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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170814_28208.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170814_47055.mp3




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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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




Full Episode for August 10, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From dissecting Donald Trump's rhetoric and use of hyperbolic language, to Lyme disease sufferers saying Ottawa's $4 million commitment isn't enough ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170810_79784.mp3




Aug 10: Why the 'fire and fury' of Trump's salesman approach to diplomacy doesn't work

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

According to political historian Heather Cox Richardson, Donald Trump is a salesman trying to perform international diplomacy — and it's not going well.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170810_37838.mp3




Aug 10: ENCORE | Lyme disease patient argues government funding misguided

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Some researchers and patients say Ottawa's recent $4 million commitment to fight Lyme disease is targeting the wrong areas.


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Aug 10 : 'Like a religious moment': The gift that gave Camilla Gibb a new life

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Twenty years ago, Camilla Gibb started her dream job — but it didn't feel right. Then a man she barely knew gave her a gift that would change her life.


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Full Episode for August 09, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From experts calling for cities to adapt to heat waves as the new normal, to Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg's most important accomplishment - finding resilience after terrible loss ... This is The Current.


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Aug 9: Experts warn heat waves are the new normal, adaption is key

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Experts warn this new age of heat waves is not going anywhere so adapt accordingly.


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Aug 9: ENCORE | Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg explains how grief can lead to joy

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Growth can come from grief, according to Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. After her husband Dave Goldberg's death, she shares how to build resilience and find joy.


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Full Episode for August 8, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From today's electoral vote in Kenya already marked with reports of violence, to science writer James Gleick on the history and future of time travel ... This is The Current with host Megan Williams.


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Aug 8: Kenyans on edge as presidential vote puts democracy to the test

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The run up to today's presidential vote in Kenya has been marked with violence, including the murder of an election official. Will Kenya revisit the post-election unrest of 2007?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170808_37385.mp3




Aug 8: ENCORE | Author James Gleick's time travel adventure

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Back to the future and forward to the past, author James Gleick explores the curious history of travelling through time.


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Full Show for August 7, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From first-hand efforts to solve the problem of North Atlantic right whale deaths, to making the case against sugar as harmful as tobacco ... This is The Current.


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August 7: What can be done to save the right whales and what will it mean if we don't?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The North Atlantic right whale are dying in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in unprecedented numbers. At least 10 of them have died this year — which is a massive blow to a population hovering around 500 in total worldwide.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170807_64601.mp3




August 7: ENCORE | Is sugar killing us? Author Gary Taubes makes his case

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Sugar is a ubiquitous part of our lives and author Gary Taubes warns sugar should be treated like tobacco — there's no safe level. He argues it's sugar, not over consumption and sedentary behaviour, that's behind our obesity crisis, and it's killing us.


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Full Episode for August 4, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a satirical look at the political year so far, then a former Vatican official says homophobia in Catholic Church is due in part to high numbers of gay priests ... This is The Current.


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August 4: Too much material: A satirical look at the political year so far

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

We usually wait until the end of the year to make light of political absurdities - but with Trump in office and Scaramucci's farewell, we had to check in with those who get their comedy material from places like the West Wing.


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August 4: ENCORE | Vatican expert says homophobia in Catholic Church due in part to high numbers of gay priests

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"I started to go out to gay places, beaches and nightclubs and I was running into all kinds of priests and seminarians and officials that worked at the Vatican, even at gay bath houses."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170804_90077.mp3




Full Episode for August 3, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a large spike in Haitian asylum seekers coming into Quebec from the U.S., to the man who decides how much a life is worth in compensating victims of tragedy ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170803_37534.mp3




August 3: ENCORE | What's life worth? Ken Feinberg on victim compensation

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, known as the Master of Disaster, has been charged over the years with deciding just how much a life is worth — compensating victims of tragedy.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170803_25428.mp3




August 3: ENCORE | How a concussion led Carla Ciccone to value life's fragility

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Four years ago, Carla Ciccone was out for dinner when a stack of plates smashed onto her head. Diagnosed with a concussion which led to a deep depression, she says the experience turned out to be a blessing ... she explains why on The Current.


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August 3: Quebec's resources stretched thin as hundreds arrive at border

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Humanitarian workers in Montreal are struggling to keep up with growing numbers of asylum seekers coming to Quebec from the U.S.


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August 2: Is Venezuela's Maduro putting the pieces in place for a dictatorship?

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As the government moves to rewrite the constitution, fears circulate that President Nicolás Maduro is consolidating power. Is it a dictatorship, or is that an oversimplification of the crisis in Venezuela?


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ENCORE | 46 years after Attica massacre, tensions in U.S. prisons still high

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

It's been 46 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.


