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Full Episode for June 23, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From LGBT activists on the divisions within their communities, to how the razor industry has disrupted the economy for decades, to the story of Canada's notorious bootlegger and the undercover Mountie that brought him down ... This is The Current.


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June 23: LGBT activists raise questions about inclusion in Pride

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The issue of whether and how police should belong at Pride has been grabbing headlines across the country. But it's not the only issue simmering in LGBT communities.


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June 23: How razors changed the way we shop

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

King Camp Gillette created a business model of two-part pricing that changed the way we shop and is now seen in everything from printer ink cartridges, to video games, to coffee pods.


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June 23: Author Trevor Cole on the rise and disappearance of Canada's Whisky King

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Rocco Perri was once the most infamous mobster in Canada, making millions as a bootlegger in the Prohibition years. But one day in 1944, he disappeared.


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Full Episode for June 22, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the looming alcohol health crisis that experts say shouldn't be ignored, to the parents convinced their son was abducted by North Korean officials, to how an ultramarathoner and a scruffy little dog formed an unbreakable bond ... This is The Current.


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June 22: More Canadians hospitalized for alcohol than heart attacks last year: study

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

While the opioid crisis continues to grip many provinces, experts warn that a looming alcohol health crisis should not be ignored.


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June 22: 'We have to keep looking': Family believes missing U.S. student abducted by North Korea

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A Mormon family is still searching for answers about their son who went missing in China 13 years ago.


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June 22: How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner's life

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dion Leonard was racing across the Chinese and Mongolian desert when a scruffy dog started running alongside him.


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Full Episode for June 21, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Peter Mansbridge reflecting on his decades-long career and the future of journalism, to the neuroscientist exploring the fine line between life and death, to a sex researcher overturning assumptions about female desire ... This is The Current.


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June 21: The National's Peter Mansbridge signing off for final time on Canada Day

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The veteran journalist reflects on a career path full of breaking stories, cut-throat federal politics and major world events.


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June 21: 'It's still amazing to me': Neuroscientist on connecting with patients in vegetative states

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Adrian Owen has been developing ways to communicate with people in the "grey zone" — patients who are not aware and not responsive.


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June 21: What do women want? Sex researcher explores mysteries of female desire

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"We need to do the science to understand how women's sexuality is unique."


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Full Episode for June 20, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From incidents of Islamophobia that have Muslim communities on edge, to the story of parents in P.E.I. fighting for their kids' mental health, to what Google searches can tell us about people's real lives ... This is The Current.


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June 20: 'How many Islanders have to be failed by the system?' P.E.I. parents fight for better mental health care

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Parents across the province say they can't get the psychiatric help their children desperately need, even in emergencies.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170620_91662.mp3




June 20: What Google searches reveal about the human psyche

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz spent years studying millions of Google searches and gained some surprising insights into people's real lives.


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June 20: Muslims in U.K., Canada and U.S. fighting fear and anxiety in wake of attacks

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Muslim communities around the world are worried for their safety following the recent attacks in London and the U.S.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170620_46049.mp3




Full Episode for June 19, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From concerns the U.S. could be on the path to a second civil war, to Roxane Gay challenging society's preoccupation with size in her memoir, to the federal immigration minister ordering a review of the asylum process for refugees ... This is The Current.


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June 19: London attack: Van plows into crowd near mosque

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The van attack outside a north London mosque was the fourth terror incident in the U.K. in four months.


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June 19: Is America on the verge of a second civil war?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Some say this level of political polarization in the U.S. has only ever been seen once before.


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June 19: 'All they see is the fat': Author Roxane Gay on society's obsession with size

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Writer and social commentator Roxane Gay confronts a topic that is inescapably political — the pre-conceived notions of our society when it comes to body size.


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June 19: Ahmed Hussen: From Somali refugee to Canada's immigration minister

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170619_58644.mp3




Full Episode for June 16, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the controversial program that puts police officers in schools, to a filmmaker who circled the globe to see how people wait in lines, to learning how to collaborate with your enemies ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.


