Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTLoneliness is an epidemic in Canada and author Kio Stark argues the lost art of talking to strangers can help address the feeling of being alone. It can help the lonely, the person reaching out and may even alter political views.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom Trump's "alt-right" supporters launching attacks against journalists online, to psychiatrist Norman Doidge on new ways of thinking about how the brain works, to Halifax's first black councillor in 16 years... This is The Current.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe Anti-Defamation League has identified 2.6 million tweets containing anti-Semitic language by alt-right Trump supporters in the past year. Hundreds of journalists have been targeted, and the ADL says it won't disappear after the election.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTTraumatic brain injuries once considered permanent can now be treated with non-invasive techniques such as light and sound therapy to help re-align brain signals. It's all thanks to discovering that the brain is plastic or pliable rather than mechanical.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFor nine days, the CBC's Nahlah Ayed chronicled the desperation of asylum seekers and the efforts of rescue workers, filming it all for a documentary for the CBC's Fifth Estate. Ayed shares the stories of what she saw and who she met.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom the alleged murder of eight nursing home residents and long-term care facility oversights, to filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new documentary and what inspires him, to CBC's Nahlah Ayed witnessing the rescue of asylum seekers,,, This is The Current.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTEight elderly victims allegedly murdered by a nurse in a long-term care home has triggered concerns far beyond the communities involved. How could these deaths go undetected for years? The Current looks into the oversights in nursing homes.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTWerner Herzog has spent close to five decades making films and just as long breaking the rules. The legendary, documentary filmmaker shows no sign of slowing down with three films coming out this year, including Into the Inferno, about active volcanoes.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom protesters calling on the government to halt the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, to billionaire former Seagram co-chair Charles Bronfman on his new memoir, to Canada's finance minister on precarious work as the new normal... This is The Current.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTYou've heard it before — that there's no such thing anymore as a job for life. Now even the minister of finance says contract to contract — short-term work — is the new reality. Others call the state of affairs, precarious. Does it have to be this way?
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTHe always had a big job. Charles Bronfman was born into wealth and privilege and stepped into the family distillery business, Seagram. But he faced self-doubt and complicated family relationships all of which he's sharing in a new memoir, Distilled.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTProtesters are calling on the government to halt the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in N.L. If the project goes through as planned, they say local Indigenous communities will be harmed. Hunger strikers in Ottawa want this project done right.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTComedian George Carlin's famous "seven dirty words" may be over 40-years-old but the taboo around swearing continues to persist, especially around children. But some studies suggest swearing can't hurt, so stop feeling guilty.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom refugees facing uncertainty as France demolishes the Calais refugee camp, to a cognitive scientist delving into what swear words reveal about ourselves, to anthropologist Wade Davis who says cultural life is under assault... This is The Current.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTWade 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.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAmong the thousands of refugees French officials are forcing out of the Calais camp called "The Jungle" are an estimated 1,200 unaccompanied minors. Many have relatives in Britain but the U.K. is divided on its obligations.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom to a panel of young people living with visible and invisible disabilities, to the disability minister on Canada's upcoming accessibility legislation, to a comic who finds humour living with disability... This is a special edition of The Current with
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIn a way, she's just a face in the crowd — one of millions of Syrian refugees who have fled their home in search of a better life. But young Nujeen Mustafa made her escape in a wheelchair and says next she'd like to head to the moon.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTJosh Blue is a stand-up comedian who has been promoting Speechless, a TV comedy he says paints a realistic view of life with disability. He joins The Current to talk about finding humour in living with cerebral palsy.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTCanada's top politician in charge of disability issues Carla Qualtrough knows her file, inside and out. The federal minister joins The Current to talk about her quest to make history by drafting a national accessibility law — the first of its kind.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe next generation of disability activists aren't waiting for society to 'help them', they're calling for a revolution. Meet young Canadians living with both visible, and invisible disabilities, fighting against gaps in funding, services, and attitudes.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIng Wong-Ward lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and uses a wheelchair. She will be hosting a special Friday edition of The Current focused on the abilities of those with disabilities and joins Anna Maria to share some details about herself and tomorrow.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe cornerstone of The Current's public forum in Prince George was the release of CBC's first virtual reality documentary that tells the story of Ramona Wilson's disappearance along the Highway of Tears. The Current speaks to the director of the project.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom how Trump has fractured the Republican party, to the online battleground of Syria's civil war, to journalist-turned-activist Ing Wong-Ward as tomorrow's host ofThe Current focusing on the abilities of those with disabilities... This is The Current.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTComputers and smartphones are the front-line weapons in the Syrian war that is playing out in cyberspace. The Current introduces you to the online players in a conflict that is reaching through computer screens, unleashing troll threats and even PTSD.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe unprecedented disdain among Republican voters for their own candidate Donald Trump could potentially cleave the party. Can a divided Republican party still stand? And did last night's final U.S. presidential debate hurt or help the Republican party?
