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Full Episode for September 21, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the lack of resources for children with special needs in public schools, to why young men feel compelled to fight ISIS in Syria, to Rick Hansen's calling on our cities to adapt to everyone's different abilities ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170921_93086.mp3




Sept 21 | Education system failing kids with special needs, say parents

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Our children have the right to an equitable ... quality education."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170921_69556.mp3




Sept 21 | Fighting ISIS: Why Canadians join Kurdish forces in Syria

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"It's a way to get involved in some kind of legal war."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170921_90451.mp3




Sept 21 | 30 years after Man in Motion tour, Rick Hansen still fighting for accessibility

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Right now there's over a billion people on the planet living with a disability according to the World Health Organization — that is one in seven people."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170921_84891.mp3




Full Episode for September 20, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake destroying lives and buildings in Mexico, to allegations of domestic abuse clouding the newly-elected Manitoba NDP leadership, to the Gates foundation calling for more foreign aid funding ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170920_52208.mp3




Sept 20 | 'Their school came down upon them': Deadly Mexico City earthquake kills more than 200

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"When the earthquake hit ... there were still a large number of students in their classes sitting in their little desks when their school came down upon them."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170920_96569.mp3




Sept 20 | 'I was not in the best place in my life': Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew confronts abuse allegations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I've always understood that as long as I put my name on a ballot that people are going to want to talk about my past ... there are legitimate questions that people have about the person that I was."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170920_62234.mp3




Sept 20 | Gates Foundation warns global health under threat as foreign aid wanes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Gates Foundation calls on donor nations to step up foreign aid or progress made on global health issues could come undone.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170920_82423.mp3




Full Episode for September 19, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Canadian doctors debating the government's proposed tax changes, to the CBC's Carol Off on her journey into the lives of others, to ecologist Chris D. Thomas on how species thriving in this age of mass extinction ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170919_75431.mp3




Sept 19 | Open letter signed by 300 doctors supports federal government tax changes

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In an open letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, 300 Canadian doctors said they "support an equitable taxation system as a pillar for a just and healthy society."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170919_57498.mp3




Sept 19 | Carol Off's long journey to save Afghan man who risked his life to talk to her

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What happens when a journalist used to keeping herself out of the story realizes her reporting has put an entire family in danger? For the CBC's Carol Off, it would be life-changing.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170919_68895.mp3




Sept 19 | How nature fights back against extinction: Inheritors of the Earth author

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Ecologist and author Chris D. Thomas argues many plant and animal species are thriving and adapting to human-created change.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170919_67528.mp3




Full Episode for September 18, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From debating if Canada needs a ballistic missile defence system, to Daniel Tammet looking at words — and the world — from a different perspective, to a handful of Canadian cities hoping to land in Amazon's shopping cart as a ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170918_32133.mp3




Sept 18 | Should Canada join ballistic missile defence program?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

It's not U.S. policy to protect Canada from potential missile attacks. As missile defence becomes more of a concern for North America, what should Canada do?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170918_44548.mp3




Sept 18 | Numbers 'were my mother tongue': How autistic savant Daniel Tammet sees language

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Daniel Tammet sees the world very differently than most people. He sees language in numbers — and words are a rainbow of different colours.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170918_38999.mp3




Sept 18 | Amazon's 2nd headquarters in Halifax? Mayor says city's worthy contender

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A handful of Canadian cities hope to wind up in Amazon's shopping cart as home to the company's second headquarters.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170918_94525.mp3




Full Episode for September 15, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a London subway explosion, to the alleged murder of uncontacted tribe members in Brazil, to filmmaker Morgan Spurlock taking on big chicken, to a Chinese expedition through the Northwest Passage ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170915_78146.mp3




Sept 15 | 'People yelling and screaming, trying to get out': London subway explosion injures 22

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

London police are investigating an explosion on a subway train that happened during the Friday morning commute.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170915_36913.mp3




Sept 15 | Why Brazil's Indigenous land — home to uncontacted tribes — needs to be protected: researcher

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"By protecting large swaths of the Amazon, this is a climate assurance for all of us."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170915_14864.mp3




Sept 15 | Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock targets 'Big Chicken' in his new film

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock takes aim at the chicken and fast-food industry in the film Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170915_32612.mp3




