The CurrentDoctors call on consumers to stop taking vitamin supplements - Dec 18th, 2013Dec 18, 2013 | 23:59Three new studies looking at evidence involving hundreds-of thousands of people and dozens of trials over many years conclude … vitamins don't do a thing for us. In fact in some cases they can trigger illness we're trying to avoid.
The CurrentHugh Segal on the State of the Senate and Canadian Conservatism - Dec 18th, 2013Dec 18, 2013 | 22:00Hugh Segal has been offside on the Senate scandal, willing to support issues his conservative colleagues might avoid. But after working with - and for - a long list of Conservative leaders, Hugh Segal is politely unapologetic. And now he's leaving.
The CurrentDozens dead from bubonic plague outbreak in Madagascar - Dec 16th, 2013Dec 16, 2013 | 25:47In Madagascar it is bubonic plague season and in one village last week , 39 people succumbed. Centuries after Europe's Black Death, a plague believed long gone still survives in some parts of our world.
The CurrentDoes the Canada Pension Plan need saving? - Dec 16th, 2013Dec 16, 2013 | 23:59There's a disagreement rife among our Premiers and Ottawa into how best to confront the pension needs of those Canadians who are now in their 30s and 40s. As they converge for a meeting, we take you through the proposal to enhance CPP and the pushback.
The CurrentNew App Let’s Women Rate Men - Dec 13th, 2013Dec 13, 2013 | 25:50Lulu is a new app that allows women to rate the men in their life - on matters of sex and more. Some call it a harmless game, others say it's a platform for revenge and an invasion of privacy.
The CurrentCould an app help stem domestic violence? - Dec 17th, 2013Dec 17, 2013 | 27:29A mother who lost her daughter to a violent boyfriend hopes the lessons learned will save other women's lives. She's helping to promote a smartphone app that may warn women of dangerous partners.
The CurrentStanding up to mandatory victim surcharge fees - Dec 17th, 2013Dec 17, 2013 | 21:58Judges faced with mandatory and arbitrary sentencing under the so-called Tough-on-Crime laws are arguing justice is not necessarily served. If they lose their discretion, this is affecting victim surcharge fees and credit for time served.
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 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 CurrentDo abused women have the right to kill their abusers? - Dec 19th, 2013Dec 19, 2013 | 23:59Law professor Elizabeth Sheehy has examined 91 cases of women who have killed their partners in Canada and has concluded that severely abused women are morally justified in killing their abusers. Elizabeth Sheehy states her case.
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 CurrentAdel Benhmuda back in Canada after imprisonment in Libya - Dec 13th, 2013Dec 13, 2013 | 21:59Adel Benhmuda once believed by running to Canada, he'd run far enough away from the government of Moammar Ghadaffi to be safe. But after years in Ontario, Ottawa deported him and his family-- back to Libya. He tells his story
The CurrentThe Problem with Making Mandela a Saint - Dec 13th, 2013Dec 13, 2013 | 23:19As the world mourns Nelson Mandela and praises his accomplishments, others say Mandela and the nation were also shaped by his failures. We get into the full measure of the man - frailties, flaws and all.
The CurrentJunkyard Planet: A look into the multi-billion international trade in trash - Dec 17th, 2013Dec 17, 2013 | 24:00Everything from cans to computers to Christmas lights is shredded and re-purposed half-a-world away in China and India. But the paradox of the multi-billion dollar recycling business there is that it depends on relentless, conspicuous consumption here.
The CurrentA Wild Invention: Saving lions and the livelihoods of the Maasai people - Dec 11, 2013Dec 11, 2013 | 18:11The Maasai people have long targeted lions who prey on their livestock. Until a teenager named Richard found a way to save his father's cattle and fight the lions with ingenuity. We share his story in today’s documentary, ‘A Wild Invention’.