The CurrentThe Design Behind ... The Condom - Oct 21, 2014Oct 21, 2014 | 3:50Andrea Tone, professor and Canada's Research Hair in the Social History of Medicine at McGill University takes us through the ages to explore how condoms became revolutionary.
The CurrentISIS's Muslim death toll could be key to their defeat - Oct 21, 2014Oct 21, 2014 | 20:39The West may fear the threat of ISIS extremists. But most of the militants' victims are Muslim. Dean Obeidallah says greater awareness of that fact may discourage recruits. Canadian Imam Syed Soharwardy agrees and he's working hard to combat extremism.
The CurrentMe, Myself and Us: Renowned Canadian psychologist tells us how our personalities shape our lives - Oct 21, 2014Oct 21, 2014 | 25:00If you've ever wondered why you act the way you do and whether you can change, it turns out it's probably just as complicated as you feared. Psychologist Brian Little tell us how your personality affects your life and what you can do about it.
The CurrentEbola scare sparks PR blitz from hospitals, businesses and government agencies - Oct 21, 2014Oct 21, 2014 | 22:00Barack Obama has appointed an Ebola Czar. Canada has Ebola dry runs and rapid response teams. Airports, cruise lines and hospitals are adding PR heavyweights to their payrolls. Cynics may sneer but some say full-on public messaging is simply smart.
The CurrentDesigning libraries that are relevant in a digital age - Oct 20, 2014Oct 20, 2014 | 27:29With the huge amounts of information now available online, we take a look at how libraries are designing for the 21st century.
The CurrentWar and Warming: The Pentagon adds climate change to its list of security threats - Oct 20, 2014Oct 20, 2014 | 24:59We look at how the the U.S. military is rethinking its military strategies with climate change in mind, and how this stacks up to our policies at home.
The CurrentWhat falling oil prices could mean for Canada's economy - Oct 20, 2014Oct 20, 2014 | 22:00Following a steep and quick decline in crude oil prices, we examine the economic, political and environmental fallout of the slump.
The CurrentChecking-In on listener feedback from perfect apples in Canada to bad apples in North Korea - Oct 16, 2014Oct 16, 2014 | 27:29Social media's role in relationship train wrecks and fears of actual train wrecks. We share listeners' thoughts on stories of the week. Plus Kim Jong-un is back in the spotlight and long-time Kim-watcher Bradley K. Martin wonders if we're being played.
The CurrentMartin Lee: The father of Hong Kong's democracy movement on the ongoing protests - Oct 17, 2014Oct 17, 2014 | 24:58Martin Lee is affectionately known as the father of Hong Kong democracy. As its streets remain choked with resentful protestors, Mr. Lee joins us to explain what the people want, and what they're likely to get.
The CurrentU.S. courts must decide if United Nations is responsible for bringing cholera to Haiti - Oct 17, 2014Oct 17, 2014 | 27:28There is a cry for justice from those who blame the United Nations for Haiti's cholera outbreak. The UN has responded with a deafening silence, but now the matter is headed to court. We find out more about the lawsuit and its potential implications.
The CurrentEbola Panic Goes Viral: Is media coverage of the outbreak causing undue fear and panic? - Oct 17, 2014Oct 17, 2014 | 21:57We hear differing opinions on just how much we should worry about a disease that's hard to catch and hard to cure, and the media's role in perpetuating the panic that surrounds it.
The CurrentHealth Canada warns surgery using a morcellator could spread undetected cancer, Amy Reed and her husband are fighting to stop the practice - Oct 15, 2014Oct 15, 2014 | 22:00Not long ago, only surgeons and patients would have heard of a morcellator. Gynecological surgeons say morcellation minimizes the risks of certain surgeries, but others see the procedure to be a cause of risk, especially for women with undetected cancer.
The CurrentAn unprecedented wave of overdoses raises questions at Insite - Oct 16, 2014Oct 16, 2014 | 6:40Insite, the supervised drug injection site in Vancouver, has been a source of controversy in the past week. There have been 31 overdoses at the site in just two days. We speak to to Vancouver's Coastal Health Authority, which operates Insite.
The CurrentWho`s running the Hermit Kingdom? Long-time Kim-watcher assumes we've been played - Oct 16, 2014Oct 16, 2014 | 8:34Kim Jung-un ended his prolonged absence from the public eye, but it hasn't ended speculation about what's going on behind the scenes in the hermit kingdom. Long-time Kim-watcher Bradley Martin says that disappearance act may have been a trick all along.