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CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.

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How African-Nova Scotians are confronting a history of environmental racism

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:05:00 EST

We start our town hall in Shelburne, N.S., where residents say they live in "a community of widows" as a result of environmental racism.

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Facing Race: The Current's town hall event in Halifax

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:30:30 EST

The Current explores issues of race facing all Canadians today, from environmental racism, to gentrification of traditionally black communities, to how the #MeToo moment is excluding black women and the violence they live under.

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#MeToo (but not you): Black women are being left out of the conversation on violence, says El Jones

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:30:00 EST

The #MeToo conversation excludes a lot of women, says El Jones, but also ignores different types of violence, and different types of power used to oppress women.

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A community of closed doors: Gentrification frays the social fabric in Halifax's North End

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:29:00 EST

Halifax’s North End has been transformed in recent years, but as house prices creep up and gentrification creeps in, what’s left for the families and community that have lived there for generations?

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What does Patrick Brown's leadership bid mean for the #MeToo movement?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:51:00 EST

It is unclear how Patrick Brown's bid to run for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives in Ontario — which he left last month over sexual misconduct allegations — will affect both the election, and the #MeToo movement.

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How safe are Canada's elections from fake news on Facebook?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:50:00 EST

It's the most-mentioned social media platform in recent U.S. indictments and critics aren't convinced efforts made by Facebook to prevent future interference are all that airtight.

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The secret to happiness? Ask this Yale professor (and the 1,200 students taking her class)

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:26:30 EST

Laurie Santos started a course at Yale to teach students how to be happy. They responded by signing up in bigger numbers than the elite school has ever seen, and now it's going global.

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Full Episode for February 20, 2018 - The Current

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:37:00 EST

From how Patrick Brown's decision to fight for his old job will affect the Ontario PC leadership race, as well as the #MeToo movement; to Yale's most popular course at Yale teaching students to achieve happiness and a good life; to what responsibility Facebook has to bear in allegedly swaying the 2016 U.S. election ... This is The Current.

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'We don't see the reality of what bullets do to bodies': Should images of school shootings be public?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:18:00 EST

While some argue that releasing images from school shootings might end a sense of ambivalence among the public, others argue that it would be an invasion of privacy for victims and their families.

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Give your memory a workout: Scientists explore high-tech and low-key ways to improve recall

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:14:00 EST

From exercise to cutting-edge brain implants, researchers are discovering ways to improve our memory.

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'Does cancer not care I have plans?': Terminal diagnosis forces author to grab hold of life

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:35:30 EST

Kate Bowler spent years studying the Christian belief that everything happens for a reason. When she was diagnosed with incurable cancer, it was a belief she had to face head on.

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Full Episode for February 19 , 2018 - The Current

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:21:30 EST

From whether showing more graphic imagery after mass shootings can help spur action on gun control, then the most cutting edge and practical ways to improve your memory, and the Christian historian who stopped believing in God's plan after she was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer ... This is The Current.

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Rise of superbugs could make chemotherapy impossible

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:52:30 EST

With some predicting we're headed for a future of complete antibiotic resistance — scientists are looking outside the box for solutions.

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Squash isn't an Olympic sport, but video gaming might be. How do they decide?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:49:00 EST

Winning a spot at the Olympics is often about a sport's media visibility, but one Canadian campaign has finally paid off.

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Who should pay to clean up abandoned oil wells? Farmers say they're left with someone else's mess

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:49:30 EST

The Supreme Court case on abandoned oil wells in Alberta pits provincial environmental laws against federal bankruptcy laws. Industry watchers say billions of dollars are at stake.

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Full Episode for February 16, 2018 - The Current

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:42:30 EST

From who is responsible for clean up when an oil company goes bankrupt and billions of dollars are at stake; then scientists grasp for solutions to antibiotic resistance; and the politics behind which sports make it to the Olympics — and which get cut ... This is The Current.

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Will Trudeau's new legal framework go far enough to protect Indigenous rights?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:09:00 EST

Indigenous and treaty rights are already recognised in Section 35 of the Constitution, but people are often forced to go to the courts to have them upheld. The prime minister is pledging to change that.

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Meth crisis in Canada: Addiction explosion means drug users are being turned away by police, hospitals

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:49:00 EST

Manitoba is in the grip of a methamphetamine crisis that officials are struggling to contain.

