Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom Crown lawyers deciding to stay charges against 35 Montreal Mafia associates, to how Black Twitter brought important stories to the forefront, to breaking down the 2017 federal budget with Finance Minister Bill Morneau ... This is The Current.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTAll season long our series, The Disruptors, has shared personal moments of disruption from our listeners. Today, we head north to Whitehorse with a story from Neil Hartling's life that led him to a career connected to the Nahanni River.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTA Kurdish academic has lost her job in Turkey and remains stateless in Canada — her personal and professional life on hold — after signing a petition criticizing the Turkish government.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTIt's been over a decade but the case of Abdullah Almalki has finally been settled — including a Canadian government apology. Yet the intelligence officials who shared faulty information leading to the torture have not been held responsible.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTAs the 2017 federal budget drops, entrepreneurs in the technology industry are hoping the Liberal government makes good on its commitment to support innovation — especially as a new U.S. administration presents challenges and opportunities, to Canada.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom the tech sector hoping the Liberal budget delivers "innovation" promise, to torture victim Abdullah Almalki searching for accountability, to a Turkish professor who criticized military action in the country and lost her job ... This is The Current.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTAs federal Conservative leadership candidates snipe at each other over alleged vote-buying fraud, The Current panellists share their thoughts on what's going on with the conservative movement in Canada.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTAs Republican lawmakers and Donald Trump's inner circle start hacking away at Obamacare, some Americans are getting worried. The Current shares stories of hope and fear for the future of health care under President Donald Trump.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTBenjamin Ferencz started his legal career in the spotlight — his first trial was as a chief U.S. prosecutor of the Nazi extermination squads in Nuremberg. Since then, he's spent seven decades fighting for peace and international justice.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom Jason Kenney's pitch to unite the right in Alberta, to the last-surviving Nuremberg prosecutor still fighting for peace, to Americans who fear the health care they gained under President Obama could now be lost ... This is The Current.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTA protest that shuts down a controversial right-wing speaker on a U.S. campus has The Current asking about the state of discourse in this time of polarized politics.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTRebecca Hass' dog Hudson was constantly whimpering, inconsolable and no veterinarian could offer a treatment to help him — until they tried medicating with marijuana. The Current explores treating pets with cannabis.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTTo be lost at sea is a danger facing far too many commercial fishermen in Canada. The Current looks at what safety measures will save lives in the fishing industry and asks: When is it fair to begin enforcing new regulations?
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom Canadian fishermen protesting new federal safety requirements, to treating pets with medical marijuana, to American social scientist Charles Murray shut down by angry students ... This is The Current.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTDr. Steven Hatch tells his harrowing story in his new book.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTShould we hold true-crime podcasts to journalistic standards?
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTVoices in Canada are asking whether the Trudeau government should follow suit.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom how cuts to U.S. climate programs will effect Canada, to questioning the ethics of mystery podcasts, and a doctor's journey into the Ebola crisis...This is The Current.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTThis year has a been particularly bad year for falling through the ice of the Great Lakes.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTKarim Baratov, the 22-year-old accused in the massive hack, was arrested in Ancaster, Ont.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFor First Nations people, the territory known as Canada is much, much older than a century-and-a-half.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom what we know about the Canadian arrested in the Yahoo hacks, to falling through the ice of the Great Lakes, and what Canada 150 means for Indigenous people...This is the Current.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTIn public hearings about Britain's child migrant program, former child migrants testify they were physically and sexually abused.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTWith no official national or provincial statistics, the incidence of sexual assaults in cabs may be much higher than suspected.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom what the Dutch election can tell us about European right-wing populism, to calls for Canada to honour the memory of its child migrants, and investigating sexual assault from paid drivers...This is The Current.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTGeert Wilders has been called the Dutch Donald Trump. Could he win today's election?
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTQuestions are being raised with respect to the effectiveness of the controversial strategy.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT'[There's a] paradox of being very good friends with Glen, who I respect and love very deeply, and I loved my father very deeply.'
