Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTMeet Friday host Nam Kiwanuka. As someone who escaped Uganda and lived in a refugee camp as a child before coming to Canada, she tells The Current how she connects to today's refugees.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTCall centre employees hear death threats, sexually explicit and racist comments on the job regularly. And a new campaign is urging them to Hang Up On Abuse.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTKevin and Julia Garratt called China home for 30 years. But two years ago, the Canadian couple were arrested, thrown in jail, and accused of spying. Now back in Canada, Kevin and Julia Garratt are ready to share their story.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom the story of Kevin and Julia Garratt accused of being spies in China and imprisoned, to a new campaign targeting the abuse of call centre workers, to finding out more about Friday host Nam Kiwanuka ... This is The Current.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTTo end The Current's public forum in Winnipeg talking about MMIW cases, we heard from families in the audience about their struggles with access to support from the police and community in their desperate search for their loved ones.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTCommunities in Winnipeg are not just looking to police to improve safety. The Current hears from the founder of the Bear Clan Patrol, a volunteer-run program that patrols the streets of the North End.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTChief Danny Smyth of the Winnipeg Police Services and NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine speak about the broken relationship between MMIW families and police. This is part two of The Current's Winnipeg public forum on MMIW cases.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTGrand Chief Sheila North Wilson created the hashtag #MMIW to amplify the grassroots activism being done on the issue to a national level.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe Current's Winnipeg public forum exploring how police respond to MMIW cases hears from Bernadette Smith, who says police failed to properly investigate her sister's disappearance in 2008 because she's female, Aboriginal, had an addiction and a record.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTA special edition of The Current comes to you from Winnipeg with a public forum in front of a live audience focusing on the relationship between families of murdered, missing and Indigenous women, the police and justice system.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe Current heads on a road trip along the route of Kinder Morgan's newly-approved pipeline expansion to gauge support for it in communities along the way.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTProtesters at Standing Rock are celebrating a fragile victory. But a woman protesting for three months says the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline isn't over until it's over.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTThere's a video of a fatal shooting that shows the murderer, two witnesses and a getaway car. But six years on, the police are still looking for the killer. The CBC's Dave Ridgen shares the cold case investigation on the death of Emad Rozik.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom a cold case investigation and the family of Emad Rozik waiting for justice, to Standing Rock protesters celebrating a fragile victory, to visiting communities along Kinder Morgan's newly-approved pipeline expansion ... This is The Current.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe Daily Show host Trevor Noah's book Born A Crime talks about growing up in apartheid South Africa when the relationship between his black mother and white father was illegal.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTResearchers say pure MDMA — not the stuff on the street — has the potential to change the brain and create conditions that allow psychotherapy. Ed Thompson who suffers from PTSD says MDMA treatment saved his life.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom Daily Show host Trevor Noah on growing up mixed race and poor in South Africa, to how MDMA — a prescription drug — helped a former firefighter with PTSD to regain control of his life ... This is The Current.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFear of Trump Presidency has the Internet Archive moving to Canada.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTWith declining global demand for oil, author Jeff Rubin says the pipeline expansion will not be the economic salvation for Alberta.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe Ktunaxa First Nation contests their constitutional rights to religious freedom are being violated by a proposed ski resort.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom the Internet Archive coming to Canada, to the Supreme Court case testing Indigenous claims to religious freedom, to the elderly women still fighting to get the Japanese government to apologize for abuse they suffered in WWII... This is The Current.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTNFB documentary "The Apology" chronicles the lives of 3 "comfort women" in their 80s who are part of an international petition to get the Japanese government to recognize the abuse they suffered, before it's too late.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTPsychological evaluations that determine whether Texas inmates get sent to death row are based on the 1937 book, Of Mice and Men. Critics say it's high time that changed.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTShould that sizzle in your steak get a little more expensive? A new study suggests on a tax on meat could save the environment.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFor weeks, protesters have been in the streets demanding the disgraced president to step down. But the political scandal has also become a flash point for broad public discontent.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom South Koreans protesting for President Park Geun-hye's resignation, to whether a tax on meat could save the environment, to how Of Mice and Men is playing a role in death penalty decisions in Texas ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTCancer is complicated and it's personal, but a leading cancer researcher says those are also the keys to a cure. Dr. Pier Paolo Pandolfi shares insights from the forefront of a new approach to studying human cancers.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThey help us see, they calm us down and they can catch dangerous blood-sugar levels by scent alone. Service animals do life-changing work for humans every day. But who's looking out for them?