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Scientists thrilled as woman finds 14 worms in her eye

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:40:30 EST

Creepy worms don't often prompt enthusiasm, but scientists are fascinated by a rare and unusual case that is the first of its kind.

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'Thoughts and prayers a grossly inadequate response' in wake of Florida school shooting

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:59:30 EST

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the 18th school shooting in the U.S. this year — one journalist says that America must address its 'self-inflicted cancer of gun violence.'

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Full Episode for February 15, 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:34:00 EST

From the latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting; to how a new legal framework enshrining Indigenous rights in Canada fits into reconciliation; to the escalating crystal meth use in Winnipeg destroying lives and communities; to a woman who had an eye worm — a medical first ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.

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Hitler in L.A.: How private spies foiled a Nazi Hollywood takeover

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:19:00 EST

Murder plots, secret spies, and big sums of money. In his new book, professor Steven J. Ross tells the unbelievable story of how Nazis intent on affecting America culture almost co-opted Hollywood.

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Full Episode for February 14, 2018 - The Current

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:59:30 EST

From security concerns prompting a government national review before the sale of Canadian company, Aecon to a Chinese state-owned firm; to how far the human body and mind can go in elite athletic performance; to author Steven Ross on Hollywood's secret undercover war against Nazi Terror on U.S. soil ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.

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Retired at 50: How five-time Olympian David Ford pushed the limits in sport

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:16:30 EST

A new study suggests performance has peaked in professional sport. But one of Canada's top whitewater kayakers, David Ford testifies otherwise.

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'We don't need to be paranoid': Security concerns over Aecon deal unwarranted, says expert

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:49:00 EST

Should Canada assume the worst about the takeover of Canadian construction company, Aecon by a Chinese state firm? Wenran Jiang argues security concerns are overblown.

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Death of Iranian-Canadian professor was not suicide, says Evin prison survivor

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:19:30 EST

Survivor of notorious Evin prison Homa Hoodfar does not believe the claims by Iranian authorities that the death of Kavous Seyed-Emami was by suicide. The families request for an autopsy has been denied.

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Canadian aid agencies say Oxfam's sex scandal symptomatic of sector-wide abuse

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:41:30 EST

In the wake of the allegations of sexual abuse in Haiti, humanitarians say the industry lacks the necessary oversight needed to stop predators from bouncing between agencies.

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How NAFTA helped an American company sue Canada — and won

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:06:00 EST

An American concrete company Bilcon successfully sued Canada for rejecting its plans to build a giant basalt quarry in a small Nova Scotia fishing community.

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Full Episode for February 13, 2018 - The Current

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:36:00 EST

From calls for Canada to condemn the death of a Canadian-Iranian dual citizen in Iran's notorious Evin prison; to how American companies are using NAFTA to sue the Canadian government and why they are winning; to allegations of sexual exploitation by members of Oxfam in Haiti prompting a heated debate over humanitarian aid funding ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.

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Benjamin Netanyahu's 'projection of strength secures the support of young Israelis'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:33:30 EST

The majority of young Israelis support Benjamin Netanyahu because of his projection of strength to the outside world, says Asaf Romirowsky.

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Convicted pot offenders need special access to the legal weed market: sociologist

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:51:00 EST

Should people with pot convictions in their past have special access to the burgeoning legal market? Sociologist Akwasi Owusu-Bempah thinks it's important to take this step.

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Fallout from Gerald Stanley verdict could have been avoided, says lawyer

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:33:00 EST

A 2013 report highlighted the 'crisis' of Indigenous under-representation in the justice system, but its recommendations have not been acted on, says a criminal lawyer.

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Kremlin opponent, poisoned twice, vows to keep on fighting

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:24:30 EST

Vladimir Kara-Murza has been close to death twice in recent years, following poisonings that he blames on the Russian domestic security service. The democracy advocate is adamant that he won't be intimidated.

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Full Episode for February 12, 2018 - The Current

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:30:00 EST

From a call to alter the jury process selection as the Gerald Stanley verdict divides farmers and Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan; to the man who says he has survived two poisoning attempts from the Kremlin; to calls for an amnesty of pot convictions because they bar people from the burgeoning legal marijuana industry ... This is The Current.