Sept 15 | Critics fear China's foray into Northwest Passage endangers Arctic sovereignty

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A Chinese research vessel that went through the North West passage this summer has critics worried about potential consequences to Arctic sovereignty.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170915_89362.mp3




Full Episode for September 14, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From anxiety around math affecting how well students perform, to Malcolm Gladwell on why he's upending history, to delusional disorder where one is trapped in a frightening world the brain has created ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170914_72104.mp3




Sept 14 | How anxiety around math hurts student performance

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As educators across the country try to recalculate teaching of math, The Current asks if the problem is calculation or communication.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170914_40976.mp3




Sept 14 | History is 'more than statues and names on buildings': Malcolm Gladwell

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"History is an awful lot more than statues and names on buildings. If it was that easy to erase, we'd all be in trouble."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170914_52284.mp3




Sept 14 | Delusional disorder: The undiagnosed, understudied mental illness

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Trapped in a frightening world created by her brain, a person with delusional disorder shares what it's like to live in fear.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170914_30489.mp3




Full Episode for September 13, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Jagmeet Singh`s front runner status forcing questions about the party's platform, to journalist Katy Tur up close and personal covering Donald Trump, to the front lines of evolutionary science with Jonathan Losos .... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170913_83909.mp3




Sept 13 | Jagmeet Singh's response to heckler puts spotlight on NDP leadership race, say media experts

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Some say Jagmeet Singh's response to a heckler at a rally was a defining moment in a leadership race that has the potential to reshape Canada's political landscape.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170913_75732.mp3




Sept 13 | What NBC'S Katy Tur learned from covering Donald Trump's campaign

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

NBC's Katy Tur says covering Donald Trump's campaign made her a better reporter, despite being the target for his abuse.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170913_28921.mp3




Sept 13 | How woodpeckers and aye-aye lemurs can teach us about evolution

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

When you think of evolution, you probably imagine timescales of millions of years. But scientists say species can adapt way more quickly than that.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170913_65049.mp3




Full Episode for September 12, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a hurricane hunter chasing Irma, to the youth of Grassy Narrows First Nation in northwestern, Ontario dealing with the effects of mercury poisoning, to questioning the ethics of keeping pets ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170912_49408.mp3




Full Episode for September 11, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the imprint of Hurricane Irma and the devastation it has left behind in Florida and the Caribbean, to Finance Minister Bill Morneau on the proposed tax changes that have many Canadians concerned ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170911_90957.mp3




Sept 11: As the planet warms, 'we're going to see more hurricanes like Irma'

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As Hurricane Irma hits Florida after battering the Caribbean, climate experts warn to expect more ferocious storms in the future living on a warmer globe.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170911_20347.mp3




Sept 11 | 'A system that works for all Canadians': Finance Minister Bill Morneau defends tax plan

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The government defends proposed changes to the way incorporated businesses are taxed, saying it's based on fairness. Critics say the plan is creating a class warfare.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170911_57183.mp3




Sept 11 | Now a tourist attraction, history shows Florida as 'a place that people avoided': author

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Not long ago, it would have been impossible to imagine living in Florida, say the author of The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170911_78926.mp3




Full Episode for September 8, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Mexico's earthquake and the path of Irma, to the misunderstood pregnancy condition hyperemesis gravidarum, to Canadian Rohingya calling for action as families face devastation in Myanmar ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170908_49687.mp3




Sept 8: Mexico quake kills at least 32 while Irma leaves trail of destruction in Caribbean

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

While people on the Atlantic coast are dealing with Hurricane Irma, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake has shaken Mexico's Pacific coast.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170908_59348.mp3




Sept 8: Why women battling acute pregnancy nausea suffer in silence

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Many women who have hyperemesis gravidarum suffer in isolation. The debilitating nausea is a condition widely misunderstood, even by doctors.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170908_97654.mp3




Sept 8 | 'We have the right to exist': Rohingya refugees call for intervention in Myanmar

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Canadian Rohingya are calling for action as their families face devastation as a result of violence in Myanmar.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170908_83925.mp3




Full Episode for September 7, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From how proposed changes to Canada's tax system will impact small business, to big changes for teen twins starting different schools for the first time, to allegations the Boston Red Sox have crossed a technological red line ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170907_83596.mp3




Sept 7: How proposed changes to Canada's tax system could hit small business

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

'I will make no apologies for this approach,' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says on the government's proposed tax plan. Notes