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIn 2002, a mountain bike accident left Luke Anderson in a wheelchair. From then on, Anderson made it his life's mission to provide barrier-free access to businesses all throughout Canada. Here is his story as part of our series, Moments of Disruption.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom the first anniversary of the election that gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a majority, to housing as a human right not just a commodity, to why jihadist groups look at the migrant crisis as a major money-making opportunity... This is The Current.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTJournalist Loretta Napoleoni's new book Merchants of Men is about human trafficking, kidnapping, and selling women for sex. For Jihadi groups including ISIS and al-Qaeda, those sources of human misery are sources of tremendous revenues.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIn a world of haves and have-mores, those without a home can be found in wealthy Western cities and in the rapidly urbanized spaces of developing countries. The UN's special rapporteur on housing argues housing is not a commodity, it's a human right.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIt's been a year since Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party rode a red wave to power in Ottawa. The prime minister was elected on a promise of change. The Current asks the prime minister how much change we've really seen, and what he's planning on next.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTBorn in the grey zone. Micro-preemies are babies born so premature, they're on the edge of viability. Modern medicine means these babies can increasingly be saved. But with the advances, come thorny new questions about where life truly begins.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom the significance of retaking Mosul — the jewel in the crown of ISIS, to the quest to find new homes for hundreds of parrots after a B.C. sanctuary shuts down, to the story of Juniper — a micro-preemie baby... This is The Current.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTWhat happens when a sanctuary for parrots closes? Today's documentary brings us into the heart of the mass re-homing of hundreds of birds from B.C.'s World Parrot Refuge and delves into the complex relationship these birds have with people.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTConsidered the jewel in the crown of ISIS, the retaking of Mosul holds strategic significance as the campaign to liberate Iraq's second-largest city is underway. But author Fawaz Gerges warns it's likely ISIS will lash out after the epic battle.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe Current devotes the program to a public forum on the issues surrounding missing, murdered Indigenous women along the Highway of Tears. With the launch of a public inquiry, families, community leaders and residents of Prince George search for justice.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTCommunity leaders involved in the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women hope the national inquiry will have an impact prompting the changes desperately needed to move forward. Many question if the necessary action will really happen.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTHighway 16 got the name Highway of Tears more than a decade ago as women of all ages began to disappear. The Current comes to you from Prince George, B.C. to begin our public forums series on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTRamona Wilson was 16 years old when she disappeared in 1994. Her murder remains unsolved. As a public inquiry looks into murdered, missing Indigenous women, families continue to search for answers about MMIW on the Highway of Tears and hope for justice.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIf they were in school and suffering from ADHD, they'd likely be diagnosed and treated. But prisoners — youths and adults — usually go without. And some say that fixing that could go a long way to reducing recidivism.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTForget everything you think you know about memory. Canadian criminal psychologist and author of The Memory Illusion, Julia Shaw, says our memories are usually unreliable. She may even have you questioning everything you think you know about yourself.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom recent sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump revealing a gender divide, to criminal psychologist Julia Shaw on questioning your memory, to the high prevalence of ADHD in prisons... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAs allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump continue to drive the media cycle, The Current convenes women political observers to share their thoughts on the campaign race and what it says about the state of democracy in the U.S.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTEditor of an online publication for the Oromo people, Mohammed Ademo says Ethiopia's current situation is appalling and the government needs to end the state of emergency and offer concessions to avoid a civil war.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom malnourished children in Yemen overshadowed by other conflicts, to Somali female presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib, to The Current's new virtual reality documentary on The Highway of Tears... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe Current has produced a virtual reality documentary about the notorious Highway of Tears where dozens of Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered. Anna Maria Tremonti is in Prince George, B.C. hosting a public forum and shares more details.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTDeath threats haven't deterred Fadumo Dayib from running to be Somalia's next president. The first-ever female candidate for Somalia's presidency shares with The Current her plan to put an end to corruption in politics by the male-dominated clan system.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTWeek after week, Yemen's civil war grinds. To date, almost 3,000 children have been killed or injured in the conflict. As 370,000 severely malnourished children face a greater risk of death, many question why the plight of Yemen has been overlooked.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAfter more than a decade old, a cold case is finally closed. David Ridgen first brought us the story of the murder of Christine Harron back in 2012. Now the man accused of her death has been sentenced to life in prison. The Current brings you an update.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom the desperate situation in Haiti in need of aid, to Sweden's proposed tax break for repairing rather than replacing goods, to revisiting the cold case of Christine Harron that has now been solved... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFix your clothes, appliances or whatever you're tempted to take to the curb. It's part of a burgeoning "fixer movement" that not only is good for the environment and pocket but in Sweden repairing what's broken can actually give you a tax break.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIn the wake of Hurricane Matthew, people in southern Haiti say there's nothing left. And the worst may still be in store: starvation, cholera, most likely more deaths. Warnings about where to donate has The Current looking into how aid is helping Haiti.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIs it too good to be true?