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As terminations rise, will Gerber's Down syndrome 'spokesbaby' change attitudes?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:57:00 EST

Gerber has chosen Lucas Warren, a one-year-old with Down syndrome, as its 'spokesbaby' of the year. Will his cute grin lead to greater visibility for the Down syndrome community, even as early-pregnancy screening means that more and more people are choosing to terminate?

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The genome puzzle: Mapping DNA has gotten cheaper, but do we know how to use the data?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:44:30 EST

Sequencing the human genome has gone from costing billions to being something that the average person can order online. But a Canadian project has highlighted issues with interpreting the data.

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Gay at the Games: How Canada is hosting Pride House, a safe space for LGBT athletes at the Olympics

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:37:30 EST

After local fundraisers failed to raise enough to create a Pride House at the Winter Games, Canada has stepped in to save the day — but LGBT athletes still face difficulties in the sporting world.

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Introducing Someone Knows Something Season 4

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:13:30 EST

SKS host David Ridgen continues the work he started 9 years ago, investigating the murder of Wayne Greavette. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. For more information visit

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Full Episode for February 9, 2018 - The Current

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:56:00 EST

From how Canada has stepped up to create inclusive spaces for LGBT athletes at the Winter Olympics; to why the complexities of gene mapping are putting a dampener on its potential for health care; to how the celebration of the new Down Syndrome Gerber baby comes with mixed messages ... This is The Current with David Cochrane.

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'Stop caricaturing us': Why removing Chief Wahoo as Cleveland Indian mascot matters

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:52:00 EST

After decades of protests from Indigenous Americans, the Cleveland Indians has agreed to remove Chief Wahoo as a mascot from its uniforms. Many are asking: what took so long?

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Is Canada one country or 13? Trudeau must end the Alberta-B.C. pipeline fight, says business leader

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:44:00 EST

The trade war between Alberta and B.C. is sending a harmful message to investors overseas, says the CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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Black Panther puts black lives on screen: How an African superhero is turning a fantasy into reality

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:16:30 EST

The release of Black Panther is being seen as a watershed moment for black representation in popular culture, and is capturing the global imagination.

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Full Episode for February 8, 2018 - The Current

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:42:00 EST

From the war of the rosés as Alberta bans B.C. wine over their pipeline feud; to the release of Black Panther and a watershed moment for black representation in popular culture; to why removing Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo caricature is necessary for the Indigenous community ... This is The Current

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Full Episode for February 7, 2018 - The Current

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:33:00 EST

From speaking to young Palestinians and Israelis about their future and the conflict they're inheriting, then calls for Canada to launch a major rocket program as SpaceX and other international players steam ahead, and why mixed doubles curling is suddenly gaining traction ... This is The Current.

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Failure to launch: Canada's lack of a rocket program leaves us grounded, say experts

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:39:00 EST

The latest launch from SpaceX has highlighted Canada's lack of a rocket launch program. If the world is ready to look to the stars again, are we about to be left behind?

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A generation born into conflict: Young Israelis and Palestinians speak about the path to peace

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:11:30 EST

We spoke to four young people from across dividing lines about their hopes for the future.

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Half the players, twice the fun? Mixed doubles curling debuts at Winter Games & Canada seeks the gold

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:39:30 EST

Canada's curling duo Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris take on this faster and more exciting variation of a favorite Canadian sport.

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ISIS on your doorstep: Meet Mosul Eye, the man who defied the terrorists to save his city

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:17:30 EST

Omar Mohammed spent two years living under ISIS in Mosul, documenting their atrocities so that he could preserve the true history of the city he loved.

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People with disabilities have a right to live in the community, not institutions, argues lawyer

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:25:00 EST

A human rights case that starts this week argues forcing people with disabilities to live in institutions — and denying them homes within the community — is a violation of charter rights.

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A crash or a correction? What stock market turbulence means for your money

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:39:00 EST

A turbulent spell on the markets has economists and investors wondering if we're heading into a major crash, or if this is just a much-needed correction.

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Full Episode for February 6, 2018 - The Current

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:47:00 EST

From the record stock market tumble that has investors worldwide questioning where the volatility is heading; to Mosul Eye, now revealed as Omar Mohammed, the blogger chronicling life under ISIS, deep inside the so-called caliphate; to how a human rights case in Nova Scotia is breaking new ground fighting the institutionalization of people with mental disabilities ... This is The Current.