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June 16: Do police belong in schools?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Families and activists in Toronto are fighting to have police taken out of schools, saying it criminalizes youth. But defenders believe they make schools safer.


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June 16: Cue the rage over queues: Documentary explores social science of lining up

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Director Josh Freed’s new documentary looks at the history and tensions around the queue, or the lineup.


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June 16: How to work with people you don't like: Tips from this Canadian negotiator

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Adam Kahane has negotiated peace deals in 50 conflicts around the world. Now he's sharing a few tricks for dealing with the people in the workplace.


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Full Episode for June 15, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Neil deGrasse Tyson on why it's more important than ever to educate people about science, to four men whose lives have been slowed by chronic pain, to a look at the role flattery plays in politics today ... This is The Current.


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June 15: Why Neil deGrasse Tyson says learning about science is more important than ever

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The internationally-renowned astrophysicist's new book offers simplified answers to the universe's largest questions.


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June 15: How this men-only support group helps sufferers struggling with chronic pain and stigma

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

New research in the U.S. has found a dramatic increase in suicides among men over 50. Chronic pain is considered one of the main factors.


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June 15: Trump's cabinet meeting shows 'sense of unreality', says historian

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The recent display of flattery towards U.S. President Donald Trump by his cabinet has drawn its fair share of mockery and concern.


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Full Episode for June 14, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the financial fight over one life-saving drug, to the prospects of conflict between China and the U.S., to the debate over paid menstrual leave ... This is The Current.


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June 14: 'It's been a roller-coaster': Patient questions $750K price tag for life-changing drug

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An Ottawa woman fighting for access to her life-changing drug has thrown the excessive price of pharmaceutical drugs into the spotlight.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170614_57232.mp3




June 14: Should women get paid menstrual leave?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Critics say paid period leave could make workplace inequality worse, but supporters say it's a progressive step that recognizes women's unique health needs.


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June 14: Are U.S. and China headed for war?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Graham Allison says dark clouds are on the horizon between the two nuclear nations.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170614_73567.mp3




Full Episode for June 13, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the debate about Shakespeare's role in the modern classroom, to the single mother who was forced to choose between the Navy and her son, to the women's rights activist who went to jail for daring to drive in Saudi Arabia ... This is The Current.


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June 13: 'I dedicated my life to the Forces and got nowhere': Single mom told to choose between son and career

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Canada's military can be a difficult place for women. One mother says the navy told her she had to choose between caring for her child or serving at sea.


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June 13: Barring the Bard: Should Shakespeare still be taught in schools?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

To teach Shakespeare or not to teach Shakespeare? School boards are reigniting the debate over the playwright's role in modern-day curriculum.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170613_39165.mp3




June 13: 'Symbol for civil disobedience': How a Saudi woman landed in jail for daring to drive

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Manal al-Sharif was one of the first women to drive in Saudi Arabia — a country that strictly forbids women from getting behind the wheel.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170613_41521.mp3




Full Episode for June 12, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Naomi Klein on the cultural shift of the Trump presidency, to the gruesome war crimes photojournalist Ali Arkady witnessed in Iraq, to looking at the role mayors and cities play on the global front ... This is The Current.


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June 12: 'Corporate coup': Naomi Klein says Trump's goal is to make the rich richer

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Author and activist Naomi Klein argues that Donald Trump's rise to the Oval Office in the U.S. is not an aberration, but a cultural shift that's made a "megabrand president" possible.


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June 12: 'That is not humanity': Photojournalist describes torture and abuse by Iraqi army

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Iraqi photojournalist Ali Arkady is in hiding after witnessing Iraqi soldiers committing acts of torture and killing of civilians.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170612_40393.mp3




June 12: Mayors defying federal politics is part of growing trend, says author

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

City leaders spoke out against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.


