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Full Episode for May 23, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From an eyewitness account of the Ariana Grande concert attack in Manchester, UK., to two Yazidi sisters who survived ISIS captivity, to restaurateur Jen Agg challenging stereotypes in a male-dominated field ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170523_76430.mp3




May 23: Manchester concert eyewitness says explosion was 'loudest noise I've ever heard'

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An eight-year-old was among the 22 young fans dead in the wake of a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170523_99062.mp3




May 23: 'I want my voice to be heard': How two Yazidi sisters escaped ISIS captors

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Two Yazidi sisters, who survived ISIS captivity, now long to return home to Shingal Mountain.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170523_20916.mp3




May 23: 'I don't see myself as a bitch': Jen Agg challenges 'bro culture' in restaurant business

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Jen Agg has restaurants in Toronto and Montreal but her success in a tough business often still comes with a side of judgment — served cold.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170523_16640.mp3




May 23: 'I'm going to be killed': How this Montreal woman survived the Rwandan genocide

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Odile Sanabaso survived the Rwanda massacre, but her personal disruption came from a family friend. She shares her story as part of The Disruptors.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170523_19572.mp3




May 22: Donald Trump acting like a "businessman President" on Middle East trip, says reporter

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Washington Post reporter Callum Borchers says Trump's first foreign trip as head of state is guided by deal making, not human rights.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170522_17662.mp3




May 22: What are the costs of Canada's spike in breakfast sandwich sales?

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Last year, we gobbled up 552 million breakfasts-to-go — a 12 per cent increase since 2013. But what are the effects on national health?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170522_57751.mp3




May 22: Does the government's transgender rights bill threaten female-only spaces?

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A member of the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter says Bill C-16 will erode the advances made to recognize the unique dangers and challenges facing women.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170522_25257.mp3




May 22: ENCORE: Why we think we know everything, a cognitive scientist explains

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Author and cognitive scientist Steven Sloman shares his theory on how humans can know so little yet accomplish so much.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170522_56312.mp3




Full Episode for May 22, 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the increasingly allure of the breakfast sandwich, to those who claim Bill C-16 will infringe on the feminist agenda, and a cognitive scientist explains how humans can accomplish so much, and yet know so little ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170522_31198.mp3




Full Episode for May 19, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the nightmare of waking up during surgery, to the promise of IVG as the future of fertility treatments, to local dog breeds around the world threatened with extinction ... This is The Current with Duncan McCue.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170519_56318.mp3




May 19: 'I went into distress': patient wakes up during surgery

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Patients waking up during surgery reportedly happens during one out of every 1,000 surgeries.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170519_10919.mp3




May 19: Babies from skin cells? New fertility technology raises ethical questions

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Scientists are studying a potential fertility treatment that takes adult human cells and transforms them into eggs and sperm.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170519_37072.mp3




May 19: How a push to revive an ancient dog helps Mongolian farmers

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mongolian Bankhar dogs and Polish lowland sheepdogs are among many local dog breeds around the world threatened with extinction.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170519_10715.mp3




Full Episode for May 18, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Republicans standing by U.S. President Donald Trump during this time of crisis in the White House, to MPs from four different parties on how to reform Canada's parliament, to the politics of pulling down historic statues ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170518_54172.mp3




May 18: Why the Republican Party won't break ranks with President Trump

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

American conservatives say Republican lawmakers defending the president may face a choice of career over country or party over patriotism.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170518_47483.mp3




May 18: How to reform Parliament: 4 MPs from different parties aim to fix democracy

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Four sitting MPs (from four different parties) say Canadians are losing faith in Parliament and share practical ideas on how to fix it.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170518_19051.mp3




May 18: Amid death threats, New Orleans dismantles Civil War statues at night

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

New Orleans is removing statues honouring slave-owning Confederates of the U.S. Civil War. But it's not without controversy.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170518_48470.mp3




Full Episode for May 17, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From concern over the MMIW inquiry failing families of victims, to elderly patients stuck in hospitals due to lack of home care, to the story of Canadian public servant Bob Munro changing lives through soccer ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170517_71604.mp3