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Should boiling lobsters alive be banned? Experts disagree on whether crustaceans can feel pain

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:52:00 EST

As Switzerland bans boiling lobsters live, is it time to show these creatures we care about their feelings — even if many scientists argue they don't have any?

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Full Episode for February 5, 2018 - The Current

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:08:00 EST

From a brewing trade war between Alberta and B.C. as Trudeau approves pushing the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion; to the roiling debate over if lobsters feel pain and if we should reconsider cooking them alive; to a literary prize that honours the best thriller in which no female character is sexually exploited, raped or murdered ... This is The Current.

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Now is not the time for silence on violence against women, say crime novelists

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:36:30 EST

Some writers say that violence is a reality, and fiction provides a safe space to address it.

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As Alberta and B.C. go to war over Kinder Morgan oil pipeline, politicians are worried about jobs — their own

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:36:00 EST

A trade war could erupt between Alberta and B.C. if a row over the Kinder Morgan pipeline is not resolved, but politicians on all sides, including the prime minister, have a lot to lose.

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Full Episode for February 2, 2018 - The Current

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:28:00 EST

From how the political undertones in this year's Super Bowl are playing out on the field and with fans; to safety and regulation concerns with edible cannabis as Canada approaches legalizing pot; to the accommodation for support animals as an emerging human rights issue ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

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How dogs, ducks and horses end up as emotional support animals — and allowed on planes

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:40:30 EST

Peacocks as support animals? Hazy rules and laws as to what constitutes an emotional support animal have created a complicated situation — and rife for abuse.

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Cooking with cannabis: How can we educate about edibles to avoid a kitchen nightmare?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:18:00 EST

There is a lack of education about edible cannabis, which experts say the government must address before legalization takes effect.

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Super Bowl politics: Two teams line up on different sides of a divided nation

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:15:00 EST

Football fans wait anxiously for their holiday to begin this Sunday as the Super Bowl game pits last year's winners, New England Patriots against the underdog Philadelphia Eagles. And the field is brimming with politics.

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Trump is leading us into nuclear war, says Daniel Ellsberg (and he should know, he used to plan them)

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:57:30 EST

We're living in the shadow of a Doomsday Machine, says famous whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. From the Cuban Missile crisis to President Trump and North Korea, his career in nuclear development puts him in a unique position to dissect the current crisis.

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Due process is for the courts, not for #MeToo, argues lawyer

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:47:30 EST

Criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt argues that due process is a concern for the courts — when someone is charged with an offence — but should not be what sets the bar outside of the legal system.

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Full Episode for February 1, 2018 — The Current

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:07:30 EST

From the juxtaposition of what is legal and what is moral in the #MeToo movement; to Daniel Ellsberg's vast experience of nuclear weapons and the Doomsday machine that he says threatens us all; to The Current on the road with a series of town halls that examines the most pressing issues of race in Canada ... This is The Current.

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Iranian women risk arrest as they remove their veils for #WhiteWednesdays

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:53:00 EST

As the economic protests in Iran fizzle out, a new form of resistance is gaining momentum: women who are defying the compulsory wearing of the veil. Social media movements are both encouraging and documenting their acts of defiance.

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Full Episode for January 31, 2018 - The Current

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:44:30 EST

From White Wednesdays creator Masih Alinejad on Iranian women risking arrest to protest compulsory hijab; to how people on the West Coast are adapting to a tsunami threat; to a proposed law that would make it illegal to say Poland was involved with Nazi atrocities against Jews ... This is The Current.

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'Polish death camps': Outlawing phrase will protect Poland's good name, says minister

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:22:30 EST

A proposed law wants to set the record straight and make it illegal to blame Poland for Nazi atrocities committed on its soil during the Second World War. But critics say the bill is whitewashing Holocaust history.

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Avoiding the 'human liquidizer': Getting ready for a tsunami strike on the West Coast

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:29:00 EST

From earthquakes to tsunamis, people along the west coast are going to extreme lengths to prepare for 'the big one.'