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The Current for June 9, 2017

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From British Prime Minister Theresa May's political gamble gone wrong, to why killers put their thoughts on paper, to how a new fossil discovery rewrites origins of human history ... This is The Current with Jan Wong.


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June 9: Conservatives hang on to minority in U.K. election

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

When British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election in April, she was expecting a landslide victory. But Thursday night, she only held onto a minority.


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June 9: 'Strong case for obstruction of justice' against Trump: historian Allan Lichtman

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What impact will former FBI Director James Comey's testimony have on the Russia-Trump investigations?


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June 9: View into minds of killers? Look at their writing, say professors

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Professors Michael Arntfield and Marcel Danesi say the best way to get into the minds of murderers is to look at their writing.


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June 9: New fossil discovery changes human origin story

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Researchers say our understanding of the origin of the human species has been turned upside down with this new research.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170609_97104.mp3




Full Episode for June 8, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From exploring Canada's new assertiveness on the world stage, to how Uber created a ride-sharing revolution, to the links between childhood trauma and healthcare ... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170608_50935.mp3




June 8: Can Canada be the newest global leader?

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says that Canada must take a leadership role on the international stage.


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June 8: 'Founded in controversy': Author's inside look into Uber's success and scandals

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Author Adam Lashinsky traces Uber's rapid rise as a disruptor in the tech industry from its early beginnings.


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June 8: How childhood trauma can have a life-long impact on health

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Doctors are realizing that to treat ongoing illness in adults, they need to ask about their childhood.


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Full Episode for June 7, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From asking what responsibility news outlets have in protecting identity of whistleblowers, to the veteran journalist who has covered terrorism for decades, to the stigma surrounding women with migraines ... This is The Current.


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June 7:Is media responsible for protecting identity of whistleblowers?

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

News outlet The Intercept has been criticized for compromising the identity of alleged NSA whistleblower Reality Winner.


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June 7: Not just a headache: Female migraine sufferers cope with pain and stigma

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Migraine sufferers have taken to Twitter to change the conversation around debilitating migraines with the hashtag #notjustaheadache.


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June 7: Veteran reporter on how terror has changed in 50 years

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Peter Taylor has spent five decades reporting on terrorism, conflict and political violence.


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Full Episode for June 6, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the impact of the new $15 minimum wage on small businesses, to how much the Internet can be blamed for terrorism, to a scientific breakthrough that could change the code of life ... This is The Current.


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June 6: Can regulating the Internet stop terror attacks?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

British Prime Minister Theresa May says tech giants need to crack down on online terrorist activity because they're creating "safe spaces" for terrorists, but others say that will just push terrorist activities further underground.


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June 6: Alberta launches investigation into jailing of sexual assault victim

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An Indigenous sexual assault victim spent five days in the Edmonton Remand Centre during the trial of her attacker.


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June 6: Ontario's new $15 minimum wage bad for business, say critics

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that her government would see to a $15 minimum wage by 2019.


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June 6: Unicorns to designer babies: New gene editing tech could change course of evolution

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A gene editing technology called CRISPR could allow us to change DNA, not just in individuals, but in all their future children and grandchildren.


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Full Episode for June 5, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From a sexual assault victim who was put in jail alongside her attacker, to the ripple effects of President Trump's exit from the Paris Agreement, to the long-held concerns about the Iraqi military ... This is The Current.


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June 5: 'I'm the victim and look at me, I'm in shackles': Alberta sexual assault victim jailed while testifying

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Alberta's justice minister has apologized for the way a sexual assault victim was treated by the justice system two years ago.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170605_11188.mp3




June 5: Paris climate agreement: Without U.S., what's next move for world leaders?

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The aftershocks of U.S. President Donald Trump's exit from the Paris agreement are being felt all over the world, prompting other countries to take the lead.


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June 5: London attack by ISIS was 'all too predictable,' says security expert

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The recent terrorist attack in London came just days before the U.K's general election.