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170907_67142.mp3




Sept 7 | 'Ben has defined who I am': Teen and autistic twin head to different schools for first time

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

For the first time in 10 years, twin siblings Amy and Ben Goodes aren't going to the same school. Not atypical, but what raises the stakes is Ben has autism.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170907_16103.mp3




Sept 7 | Technology brings 'higher danger of being dishonest,' says professor

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"What technology is doing to us is not letting us think about the consequences."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170907_13112.mp3




Full Episode for September 6, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Japan and South Korea strategizing in light of North Korea's nuclear tests, to former CBC reporter Pauline Dakin on her memoir that reveals a real life family mystery with twists and turns worthy of a thriller ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170906_37155.mp3




Sept 6: This author believed her family was fleeing the Mafia. Then she uncovered the real story

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Former CBC reporter Pauline Dakin shares the story of her fugitive childhood with a twist you'll never see coming.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170906_13189.mp3




Sept 6: Nuclear weapons for South Korea may be 'only answer': political expert

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The increasing nuclear threat from North Korea is making it evident to some that South Korea and Japan need to rethink their place in the military world.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170906_10625.mp3




Sept 5: Is Canada prepared for climate change? Adaptation is key, say experts

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

We know climate change is a factor in the intensity of the recent Texas storm, but did you know that flooding and fires are the most common identifiers of climate change in Canada?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170905_15106.mp3




Full Episode for September 5, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From an Ontario city at the forefront of climate change adaptation after severe flooding in 2014, to Blair Feltmate on preparing Canadians for climate change consequences, to the "Dreamers" program being rescinded... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170905_82024.mp3




Sept 5: Immigration protection for 'Dreamers' rescinded by Trump

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The so-called "Dreamers" who came into the U.S. illegally as children have been allowed to live and work under an Obama era program. Now in a Trump era, the program has been rescinded.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170905_85766.mp3




Full Episode for September 4, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From questioning U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, to a glimpse of this summer's worst B.C. forest fires through the eyes of a fire chief, to the nefarious underbelly of commercial DNA testing involving racial purity ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170904_89814.mp3




Sept 4: Why the U.S. 'war machine' is driving troops into Afghanistan: Jeffrey Sachs

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

U.S. President Trump's recent change of heart to now send troops into Afghanistan to "defeat the enemy" is not a strategy at all, says Jeffrey Sachs.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170904_54173.mp3




Sept 4: B.C.'s wildfires spark mental health concern for firefighters: chief

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Fire chief Stan McCarthy on the unimaginable summer of 2017 — 41 days straight fighting B.C.'s worst forest fires on record.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170904_93648.mp3




Sept 4: White nationalists are using DNA ancestry tests to prove 'purity'

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

White nationalists are using DNA tests to legitimize their "purity," says sociology researcher Joan Donavan. It's not how the test was intended to be used.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170904_26223.mp3




Full Episode for September 1, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the hiring and firing of coach Art Briles and the culture of college football involving and sexual assault, to stories of summer wildfires in B.C. ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170901_64227.mp3




Full Episode for August 31, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From parents calling on the government to start a national food program in schools, to a Canadian sex researcher who's made the mysteries of female desire her life's work ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170831_74554.mp3




Aug 31: ENCORE | What do women want? Sex researcher explores mysteries of female desire

Thu, 31 Aug 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_20170831_94542.mp3




Aug 31: Canada needs national school lunch program, say advocates

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Canada is the only G8 country without a national school food program.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170831_56932.mp3




Full Episode for August 30, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the Houston floods bringing people together in time of need, to the nature of play, and why in a digital era, some classic toys and games never get old .... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170830_65236.mp3




Aug 30: Houston's 'Mattress Mack' opens store to Harvey survivors

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"My parents taught me it was better to give than receive. And I'm trying to live up to their legacy."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170830_36533.mp3




Aug 30: ENCORE | Why we should take time to play games

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Join in on the fun and games as The Current opens up the toy chest to find out what we can learn from play.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170830_56048.mp3




Full Episode for August 29, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the renewal of the Saskatchewan Party post-Brad Wall and if there will be a focus on Indigenous issues, to author Cathryn Jakobson Ramin on rethinking treatment for back pain ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170829_32814.mp3




