The CurrentShould Western countries ally with Syrian president Assad to fight ISIS? - August 26, 2014Aug 26, 2014 | 22:00There is widespread agreement--from Washington to Damascus, and London to Tehran--for the desire to eliminate the Islamic militant Group ISIS. But how to do that, and whom to cooperate with are paramount.
The CurrentAuthors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld explain their theory, The Triple Package - August 26, 2014Aug 26, 2014 | 21:32The authors of the controversial book, The Triple Package argue some ethnic and religious groups succeed better than others because of insecurity, a superiority complex and impulse control.
The CurrentTed Rogers' 1925 Batteryless Radio and the hit "Ukulele Lady" - August 26, 2014Aug 26, 2014 | 3:07On this date in 1925, Canada's Ted Rogers began selling The Rogers' Batteryless radio. It plugged right into the house current. Thanks to Ted Rogers' batteryless brainchild, would we ever have had this much "Ukulele Lady"? We aired a montage of this hit.
The CurrentInside the Ebola quarantine in Liberia - August 25, 2014Aug 25, 2014 | 21:58The Liberian government says an Ebola quarantine in the slum of West Point is necessary in its attempts to get ahead of the outbreak. But the quarantine is driving street prices sky high, making an already bad situation worse.
The CurrentLaurie Marker on her life's work to save cheetahs from extinction - August 25, 2015Aug 25, 2014 | 24:00Dr. Laurie Marker has devoted her life to saving the cheetah from extinction. With its specialized body type, diet and skill set, it's like nature indulged itself with a sports car. We speak with Dr. Marker about what the future holds for this species.
The CurrentUrban Wildlife vs City Dwellers - August 22, 2014Aug 22, 2014 | 22:00They're bold, relentless and they're not alone. North American cities are being aggressively re-colonized by all kinds of species... and its leading to all kinds of conflict. Today, we head to the frontlines of the backyard battle zone.
The CurrentCanadians call in with their dementia stories - August 22, 2014Aug 22, 2014 | 19:46We wrap up our week-long special series "Diagnosis Dementia" with input from you. Back in May, we opened up the phone lines to hear your comments about living with dementia. We share some highlights from Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
The CurrentISIS's brutal recruitment techniques - August 21, 2014Aug 21, 2014 | 22:00Photojournalist James Foley was captured in Syria only to be executed by ISIS militants earlier this week in a barbarous act that shocked the world. Along with international outrage, over the use of brutality as a recruitment tool.
The CurrentDiagnosis Dementia: Caring for caregivers - August 21, 2014Aug 21, 2014 | 23:51As we continue our week-long series, "Diagnosis Dementia", we look at the rewards and burdens of the caregivers... how they cope, and what kind of help they can expect from government and the private sector.
The CurrentTaking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - August 20, 2014Aug 20, 2014 | 21:16The Ice Bucket Challenge has become an Internet sensation, raising millions of dollars for ALS research. But critics call it a gimmick that does nothing to raise real awareness, and gives those who rise to the challenge permission to misbehave.
The CurrentDiagnosis Dementia: Why researchers can't tell us what causes or cures Alzheimer's - August 20, 2014Aug 20, 2014 | 23:59The number of Canadians diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia is expected to double in 15 years, putting our health care system under strain. Today we look at how Canada is both leading and struggling in the field of Dementia research.
The CurrentIs Ferguson, Missouri really as divided as people think? - August 19, 2014Aug 19, 2014 | 21:58Many people in Ferguson say a racial divide has long persisted in the suburb of St. Louis. And the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer has aggravated the situation. We speak with 3 people living in this unrest.
The CurrentPerson-Centred Care: Getting it right for dementia patients - August 19, 2014Aug 19, 2014 | 23:59With the number of Canadians living with dementia expected to reach a million-and-a-half in the next 15 years, quality of care has never been more important. Today, we take you inside a B.C. care facility with successful approach to patient care.
The CurrentCanadians share their stories living life with dementia - August 18, 2014Aug 18, 2014 | 23:58As part of our special week-long series "Diagnosis Dementia," from this season, Anna Maria talks to two women about living with the challenges of dementia, and how it affects their families.
The CurrentEbola Outbreak: Why This Time is Different - August 18, 2014Aug 18, 2014 | 22:00Experts say the Ebola outbreak is potentially more dangerous then ever before because it's in countries that have never seen this. Now the outbreak is seriously depleting health care resources. We're heading to the front lines in Liberia today.