The CurrentA Deadly Wandering: How texting and driving killed two scientists - July 3, 2015Jul 3, 2015 | 24:58To this day, Reggie Shaw can't forget the day his car slid across the yellow line, and into another. At 19 years old, he had caused an accident that killed two people. Today we rebroadcast the story of how a single text message became a death sentence.
The CurrentGreece Debt Crisis: Banks close amid uncertaintyJun 29, 2015 | 20:43With banks closed across the country and under 24 hours left to re-pay 1.6 billion Euros in debt, Greece is in financial crisis. We hear two perspectives on where they should go from here.
The CurrentLabour Congress president set to take bill C-377 to courtJul 2, 2015 | 20:25Seven provincial governments argue bill C-377 amounts to interference in private affairs and is clearly provincial jurisdiction. So why were the Conservatives so adamant about ramming through a private members bill that had been around for years?
The CurrentVietnamese 'boat people' share refugee survival stories 40 years onJun 29, 2015 | 23:07Looking back on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, we look at how Canada responded to the post-Vietnam War refugee crisis as over 60,000 'boat people' arrived on our shores.
The CurrentConfederate flag under fire after Charleston shooting - June 30, 2015Jun 30, 2015 | 21:58In the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting, debate has been reignited across the US about the legacy of the Confederate flag.
The CurrentAid experts skeptical of voluntourism's corporate slantJul 3, 2015 | 20:46From shuffleboard to planting crops with a women's cooperative in the Dominican Republic, Carnival cruise line kicks off a for-profit venture that combines tourism, volunteer work in developing countries. But could these trips do more harm than good?
The CurrentFamily escapes to isolation in Yukon wilderness to reconnectJul 1, 2015 | 21:40A Mom and Dad, three kids, two cats and a dog, head deep in the Yukon wilderness. Suzanne Crocker’s family chose to disconnect for nine months, only to discover the best connection of all – family. *This segment originally aired April 28, 2015.*
The CurrentHappiness By Design: How searching for joy can make us sad - June 25, 2015Jun 25, 2015 | 24:58Books that have sold millions urge you to visualize and actualize your way to a happier life. But our producer Liz Hoath has discovered others who argue that working with a little negativity can also lead to you to happiness.
The CurrentDutch climate change ruling has many hoping Canada follows suitJul 1, 2015 | 14:32For the first time ever, a court has ordered a government to do a better job of protecting citizens from climate change. The case in question is playing out in the Netherlands, but could set a major precedent for governments around the world.
The CurrentPost aneurysm 'Allison's Brain' rehabilitated with help of music - July 2, 2015Jul 2, 2015 | 25:00After a brain aneurysm, Allison Woyiwada lost her speech, her memory and her motor skills. But, in spite of it all, she still had music. Today we broadcast the remarkable story of "Allison's Brain," a documentary by the CBC's Julie Ireton.
The CurrentThe Design Behind ... The Canadian Flag - Nov 27, 2014Nov 27, 2014 | 6:40In 1964, historian George Stanley was on a mission, to have an official Canadian flag that was instantly recognizable and represented all Canadians. Ruth Stanley, George's wife and daughter Della share the story behind the making of the Canadian flag.
The CurrentArchitect Frank Gehry transforming cities: 'Why put up with banality? - June 25, 2015Jun 25, 2015 | 21:59To this day, Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry says when he walks into one of his new buildings, he still sees the flaws first. As we wrap up our project, By Design, we speak to the man considered to be the most important architect of our age.
The CurrentChris Hedges says America on road to revolution, even in Baltimore - May 13, 2015May 13, 2015 | 24:56From income inequality, to police brutality, to new methods of surveillance, journalist Chris Hedges believes we are in a point in time that is nothing short of a revolutionary moment. Chris Hedges joins us to talk about the moral imperative of revolt.
The CurrentLabour Congress president set to take bill C-377 to court - July 2, 2015Jul 2, 2015 | 22:00Seven provincial governments argue bill C-377 amounts to interference in private affairs and is clearly provincial jurisdiction. So why were the Conservatives so adamant about ramming through a private members bill that had been around for years?
The CurrentIntroducing Generation Z: Teens share what defines them - June 26, 2015Jun 26, 2015 | 21:58Meet three Canadian teenagers who take us into their schools, lives, and ultimately show us how they differ from the generations who came before them. Meet teens with diverse and universal stories in a rebroadcast of our Gen Z edition of The Current.