Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom would-be asylum seekers in Mexico who have set their sights on Canada, to how history explains why the treadmill can feel like torture, to new Canadian research that could help crack cancer ... This is The Current.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe grasslands that stretch across Alberta through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba used to be monitored and managed by federally-funded cowboys. Now control over Canada's grasslands is shifting with the winds of political change.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT"Islamophobia is real," Liberal MP Iqra Khalid said in the House of Commons as she read a list of racial slurs and threats she received over her motion known as M-103. Critics argue the motion is a threat to free expression.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTTwo moms have forced Canada to re-examine the definition of family and who can be parents. Natasha and Lynda are colleagues, platonic friends, neighbours and legal parents to the same little boy. This is the story of Elaan and his two "mommas."
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the continuing debate on the Liberals' motion M-103 to denounce discrimination and Islamophobia, to the story of redefining legal and cultural ideas about parenthood, to the fight over the future of Canada's grasslands ... This is The Current.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThis plan could not come soon enough, with some forecasters saying the Arctic could be ice-free by 2030.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTDebbie Marshal's new book chronicles the women who fought gender conventions with their coverage of the First World War.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTWith tensions flaring in Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Canada called to extend military resources.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Canadian women war correspondents in WW I, to refreezing the melting arctic, and Canada's obligations to the growing violence in Ukraine... This is The Current.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTVictor Blue shares insight into the motivations of those putting their lives on the line in the fight against ISIS, having spent six weeks with Mosul’s SWAT team.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe death of a Winnipeg bus driver has mobilized public transit drivers who say they face constant threats and danger.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTLeaks are becoming a go-to strategy for analysts alarmed by the new presidency, but to do so is treasonous and all the more dangerous as Trump signals a war on security breaches.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the impact of U.S. intelligence leaks in the age of Trump, to the photojournalist who spent six weeks with Mosul's SWAT team in their fight against ISIS, and Canadian bus drivers call for a national strategy to keep them safe... This Is The Current.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTA local newspaper in Colorado is taking matters into it's own hands after being accused of publishing "fake news." The paper is launching a lawsuit to defend its reputation and its work — as another politician cries fake news.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTNew research published this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests a stronger connection between genetics, biology and addiction — and may provide more clues on how to treat addiction in the future.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTA new survey suggests most Canadians don't trust government, the media and business. The Current looks into what's behind the remarkable change in attitude in the year or so since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe head of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass joins The Current to explain how the end of order and rise of chaos have created a world in disarray.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the rise of chaos in Richard Haass' new book, to a Colorado newspaper suing Sen. Ray Scott over fake news allegations, to an Edelman poll that shows more Canadians distrust their civic institutions ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTSince Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, there's been a spike in sales of custom- designed buildings meant to withstand the fallout from a nuclear bomb. The Current looks into the big money maker in an increasingly anxious world.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTKim Jong-un's leadership of North Korea is raising questions after the murder of his brother this week, the execution of his uncle in 2013, and the recent testing of a nuclear- capable missile.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTMarine mammal biologist Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society says events like the death of 400 whales in New Zealand is happening in smaller numbers along Canada's east coast.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAn Ontario judge has ruled the federal government failed in its duty to protect Indigenous children from harm in what's known as the Sixties Scoop. The Current hears from Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett on what comes next.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Minister Carolyn Bennett on the judgment for plaintiffs in the Sixties Scoop, to raising questions about how to deal North Korea's Kim Jong-un, to how bomb shelter sales are booming after the U.S. election ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAmerican scientists are taking a stand and grabbing protest signs this coming spring to march on Washington — demanding that their government stop playing politics with their research. But not all scientists are behind the demonstration.