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Full Episode for December 15, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From plane crash survivors and rescuers sharing their stories, to the lifeline that activist Meron Estefanos provides to Eritrean refugees, to the ethics of denying transplants due to strict sobriety rules ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


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Dec 15 | 'I didn't want to die': Plane crash survivor and rescuer share their stories

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"It was a traumatic event. Whether people die or not, I think you still question whether you could have done more."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171215_69667.mp3




Dec 15 | How Meron Estefanos saves Eritrean refugees with her cellphone

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

For Eritreans fleeing their country, knowing journalist and activist Meron Estefanos's phone number can be their only chance of survival.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171215_61194.mp3




Dec 15 | Delilah Saunders needs a life-saving liver transplant. Ontario rules say she's ineligible

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Delilah Saunders needs a liver transplant, but the 26-year-old is not eligible due to her history with alcohol use. Family and friends say the policy is unethical.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171215_73028.mp3




Full Episode for December 14, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From black women getting the vote out against Alabama's Roy Moore, to the new Canadian Digital Service, and to Gina Miller, who challenged the way Brexit was being implemented in Britain ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171214_17427.mp3




Dec 14 | Government's new startup aims to create better services for Canadians

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

If tech companies around the world can invent ground-breaking programs, apps and services every day — why can't the government?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171214_27677.mp3




Dec 14 | Meet Gina Miller, the woman who took Brexit to court

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"I still think we have a huge lack of honesty and transparency and reasonableness about Brexit."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171214_22365.mp3




'It's about saving themselves': Why black women got the vote out to defeat Roy Moore

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

“I was infuriated, but I used that anger ... You know it paid off. It worked. It worked out in our favour.”


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171214_50099.mp3




Full Episode for December 13, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From a look at if the #MeToo movement is creating moral panic, to Eastern Ghouta, Syria, under siege and the desperate position doctors are put in with no medical resources, to the robot therapist Woebot accepting new patients ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171213_73572.mp3




Dec 13 | Has the #MeToo campaign gone too far?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Some feminists are questioning whether the movement has created a moral panic, saying different forms of sexual misconduct are becoming conflated.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171213_66887.mp3




Dec 13 | Doctors forced to decide who lives or dies in besieged Syrian suburb

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"I don't know if we can forgive ourselves as doctors to make those decisions. This is very hard to face as a doctor."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171213_71704.mp3




Dec 13 | Would you talk to a robot therapist? Woebot is accepting new patients

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Meet "Woebot," the chatbot that uses cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171213_76987.mp3




Full Episode for December 12, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the largest wildfires in California's history, to two authors spending a year on self-improvement, to Ethiopia using commercial spyware to keep tabs on foreign dissidents ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171212_81287.mp3




Dec 12 | These authors dedicated a year to self-improvement. Here's what they learned

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Desperately Seeking Self-Improvement authors Carl Cederstrom and Andre Spicer share first-hand experience on their never-ending quest to be your best self.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171212_15285.mp3




Dec 12 | Southern California restaurant remains open despite 'Armageddon' wildfire

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"I want to say it looks like fog, but because of the red glow behind everything, it looks like nothing you've ever seen until you've been in a fire."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171212_66110.mp3




Dec 12 | Ethiopian government used spyware against dissidents: report

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

It's never been easier for governments to keep track and spy on dissidents, but now that spyware software can be bought virtually off-the-shelf, any country can get in the game.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171212_92322.mp3




Full Episode for December 11, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Evangelical Christians supporting Donald Trump's move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, to Will Pegg embracing life awaiting his medically assisted death, to doctors adapting to the reality of medically assisted dying ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171211_52272.mp3




Dec 11 | Will Pegg will die an assisted death. He couldn't feel more alive

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Will Pegg's body is slowly falling apart, riddled with metastatic bone cancer. He knows he doesn't want to die this way. So he's chosen to go on his own terms, with a medically assisted death.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171211_65870.mp3




Dec 11 | Doctors frustrated with lack of clarity for medically assisted dying practices in Canada

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

“When someone is given the permission to go ahead and have an assisted death ... it’s very clear to me that their life is no longer about dying," says Dr. Stephanie Green.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171211_40564.mp3




Dec 11 | American evangelicals embrace Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"We're very, very pleased that the Jewish people in the Jewish state could have a capital," says American evangelical Christian leader Jerry Johnson.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171211_67304.mp3