May 17: MMIW inquiry failing families, says Native Women's Association

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A national Indigenous women's group gives a failing grade to the MMIW inquiry for lack of communication and respect.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170517_25413.mp3




May 17: 'Kids are going to school because of football': How a Canadian gave Kenyan youth a future

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Canadian civil servant Bob Munro had an idea that has changed everything — a soccer program run by youth in the slums of Nairobi.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170517_48686.mp3




May 17: Elderly patients in hospital need adequate long-term care plans before discharge, say families

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The pressure is so high for hospital beds, some elderly patients say they are being discharged too soon.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170517_48870.mp3




Full Episode for May 16, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the latest on the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack, to former world chess champion Garry Kasparov on exploring machine intelligence, to teenagers addicted to technology ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170516_79288.mp3




May 16: How to defend yourself against ransomware cyberattacks

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The story of the weaponizing of WannaCry ransomware and a wake-up call to companies slow to update IT infrastructure.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170516_91770.mp3




May 16: Defeated by a computer, world chess champion Garry Kasparov embraces artificial intelligence

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In the dawning world of artificial intelligence, who is the pawn and who is the king?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170516_41132.mp3




May 16: When does a teenager's cellphone use become an addiction?

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In the world of smartphones and teenagers, we're asking: Who's in charge?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170516_31031.mp3




Full Episode for May 15, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From writer Hal Niedzviecki responding to the controversy over cultural appropriation, to Prime Minister's message to "rebuild better" after floods across Canada, to the insatiable appetite for technology, texts, and timelines ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170515_25184.mp3




May 15: 'I invoked cultural appropriation in the context of literature and writing only': Hal Niedzviecki

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Writer Hal Niedzviecki regrets using the term "cultural appropriation" in a recent column but says writers shouldn't limit themselves to what they know.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170515_25913.mp3




May 15: Why technology is addictive and what to do about it

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Author Adam Alter explains how technology keeps us hooked and reveals patterns of addiction akin to substance abuse.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170515_18214.mp3




May 15: Why rebuild after flood if it's likely to happen again, asks climatologist

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says we need to 'rebuild better' after the floods but should we rebuild at all?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170515_95008.mp3




Full Episode for May 12, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Venezuela's health emergency, to lingering concerns over the use of OxyContin pain, to how overconfidence doomed Hillary Clinton's run for the U.S. presidency ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170512_62612.mp3




May 12: Recovering addict still concerned after $20M class-action payout over OxyContin

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This month, the makers of OxyContin settled a $20 million class-action lawsuit stemming from how the medication was marketed.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170512_17245.mp3




May 12: 'Our people are dying': Venezuela's health crisis leaves doctors without medicine

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Venezuela's dire economic crisis has led to life-threatening consequences as doctors have no access to medications to treat ill patients.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170512_92931.mp3




May 12: Why did Hillary Clinton lose to Trump? New book looks inside failed campaign

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A Washington journalist with sources deep inside Hillary Clinton's campaign reveals how overconfidence and a flawed candidate doomed her run for the U.S. presidency.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170512_14848.mp3




Full Episode for May 11, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the conversation on climate change likely to change in B.C. politics with the Green Party holding the balance of power, to how emotions are made, to re-introducing Nigerian schoolgirls — kidnapped three years ago — into daily ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170511_17517.mp3




May 11: B.C. Green Party looks to leverage new political power

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How the political conversation on climate change is likely to shift due to the B.C.'s Green Party holding the balance of power.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170511_39221.mp3




May 11: Emotions are not hardwired but learned in our brains, says author

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170511_55432.mp3




May 11: Former Boko Haram captives need help with reintegration, says advocate

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The world chanted "Bring Back Our Girls" when Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. This weekend, 82 of them were released.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170511_39136.mp3




Full Episode for May 10, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From sick leave for parents who are caregivers to critically ill kids, to Ariel Levy's new memoir on love and loss, to the legacy of the Westray mine disaster 25 years later, to Trump's surprise firing of FBI director James Comey ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170510_85351.mp3




May 10: Why did Trump fire FBI director James Comey?