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThere's anger and elation over Justin Trudeau's approval of two major new oil pipelines — Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline and Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. Environmentalists are seeing red. The Current looks at all sides of the debate.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom celebration and anger as Justin Trudeau approves pipelines, to a doctor who says we're on the cusp of finding breakthroughs in cancer, to protecting the rights of working animals ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTYou can make it with a cow, a yak, an ox, a sheep, or even a reindeer. It's industrial. It's artisanal, and probably in your fridge. Food writer Elaine Khosrova pays tribute to the rich history of butter.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTNight hunting is supposed to end fatally for animals. But it's not supposed to kill livestock — and especially not people. In Manitoba, there are concerns hunting at night is becoming too dangerous.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAs Cuba marks the death of Fidel Castro, journalist James Kirchick looks back on his record on gay rights, from the round-ups of the 60s to the laws that still haven't changed.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTSocial entrepreneur Shaun Loney believes you need to find the problem solvers, not the problems. He shares his practical vision to address issues communities face, transforming lives along the way.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom a social entrepreneur tackling issues with an army of problem solvers, to a look at Fidel Castro's history of violence towards the LGBT community, to paying tribute to butter ... This is The Current.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe U.S. electoral college is under scrutiny for a past that critics say was informed by slave-owning policy makers and for a present that has many asking why with a popular vote that is.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe Canadian startup scene is heating up. Meet three people whose startups are sending seismic signals into industries as diverse as construction, health care and financial services.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe Syrian military has announced it has taken control of two more districts in rebel-held Eastern Aleppo. The CBC's Margaret Evans shares her observations on the many sides of a once-vibrant city ripped apart by an unending conflict.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom a view of a deeply divided Aleppo, to the world of Canadian startups, to reforming the U.S. electoral college and Canada's first-past-the-post system ... This is The Current.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTLegalized marijuana is on its way next year. And one of the big questions looming is what it will mean for Canadian teens. A CBC investigation looks into the potency of today's pot.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTDuring the U.S. presidential election campaign, he called for a ban on Muslims from entering the country. So why are some in the Arab world welcoming the election of Trump?
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTTalking to aliens is not a just strictly theoretical, sci-fi question for the movies. Humans are actively trying to make contact with any intelligent life in the universe today.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom exploring how to speak the language of aliens, to why some in the Arab world are welcoming the election of Trump, to a CBC investigation into the potency of today`s pot ... This is The Current with Duncan McCue.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTRussian journalist Masha Gessen has lived in Vladimir Putin's Russia, chronicled his governing style, and profiled the man himself. When she looks at U.S. president-elect Trump, she sees a very similar, autocratic leader in the making.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTWhat's in a name? Everything. Your identity. Your sense of self. It sets you apart. It helps you belong. In a society where names come in many languages, from different origins of race, culture, and geography, it's possible to be wounded over a name.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTCanada's decision to purchase 18 hornet fighter jets without proper tendering has some experts up in arms over what they say perpetuates the culture of waste and non-transparency.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom Canada's plan to purchase Super Hornet jets as a CF-18 replacement, to why getting a person's name right matters post-Trump win, to Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen's fear that Trump may emulate Putin in office ... This is The Current
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom Trump's rocky relationship with the media, to life for the families of cold case victims, to the Lawren Harris painting inspiring global appreciation for Canadian art and culture... This is the Current.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTWith the failure of hard-hitting investigative reporting to sway voters on election day, and continued hostility from the president-elect, do journalists need to revise their approach in covering Trump?
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe auction of Lawren Harris' "Mountain Forms" is projected to go for as much as ten million dollars, and possibly to a U.S. buyer. Are Canadians losing out?