Full Episode for December 08, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Prime Minister Trudeau's progressive stance in talks about a potential free trade agreement with China, to dismantling net neutrality rules in the U.S., to protecting Canada's "intangible" cultural gems ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopahyay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171208_82881.mp3




Dec 8 | From poutine to windchill: Which Canadian 'cultural intangibles' are worthy of UNESCO's recognition?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

UNESCO's recent Intangible Cultural Heritage List added 33 new cultural practices to its list from all around the world. But there are none from Canada.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171208_46244.mp3




Dec 8 | Q&A: What would a U.S. repeal of net neutrality mean for Canadians?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The FCC's upcoming vote on whether to repeal "net neutrality" in the U.S. could have sweeping implications for Americans, but Canadians also have a lot to lose.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171208_42341.mp3




Dec 8 | Trudeau's 'progressive' trade agenda with China seen as arrogant, say critics

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"We like to think of ourselves as being nice and the rest of the world likes us but when it comes to these trade agreements ... we're coming across as being patronizing."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171208_86821.mp3




Dec 7 | BBC alleges journalists' families harassed, intimidated by Iranian authorities

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The BBC is appealing to the United Nations for help after 152 of its BBC Persian staff had their bank accounts frozen and their families threatened by the Iranian government.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171207_80732.mp3




Dec 7 | 'Willful ignorance cannot be an excuse': How to navigate complicity

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"In our society where everyone is so interlinked ... we do have a cumulative effect."


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Full Episode for December 06, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the purchase of 14 cases of beer upending out of province trade barriers, to revisiting the Halifax explosion 100 years ago, to what's at stake with Trump's plan to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171206_74755.mp3




Dec 6 | 'It's part of the DNA of Haligonians': 100 years after the Halifax Explosion

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Halifax explosion levelled most of the city, killing 2,000, and injuring 9,000.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171206_61653.mp3




Dec 6 | Trump's plan to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem divides Israelis and Palestinians

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"It's not so much what President Trump announces today. It's how does that fit into a larger vision of how you move from chronic confrontation and conflict to a path of peace."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171206_62572.mp3




Dec 6 | How reporter James Hickey broke the Halifax Explosion story, 30 minutes after blast

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Canadian Press reporter James Hickey was the first to file a report on the Halifax Explosion, sending out a 100-word flash bulletin to the Associated Press.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171206_52856.mp3




Dec 6 | Cross-border booze case challenges interprovincial trade laws

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Current explores how interprovincial trade barriers stand in the way of Canadian wineries and what other implications a Supreme Court case involving 14 cases of beer taken across provincial borders brings to the forefront.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171206_59514.mp3




Full Episode for December 05, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen amid escalating violence, to a surrogate pregnancy that resulted in giving birth to two unrelated babies, to advocating the many lost or forgotten words in the English language ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171205_13929.mp3




Dec 5 | How a surrogate twin pregnancy turned into a custody battle over unrelated babies

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"I just thought of it as, 'Wow, you learn something new every day' because I didn't know that identical twins can come out not looking identical."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171205_51936.mp3




Dec 5 | Meet the author on a mission to rescue 'lost' words

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"It's always a bit of a tragedy when a word falls out of use."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171205_97213.mp3




Dec 5 | What's next for Yemen after killing of former president?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Yemen likely headed into further chaos and bloodshed after rebel forces have killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, according to political watchers.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171205_78093.mp3




Dec 4 | Michael Flynn 'extraordinarily dangerous' for Trump's White House: Charlie Sykes

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

What can former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea mean for Trump's presidency?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171204_97757.mp3




Dec 4 | Assyrian activist calls government policy on returning ISIS fighters 'cruel joke'

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"The indignation ... of just being fundamentally disrespected and fundamentally neglected in terms of our experience at the hands of a campaign of genocide that ISIS perpetrated against us."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171204_18238.mp3




Full Episode for December 4, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the latest in the Mueller investigation and Michael Flynn's guilty plea lying to the FBI, to Assyrians who fled ISIS and now fear for their safety in Canada, to critics of the federal government's disability tax credit system ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171204_15253.mp3




Dec 4 | Canada Revenue Agency needs to be 'more consistent' with disability tax credits, say advocates

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Canadians with disabilities and their families are raising concerns about how the Canada Revenue Agency applies tax credits — where some say those who are entitled to a break are missing out.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171204_62462.mp3




Full Episode for December 1, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Canada's obstacles entering trade talks with China, killing and torture in Chechnya's gay purge, and the fine line between protecting free speech and enabling hate speech in the class room ... This is The Current with Susan Ormiston.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171201_96907.mp3