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTWhat is love? Magic? Chemistry? A sweet mystery? Today The Current explores the definition of love with a Canadian philosophy professor who has probed the question deeply and believes it's time we started looking for answers.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlberta premier Rachel Notley is just one of many female politicians enduring a spike in threats and online abuse. The Current looks at why women in politics are facing more vitriol these days and what can provide an antidote to the poison in the air.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom female politicians speaking out about sexist, violent cyber-bullying they face on the job, to trying to solve the mystery of love, to the politics of non-partisanship in scientists' labs and beyond ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, to the mystery surrounding the mass stranding of whales, to digital security and the post-password era... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTPasswords have become a memory-bending chore. What mix of letters, numbers and symbols will keep the hackers at bay? Word that passwords may soon be discarded entirely for biometrics has us asking about the future of digital security.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTHundreds of pilot whales are lying dead on a beach in New Zealand after one of the biggest mass strandings in the country's history. Today we ask why large groups of whales beach themselves.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTToday is the first real test for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's vow to make things work with U.S. President Donald Trump as the two meet at the White House. Based on Trump's interactions with other world leaders, it's not certain things will go smoothly.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom humour as a weapon, to heroin as a medical treatment, and why Canada should suspend an agreement with the U.S. that acts to keep some refugee claimants out... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTRepublicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, but they can't control Trump's sensitive skin.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTCritics say with President Donald Trump’s policy changes, the U.S. can no longer be assumed a safe place for refugees.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTWith a growing opioid crisis in Canada's cities, Vancouver's medical professionals are trying new ways to tackle addiction.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTGrowing up in South Africa in the 1970s, under apartheid, Derek Newman and his friends used to play a game. Little did he know that game would change his life.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe Canadian government has offered Bombardier an interest-free loan touted as an investment. But critics see it as a bailout, tinged with pragmatic political considerations — and some claim it's an illegal subsidy.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTOne of the world's biggest tobacco companies, Philip Morris has invested heavily in new e-cigarettes — promising a much safer product. But can you trust an industry with such a history of doublespeak and duplicity?
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTIt's been part of the fabric of our lives for more than a century, but what you might not know about rayon is the dangerous process used to make its silky smooth fibres is killing many industry workers.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the Canadian government's interest-free loan of $372.5 million dollars to Bombardier, to big tobacco marketing healthier alternatives to cigarettes, to the surprisingly dangerous world of manufacturing rayon ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAs the risk of famine in Somalia grows more dire and the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is set to close, some Somali-Canadians want the Canadian government to admit more Somali refugees.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTWhat if there were no more "A" students? Some schools in B.C. are already experimenting with going letter-grade free. The Current looks into what goes on the report card instead and what's behind the move.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTParents of a three-year-old girl watched a 15-year-old boy, accused of sexually assaulting their daughter, walk free because proceedings had been delayed for so long it violated his charter rights. The Current's coverage of Canada's trial delays continues
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Somali-Canadians who want the Canadian government to admit more Somali refugees, to a father who says court delays denied his young daughter justice, to ditching letter grades in some B.C. schools .... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTPresident Donald Trump's travel ban may be temporarily lifted but many Canadians are boycotting travel to the U.S. The Current hears from those who say it's a valid way to protest the ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe Current goes inside one of Syria's most notorious prisons — a place where few people leave alive. What are the prospects of holding those responsible for what's happened there — guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity?