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom how a woman not only came to forgive, but partner with the man who murdered her father, to reserves across Canada banishing suspected drug dealers as a mechanism of law enforcement...This is the Current.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTBill Schutt chronicles the fascinating history of cannibalism, and projects a future that could very well include more of it among humans.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTMark Hosenball says his U.S. intelligence sources are sure that Russian intelligence targeted Chrystia Freeland, following the pattern seen in other Western politicians.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTIs Shell's sale of its majority stake in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project one more nail in the coffin for the Alberta oil patch?
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTFrom the shifting economic landscape of the oilsands, to concern Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is the victim of Russian spying, and the case that cannibalism is more natural than you would expect... This is The Current.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTIn Wapekeka First Nation, two 12-year-old girls took their lives in January of this year. The Current speaks to their doctor, Mike Kirlew — a tireless advocate for improved health, and mental health care in First Nations communities.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTSince the Liberal government took power, at least half-a-dozen journalists have moved from jobs in media to jobs inside the corridors of power. Critics argue the move erodes the level of trust in our press, and in our democracy.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTA Russian politician's proposal to make an organized sport out of soccer hooliganism, sheds light on the ugly side of the beautiful game. With the World Cup on its way to Moscow next year, we talk about the changing culture of hooliganism.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom a Sioux Lookout doctor who has become a fierce advocate for the need to transform Indigenous health care, to a proposal to make soccer hooliganism an organized sport, to journalists taking jobs in government ... This is The Current with Marcia Young.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTAny peacekeeping mission comes with its risks. But as Canadian officials ponder a mission to Mali, there's an especially troubling risk that needs to be considered: encountering child soldiers.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTJournalist Desmond Cole says it's time to stop pointing over the border and look inward: Canada's own track record on anti-black racism is disturbing, long-standing and ubiquitous.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe CBC's Dr. Brian Goldman is just back from the Fukushima prefecture in Japan — the site of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the subsequent nuclear disaster. He shares stories of people still living with the fallout from the disaster.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the after effects of the Fukushima disaster six years on, to journalist Desmond Cole on confronting anti-black racism, to Canada preparing forces to meet child soldiers in peacekeeping mission ... This is The Current.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTWhen Gaby Eirew's father passed away and a close friend died by suicide shortly after, she created a recording app for children whose parents have died — to leave a loving legacy after death.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe Brexit vote was a day of infamy for then prime minister David Cameron, an abrupt end of his political career. The former PM's chief strategist Craig Oliver shares the behind-the-scenes on the vote that is still changing everything.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTChimamanda Ngozi Adichie is many things: a respected writer, a vocal feminist and the face of a cosmetic line. She shares how her experiences, growing up in Nigeria and living in the U.S., inspired her to write a manifesto on how to raise a feminist.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's manifesto on how to raise feminists, to the inspiration behind Gaby Eirew's app that records legacies for loved ones, to behind the scenes of the Brexit campaign with Craig Oliver ... This is The Current.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe website 4chan, synonymous with gruesome content and roguish behaviour, may be the key to understanding the world today — and the rise of Donald Trump.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe documentary, Disruption City by The Current's Peter Mitton explores how big money from big tech is changing the face of San Francisco — threatening the city's celebrated diversity and bohemian character.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTRecent missile tests and revelations of the failed U.S. cyber war in countering North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have many nations asking, what’s next, as the threat enters a new phase.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom experts planning for the worst as North Korea builds up its nuclear missile program, to how big money from big tech is changing the face of San Francisco, to understanding the rise of Trump through 4chan ... This is The Current.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTAgainst the backdrop of the hunt for a vaccine to fight the Zika virus, journalist and doctor Meredith Wadman examines the science and politics behind the creation of the rubella vaccine.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTAs part of The Current's series, The Disruptors, our very own Peter Mitton takes us to Silicon Valley for a tour of some of the more surprising startups hoping to disrupt the way we live.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTAt a time when the real world faces wars, humanitarian crises, and hate propaganda, proponents of so-called empathy games say the video games can create new levels of empathy and understanding. But others are skeptical of the claim.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the aim to create empathy and compassion through video games, to startups in the Silicon Valley hoping to disrupt the way we live, to the surprising history of the race to develop the rubella vaccine ... This is The Current.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe world’s youngest country is in trouble. The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan where nearly 100,000 people are facing starvation. And after three years of civil war some say the country is also at risk of genocide.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThis month marks four years for Pope Francis. But the backlash against the so-called "Cool Pope" appears to be growing in conservative Catholic circles. The Current takes stock of Pope Francis and the ripples he's causing in the Catholic world.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTJust what is going on between Donald Trump's administration and Russia? It's a question that keeps becoming more pressing no matter how much the U.S. president declares rumblings about Russia to be "fake news."