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTShe would not have made it as a college instructor if not for this turning point in her education.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTVice-chair of the committee charged with looking into federal voting practices says reforms are needed to make the federal system more representative.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAs with any fishy story, there's a dispute over facts.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom alcohol without the hangover, to conservation concerns for the Atlantic bluefin tuna, to the implementation of a new federal voting system... This Is The Current.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTDillon Hillier spent three months with Kurdish militias in northern Iraq.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTWith only a month until the election, both candidates played hard in the second televised debate, but who won?
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom the Trump-Clinton showdown, to an encore presentation of Anna-Maria Tremonti's Virginia road trip, to the Canadian Army veteran who joined Kurdish militias in his fight against ISIS... This is The Current.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTResearchers are using technology to offer new insights into the mechanisms of unconscious bias and its societal effects.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTCalls to overhaul Canada's foster program re-emerge as B.C.'s representative for children and youth reveals high instances of abuse in care, particularly among Indigenous children.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTPrime Minister Justin Trudeau has a bold strategy for dealing with provinces: We're doing it my way, like it or not. Observers say he's walking a fine line and could risk alienating provinces and rekindling old hostilities.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom a B.C. report reveals staggering rates of sexual violence against children in care, to how Prime Minister Trudeau is managing regional expectations in his plan to fight climate change, then new insights on implicit bias...This is the Current.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTA researcher who investigates human rights abuses in Iran and Oman says Homa Hoodfar's case is not a unique injustice. She tells The Current how Iran has arrested many people — particularly dual nationals — on questionable charges.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTDespite western media attention that chronicles Russia's role in the Syrian government's relentless bombing of civilians in Aleppo, Russia's own news organizations present a far more benign view. The Current looks at what message Moscow is sending.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom a look into the bizarre sightings of clowns across North America, to Iranian-Canadian academic Homa Hoodfar released from an Iranian prison, to analyzing Russia's role n the Syrian government's relentless bombing of Aleppo... This is The Current.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTWhen anthropologist Homa Hoodfar was suddenly imprisoned, she treated her own incarceration in Iran's notorious Evin prison as something to study — refusing to be afraid. After 112 days in jail, the Montreal professor is finally home and shares her story.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTCreepy clowns have been popping up eerily across North America, from Nova Scotia to Texas. And there have been repercussions to this bizarre trend. In Nova Scotia, police are investigating two clown-related threats to schools and individuals.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTNeuroscientists are making advances in their efforts to duplicate our brains — consciousness, memories and all — so we can live in a digital afterlife. The Current looks into disrupting death by allowing us to live on after our biological lives are over.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom a new study linking depression to the use of hormonal birth control, to a white farm family who escaped Zimbabwe to live in Canada, to the possibility that our minds could live on in a digitized afterlife... This is The Current.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe McKinnon family had a farm in Zimbabwe until three weeks ago when they fled to Canada. Forced off their property in a land grab, they left everything behind. Zimbabwe doesn't make the news these days but violence in the last decade has not abated.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTWhen Danish researchers tracked one million women on various forms of hormonal birth control, they found a higher risk of needing anti-depressants. And adolescents are at increased risk of depression. The Current explores the effects of hormones on women.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTSome teachers want to ban smartphones in class, others want to use them. Are cellphones a distraction or a device to help students learn? The Current convenes a panel of teachers to debate the issue.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTSegregated, underestimated and invaluable. 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. Author Margot Lee Shetterly shares this hidden story.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom criticism on the Liberal government's plan for carbon pricing, to a panel of teachers on how to deal with smartphones in the classroom, to the hidden contributions made by African-American women to the U.S. space program... This is The Current.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe Liberal's plan for carbon pricing is being criticized from all sides. Environmentalists consider it a paltry effort at addressing climate change. But Canada's environment minister says this issue is not a polarized debate and it's time for a solution.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom Aleppo's toy smuggler risking his life to help restore childhood to kids in Syria, to the terror years with journalist Lawrence Wright, to entrepreneur Elon Musk who says we could be colonizing Mars by the year 2022... This is The Current.