Dec 1 | Meet the Russian journalist who exposed Chechnya's anti-gay crackdown

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Russian journalist Elena Milashina exposed the Chechnyan "gay purge" and was forced to flee her home country after facing death threats for her reporting.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171201_27876.mp3




Dec 1 | Where's the line between free expression and protecting students from hate speech?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Academic freedom and hate speech: how are Canadian campuses navigating that tension in an increasingly polarized climate?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171201_59986.mp3




Dec 1 | Trudeau's China visit: What's at stake?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The trip comes at a critical time for international trade relations given the uncertainties around NAFTA.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171201_63657.mp3




Full Episode for November 30, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From an investigation into suspicious deaths at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre, to journalist Luke Harding digging into Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, to concern over the health of Canada's West Coast salmon ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171130_32545.mp3




Nov 30 | Why are so many inmates dying in this Ontario jail? Fifth Estate investigates

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

There have been 10 questionable deaths since 2009 inside the the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre in London, Ont., according to an investigation by the CBC's Fifth Estate.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171130_42583.mp3




Nov 30 | Trump-Russia 'scandal bigger than Watergate,' says author and reporter Luke Harding

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"This is one group of Americans, basically, allegedly kind of seeking the help of a traditional enemy of the United States to try to discredit and chop the legs of political opponents. This is new territory."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171130_71137.mp3




Nov 30 | Blood discharge spewing into B.C. ocean infecting salmon: scientist

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

B.C. wild salmon are swimming in blood-coloured effluent from a nearby farmed-salmon processing plant, alarming scientists and activists.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171130_25593.mp3




Full Episode for November 29, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From people struggling to pay for dental care, to the debate on whether universal dental care is feasible, to the evolution of our teeth, this is a special edition of The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171129_48717.mp3




Nov 29 | Dave Stock beat cancer twice but faces a $10,000 dental bill

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"People don't think cancer will lead to dental issues. Once you're done with the cancer, there's nothing to cover what happens next."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171129_84764.mp3




Nov 29 | From tooth pullers to dentists: Dental care's 'really painful' history

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

When it comes to the history of dentistry, "it's really, really painful."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171129_67888.mp3




Nov 29 | Overall health includes oral health: Should dental be part of universal healthcare

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Dentists are divided on whether universalizing dental care is the way to fix problems of inadequate and inequitable coverage.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171129_30821.mp3




Full Episode for November 28, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From far-right groups gaining strength in Quebec, to 400 Canadians stranded on the island of Bali who face an imminent volcanic eruption, and the wondrous adventures of Yellowstone's most beloved wolf … This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171128_48608.mp3




Nov 28 | 'Extremely dangerous': Unclouding the threat of Bali's Mount Agung volcano

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

What happens when a volcano explodes? What are the chances Agung actually will? Who is at risk? Volcanologist Glyn Williams-Jones explains.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171128_32015.mp3




Nov 28 | Are actions of police legitimizing far-right groups in Quebec ?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Critics accuse police of "normalizing" fascist groups after a Quebec City far-right protest left 44 counter-protesters arrested.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171128_87617.mp3




Nov 28 | How O-Six became Yellowstone's 'most beloved' wolf

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Author Nate Blakeslee looks at how the life of a famous Yellowstone wolf named O-Six provides a poignant insight into the struggle for survival of wolves in the U.S.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171128_79164.mp3




Nov 28 | Parents of disabled baby overcome expectation and adapt to new circumstances

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

At 8 weeks old, Cohen was diagnosed with the rare genetic disease spinal muscular atrophy. From fears of early death, to experimental drugs and new leases on life — his parents have come to learn how to appreciate what's within reach.


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Full Episode for November 27, 2017

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From how kids interact with AI toys creating false emotional bonds, to what happens to former ISIS fighters now living in Canada, to research showing nurses face more violence on the job than police officers or prison guards ... This is The Current.


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Nov 27 | Would you let your kids play with AI robots?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"What these robots are really tapping into is simulated feeling and simulated empathy, and I think we are playing with fire when we offer them to our children."