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The White House says the move to fire FBI director James Comey was made to restore public trust in the FBI, but what really led to the firing?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170510_92105.mp3




May 10: Compassionate leave for parents with critically-ill kids seriously flawed, says expert

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In a nation where the government has extended leave for parents of newborns, is there an obligation to support those caring for older children?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170510_22119.mp3




'For 10 minutes I was somebody's mother': Ariel Levy explores life and loss in memoir

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How one night in a hotel room in Mongolia changed everything for journalist Ariel Levy.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170510_58551.mp3




May 10: 'I knew what hell looked like': Westray miner recalls scene of historic disaster

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Westray disaster inspired legislation aimed at holding employers criminally responsible when workers die on the job. But 25 years later, how effective is it?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170510_66517.mp3




Full Episode for May 9, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From critics arguing to change solitary confinement use in prisons, to the controversy bright new LED streetlights have created for some Halifax residents, to Canada's first women's shelter that is still being used today ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170509_88871.mp3




May 9: Federal prisons must find alternatives to solitary confinement, says correctional investigator

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Ontario government has agreed to act on recommendations to alter the use of solitary confinement in prisons. Critics want Ottawa to follow suit.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170509_51382.mp3




May 9: 'It's early morning all night long': Halifax residents revolt over LED street lights

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Bright new LED street lights are causing a fury of complaints in Halifax — waking up residents, ruining ambiance and even causing health risks.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170509_42191.mp3




May 9: Meet one of the pioneers behind Canada's first shelter for abused women

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Domestic abuse was neither discussed nor understood when Interval House opened its doors in 1973. Now the shelter influences other safe houses.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170509_82472.mp3




Full Episode for May 8, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 08 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Emmanuel Macron's victory in France's presidential elections, to a former model speaking out about the dangerous demands for thinness of the fashion industry, to the flying cars of the future ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170508_94472.mp3




May 8: Montreal mayor declares state of emergency amid threat of rising flood waters

Mon, 08 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has declared a state of emergency for his city as volunteers scramble to help deal with the flood crisis.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170508_65850.mp3




May 8: France's future a mystery with Macron as new president-elect

Mon, 08 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The new president-elect of France Emmanuel Macron lands a solid victory introducing a brand new party — and a future that's unclear.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170508_95683.mp3




May 8: Fashion industry drove her into anorexia, says former model

Mon, 08 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

After a year of starving herself for couture catwalks, Victoire Dauxerre was literally a victim of fashion.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170508_89457.mp3




May 8: A future with flying cars is near: 'We are closer than we've ever been'

Mon, 08 May 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.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170508_62041.mp3




Full Episode for May 5, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Canadians in the dark of flood risks and what to do when it happens, to taking stock of the treatment of farm animals on their way to the slaughterhouse, to survivors of polio still suffering the effects ... This is The Current with Nora Young.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170505_11641.mp3




May 5:Canadian homeowners in the dark about flood risks, study suggests

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What Canadians need to know about the risks of living in flood-prone areas.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170505_91531.mp3




May 5: Farm animal transport to slaughterhouses need better rules, says advocate

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Taking stock of the treatment of animals from the farm to the slaughterhouse.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170505_39084.mp3




May 5: How polio still affects survivors decades later

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The challenges of dealing with the aftereffects of polio when the disease has been eradicated for decades.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170505_14302.mp3




May 5: 'I didn't care very much whether I lived or died'

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Toronto emergency physician James Maskalyk who works in Toronto and Addis Ababa shares the moment that not only changed his life — but saved it.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170505_40870.mp3




Full Episode for May 4, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 04 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the impact of the #IamLinda incident on the B.C. election, to Catherine Mayer taking the battle for women's equality to the British ballot box, to decoding the biases and stereotypes in the field of artificial Intelligence ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170504_12373.mp3




May 4: Handshake plagues B.C. Liberal Christy Clark in last days of election

Thu, 04 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How a meet and greet with voter Linda Higgins has become the handshake that won't let go of B.C. Liberal Christy Clark.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170504_58549.mp3