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Full Episode for January 30, 2018 - The Current

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:55:30 EST

From Toronto Police identifying Bruce McArthur as an alleged serial killer and the LGBTQ community saying their concerns raised were ignored; to author David Patrikarakos navigating the weaponization of social media and what it means for future conflicts; to a look at why violence is spiking in Afghanistan .. This is The Current.

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Toronto's 'serial killer': Was police denial a strategic move to catch the alleged murderer?

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:51:00 EST

Bruce McArthur has been charged with the murders of five men from marginalized groups and the LGBT community. Did Toronto police do enough to join the dots, or was their denial of a serial killer in the city a strategic move?

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Could a tweet start a war? How smartphones and social media changed the world of war

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:44:00 EST

Author David Patrikarakos dissects the weaponization of social media in the age of modern war.

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'Chaos benefits the Taliban': Why the war in Afghanistan is getting worse

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:03:00 EST

A series of recent terror attacks in Kabul underline how precarious life remains for those in Afghanistan. But what has triggered this spike in violence?

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Saskatchewan on trial: Race relations under spotlight as death of Colten Boushie reaches court

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:47:30 EST

Farmer Gerald Stanley is charged with second-degree murder over the death of 22-year-old Indigenous man Colten Boushie.

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Should Canada scrap military deals with Saudi Arabia over war in Yemen?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:14:00 EST

After Germany announced it will stop providing arms to Saudi Arabia and other countries involved in the war in Yemen, Canada is under mounting pressure to do the same.

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Paralyzed survivor of Quebec mosque attack is still fighting to find peace

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:55:00 EST

On the anniversary of the attack on a mosque in Quebec, one of the survivors, Aymen Derbali, is still putting his life back together.

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Full Episode for January 29, 2018 - The Current

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:17:00 EST

From the story of Aymen Derbali who was shot seven times in the Quebec City mosque attack that happened a year ago today and what his recovery has been like; to the trial of Gerald Stanley, accused of murdering a young Indigenous man in Saskatchewan; to exploring the argument that Canada should stop arming Saudi Arabia out of principle ... This is The Current.

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Breaking up the Old Boys club: #MeToo is encouraging women to run for office

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:51:00 EST

In the United States, women have reacted to the election of President Donald Trump by running for office in record numbers.

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Propositioned, groped, assaulted in the lobby: Staffers reveal culture of harassment in politics

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:18:00 EST

Three former political staffers say Parliament Hill is rife with a culture of harassment.

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Beet juice and cheese brine: what cities are spreading on streets to replace corrosive road salt

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:53:30 EST

Scientists are calling on Canadian cities to stop using road salt because it's toxic to the environment and causes billions of dollars of damage to infrastructure and cars.

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Full Episode for January 26, 2018 - The Current

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:22:00 EST

From women in politics revealing sexual misconduct on parliament hill is an open secret; to more women running for office than ever before in the age of Trump; to unorthodox alternatives to salt showing up on North American roads ... This is The Current.

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A special edition of The Current | In Care and In Crisis: Canada's Indigenous Child Welfare Emergency

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:53:30 EST

The Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott has called the emergency gripping Canada's child welfare system, "a humanitarian crisis." Today The Current dedicates the entire program to this issue speaking with the Minister, Indigenous parents, community members and young adults who were formerly in care - an important voice in this conversation.

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The Millennium Scoop: Indigenous youth say care system repeats horrors of the past

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:31:00 EST

Three young people who spent time in the care system speak about their experiences, and the responsibility they feel to help future generations.

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'I felt like my heart was ripped out': Indigenous mother under 'birth alert' fears she will lose second child

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:08:00 EST

A 20-year-old woman is seven months pregnant and homeless. She is terrified that her unborn daughter will be taken away under the "birth alert" system.

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Solving the puzzle: Indigenous groups offer solutions to foster care crisis

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 15:11:30 EST

An innovative approach piloted by the Yukon government this month aims to keep foster children living in the same home as their biological parents. It's solutions like this one that may be on the table in Ottawa at an emergency meeting to address problems in Canada's child welfare system.

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We must disrupt the foster care system and remove perverse incentives, says Minister Jane Philpott

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:08:00 EST

A two-day emergency meeting in Ottawa begins today, to discuss what the Minister of Indigenous Services has called a “humanitarian crisis.”

