The CurrentBy Design: 'Cyborg' hears the colours he cannot see - September 02, 2014Sep 2, 2014 | 22:00He calls himself a Cyborg and he wears an Eyeborg ... a surgically implanted device
that has given him a sixth sense - the ability to hear colour. Neil Harbisson's efforts to fuse technology into his very being raise opportunities and hard questions.
The CurrentDead at Noon: Gillian Bennett believed she must make a last free choice, before it's too late - September 02, 2014Sep 2, 2014 | 24:59Across this country those diagnosed with various forms of dementia face fears of what a degenerative disease will do to them and some like Gillian Bennett choose to take their own life. Today we hear from Gillian Bennett's grieving husband and son.
The CurrentHumanitarian organizations voice growing concern over Gaza water crisis - September 02, 2014Sep 2, 2014 | 24:25Under the rubble, the broken pipes, the contaminated aquifers .. they all add up to a scarcity of water, leaving regular citizens with few options. Today, we hear from those looking for help, those trying to help and those wary that help may be co-opted.
The CurrentThe Design Behind ... Cataract Surgery - September 02, 2014Sep 2, 2014 | 2:59Today as part of By Design, our producer Sarah Grant starts off our new segment "The Design Behind ... " , introducing us to British eye surgeon Sir Harold Ridley, who revolutionized the treatment of cataracts with his invention of the intraocular lens.
The CurrentFighting for our personal space in the skies and back on earth - September 01, 2014Sep 1, 2014 | 21:57Recent incidents of passenger air rage may point to an issue of people believing they're losing control of their personal space. Today we examine what-it-is about North Americans that makes in-your-face encounters out-of-bounds.
The CurrentB.C. teachers continue strike advocating for size and composition over their classes but some say it's a government decision - September 01, 2014Sep 1, 2014 | 24:59B.C. parents were told yesterday that Tuesday won't be back-to-school day. A teachers' strike continues with issues of class size and composition - dominant and divisive. But is that a fight solely for teachers union or does it demand a wider debate?
The CurrentJournalism in China is facing stricter laws in media control, forcing journalists to go underground - September 01, 2014Sep 1, 2014 | 27:29Chinese journalists with foreign connections are facing government objections and say the only way to keep working is to go underground. We hear from two Chinese journalists who know first hand the perils of trying to do their job.
The CurrentLast Word: Tom Davis' tactic on how to board a plane with Al Franken - September 01, 2014Sep 1, 2014 | 1:06We've been talking today about personal space. When U.S. Senator Al Franken and his former partner Tom Davis travelled, Davis always found a way to exploit Franken's personal space on flights. Here is a clip from part of Al Franken's eulogy to Tom Davis.
The CurrentShould Nato intervene in the escalating crisis between Russia and Ukraine? - August 29, 2014Aug 29, 2014 | 21:59As Russian troops spill across the border into Ukraine, the pressure is on NATO to do something, while remaining mindful of Montgomery's first rule of War: Don't march on Moscow.
The CurrentSheri Fink on the crisis of how Hurricane Katrina drove doctors to extreme measures - August 29, 2014Aug 29, 2014 | 24:00When Hurricane Katrina savaged New Orleans nine years ago today, it crippled many of the institutions that would normally help injured survivors. We hear from an author who says doctors made some harrowing decisions during those dark days and nights.
The CurrentBye Bye Summer. Hello Season 13 of The Current - August 29, 2014Aug 29, 2014 | 6:25Today is the last day of the summer edition of The Current. Anna Maria is back in the host's chair Monday and she snuck into studio with Piya to talk about what to expect in the season ahead.
The CurrentFrosh Week Reforms: What's being done and is it enough? - August 28, 2014Aug 28, 2014 | 22:00Whether it's called orientation, frosh or welcome week-- some have become so drunken and out of control, some schools plan prohibition. But even those that tolerate alcohol are implementing ways to control those moments to remember.
The CurrentPhysician-assisted death in Oregon - August 28, 2014Aug 28, 2014 | 20:56Oregon is one of the few jurisdictions in North America where doctors may legally help desperate patients end their lives. As Quebec prepares to offer similar treatment, we look at how Oregon has dealt with the consequences of assisted death.
The CurrentIf no inquiry, then what? Aboriginal Women talk about how to stem the violence - August 27, 2014Aug 27, 2014 | 21:59Prime Minister Stephen Harper rejected calls for a federal inquiry into the deaths and disappearances of hundreds of aboriginal women, after 15 year old Tina Fontaine's body was found.Today, Canada's Premiers are asking Stephen Harper to reconsider.
The CurrentThe Grain Debate: Experts are divided over whether grains are bad for our brains - August 27, 2014Aug 27, 2014 | 22:38"Grain Brain" author, Dr. David Perlmutter suggests wheat, carbs and sugar can damage mental health. He believes carbs are destroying our brains and our bodies. This isn't exactly a majority opinion. But it sure is a disturbing one.