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTOntario conservationists are calling for a ban on moose calf hunting because of a dramatic decline in their numbers. The Current hears from both sides of the issue and looks into why this iconic Canadian animal is under threat.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom a call to ban the hunt of moose calves to protect population, to inside Syria's notorious Saydnaya prison, to Canadians who are boycotting travel to the U.S. ... This is The Current with Kelly Crowe.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTIt's been about a month now since Aleppo was returned to regime control. The city in Syria remains divided between East and West.The Current checks in with residents as they struggle to get back normalcy, in a city left in ruins by civil war.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTWith all the uncertainty over U.S. President Trump's travel ban, students and academics are considering alternatives to U.S. universities — providing a great opportunity for a boon for Canadian institutions.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe growing number of trial delays have been creating a black hole in the justice system. Now the Supreme Court of Canada has laid down strict deadlines on how long a trial can take and the courts are struggling to ensure a fair trial for all.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the Supreme Court of Canada's strict deadlines on how long trials can take, to Trump's travel ban as a brain gain for Canadian universities, to Aleppo one month after Syrian government forces regained control ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTIt was a novel set in a dystopian future —the year 1984. But in today's world of fake news and alternative facts, George Orwell's doublethink and newspeak seem more relevant than ever.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFacebook, Apple, Uber Ford and Starbucks are just some of America's biggest corporations united this week in their condemnation president Trump's controversial travel ban. As they speak out, The Current looks at the role of corporate activism.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAs the country mourns the loss of six men killed at a mosque in Quebec City, their deaths cast light on the anti-Muslim sentiment that remains far too pervasive in Canada. A panel of Muslims share their experiences and reflect on the tragedy.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom living as a Muslim in Canada after the Quebec City mosque shooting, to why George Orwell's 1984 is at the top of the bestseller charts, to the role of corporate activism in response to Trump's travel ban ... This is The Current with Nora Young.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAfter the shock of Sunday's mosque shooting in Quebec City, people in the province are taking stock of the often inflammatory language in Quebec politics and media, and the climate it creates. The Current examines mea culpas.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAfter a trip to the Philippines to report on a devastating typhoon, longtime CBC correspondent Curt Petrovich couldn't shake the tragic scenes from his mind. He shares his experience with PTSD in a new CBC documentary.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTConservative commentator David Frum shares his grim vision of America under Trump. He says democracy could be giving way to autocracy — and what can make it possible is citizen indifference.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the erosion of democracy and the makings of autocracy with Trump's presidency, to taking stock of inflammatory rhetoric in Quebec media and politics after the recent mosque shooting, to a reporter's struggle with PTSD ... This is The Current.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTAs part of The Current's public forum in Vancouver, the audience weighs in with their stories involving murdered and missing Indigenous women — including the roots of violence against Indigenous women and the process of healing and closure.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTWhile it’s important to get the stories of MMIW out through arts and culture made by Indigenous people to battle stereotypes, some artists say it’s at the expense of telling a more thoughtful and nuanced story of the Indigenous experience.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTWhile the mainstream media is finally starting to cover the story of missing and murdered Indigenous women, communicating those stories in a way that's respectful and not re-traumatizing means striking a tricky balance.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe police, the media and the public at large have been accused of ignoring the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. As part of our series, The Current's Vancouver public forum explores how the media and the arts share this story.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTKendall Francois was a serial killer from small town America. Journalist Claudia Rowe began to correspond with him. What started as simply reporting on the story, turned into an obsession that forever changed her life.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTShould our government be reacting and creating policy based on the actions of the Trump administration? How should world leaders — including Canada's — respond to the new president's actions? Our panel of parliamentarians takes up that question.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTCan we connect political words to murderous deeds? We are in a world of political disruption, anger, change, protest and defiance, but how do we process all of this? Law professor Payam Akhavan tells us what we're not seeing.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom McGill law professor Payam Akhavan on the fear of normalizing hate and xenophobia, to if Canada has an obligation to stand up to Trump — both in policies and tone, to a true crime tale of murder and manipulation ... This is The Current.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTDoes the anti-globalization movement, pioneered by the political left, have to redefine their efforts now that protectionist policies have proved so popular with a xenophobic hard-right?
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTTrump’s executive order to ban travel from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya is raising alarm and confusion among people with ties to those countries, while some legal experts say the policy is unconstitutional.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTSix people were killed and eight wounded during evening prayers Sunday, in what Quebec's premier described as a "murderous act directed at a specific community."
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom reactions to the Quebec City terrorist attack that left 8 dead, to how Canadians might be affected by the U.S. new travel ban, and why the anti-globalization movement, pioneered by the political left, has proved so popular with the far-right
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTCanadian news media has been suffering through years of cuts, cutbacks, closures, consolidations and buyouts — Could they all be adding up to a threat to our democracy, and an opening for the spread of fake news?