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June 5: In fight against ISIS, Iraqi army committing 'gravest of abuses' with impunity: expert

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From its battle for Mosul to how it treats its own citizens, the Iraqi military has a long history of committing crimes against humanity.


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June 2: Can Wonder Woman be 1st female-led superhero blockbuster?

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

It has taken a long time to get feminist icon Wonder Woman on the big screen, and now that she's here — she's demanding action, and attention.


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June 2: Self-driving cars may make cities worse — not better, says journalist

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Silicon Valley has big ideas, and even bigger power. Should we be more skeptical of the tech industry's "visions" for our future?


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June 2: Taking it to the streets: Vancouver pharmacist makes house calls to a vulnerable population in Downtown Eastside

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

"He's not just a pharmacist, he's somebody you can talk to if you are having a bad day."


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June 2: Portland mayor wants pro-Trump 'free speech' rally cancelled after train attack

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Calls to revoke permits for a Portland pro-Trump free speech rally has spurred a heated debated in a city still reeling from a racist tirade that killed two men.


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Full Episode for June 2, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From Wonder Woman and its potential impact on the future of film, to concern of Silicon Valley's outsized hold on democracy, and Portland's pro-Trump free speech rally raises questions about hate speech vs. free speech ... This is The Current.


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Full Episode for June 1, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the questionable investigations into Indigenous deaths in Thunder Bay, to the Iraqi photographer in hiding after witnessing torture, to the 32-year-old monk poised to lead the world's Tibetan Buddhists ... This is The Current.


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June 1: Iraqi photographer on the run for chronicling country's war crimes

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

When photographer Ali Arkady was invited to follow the Iraqi military, he never imagined it would turn into a tale of torture and tyranny.


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June 1: First Nations leaders call for RCMP investigation into Thunder Bay deaths

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

First Nations chiefs in Thunder Bay say the deaths of Indigenous people in the area have not been getting the police attention they need.


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June 1: 'It's difficult to make balance': Dalai Lama successor navigates modern world

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Ogyen Trinley Dorje is deemed to be the 17th reincarnation of the Karmapa, one of the most revered figures in Tibetan Buddhism and the successor to the Dalai Lama.


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Full Episode for May 31, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the massive bomb blast in the Afghan capital, to Ottawa's announcement to fund Lyme disease research, to the life-threatening condition few know about, to the homelessness crisis tearing apart a B.C. community... This is The Current.


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May 31: Kabul bombing kills at least 80 near city's diplomatic district

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A massive sewage tanker bomb killed at least 80 people and injured more than 300 in a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital.


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May 31: 'It's not addressing the sick people': Lyme disease patient argues government funding misguided

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Some researchers and patients say Ottawa's recent $4 million commitment to fight Lyme disease is targeting the wrong areas.


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May 31: Why time is of the essence in treating sepsis — a growing killer in Canada

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Doctors and patient groups are urging the medical community to pay more attention to recognizing and preventing sepsis, a life-threatening condition with a high mortality rate.


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May 31: Maple Ridge: B.C. town divided by homeless crisis

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The debate over the issue of homeless and drug-addicted people in B.C. has left this small community angry and divided.


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Full Episode for May 30, 2017 - The Current

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From looking at what Andrew Scheer's victory means for Canadian politics, to what US President Donald Trump's handshakes reveal about his power and personality, to how a doctor is radically changing the way patients manage pain... This is The Current.


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May 30: Who is Canada's new leader of the Opposition Andrew Scheer?

