The CurrentAutism study finds no two cases are the same, redefining diagnosis - Feb 17, 2015Feb 17, 2015 | 25:00Autism remains a mysterious condition in many ways, even to those who study it closely. Now some surprising new research from here in Canada may have unlocked new clues by focusing on autistic siblings, who manifest the condition in very different ways.
The CurrentISIS' new Libyan front puts pressure on Egypt and Europe - Feb 17, 2015Feb 17, 2015 | 27:30Egyptian jets targeted what the government says were ISIS training camps, retaliation for the execution of 21 Coptic Christians Sunday. While Egypt beefs up its military hardware, no one is clear how far-reaching the so-called Islamic State really is.
The CurrentCivil rights lawyers sue Ferguson over 'debtors' prisons' - Feb 16, 2015Feb 16, 2015 | 21:58A lawsuit filed last week is shedding light on one source of racial tensions in Ferguson. The suit concerns so-called "debtors' prisons" -- the practice of jailing people too poor to pay for minor fines, such as traffic offenses.
The CurrentThe secret history of Monopoly - Feb 16, 2015Feb 16, 2015 | 25:00It's the family-friendly board game that celebrates getting ahead and making cash money. But as it turns out, the game as it's played today would have likely mortified its original creator, who was a left-wing, feminist activist.
The CurrentWhy Korean adoptees are returning to Korea - Feb 16, 2015Feb 16, 2015 | 27:28Over the past few decades, thousands of young Korean children have been adopted out of their home countries, and raised around the world. But now, there's a reverse migration afoot -- adoptees making their way back to homelands they never really knew.
The CurrentStar's Gardasil story points to larger issue in health reporting - Feb 13, 2015Feb 13, 2015 | 21:59The Star's Gardasil story is just the latest case in a long line of shoddy scientific reporting in the news. As part of our Eye on the Media series, we look at why the media so often falters when it comes to reporting on important public health issues.
The CurrentHow to design cities for an aging population - Feb 13, 2015Feb 13, 2015 | 25:00Canada is getting older, and Canadians are having fewer kids, but who's making sure our urban centres are keeping up? As part of our By Design series, we're asking how to redesign cities and public institutions to reflect changes in population trends.
The CurrentKaty Perry's 'Left Shark' spurs 3D printing copyright battle - Feb 13, 2015Feb 13, 2015 | 24:35"Left Shark," a backup dancer at this year's Super Bowl, has become a popular project for 3D printing enthusiasts. But Katy Perry's lawyers have sent notices to cease and desist, citing copyright claim. We look at copyright law in the age of 3D printers.
The CurrentUnilingual foreign minister called 'national embarrassment' - Feb 12, 2015Feb 12, 2015 | 22:00Rob Nicholson's unilingualism may be an anomaly in a Foreign Affairs portfolio but it is emblematic of the wider Canadian population. Those who track these things say Canada is increasingly becoming a Unilingual country with two languages.
The CurrentTransgender writer Thomas Page McBee on becoming his truest self - Feb 12, 2015Feb 12, 2015 | 25:00Long before he was called Thomas. He was wary of men. For a transgender individual, the transformation is often described in physical terms but Thomas' experience underline the journey is less about a gendered body and more about who he really was inside.
The CurrentWriter Thomas Page McBee on challenging transgender narratives (1:48) - Feb 12, 2015Feb 12, 2015 | 1:48Transgender writer Thomas Page McBee talks about the often-used "trapped in the wrong body" narrative, and how these kinds of narratives can be harmful and alienating.
The CurrentJohn Semley says there's no debate to be had with anti-vaxxers - Feb 12, 2015Feb 12, 2015 | 10:20Earlier this week we heard from a woman against vaccinating her children. Some of you felt it wasn't a fair interview, others questioned why we look for other voices, the science is proven. Writer John Semley says we shouldn't have had the debate at all.
The CurrentChecking-In on debating vaccinations, doctor-assisted suicide and first responders living with PTSD - Feb 12, 2015Feb 12, 2015 | 27:30There's been a lot of talk about the measles vaccination debate including here on The Current. But when the science is so one-sided, is there really a debate to be had at all? We hear from you on that when we check-in on the stories we've been following.
The CurrentMental health of officers a key priority, Saskatoon Police Chief - Feb 12, 2015Feb 12, 2015 | 9:55After our panel of first responders spoke about living with PTSD, many of you wrote to say more must be done to help support these people and families. We hear from the Saskatoon Police Chief who says the mental health of frontline officers is a priority.
The CurrentMohamed Fahmy to be released on bail - Feb 12, 2015Feb 12, 2015 | 3:58Mohamed Fahmy is being released on bail, along with his colleague Baher Mohammed. A trial date has been set for February 23rd. We spoke with the CBC's Middle East Correspondent Derek Stoffel in Cairo to tell us more.