Aug 29 | Saskatchewan government gets 'below fail' grade on Indigenous issues: professor

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Critics point to the Saskatchewan Party's lack of progress on Indigenous issues. Will a new premier make this a priority?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170829_28540.mp3




Aug 29 ENCORE | Chronic back pain? Journalist investigates what works and what doesn't

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Back pain affects most Canadians. Investigative journalist and back pain sufferer Cathryn Jakobson Ramin says it's time to rethink treatment.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170829_75257.mp3




Full Episode for August 28, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the catastrophic flooding of Texas brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey, to debating whether schools named after Sir John A. Macdonald should be renamed ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170828_70095.mp3




Aug 28 | 'My street looks like a river': Catastrophic tropical storm Harvey floods Texas Deck

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Tropical storm Harvey has killed five people, and more than 1,000 have had to be rescued. Emergency crews are racing to keep up with calls for help.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170828_46913.mp3




Aug 28: Renaming John A. Macdonald schools is part of reconciliation, argues professor

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Ontario school boards are being urged to remove the name of the man considered to be the Father of Confederation, Sir John A. Macondald.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170828_75663.mp3




Full Episode for August 25, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From family tension surrounding the inheritance of heirlooms and how one generation's jewels is another's unwanted junk, to ground zero in Vancouver's fentanyl crisis ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170825_45469.mp3




Aug 25: How unwanted family heirlooms create a divide with aging parents

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

It's a demographic certainty that as baby boomers age, the volume of unwanted family heirlooms will skyrocket — and families navigating this inheritance are finding it stressful.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170825_51112.mp3




Aug 25: ENCORE | Vancouver's opioid overdose crisis: 'I was dead for 10 minutes'

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Even 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.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170825_18247.mp3




Full Episode for August 24, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a look inside the antifascist movement and whether violence has a place in stopping white supremacy, to a story of forgiveness after a woman meets the man who murdered her father ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170824_29989.mp3




Aug 24: Anti-fascist handbook explores long history of opposition movement

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray explores the contemporary anti-fascist movement, known as Antifa.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170824_16238.mp3




Aug 24: ENCORE | How one woman came to forgive the man who murdered her father

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170824_24368.mp3




Full Episode for August 23, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From recent nuclear missile threats by North Korea towards Guam making residents very nervous, to food writer Elaine Khosrova's search for the best tasting butter ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170823_72419.mp3




Aug 23: Without being tested, we don't know U.S. ballistic missile defence works, says historian

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Despite billions of dollars in research, historian Garrett Graff says there's no degree of certainty the U.S. ballistic missile defence system could shield an attack.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170823_35761.mp3




Aug 23: ENCORE | Where in the world is the best tasting butter?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

You can make it with a cow, a yak, an ox, a sheep, or even a reindeer. Food writer Elaine Khosrova pays tribute to the rich history of butter.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170823_76961.mp3




Full Episode for August 22, 2017

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Rebel Media facing internal revolt and public shaming in wake of its coverage of violence in Charlottesville, to a look back at our MMIW town hall as uncertainty continues to swirl around a national inquiry ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170822_51202.mp3




Aug 22: Is there a future for right-wing Rebel Media?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Ezra Levant, the self-proclaimed commander of right-wing media site, The Rebel, has been accused of hosting coverage tolerant of white supremacists in Charlottesville, seen star contributors leave, and watched politicians keep a safe distance.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170822_82410.mp3




Aug 22: Families still full of doubts one year after MMIW inquiry

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This past season, The Current hosted a series of moving public forums across the country examining the tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The project was launched in October in Prince George, B.C.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170822_32477.mp3




Full Episode for August 21, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the rare and magical cosmic event that some have been waiting for years to see, to how an ultramarathoner and a scruffy little dog formed an unbreakable bond... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170821_84780.mp3




Aug 21: How an amateur astronomer got hooked on solar eclipses

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I wasn't just an amateur astronomer anymore. Now, I was an eclipse chaser. I was hooked," says science journalist Dan Falk.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170821_73945.mp3




Aug 21: What the 'once in a lifetime' total solar eclipse means for the scientific community

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The town of Carbondale in Southern Illinois is hosting tens of thousands of sky gazers for the highly anticipated total solar eclipse.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170821_16728.mp3




Aug 21: ENCORE | How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner's life