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Newly-elected Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer has spent most of his adult life in politics, yet many Canadians don't know much about him.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170530_79204.mp3




May 30: Deal with NDP is what Canadians wanted, says B.C. Green Party MLA

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Green Party and NDP have joined forces to form a minority government in B.C. for the next four years.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170530_54270.mp3




May 30: Trump and the art of the political handshake

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

World leaders are pushing back against U.S. President Donald Trump with his favourite age-old weapon — the dominant handshake.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170530_57614.mp3




May 30: 'Silent epidemic': How a doctor is changing the way we treat pain

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Hance Clarke is challenging our approach to managing pain and getting people off addictive opioids at the same time.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170530_40510.mp3




Full Episode for May 29, 2017 - The Current

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the lack of an agreement on the migration crisis at the G7 Summit, to a journalist who's spent years researching back pain, to Scott Anderson's unique look at why the hopes of the Arab Spring failed... This is The Current.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170529_27540.mp3




May 29: G7 leaders failing migrants and EU nations, says MSF rescuer

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Humanitarian organizations and rescue groups called on world leaders to address the migration crisis at the G7 summit in Italy, but they failed to deliver.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170529_24404.mp3




May 29: Chronic back pain? Journalist investigates what works and what doesn't

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Back pain affects most Canadians. Investigative journalist and back pain sufferer Cathryn Jakobson Ramin says it's time to rethink treatment.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170529_63461.mp3




May 29: War correspondent Scott Anderson explores why Arab Spring failed in new book

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In his new book, journalist Scott Anderson tells the story of why Arab Spring failed through six individuals who lived through it.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170529_78953.mp3




Full Episode for May 26, 2017 - The Current

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From exploring the divide in the federal Conservatives party amidst the leadership announcement, to why masculinity needs a makeover, to how an app is helping Iranian women talk about rights and sexual health ... This is The Current with Duncan McCue.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170526_92397.mp3




May 26: Conservative Vote: Frontrunner Bernier's path to leadership far from certain

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The long campaign is over. Which Conservative leadership candidate will take the crown on Saturday?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170526_36356.mp3




May 26: Man in the mirror: Why artist Grayson Perry says masculinity needs a makeover

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Provocative British artist Grayson Perry has been questioning manliness and suggests redefining masculinity could change the world.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170526_57854.mp3




May 26: App brings sexual health info to Iranian women

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A period tracker app in Iran is being called a stealthy Trojan horse, sneaking in taboo tips on sexual education and women's rights.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170526_53601.mp3




Full Episode for May 25, 2017 - The Current

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From finding out a gang Kim Bolan was reporting on wanted to kill her, to a father's mission to prevent drug-addicted teens from dying, culling wild dogs after a young mother was mauled to death ... This is The Current with Duncan McCue.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170525_48665.mp3




May 25: Gang trial reveals alleged murder plot against B.C. crime reporter Kim Bolan

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Vancouver Sun crime reporter Kim Bolan discovers she is the subject of her own story, covering the murder trial of United Nations gang member.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170525_57664.mp3




May 25: 'It is a crisis': A father's mission to save drug-addicted teens from dying

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Why an Ottawa-based entrepreneur has made it his life's mission to prevent drug-addicted teens from dying.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170525_40891.mp3




May 25: After mauling death, dog cull may be only solution argues veterinarian

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A community in northern Manitoba is offering a bounty of $25 for wild dogs after a young mother was mauled to death.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170525_43705.mp3




Full Episode for May 24, 2017 - The Current

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the Sisyphean task of keeping England safe, to why Richard Harris says scientific research is riddled with problems, to how global warming could undermine the 'doomsday' global seed vault... This is The Current with Duncan McCue.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170524_50153.mp3




May 24: Manchester attack: Can U.K. stop homegrown terrorism?

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In the wake of the Manchester concert bombing, there are growing concerns of how England's security services will keep the country safe.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170524_82624.mp3




May 24: Sloppy science creates worthless cures and wastes billions, says author

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Biomedical researchers are always looking for the next breakthrough, but author Richard Harris says the search comes at a high price.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170524_49386.mp3




May 24: Global seed vault at risk — and climate change is to blame, say experts

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The deep Arctic is home to a vault that's keeping almost a million seed varieties safe. But rising temperatures have put them all at risk.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current_20170524_87814.mp3




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.


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