The CurrentDiagnosis Dementia: Why researchers can't tell us what causes or cures Alzheimer's - August 20, 2014Aug 20, 2014 | 23:59The number of Canadians diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia is expected to double in 15 years, putting our health care system under strain. Today we look at how Canada is both leading and struggling in the field of Dementia research.
The CurrentTaking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - August 20, 2014Aug 20, 2014 | 21:16The Ice Bucket Challenge has become an Internet sensation, raising millions of dollars for ALS research. But critics call it a gimmick that does nothing to raise real awareness, and gives those who rise to the challenge permission to misbehave.
The CurrentPerson-Centred Care: Getting it right for dementia patients - August 19, 2014Aug 19, 2014 | 23:59With the number of Canadians living with dementia expected to reach a million-and-a-half in the next 15 years, quality of care has never been more important. Today, we take you inside a B.C. care facility with successful approach to patient care.
The CurrentIs Ferguson, Missouri really as divided as people think? - August 19, 2014Aug 19, 2014 | 21:58Many people in Ferguson say a racial divide has long persisted in the suburb of St. Louis. And the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer has aggravated the situation. We speak with 3 people living in this unrest.
The CurrentEbola Outbreak: Why This Time is Different - August 18, 2014Aug 18, 2014 | 22:00Experts say the Ebola outbreak is potentially more dangerous then ever before because it's in countries that have never seen this. Now the outbreak is seriously depleting health care resources. We're heading to the front lines in Liberia today.
The CurrentCanadians share their stories living life with dementia - August 18, 2014Aug 18, 2014 | 23:58As part of our special week-long series "Diagnosis Dementia," from this season, Anna Maria talks to two women about living with the challenges of dementia, and how it affects their families.
The CurrentAn Open Secret: Rabbi Heshi Nussbaum's abuse of boys in Toronto's Jewish community - August 15, 2014Aug 15, 2014 | 23:58We hear a troubling story of a Toronto rabbi who assaulted young boys in his care and how--despite allegations and rumours in the Jewish community--it took decades to bring him to justice.
The CurrentHack Attack: Nick Davies on breaking the U.K. phone-hacking scandal - August 15, 2014Aug 15, 2014 | 21:58We speak to Nick Davies, the journalist who broke the News of the World story. His new book Hack Attack is a critical account of the complicity between British media, police and government during the scandal.
The CurrentCollision of Dreams: A Peruvian migrant worker's long journey to Canada - August 14, 2014Aug 14, 2014 | 24:00Juan Jose Ariza first came to Canada as a migrant worker-- seeking a better life for his family. Now, two years after a life-threatening accident that killed 10 others, Juan has returned. We bring you our documentary Collision of Dreams.
The CurrentWhat Michael Brown's shooting says about the militarization of American police - August 14. 2014Aug 14, 2014 | 21:58The fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri has thrust issues of race and use-of-force into the spotlight. And the tragedy is raising important questions about how, more and more, American police forces are resembling a military.
The CurrentFinding Private Lawrence S. Gordon - August 13, 2014Aug 13, 2014 | 23:59Lawrence S. Gordon grew up in Saskatchewan, joined the U.S. army, went off to war in the 40s, and disappeared. Today, we bring you one family's decades-long search for their relative - a journey that led them to the most unlikely of places.
The CurrentRussian Aid to Ukraine: Humanitarian assistance or Trojan horse? - August 13, 2014Aug 13, 2014 | 21:58Moscow says its convoy of 280 trucks destined for Ukraine is simply moving humanitarian aid. But many in Ukraine and the West fear the operation could be a cover for a military invasion -- and Kyiv says they won't be allowed to cross the border.
The CurrentAre drugs the best way to curb the Ebola outbreak? - August 12, 2014Aug 12, 2014 | 21:57The WHO has ruled that experimental drugs should be made available to countries dealing with the outbreak. We look at the science and ethics of using an unproven Ebola treatment, and if focusing on drug treatments is the best way to curb the outbreak.
The CurrentJimmy Carter calls violence against women the greatest challenge of our time - August 12, 2014Aug 12, 2014 | 23:58The former U.S. President says only the protective framework of the law can the reduce the rate of violence against women around the world. We hear from President and activist Jimmy Carter.