Mon, 21 Aug 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_20170821_48873.mp3




Full Episode for August 18, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the latest on the Barcelona terror attack, to the fight over removing Confederate statues, to Charlottesville's Jewish community under attack from white nationalist protesters ... This is The Current with Megan Williams.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170818_11359.mp3




Aug 18: 'Spain is a target', says terrorism expert who's not surprised of Barcelona attacked

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni says it was just a matter of time Spain would be attacked given previous terror plots that have been thwarted.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170818_80311.mp3




Aug 18: Confederate statues represent 'image of America as a white society,' says historian Deck

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"[Confederate statues] were put up mostly to be part of the legitimacy of white supremacy, of the Jim Crow system in the South, long after slavery," says Civil War expert Eric Foner.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170818_36608.mp3




Aug 18: Anti-semitism in Charlottesville exposes an 'assault on empathy,' says Jewish author

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"This violent speech has to be put back where it belongs, which is in the shadows,” says author Nathan Englander.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170818_59135.mp3




Full Episode for August 17, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a look inside the relationship between White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and U.S. President Donald Trump, to going deep with chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov ... This is The Current with Megan Williams.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170817_54594.mp3




Aug 17: Are Steve Bannon's days in the White House numbered?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Steve Bannon has been criticized for his right-wing influence on the presidency and many want to see him go. But will Trump let his right-hand guru go?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170817_93148.mp3




Aug 17: ENCORE | Defeated by a computer, world chess champion Garry Kasparov embraces artificial intelligence

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In the dawning world of artificial intelligence, who is the pawn and who is the king? Garry Kasparov, the grandmaster of chess, rethinks his "rage against the machine."


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Full Episode for August 16, 2017

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a "Google Manifesto" by employee James Damore that's sparked women in the workforce to debate its sexist content, to a new gene editing tool that promises amazing breakthroughs ... This is The Current with Megan Williams.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170816_49098.mp3




Aug 16: ENCORE | How gene editing technology could change the course of evolution

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A gene editing technology called CRISPR could allow us to change DNA, not just in individuals, but in all their future children and grandchildren.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170816_19113.mp3




Aug 16: Why the anti-diversity Google 'manifesto' misses the point

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Feminist critics argue James Damore's Google "manifesto" debating a woman's biological abilities is just another example of the enduring discrimination women face in the workplace.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170816_99165.mp3




Full Episode for August 15, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a former white supremacist who takes us inside the alt-right/white nationalist movement, to a report outlining the human rights violations experienced by migrants fleeing Libya ... This is The Current with Megan Williams.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170815_20368.mp3




Aug 15: 'Ideology on violent far right is just as toxic as ISIS', says former white supremacist

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A look into the white supremacist mindset from someone who was once himself a true believer - but now works to convince others to give up on hate.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170815_89599.mp3




Aug 15: Oxfam report reveals migrants in Libya suffer harrowing abuse and exploitation

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A new Oxfam report finds Libyans are exploiting African migrants for profit and abusing them while in detainment.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170815_57389.mp3




Full Episode for August 14, 207 - The Current

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From white nationalism bolstered in part by the rhetoric and policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, to a genetically modified salmon available in Canada without labeling ... This is The Current with Megan Williams.


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Aug 14: Would you eat genetically modified fish? Chances are you already have

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Genetically modified fish is now being sold in Canada — but without any labels, who knows if you are buying it?


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Aug 14: Trump has emboldened white nationalists with racist policies, says author

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"Trump is a racist ... and what Stephen Bannon and Steven Miller do are to give the policy ideas behind that racism."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170814_23614.mp3




Full Episode for August 11, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Princess Diana's enduring legacy 20 years after her death, to the doctor who discovered the degenerative brain disease CTE ... This is The Current with Megan Williams.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170811_84462.mp3




Aug 11: How Princess Diana's legacy lives on 20 years after her death

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As the 20 year anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death approaches, "unofficial" biographer Andrew Morton reflects on the impact of her enduring legacy.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170811_33492.mp3




Aug 11: Kids should not be allowed to play contact sports, warns concussion expert

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A new study provides irrefutable proof that repeated head hits in contact sports like football lead to degenerative brain disease — a fact Dr. Bennet Omalu already discovered in 2002.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170811_48970.mp3