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTNot knowing who perpetrated the crime, family members of victims are haunted by questions including if they should be doing more to solve the case, and whether they are also at risk.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTWhether you're old enough to remember the assassination of JFK, the image that likely comes to mind is from an amateur film shot by Abraham Zapruder. His granddaughter shares the story of how the 486 frames of film still haunts America.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTPhilosopher Peter Singer has never shied away from controversy: he's defended euthanasia for disabled infants, pushed for veganism, and called out the rich for choosing luxury over helping the poor. Today, we explore Singer's thoughts on real world ethics
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTCanada's coal reserves are the fifth largest in the world but within 14 years Ottawa says it wants none of it to be used to make electricity. Industry workers say the cost in jobs will be high but environmentalists say the cost in lives is already high.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom Canada's plan to phase-out coal-powered electricity more quickly, to thinking through ethical taboos with philosopher and bioethicist Peter Singer, to the assassination of JFK and the infamous video shot by Abraham Zapruder ... This is The Current.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTWhen migrants making the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean radio for help, Commander Massimo Tozzi would answer the call. The former captain of an Italian military ship shares his experience rescuing desperate refugees wanting to start a new life.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTJulia Child was the first television celebrity chef and one who broke all the rules. The Current looks back on the life of the American who mastered French cuisine and how the star in her 60s changed the way we eat and how we think about food.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTTwo decades ago, Camilla Gibb had set herself up for what she thought would be her dream job in academia — only to realize the realities of the ivory tower didn't sit right with her. Then a man she barely knew gave her a gift that would change her life.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAccording to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canadian special forces are in Iraq to train and "empower" against ISIS, but it's not playing out that way. CBC's Murray Brewster, embedded with the troops, says he saw them doing much more than that.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom a sense of Canada's mission in Iraq from Murray Brewster who was embedded with Canadian forces last week, to the first ever celebrity chef Julia Child, to Commander Massimo Tozzi who helped save countless migrants ... This is The Current.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFour 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 because of what she learned along the way to recovery.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTA mother is causing controversy with a Supreme Court petition objecting to her children participating in a cleansing ceremony at school, citing religious freedom. The school district maintains the ritual is cultural and plans to continue the practice.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTHow will progressive world leaders advance liberal values in a world where Donald Trump is president?
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTKwame Anthony Appiah says race and nationality are social constructs, yet essentialist myths surrounding these concepts are being used in politics to cause deadly divisions.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom a big picture philosophical look at the misconceptions around identity and race, to what diplomacy looks like in the age of Trump, to a Supreme Court lawsuit blurring the lines between religious and cultural practices... This is The Current.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThere's fiction. And then there's fact. But these days it seems there's a narrowing line between the two. So what's the perfect word to describe that? Oxford Dictionaries thinks the term deserves to be called the word of the year.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThose viral, fake news stories may have had a bigger impact on the U.S. presidential election then many people realize, according to MIT's Sherry Turkle. She says internet and digital technology play a big role in political discourse and in real life.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom Brexit, to Trump, to some countries leaving the International Criminal Court. Are we entering a new, post co-operative world? The Current looks at the increased appetite for countries to "go it alone" and increased protectionism around the world.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTIn 2012, RCMP boss Bob Paulson was adamant his officers who broke the rules — or the law — would face serious consequences. Four years on, a CBC News investigation looking at RCMP officer infractions is raising questions about how punishment is doled out.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom how the RCMP is tracking officers' misconduct and discipline, to the post-cooperative world where more countries seem to want to go it alone, to why post-truth was Oxford dictionary's word of the year .... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAna Maria Gordon watches the plight of Syrian refugee children with a deep understanding. She was four-years-old on the MS St. Louis ship that carried Jews across the Atlantic looking for refuge only to be turned away and forced into concentration camps.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe police have opened their files to CBC News in an effort to show specific cases where they argue they need enhanced online surveillance and interception abilities. Canada's top cop acknowledges its not an easy ask but says it's necessary.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAmidst multiple reports of racist attacks and expressions of hate, there are concerns that the outcome of the U.S. presidential election there will enable and normalize hate crimes here in Canada — even when every day racism already exists.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom a rise in racist attacks in Canada after a Trump victory, to making the case for increased police powers to get around digital roadblocks, to holocaust survivor Ana Maria Gordon who was also on 'the voyage of the damned' ... This is The Current.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTIn this country using a flush toilet in the privacy of our own home is something we take for granted. But in South Africa, people are fighting for safe, private toilets after a woman was murdered on her way to use a public bathroom.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTNow that Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon has been appointed, critics are concerned the alt-right media mogul behind Breitbart News will promote populist ideals in the White House. Journalist Josh Green gives us a profile on Bannon.