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTYesterday Minister Carolyn Bennett joined The Current for a 'report card' on how well the Trudeau government has done on delivering its promises to Indigenous Canadians. NDP MP Charlie Angus wants to rebut one of her major claims.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTMichael Lewis, author of financial thrillers such as "The Big Short" and "Moneyball" turns his attention to the world of psychology, and a bromance between two scientists who changed the way we think.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTThis month, the Google-owned company YouTube is rolling out new features for its Canadian users — proof that it's trying to adjust to a changing digital landscape. But exactly where YouTube is heading remains to be seen.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom YouTube as a major disruptor of our times, to author Michael Lewis on how two psychologists changed the way we see ourselves, to what a weakened Canadian media could mean for democracy ... This is The Current with Nora Young.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTWhen you think of offshore tax havens, add Canada to the list. A joint CBC News and Toronto Star investigation reveals how Canada is becoming a destination for tax evasion.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTCould it be that being happy is overrated? It's the provocative thesis of a new book that just might change the way you think about life.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTToday marks the one year anniversary since the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's historic finding that the federal government discriminates against First Nation children on reserves. Critics say too little progress has been made to fix things.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Indigenous leaders giving the government a failing grade on fulfilling their commitments, to the pursuit of happiness and the meaning of it all, to Canada being marketed around the world as a tax haven ... This is The Current with Connie Walker.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTA new documentary about the secrets of the senses on CBC's The Nature of Things will have you questioning whether you can believe what you see, hear, taste, touch and smell.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTIt's a message you hear again and again: Breastfeeding is best. But some moms who struggle with breastfeeding say the pressure to do it can be too much to bear. The Current looks into the burden some mothers face and the pushback against "Lactivists."
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTYesterday U.S. President Donald Trump signed new life into the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But with plans afoot for Canada's own pipelines and lingering environmental concerns, is the return of Keystone something for Canada to celebrate?
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom Donald Trump reviving the Keystone XL pipeline and how it affects Canada, to the pressure new mothers face to breastfeed, to tricking our senses to learn more about the brain ... This is The Current with Connie Walker.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAfter the Women's March, people across the U.S. and the world are fired up and eager for change. But the question remains — how to turn that passion and energy into action.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTNew research shows more Canadians aren't just hitting the golf course in their 60s, they're starting new jobs. Some because they have too, but many because they simply want to.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTNow that Donald Trump has the keys to the Oval Office, he's already unceremoniously pulled the U.S. out of one major trade deal — the Trans Pacific Partnership. Is NAFTA next? And what will ripping it up mean for Canada, the U.S., and Mexico?
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom NAFTA's uncertain future in a Trump era, to why many Canadians are choosing a second career instead of a traditional retirement, to what's next after the Women's March ... This is The Current with Connie Walker.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTRussia has asserted itself on the global stage — from supporting Bashar Al-Assad in Syria, to its alleged involvement in the election of Trump. Is this all part of Putin's plan to make Russia great again?
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTVancouver Coastal Health's chief medical health officer provides a solution to the fentanyl crisis — access to treatment with medical grade heroin, and decriminalizing illicit drugs.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTIn a world of fake news, The Current looks to online resource Snopes.com — a website that is thriving in this 'post-truth' era by checking the facts.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe word "normalized" is heard quite a bit when it comes to how reporters should cover President Trump. How to cover this unprecedented American president is on the minds of editors and news consumers everywhere.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom the challenge of responsible reporting on President Donald Trump, to Vancouver Coastal Health calling for prescription heroin, to what's driving Vladimir Putin's increasing forays onto the global stage ... This is The Current with Connie Walker.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTSeveral Conservative leadership candidates are being compared to Donald Trump, but would a campaign similar to Trump's resonate with Canadians?
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTThe day is finally here. Donald John Trump will become the president of the United States of America. On the day of his inauguration, who will be in attendance? Perhaps more importantly — who will be missing?
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTMeet Canadians who want to see a leader like Trump in this country.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTFrom taking the pulse of Washington on the day Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, to meeting Canadians who want to see a leader like Trump in Canada, and we're asking whether Trump-style tactics would in Canada...This is the Current.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTA menu change at McDonald's has families with kids who suffer from nut allergies saying nuts. Now there's one less place for those families to eat worry-free.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTWhile Chelsea Manning's sentence was commuted, Barack Obama won't consider clemency for Edward Snowden. The Current contrasts the two high-profile leakers.