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Nov 27 | What should Canada do with foreign fighters who return home?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The conundrum of how to deal with foreign fighters coming back to Canada: it's not as easy as locking them up.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171127_20322.mp3




Nov 27 | Colombians finally taste their own brewed coffee

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

With the peace agreement between FARC and the government, Colombians are finally enjoying their own coffee for the first time.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171127_51365.mp3




Nov 27 | Health-care workplace violence under-reported, suggests Ontario study

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"People who go to work literally every day worried that they will be beat up or assaulted."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171127_75713.mp3




Full Episode for November 24, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Prime Minister Trudeau's upcoming apology to LGBTQ military and government employees for a historic wrong, to mounting criticism the MMIW inquiry is re-traumatizing family members by the process ... This is The Current with Susan Ormiston.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171124_47985.mp3




Nov 24 | 'A small victory': LGBTQ Canadians 'purged' from military and public service await apology

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Next Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be apologizing to LGBTQ military and government employees for losing their jobs, dignity and privacy, because they were gay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171124_94443.mp3




Nov 24 | Families of MMIW call for more support after inquiry testimony

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"Why wasn't the plan put in place to have a succession plan in health care... I support a national inquiry, but not the way it's structured, not the way it's operating."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171124_17514.mp3




Nov 24 | How 'fruit machine' test tried to determine gay from straight

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Sarah Fodey, The Fruit Machine filmmaker, explains how government officials used unreliable tests to supposedly detect gayness.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171124_49473.mp3




LGBTQ people convicted of homosexuality deserve government apology, says author

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"It's really crucial that the apology on Tuesday, not only be an official state apology ... but also that it includes a really clear commitment to the expungement of criminal convictions both before 1969 and after."


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The Current for November 23, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From A.J. Jacobs and the world's largest family tree, to whether a Canadian mining company should be liable for the allegations of previous human rights abuses conducted by a business it acquired, and Canada's new $40 billion national housing strategy.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171123_74642.mp3




Nov 23 | How an Ontario court case could change Canadian mining overseas

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The case has received worldwide attention as a potential precedent for holding Canadian multinational mining companies liable for past human rights abuses at mines they operate abroad even before their acquisition.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171123_68948.mp3




Nov 23 | 'We are all family': Author A.J. Jacobs on how everyone in the world's related to each other

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"So when we're told as kids we're all family, that now scientifically you can see how we're all related through DNA and these massive family trees."


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Nov 23 | 'Absolutely historic': Federal government launches 'human rights-based' housing strategy

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The 10-year plan includes the introduction of a housing benefit for families, and the building of 100,000 new affordable housing units.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171123_99772.mp3




Full Episode for November 22, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From what Robert Mugabe's resignation will mean for the people of Zimbabwe, to the Serbian general who faces life in prison for war crimes and genocide, to how forest fires are only going to get bigger, hotter and more threatening ... This is The Current.


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Nov 22 | Mugabe resigns: What's next for Zimbabwe?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"For now we are happy, but it's guided optimism."


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Nov 22 | 'He will die in prison': 'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic convicted of genocide

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"These international mechanisms — tribunals — will only succeed when they receive political support and political backing."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171122_58878.mp3




Nov 22 | Expect more massive wildfires ahead for Canada, warns environment author

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"There's one estimate that we are going to have 50 per cent more lightning in the boreal forest of Canada by mid-century than we do now."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171122_10307.mp3




Full Episode for November 21, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the troubled Muskrat Falls mega-project, to former DNC chair Donna Brazile on the inside scoop that put Donald Trump in the White House, to the 94-year-old Harry Leslie Smith podcaster spreading an important message ... This is The Current.


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Nov 21 | 94-year-old podcaster Harry Leslie Smith says he'll 'drop dead' before he stops fighting for equality

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Harry Leslie Smith says he's seen humanity at its best — and worst. The 94-year-old has lived through poverty, war and the Great Depression and warns a younger generation to heed his message: Don't let my past be your future.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171121_27390.mp3




Nov 21 | Why Hillary Clinton lost the U.S. election: former DNC chair's insider account

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile says she walked into a "huge mess" during the 2016 campaign and believes the Russians "took active measures to destabilize" U.S. democracy.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171121_69747.mp3




Nov 21 | Muskrat Falls inquiry 'very much about money' and 'not about people,' says Indigenous group advocate

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"Trying to get this dam on the Churchill rivers is something that pretty much every premier since Confederation has dreamed about doing."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171121_45824.mp3




Full Episode for November 20, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From why Carys Cragg used restorative justice to connect with the man who killed her father, to a new wave of sex abuse allegations against the New Brunswick Catholic Church, and astronaut Scott Kelly recounts the ups and downs of a year in space.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171120_30259.mp3