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTLast week, Elon Musk revealed his vision for commercial flights to Mars. In fact, he says, we could be colonizing the red planet by the year 2022. But before you buy tickets, The Current investigates what life on Mars might really be like.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTLong before 9/11 Osama Bin Laden wanted a holy war. Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Lawrence Wright argues he got what he wanted — a bloody, ideological showdown with worldwide implications. Wright takes us through The Terror Years.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIt seems like such a little thing — a stuffed animal or doll but for the kids in Aleppo toys from Rami Adham means so much. The toy smuggler sneaks across borders and front lines to give Syrian children stuck in war a little bit of childhood.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom the Liberals LNG decision angering environmentalists and throwing a lifeline to the NDP, to Montreal's pit bull ban and if banning breeds really works, to Attica prisoner that still resonates today... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTIt's been 45 years since Attica became a byword for excessive police force. The prisoner uprising and bloody crackdown were products of their time that still resonate today. The Current looks into how Attica's legacy lives on in America's crowded jails.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTTo some, pit bull dogs are beloved pets. But to others, they are violent, snarling menaces. And Montreal has come down on the side of those who believe pit bulls must be banned for the sake of public safety. But does banning specific breeds really work?
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTPrime Minister Justin Trudeau argues his government is striking the right balance between growing economy and protecting the environment with the conditional approval of the LNG pipeline. But some say it's a startling reversal of campaign promises.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom debating if the Syrian crisis should be called a holocaust, to journalist David Cay Johnston on how Trump - the businessman - operates, to Canada's Minister of Public Safety on Bill C-51... This is The Current.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe Current follows up on security issues in Canada with Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to ask what happened to all those Liberal election promises to amend the Harper government's anti-terror bill, C-51.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAs Donald Trump campaigns for the U.S. presidency, everything from his taxes, to his net worth, to the deals he made is a blur of contradictory numbers. David Cay Johnston shares his insights after following the numbers to understand the making of Trump.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe bombing of eastern Aleppo has become relentless. Victims are overwhelmingly civilians — many are children. The devastation is so great, so deliberate, some have begun to characterize it as a holocaust. Others say that is neither factual nor accurate
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom New York Times' Maureen Dowd on the fear and anger of the 2016 U.S. election, to burnt out author Anna Katharina Schaffner on the history of exhaustion, to a mother who created a mental health centre devoted to youth... This is The Current.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTStella Green Sanderson was 16 when she was in need of psychiatric help that simply wasn't available due to a long waiting list. Today her mother's opened a non-profit mental health centre in her name specifically to help youth.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTWith the prevalence of burnout, stress and sleeplessness in daily life, you'd think exhaustion is a malady of our times. But it turns out, we've been running on empty for thousands of years. The Current looks back on the history of exhaustion.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlthough many pundits have pronounced a winning first debate performance for Hillary Clinton, New York Times' columnist Maureen Dowd who has scrutinized her record and trajectory over years in the political spotlight still have questions.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom an analysis of the first Clinton-Trump televised debate, to a difficult conversation with Harold R. Johnson about alcohol and Indigenous people, to neurotechnology that's linking different people's brains together... This is The Current.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTResearchers are connecting human brains via computer and have seen one person's brain move another's body. The meeting of mind over machine is a breakthrough that could help paralyzed patients rewire rewire their brains, but it comes with ethical issues.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTHarold R. Johnson is an Indigenous crown prosecutor and says alcohol is killing his people. He is urging for a new narrative on alcohol abuse, finding inspiration in those who overcome rather than thinking there are only those who succumb.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTIt was must-watch television, cringe politics and alternately delicious and poisonous electoral jockeying, but how will American voters react? The Current dissects last night's Clinton-Trump presidential debate where fact and fiction make a dizzying blur.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTFor decades, scientists studied Patient H.M. who was lobotomized in his late 20s. Now the grandson of the doctor who performed that surgery has pieced together his grandfather's track record of brain surgeries raising uncomfortable ethical questions.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAn extraordinary rescue team of Syrian civilians called The White Helmets run toward the scene of an attack to try to save lives. The team has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for saving tens of thousands of lives during Syria's civil war.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTFrom Canada's plans to remove branding from tobacco packaging, to The Syrian Civil Defense, aka The White Helmets nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, to the story of Dr. Scoville, Patient H.M. and pushing the limits of science... This is The Current.