The CurrentThe Future of the African National Congress - Dec 11, 2013Dec 11, 2013 | 21:59Increasingly young South Africans are criticizing the legendary African National Congress party calling it bloated, saying it has lost its moral authority. Today, we're looking at the future of the ANC.
The CurrentExclusive: Paxton's victim: What I endured is torture - Nov 25, 2013 (Pt 1)Nov 25, 2013 | 21:59The victim of an incomprehensible crime speaks publicly for the first time about his months of torment at the hands of a former friend and his efforts to have the crime of torture added to the Criminal Code.
The CurrentExclusive: Paxton's victim: What I endured is torture - Nov 25, 2013 (Pt 2)Nov 25, 2013 | 23:58We continue our discussion on torture and changing the criminal code and hear from two women who have been campaigning for 20-yrs for non-state torture to be added to the criminal code, and from a lawyer who is not convinced it's the right legal route.
The CurrentCanada is not doing enough to treat soldiers with PTSD - Dec 5, 2013Dec 5, 2013 | 21:20With 4 deaths - what appear to be suicides - in the Canadian Forces this week, we're asking other Canadians home from the Afghan war about their own PTSD and their efforts to get help.
The CurrentIs the push for a digital bill of rights realistic? - Dec 11, 2013Dec 11, 2013 | 9:21The tech giants want sweeping change to surveillance laws, authors around the world want a digital bill of rights and Canada's Ron Deibert at The Citizen Lab says its time to wake up and demand govt and corporate accountability.
The CurrentUN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane on Disarming Syria - Dec 4, 2013Dec 4, 2013 | 21:59Angela Kane is the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and is at the forefront of efforts to disarm Syria. She shares her thoughts on the hunt for Assad's weapons of mass destruction and the quest for a nuclear weapons-free Iran.
The CurrentWhither the Hookah? Alberta moves to ban shisha - Dec 4, 2013Dec 4, 2013 | 23:55In a move that is part of some of the most aggressive tobacco-control restrictions in the country, Alberta is banning the use of the Hookah in public. But owners of proliferating shisha bars say the government is killing their business.
The CurrentMandela's Power of Forgiveness - Dec 10, 2013Dec 10, 2013 | 8:50Across the globe, Nelson Mandela’s leadership will be remembered for his capacity for forgiveness. After 27 yrs in prison, Mandela emerged without bitterness and his attitude towards forgiveness set the tone for the county South Africa has become.
The CurrentNational security vs. press freedom: How to strike the right balance? - Dec. 3, 2013Dec 3, 2013 | 24:00Thanks to a well known whistleblower, the CBC came into possession of some secret U.S. documents concerning spying in Canada. We reveal the story of what's in the documents and how the CBC and other news organizations struggle with classified information,
The CurrentOttawa's biggest racial profiling study to date in CanadaMar 26, 2013 | 27:29With preparation for a landmark study on racial profiling by Ottawa police underway, we're revisiting the incident that triggered it and we're asking if the study will be enough to confront concerns raised in various cities.
The CurrentIs the Good Old Hockey Game only for the rich? - Dec 2, 2013Dec 2, 2013 | 21:56Hundreds and thousands of dollars pour out of parents’ pockets toward hockey that has become more expensive for kids to play and more expensive for families to. Today we ask if Canada's greatest sport is becoming too rich and inaccessible.
The CurrentClimbing the socio-economic class ladder - Dec 9, 2013Dec 9, 2013 | 24:00No one's above the law, but lots of people may be below it. A student from a poor family struggles so desperately with the expense of law school, he wonders if there's any room in the legal profession for those of modest means. We share his story today.
The CurrentGrain Brain: Experts disagree over whether grains are bad for our brains - Oct 15, 2013Oct 15, 2013 | 27:29Neurologist David Perlmutter says we need to pay attention to studies linking gluten - and the carbs that contain it - to dementia, depression and ADHD. We speak to the author of Grain Brain and to a scientist who questions the attack on all things grain.
The CurrentGoldieBlox and Marketing Toys to Girls - Nov 28, 2013Nov 28, 2013 | 21:59GoldieBlox styles itself as a toy company that promotes empowering options for girls, specifically engineering. But critics say even with this new toy line the gender stereotypes persist.
The CurrentA plan to enshrine the environment into Canada's constitution - Nov 29, 2013Nov 29, 2013 | 23:57Some people believe a healthy environment is more than something to rejoice, it should be a right on a equal footing with other human rights. We speak to a man who wants the right to clean air and water written into our constitution.