The CurrentMayweather-Pacquiao fight raises ethical dilemma for boxing fans - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 21:58This weekend the bell rings on a fight many have wanted to see for years, But Floyd Mayweather's history of violence against women has cast a dark cloud over the match. Today we explore where sports governing bodies should draw the line.
The Current'The Messenger': Death of songbirds is environmental warning - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 24:58Whether you've noticed it or not, the birds are fewer and farther between each spring. We hear about the man-made causes behind the songbirds' decline and why their silence should be a warning.
The CurrentCleveland kidnapping survivors recall years of horror and hope - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 27:29Three young women spent a decade in the grips of Ariel Castro... a sexual sadist who would take his own life after he was imprisoned for his crimes. Somehow the women survived and when they finally escaped, it was a story that shocked the world.
The CurrentElon Musk's Tesla home battery could start energy revolution - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 22:00Elon Musk announced plans for a GIGA factory to manufacture batteries that can provide the entire power needs of an average house... a breakthrough that could lead to the Democratization of Energy.
The Current'Mom & Me' traces Lena Mcdonald's search for her drug-addicted mom - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 25:00For more than a decade, Lena Macdonald tried to help her Mom. Finding her on the street where she was addicted, often homeless. She captured it all on film sharing the love, loss, persistence and pain. Lena Macdonald and her mother Harriet Durham join us.
The CurrentChecking-in on plus size, family time, Canadian identity & more - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 27:29It's that time of the week to check-in on some stories we've been following. We read your feedback on ending 'plus sizing' in women's clothing, the elusive quest for Canadian identity and the allure of getting away from it all and moving into the woods.
The CurrentA refugee and her Canadian sponsor recall their 35 year friendship - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 12:19On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, we continue the conversations we began yesterday with the matriarch of a Vietnamese refugee family and the woman from a small town in Canada who became her friend.
The CurrentMigrant worker crash survivor Juan Ariza granted permanent residency - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 3:37We have an update on a story Laura Lynch brought us last year about Juan Jose Ariza who survived a horrific car crash. Ten migrant workers died. Juan has had a painful recovery and a long fight to win permanent residency in Canada but there is good news.
The CurrentBaltimore Riots: Locals say unrest is response to systemic racism - April 29, 2015Apr 29, 2015 | 22:00Freddie Gray was a 25-year-old black man who died of his injuries when he was in police custody. Following his funeral, riots have exposed an issue some say continues to be ignored. Today, we speak with Baltimoreans about what's behind the unrest.
The Current'Boat People' share survival stories coming to Canada 40 years ago - April 29, 2015Apr 29, 2015 | 52:29Forty years ago, tens of thousands of refugees fled Vietnam. Today, we devote an hour to those who found a new life in Canada and those who made it possible. And we ask what we've learned as new waves of displaced people take to boats to escape new wars.
The CurrentCanadians caught in Nepal earthquake share their stories - April 28, 2015Apr 28, 2015 | 21:58Every story of surviving Nepal's earthquake includes the realization many have died. And every link to someone found unharmed, underlines the search by those who wait to hear from loved ones. Today the stories of survival, grief and frustration from afar.
The CurrentAn Alberta election campaign, unpredictable polls and cranky voters - April 28, 2015Apr 28, 2015 | 25:00If you trust the polls... there's a real horse race shaping up in Alberta. And if you don't trust the polls... then you may just be an Alberta politician. We take you on a wild ride in the wild rose country today.
The CurrentFamily escapes to isolation in Yukon wilderness to reconnect - April 28, 2015Apr 28, 2015 | 27:29No road access. No running water. No electricity. Just Mom, Dad, three kids, two cats and a dog, deep in the Yukon wilderness. Suzanne Crocker’s family chose to disconnect for nine months, only to discover the best connection of all – family.
The CurrentArchitect's blueprint for a revolution uses humour against tyranny - April 27, 2015Apr 27, 2015 | 25:00He was in his 20s when he organized protests that would oust dictator Slobodan Milošević. Now Srdja Popovic advises others in non-violent uprisings using everything from laughtivism to civil disobedience to overthrow the world's toughest dictators.
The Current#droptheplus aims to unite not divide, but critics celebrate PLUS - April 27, 2015Apr 27, 2015 | 25:04#droptheplus is getting worldwide attention over the sizing label PLUS on clothing and on models. And while some embrace the idea, others say the real issue is not in the label, it is in how women see themselves.