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom questions over the connections between Trump's team and the Kremlin, to why Pope Francis may not be as universally beloved as you may think, to the UN declaring a famine in parts of South Sudan ... This is The Current with Megan Williams.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTAs Canada comes to terms with the reality of legal medically-assisted dying, some say it's time to allow advance consent for people with degenerative cognitive diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe CBC investigative unit's Harvey Cashore shares what he and his team learned about how accounting giant KPMG helped wealthy Canadians dodge paying taxes. And how the Canada Revenue Agency dealt with them.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe high number of Inuit children from Labrador who have been removed from their homes to live with non-Inuit foster families is raising concern — some are comparing it to the days of residential schools and the Sixties Scoop.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom high numbers of Inuit children relocating to distant foster homes, to a CBC investigation into how accounting firm KPMG helped Canadians evade taxes, to François Bonnardel making the case for advance consent in assisted-dying ... This is The Current.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe Current's public forum was filled with audience members ready to participate in the discussion on how MMIW issues affect children and youth. So we opened the conversation to questions and comments.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom residential school survivor to principal of a First Nations school, John Kakegamic knows first-hand the value of an education. We also hear from Karen Hill who has worked 30 years to improve child welfare for Indigenous children and families.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThree Indigenous youth activists share their experiences growing up in Canada, from coping with the erasure of two-spirit people, to fighting for space off reserve, to re-discovering Native identity after the death of a mother.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTThis season The Current has been holding public forums across the country, exploring various issues related to missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Our fourth town hall focuses on how children and youth are affected.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Libyan-Canadians taking it upon themselves to provide humanitarian relief to their families trapped in Libya, to the rebirth of vinyl records, to activist Julius Kaggwa on growing up as intersex in Uganda... This is The Current.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTIn the eyes of many Libya has become a failed state. Six years after a revolutionary uprising we hear from a Canadian-Libyan with family trapped inside Libya... dealing with food and water shortages.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTTime to turn over the record. Ontario-based Sunrise Records says it's taking over 70 closing HMV stores across Canada to put vinyl front and centre.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTJulius Kaggwa was born intersex in Uganda. Today he travels the world advocating for Intersex acceptance and equality.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAfter The Current aired a segment on Canada's grasslands, Phillip Brass wrote us to say that vital voices from Indigenous peoples’ are missing in the debate over management of pastures that are essential to the existence of First Nations communities.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTManitoba's three chief justices and its Attorney-General want to eliminate all preliminary inquiries to speed up the justice system. Chief justice Glenn Joyal weighs in on the problem of long court delays and what might be done about it.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe creator of the Rorschach test argued he could see beyond a person's deliberate defences by grading their interpretation of inkblots. Today, the images are referenced in everything from fashion to politics but does it contribute to psychiatry?
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTIf reporters are labelled enemies, does that erode journalistic efforts to chronicle the actions of elected officials? After some news organizations were shut out by the White House, The Current looks at the consequences of freedom from the press.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the story of two refugees seeking sanctuary in Winnipeg after nearly losing their hands to frostbite, to the debate over pineapple on pizza, to what the Milo Yiannopoulos scandal reveals about online trolling ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTWhen a radical movement moves into the mainstream, is that a mark of its success? Or has it been co-opted? In the fight for rights, culture and literary critic Jessa Crispin says not everyone is a worthy fighter. So who gets to be a feminist?