May 4: Traditional parties sideline women's rights, says Women's Equality Party co-founder

Thu, 04 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A new political party pushing gender parity is part of Britain's election campaign in a quest for a land called Equalia.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170504_21965.mp3




May 4: How not to create a racist, sexist robot

Thu, 04 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Artificial intelligence researchers have spotted prejudice in programming deep learning machines — some say due in part to an industry dominated by white men.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170504_14304.mp3




Full Episode for May 3, 2017- The Current

Wed, 03 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From looking for a real solution to the family doctor shortage in Canada, to the burden of gratitude for refugees in a new homeland, to DaddyOFive father learning a hard legal lesson about parenting and pranking on the internet ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170503_90259.mp3




May 3: Government has to stop looking for cheap way to address doctor shortage, says GP

Wed, 03 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Finding a doctor can be hard in many communities across Canada. In B.C. about 15 per cent of the population doesn't have a family physician.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170503_90736.mp3




May 3: Expecting gratitude from refugees can be toxic, says author

Wed, 03 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How expecting gratitude can turn thankfulness sour for refugees in a new homeland.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170503_47351.mp3




May 3: Where's the line when it comes to prank videos and children?

Wed, 03 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

DaddyOFive father Mike Martin learns a hard legal lesson about parenting and pranking on the internet.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170503_49318.mp3




Full Episode for May 2, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's false claims about his role in the Afghan war, to a fire captain recalling heading into the epic Fort McMurray fire a year ago, to a documentary chronicling citizens fighting ISIS in Raqqa ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170502_46517.mp3




May 2: Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan takes political hit over 'architect' claim in Afghan war

Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s false claims about his role during the Afghan has garnered much reaction and critics are requesting he resign.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170502_69548.mp3




May 2: How a Fort McMurray fire captain helped save the city but lost his home

Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Fire captain Damian Asher recalls fighting the wildfire that threatened to destroy Fort McMurray, a year ago.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170502_97808.mp3




May 2: 'Show the truth': Citizen journalists report on life under ISIS in new film

Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The City of Ghosts documentary chronicles the struggles of citizen journalists in Raqqa through the camera lens as they fight ISIS.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170502_89207.mp3




Full Episode for May 1, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From questioning if Canada should pull out of NAFTA, to Anthony Bourdain with one his culinary heroes Jeremiah Tower, to why a proposed icefield bike pathway through Jasper National Park is meeting resistance ... This is The Current.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170501_34238.mp3




May 1: Should Canada pre-empt the U.S. and pull out of NAFTA?

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The U.S. administration has begun a whole new dialogue around NAFTA. Now many Canadians question if the agreement is worth holding on to.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170501_33090.mp3




May 1: Why Anthony Bourdain wants the world to know about chef Jeremiah Tower

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Ever heard of Jeremiah Tower? Culinary celebrity Anthony Bourdain wants you to know he's the chef responsible for transforming American cuisine.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170501_84406.mp3




May 1: Environmental group rejects proposed bike path through Jasper National Park

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A proposed paved bike path through the Icefields Parkway will have harmful environmental consequences, says Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170501_17909.mp3




May 1: How Lynn Keane's life changed when her son took his own life

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"What we didn't know could have potentially saved our son's life."


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170501_15073.mp3




Full Episode for April 28, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From attorney Ken Feinberg's work documented in film Playing God, to exploring how to prevent violent video sharing, to journalist Peter Edwards on the reign of the Satan's Choice Motorcycle Club ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170428_54886.mp3




April 28: What's life worth? Ken Feinberg on victim compensation

Fri, 28 Apr 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.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170428_95112.mp3




April 28: Meet the godfather of Canada's outlaw biker club, Satan's Choice

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Meet Bernie Guindon, the leader of Satan's Choice Motorcyle Club — an important figure in the history of Canada's biker clubs and culture.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170428_45487.mp3




April 28: Facebook isn't doing enough to control violent posts, says expert

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Violent acts being filmed and posted to social media have many asking whether it's possible to reverse the trend of violent video sharing.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170428_95550.mp3




The Current in Washington: Full Episode for April 27, 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

With the 100 day mark of the Donald Trump U.S. presidency just days away, Anna Maria Tremonti hosts a special edition of The Current from the heart of Washington, D.C.