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTBestselling Italian author Elena Ferrante's work is adored by millions around the world. The Current speaks to Ann Goldstein, the woman tasked with translating the words into English and tells us why the mysterious storyteller revels in her anonymity.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe Obama White House created guidelines to control targeted killings and drone strikes but they are not enforceable and not open to judicial review. The Current looks at how Obama's anti-terror track record feeds into Trump's anti-terror Inheritance.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom lawyer Jameel Jaffer on U.S. drone warfare needing more oversight, to Ann Goldstein on the imprecise art of translation, to the fight for safe, private toilets in South Africa ... This is The Current.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom what to expect in a Trump presidency by looking at populist leaders, to an antidote that can bring those who overdose from fentanyl back from the brink of death, to author Tim Wu who says our attention is the biggest commodity... This is The Current.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTWhat used to be a straight-up scrimmage for advertising attention has evolved into clever, cyber seduction to harvest our attention and sell it. Author Tim Wu argues we're having so much fun online, we don't even realize that we have become the product.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom long-time addicts to teens experimenting for the first time, fentanyl is not discriminating in who it kills. The Current looks into how an antidote drug that counters a fentanyl overdose is taking a toll on patients and front-line health workers.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTPopulist leaders like Italy's Silvio Berlusconi and the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte may shed some light on what to expect in a Trump presidency. As the U.S. president-elect works on transition, The Current looks at the record of populist leaders.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom Americans mobilizing out of concern over Trump's policies, to the first time women were allowed to vote and run for office in Saudi Arabia in 2015, to how a Trump win effects Canada's climate change strategy ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTIf president-elect Donald Trump doesn't believe the science, how do you combat climate change? The Current looks into the new reality of environment protection and how it will factor in Canada's big decisions— from pipelines to carbon taxes.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe year was 2015 — the first time women were allowed to vote and run for office in Saudi Arabia. Now a New York Times documentary "Ladies First" gives a rare look into the differing views that exist within the ultra-conservative nation on women's rights.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTWith inauguration day approaching and Donald Trump set to lead as the next U.S. president, many Americans are mobilizing to fight and protect the gains made during the Obama years — from immigration, to abortion, to the environment and Obamacare.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTMany Americans — both celebrities and everyday citizens — have vowed to move to Canada if Donald Trump won the election. But how many really will now that the Trump White House is imminent? Duel-citizen Don Sawyer is booking his flight right away.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAmidst the gossip of a new royal romance for Britain's Prince Harry is the story of vile media judgment of an actress living in Toronto. The Current looks into the racism at play in the tabloid criticism of Meghan Markle with writer Afua Hirsch.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom Donald Trump as the ultimate political disruptor changing the the rules of the game, to James Gleick on the history of time travel, to Britain's racism exposed in the reporting of Prince Harry's relationship with Meghan Markle ... This is The Current
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe very possibility of travelling back in time, of second chances and missed opportunities, has captured imaginations for centuries. The pull is strong. Join author James Gleick through an excellent adventure through the space-time continuum.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTHow did Trump do it? By breaking every rule in the book — up-ending the traditional way of doing things. As he prepares to enter the oval office, The Current looks at U.S. president-elect Donald Trump as the ultimate disruptor.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTIt was also a long, drawn-out election night, and a result only Trump's pollsters had predicted. The Current looks at the numbers that indicate Trump supporters cut a wider swath through the American electorate than anticipated. How did this happen?
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTOn the morning after Donald Trump was elected the next U.S., The Current brings you a special edition with analysis about what the election result means for women voters, for best friends divided, for a polarized America, for the world.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThere is an old saying that journalism is the first draft of history. The Current convenes three reporters immersed in one of the ugliest, strangest and dramatic elections, to reflect the morning after Donald Trump was elected as the next U.S. president.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTIf there was one thing that everyone seemed to agree on in this election, it was just how polarizing the race has been. It's something Clinton supporter Ernie Lou and Trump supporter Tod Steward know first hand — testing their friendship with their votes.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTDonald Trump's divisive victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton is the result of a populist campaign. The Current asks what does a Trump presidency mean for women and minorities in the U.S.? And what about the glass ceiling and the rift that remains?
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTFrom summing up the 2016 U.S. election campaign through literature, to how judgment plays into evaluating risk for kids, to the theory of disruptive innovation inspiring countless entrepreneurs ... This is The Current.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTIf politics is a place where the lines between fact and fiction can blur, the U.S. election campaign has left many saying you can't make it up. The Current looks back on this election through the lens of literature from Shakespeare drama to Greek tragedy.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTBack in the '90s Clayton Christensen developed the business theory of "disruptive innovation" and watched as the Blackberry disrupted the laptop and then became disrupted by Apple. Our series The Disruptors looks at the theory that is often misunderstood.