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Olympic committee risks trust of athletes and the public over Russian involvement in Winter Games

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:49:30 EST

Athletes and anti-doping advocates are wary of a ban on the Russian team at the Winter Olympics, with some saying it's not strict enough.

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Could the wealth gap be closed by giving babies $50,000? Some economists think so

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:54:00 EST

The proposal, called baby bonds, suggests giving every child born in America a lump sum payment up to $50,000. The money would have to be spent on "wealth building actions" like going to university, starting a business or buying a home.

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Full Episode for January 24, 2018 - The Current

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:25:00 EST

From new frontlines opening up in Syria as Turkey joins the fight against Syrian Kurds; to officials and athletes saying the International Olympic Committee has gone too far in allowing Russian athletes back in the games; to a proposal that could be the answer to wealth inequality - baby bonds ... This is The Current.

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Will Turkish airstrikes reignite war in Syria?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:31:00 EST

A U.S. commitment not to withdraw from Syria could have prompted Turkish aggression against Syrian Kurds.

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David Frum was once 'Trump-curious', but now says his presidency is like America's gum disease

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:27:00 EST

In a wide-ranging conversation, David Frum tells The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti that he believes U.S. democracy is being slowly undermined, and that those installed to keep Trump's power in check have become his greatest enablers.

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Why more people aren't talking about the Asian oil spill as big as Paris

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:44:00 EST

It's an oil spill the size of Paris. But only now is the world's attention catching up with the vast scale of the disaster in the East China Sea — the largest tanker spill in decades.

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'Point of no return': Cape Town projected to run out of water by April

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:42:30 EST

Cape Town's mayor has been issuing dire warnings to citizens for months to keep the amount of water they use to less than 87 litres per person per day. The city is predicted to run out of water on April 21.

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Full Episode for January 23, 2018 - The Current

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:25:00 EST

From the consequences of an Iranian oil tanker spill in the East China Sea; to longtime Republican David Frum on how American democracy is under threat from the Trump administration; to inside Cape Town's water crisis and what it means for the rest of the world ... This is The Current.

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Jan 22 | Bangladesh postpones plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:11:30 EST

The repatriation deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh has been delayed, raising questions about what the safety of those Rohingya that do eventually go back.

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Jan 22 | 'We Matter': Indigenous youth raise their voices in the fight against suicide

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:11:00 EST

In the first national conference involving youth leaders, politicians and social media to address the epidemic of aboriginal youth suicide — young people call for hope.

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Full Episode for January 22, 2018 - The Current

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:06:30 EST

From the highs and lows of a year covering Trump, then Indigenous youth talk suicide prevention, and the risks facing returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar ... This is The Current.

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Jan 19 | 'He could have been stopped in 1997': Survivor of Larry Nassar's alleged sex abuse says victims were ignored

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:14:30 EST

Dozens of women have been delivering victim impact statements at the trial of former U.S. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, but one woman says repeated opportunities to stop him were missed.

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Jan 19 | Using willpower to reach your New Year's resolutions? Don't, says psychologist

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:30:00 EST

New research shows willpower doesn’t work to change habits. All the more shocking — psychologist David DeSteno says the “social emotions” of gratitude, compassion and pride are the trick to big change.

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Jan 19 | 'Mommy Wildest': Female-led animal families smash the patriarchy

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:28:30 EST

A new documentary turns our idea of who rules in the animal kingdom on its head, revealing animals like lions, elephants and baboons live in powerful matriarchies.

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Full Episode for January 19, 2018 - The Current

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:25:30 EST

From a Canadian perspective on sexual abuse in Olympic gymnastics, to females ruling the animal kingdom, and the surprising new research that can help you keep those New Years resolutions... This is The Current.

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Full Episode for January 18, 2018 - The Current

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:23:30 EST

From medicinal marijuana users who say the cannabis that helped for a while made them sick; to a documentary chronicling a Montreal mother's quest to get her daughter out of the clutches of ISIS; to what the joint Korean Olympic team means for peace ... This is The Current.

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One mother's mission to save her daughter from life as an ISIS bride

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:56:00 EST

In 2014, a 19-year-old woman, born and raised in Montreal, left her entire life behind one day to join ISIS in Syria. Her mother embarked on a perilous mission to bring her home.

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