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April 27: Why this U.S. civil servant runs a rogue Twitter account against Trump

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"We have a president in the United States. We do not have a king. We do not have a dictator."


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April 27: Election forecaster Allan Lichtman predicts Trump impeachment

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Nobody saw the Donald Trump presidency coming — but Allan Lichtman did. And now the historian predicts Trump may well be impeached.


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April 27: How these young Republicans rate Donald Trump's 1st 100 days

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

No other president has kept campaign promises the way Donald Trump has, say young Republicans.


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April 27: Washington journalists share challenges covering 100 days of Trump

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Trump's famously adversarial relationship with the media has created obstacles for reporters covering Trump. So how has the last 100 days been?


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Full Episode for April 26, 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From U.S. tariff's targeting Canada's dairy products and softwood lumber, to a documentary that chronicles living with chronic fatigue syndrome, to the provocative Camille Paglia on men and modern feminism ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.


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April 26: Trump targets Canada's lumber and dairy industry trade

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Trade relations between Canada and the U.S. are heating up with recent tariffs imposed on importing soft lumber into the states. Is the dairy industry next?


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April 26: Unrest director documents debilitating life with chronic fatigue syndrome

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Jennifer Brea was a vigorous woman until she became ill with what's known as chronic fatigue syndrome. She documents life's challenges in the film, Unrest


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April 26: Modern feminism needs to 'stop blaming men,' says Camille Paglia

Wed, 26 Apr 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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Full Episode for April 25, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From persecuted LGBTQ in Chechnya calling for help from countries like Canada, to activist Don MacPherson on legalizing and regulating illicit drugs, to creating a dialogue between a domestic violence survivor and her abuser ... This is The Current.


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April 25: Persecuted LGBTQ in Chechnya need help from Canada, says activist

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Many gay men in Chechnya are attempting to flee the region — and many are calling on Canada, and other countries, to help resettle them.


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

Tue, 25 Apr 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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April 25: 'Has it affected him?' Woman confronts her abuser in documentary 'A Better Man'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

On a hot summer night 22 years ago, Attiya Khan ran through the streets fleeing her ex-boyfriend Steve, who’d been abusing her on a daily basis. Now, years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet and filmed the process.


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Full Episode for April 24, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on growing through grief, to the seismic shift in French politics after the first round of presidential voting, to health columnist André Picard on public health issues in Canada ... This is The Current.


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April 24: How grief can lead to joy: Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg explains Option B

Mon, 24 Apr 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 in her book Option B.


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April 24: 'Fresh face' Macron and Le Pen head to 2nd round of French presidential election

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Current reviews the seismic shift in French politics after the first round of presidential voting leaves the mainstream parties chewing dust.


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April 24: Canadians too accepting of mediocre health care, says André Picard

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Longtime health columnist André Picard tackles the biggest problems plaguing Canada's health-care system, and acknowledges the successes too.


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Full Episode for April 21, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Wendy Walsh being credited for taking down Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, to the responsibility of playwrights in politically volatile times, to a breakdown of the political establishment in France before vote day ... This is The Current with Dave Seglins.


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April 21: 'I had to speak': Wendy Walsh addresses Fox News' Bill O'Reilly allegations

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Following the termination of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, Wendy Walsh — one of the women credited with taking down the controversial host — speaks to The Current.


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April 21: Building the Wall: A theatrical response to the age of Donald Trump

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan on his new play, Building the Wall, and the responsibility of playwrights in politically volatile times.


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April 21: Could it soon be President Le Pen? Dissecting French election frontrunners

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An extremist attack yesterday in Paris has cracked the French presidential election wide open. The Current explores the concerns of voters in the run-up to Sunday's vote.


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April 21: Freedom to practice polygamy in Canada on trial in small B.C. community

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Is the practice of polygamy protected by the Charter's guarantee of religious freedom? A trial in Cranbrook, B.C. is testing this question.


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