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Full Episode for August 2, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Venezuela's potential slide towards dictatorship, to how 46 years later, the legacy of prison riot Attica lives on in America's crowded jails ... This is The Current.


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Full Episode for August 1, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From parsing through the increasingly worrying and complex politics of the Korean peninsula, to the provocative Camille Paglia on men and modern feminism ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170801_15093.mp3




August 1: ENCORE | Modern feminism needs to 'stop blaming men,' says Camille Paglia

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Camille Paglia is one of the most provocative public intellectuals in America. She's never afraid to speak her mind — even when it rankles her fellow feminists.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170801_77529.mp3




August 1: 'There are not any good options': Rising tensions with North Korea leave U.S. scrambling

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As sanctions and diplomatic efforts fail to curb North Korea's nuclear expansion, critics say the U.S. must change course.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170801_52201.mp3




Full Episode for July 31, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From questions about whether mental health is appropriately assessed in the courts, to trying to solve the messy mystery of love ... This is The Current with guest host Laura Lynch.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170731_37409.mp3




July 31: ENCORE | It's possible to be in love with two people, says philosopher

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What is love? Magic? Chemistry? A sweet mystery? Today The Current explores the definition of love with a Canadian philosophy professor who has probed the question deeply and believes it's time we started looking for answers.


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July 31: Via Rail plotter appeal reveals 'low bar' for mental health before the courts

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Chiheb Esseghaier was sentenced to life in prison despite two psychiatric assessments determining he was likely mentally ill. He is now being treated for schizophrenia and is seeking an appeal.


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July 28: From the Taliban to ISIS, journalist faces jihadist leaders to understand their cause

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Souad Mekhennet spent 15 years getting access to extremist leaders few in the West have spoken to — facing many dangers along the way.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170728_80958.mp3




Full Episode for July 28, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the gripping stories of a journalist who spent 15 years interviewing jihadist leaders, to chronicling the return of the Rubik's Cube in the digital age ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


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July 28: The Rubik's Cube's puzzling return in the digital age

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Rubik's Cube can be scrambled 43 quintillion ways and the competition to do it ever-faster is growing.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170728_67119.mp3




Full Episode for July 27, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From what Turkey's war on journalists signals for a shift towards autocracy, to the heated debate over pineapple on pizza ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170727_95782.mp3




July 27: Turkey's journalists: 'We have 171 of our colleagues in jail'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The current trial of 17 Turkish journalists follows a pattern of mounting hostility since the coup attempt of 2016. Of all the journalists imprisoned last year, a third were in Turkey.


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July 27: ENCORE | Pizza protocol: Should pineapple be banned as a topping?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Pineapple threatens the sanctity of pizza — at least according to Iceland's president, who sparked an international furor with his offhand comments on the most deliciously divisive pizza in the world.


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Full Episode for July 26, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Emergency room doctor James Maskalyk looks at how societal and personal issues emerge in the ER — from a hospital in Toronto and another in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


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

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170726_13779.mp3




Full Episode for July 25, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170725_46439.mp3




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

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Don MacPherson has worked for decades to fix what he sees as a broken system. The solution he says is legalizing and regulating illicit drugs.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170725_20265.mp3




July 25: Can geoengineering technology combat extreme weather?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170725_16605.mp3




Full Episode for July 24, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170724_23310.mp3




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

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170724_13743.mp3




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

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170724_55542.mp3




Full Episode for July 21, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170721_81938.mp3




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

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Rats are the scourge of the Haida Gwaii archipelago in B.C., decimating seabird population. After efforts to eradicate the rodents, scientists are using recovered rat corpses to investigate how they travel and how they survive.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170721_35264.mp3




Full Episode for July 20, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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




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

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170720_11767.mp3




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

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Full Episode for July 19, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Abdisamad Adan is one of the first students from Somaliland ever admitted to a top-tier, Western university. And it's thanks to a school, set up by a former Wall Street hedge fund manager, that helps young people in Africa get ahead.


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

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Full Episode for July 18, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170718_60081.mp3







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

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170717_79296.mp3




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

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170717_42352.mp3




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

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170717_15611.mp3




Full Episode for July 17, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170717_76257.mp3




Full Episode for July 14, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170714_14877.mp3




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

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170714_24671.mp3




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

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170714_89834.mp3




Full Episode for July 13, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170713_15402.mp3




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

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170713_31708.mp3




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

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170713_13129.mp3




Full Episode for July 12, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170712_11529.mp3




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

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170712_22539.mp3




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

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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




Full Episode for July 11, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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




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

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170711_33339.mp3




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

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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




Full Episode for July 10, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170710_29709.mp3




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

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170710_64878.mp3




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

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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




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

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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




Full Episode for July 7, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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




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

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170707_35279.mp3




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

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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




Full Episode for July 6, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170706_56886.mp3