Nov 20 | N.B. Catholic Church says there may be no money left to compensate sex abuse victims

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

There are now 56 alleged cases of sex abuse before the courts in the province involving priests— and the church is concerned it no longer has the money to compensate all the victims coming forward.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171120_73248.mp3




Nov 20 | 'I have felt joy re-enter back into my life': Why Carys Cragg reached out to her father's killer

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The author shares her experience in the book, Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man who Murdered my Father.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171120_40292.mp3




Nov 20 | What's it like to spend a year in space? Astronaut Scott Kelly on his new book

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

After spending nearly a year in space together, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian crew mate believe they have a solution to the political enmity now gripping their two nations.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171120_48494.mp3




Full Episode for November 17, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the life of female comics in an industry wrought with sexism, to the ongoing effort to release Canadian Hassan Diab from French prison, and the contentious future of bitcoin ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171117_20591.mp3







Nov 17 | Canadian Hassan Diab remains in prison after French court blocks release for 8th time

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Hassan Diab has yet to face trial in France since being extradited from Canada three years ago for a crime he denies. His lawyer and wife continue to call on Canada to intervene in his case.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171117_88605.mp3




Nov 17 | 'I'm still feeling the pain': Journalist says he was severely beaten at Zimbabwe army press conference

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Columbus Mavhunga says he was detained, beaten and robbed of his press credentials. Critics express concern about restricted press freedom in a time of political transition for Zimbabwe.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171117_52833.mp3




Nov 17 | Betting on bitcoin: Why the hyped digital currency is also causing concern

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

With phenomenal value appreciation, users are divided over the future of the digital currency, with some hoping to go mainstream, and others vehemently resistant to selling out.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171117_98337.mp3




Full Episode for November 16, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the latest on the political crisis in Zimbabwe and ousting President Mugabe, to how the daughter of cult leader Warren Jeffs escaped, to archaeologists finding unique artifacts revealed from thawing ice ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171116_12983.mp3




Nov 16 | Daughter of polygamist Warren Jeffs speaks out on her father's abuse

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

How Rachel Jeffs broke free from her father and a life of polygamy.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171116_57945.mp3




Nov 16 | 'It's a coup': Zimbabwe journalist on military takeover and President Mugabe's house arrest

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"If you have a man in military uniform taking over the state broadcasting station and reading out a statement at 4 a.m - that's a coup."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171116_14663.mp3




Nov 16 | How Yukon's melting ice reveals human artifacts and Indigenous history

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"That whole idea of eliminating First Nations’ history is disappearing with this tactile, tangible way of actually seeing your culture come back out of the ice."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171116_93766.mp3




Full Episode for November 15, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Sgt. Vicky-Lynn Cox reporting alleged sexual misconduct in the military and is now facing being discharged, to a life-changing road in Tuktoyaktuk, to the latest Wikileaks revelations that ties to the Trump campaign ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171115_34229.mp3




Nov 15 | Canadian soldier who reported workplace sexual misconduct facing loss of military career

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"For years and years, I tolerated the environment around me because of the love of my country and the love of my work."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171115_25795.mp3




Nov 15 | New Tuktoyaktuk road life-changing for Arctic community

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"I hardly slept during the night ... it's such an exciting day," says Tuktoyaktuk Mayor Darrel Nasogaluak of the new road that officially opened.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171115_89353.mp3




Nov 15 | 'Assange trying to curry favour with Donald Trump's inner circle,' suggests journalist on WikiLeaks messages

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"WikiLeaks is supposed to be this transparency organization that's about justice. It's like, 'What are you doing hopping into bed with these people?'"


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171115_51385.mp3




Full Episode for November 14, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the massive famine in Yemen that will affect millions of lives, to raising awareness around age of consent with the #Meat14 movement, to Indigenous and black artists and writers focusing on futurism as a way to find hope ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171114_84913.mp3




Nov 14 | How Indigenous and black artists are using science fiction to imagine a better future

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

As soon as you can dream about the future, you have hope as well instead of despair."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171114_44960.mp3







Nov 14 | Social media campaign #MeAt14 talks age of consent after Roy Moore allegations

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

"There is no acceptable version of the story. Teenagers can't consent to a relationship with a grown adult."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171114_95731.mp3




Full Episode for November 13, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From Canada's special envoy to Myanmar on the front lines of the Rohingya refugee crisis, to what researchers have learned about living longer better, to the air pollution in Delhi causing long term health effects ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20171113_94193.mp3