renowned astrophysicist's new book offers simplified answers to the universe's largest questions.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170615_52089.mp3