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTBody fat is obsessed over but how well do we understand it? Biochemist Sylvia Tara went on a quest to learn about the fat she'd been battling all her life and shares her findings in The Secret Life of Fat.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAs the U.S. forces migrants deemed illegal out of that country, the destination of choice has become Canada — even as critics demand a crackdown on rules.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom concerns over the influx of illegal asylum-seekers coming to Canada, to biochemist Sylvia Tara unveiling the secret life of fat, to why culture and literary critic Jessa Crispin defies the label of feminist ... This is The Current.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTIf you dread the gym, it might not surprise you that the treadmill was originally a device used to punish prison inmates. As the treadmill turns 200, The Current looks at how far we've really moved away from the idea of exercise as punishment.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTIt won't work for everyone but a trial underway in Vancouver to sequence the genomes of individual cancers is offering new information on how cancer treatment may be evolving. The Current speaks to the doctor leading the clinical work on this idea.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAs the U.S. toughens and revises its immigration policies, those desperate for a better life are looking to Canada. And many of them are gathering in Mexico with a plan to travel north into Canada. The CBC's Evan Dyer shares their stories.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom would-be asylum seekers in Mexico who have set their sights on Canada, to how history explains why the treadmill can feel like torture, to new Canadian research that could help crack cancer ... This is The Current.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe grasslands that stretch across Alberta through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba used to be monitored and managed by federally-funded cowboys. Now control over Canada's grasslands is shifting with the winds of political change.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT"Islamophobia is real," Liberal MP Iqra Khalid said in the House of Commons as she read a list of racial slurs and threats she received over her motion known as M-103. Critics argue the motion is a threat to free expression.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTTwo moms have forced Canada to re-examine the definition of family and who can be parents. Natasha and Lynda are colleagues, platonic friends, neighbours and legal parents to the same little boy. This is the story of Elaan and his two "mommas."
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the continuing debate on the Liberals' motion M-103 to denounce discrimination and Islamophobia, to the story of redefining legal and cultural ideas about parenthood, to the fight over the future of Canada's grasslands ... This is The Current.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThis plan could not come soon enough, with some forecasters saying the Arctic could be ice-free by 2030.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTDebbie Marshal's new book chronicles the women who fought gender conventions with their coverage of the First World War.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTWith tensions flaring in Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Canada called to extend military resources.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Canadian women war correspondents in WW I, to refreezing the melting arctic, and Canada's obligations to the growing violence in Ukraine... This is The Current.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTVictor Blue shares insight into the motivations of those putting their lives on the line in the fight against ISIS, having spent six weeks with Mosul’s SWAT team.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe death of a Winnipeg bus driver has mobilized public transit drivers who say they face constant threats and danger.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTLeaks are becoming a go-to strategy for analysts alarmed by the new presidency, but to do so is treasonous and all the more dangerous as Trump signals a war on security breaches.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the impact of U.S. intelligence leaks in the age of Trump, to the photojournalist who spent six weeks with Mosul's SWAT team in their fight against ISIS, and Canadian bus drivers call for a national strategy to keep them safe... This Is The Current.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTA local newspaper in Colorado is taking matters into it's own hands after being accused of publishing "fake news." The paper is launching a lawsuit to defend its reputation and its work — as another politician cries fake news.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTNew research published this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests a stronger connection between genetics, biology and addiction — and may provide more clues on how to treat addiction in the future.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTA new survey suggests most Canadians don't trust government, the media and business. The Current looks into what's behind the remarkable change in attitude in the year or so since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe head of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass joins The Current to explain how the end of order and rise of chaos have created a world in disarray.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the rise of chaos in Richard Haass' new book, to a Colorado newspaper suing Sen. Ray Scott over fake news allegations, to an Edelman poll that shows more Canadians distrust their civic institutions ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTSince Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, there's been a spike in sales of custom- designed buildings meant to withstand the fallout from a nuclear bomb. The Current looks into the big money maker in an increasingly anxious world.