The Current'Barbaric Cultural Practices Act' smokescreen to increase immigration controls, says Rupaleem Bhuyan - Nov 27, 2014Nov 27, 2014 | 8:59Rupaleem Bhuyan with the Migrant Mothers Project, says the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act is just one of a long list of unprecedented legislative changes implemented by the government that affect the lives of immigrants and refugees.
The CurrentUncertainty over Nutrition North's success to feed northerners - Nov 27, 2014Nov 27, 2014 | 10:03Last March we did a story about a government program aimed at improving the supply of healthy food to northern communities. But Aboriginal Affairs doesn't know whether if the full $60-million Nutrition North subsidy is going to northern communities.
The CurrentChecking-In on Marley Pot, Ditching Makeup, Identical Twins and Costly Groceries in the North - Nov 27, 2014Nov 27, 2014 | 27:30We're checking-in on listeners' thoughts on stories of the week from big money behind marijuana to big bills for little groceries in the far North ... from siblings as alike as reflections and reflections on wearing too much makeup.
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 CurrentAging ships may force Canadian Navy to borrow from allies - Nov 27, 2014Nov 27, 2014 | 17:55The engine-room fire that left the HMCS Protecteur aflame last February is emblematic of what critics say is a rudderless Naval Defence policy. Two aging supply ships are out of commission, critics say the Navy may be forced to borrow ships from allies.
The CurrentCanadian Labour Congress: Employers can help stop domestic violence - Nov 27, 2014Nov 27, 2014 | 22:00A new Canadian study shows that the brutality of violence and abuse at home spills into the workplace, creating empathy, unease and unexpected costs. Today, we look at what employers and co-workers can do to stop domestic violence.
The CurrentFerguson turns to U.S. Justice Department after Michael Brown verdict - Nov 26, 2014Nov 26, 2014 | 27:30The fires in Ferguson, Missouri continue to burn. And the anger at the local police force may simmer for years. But thanks to a U.S. federal law, there may be something that can be done about it.
The Current'Two of a Kind': The Mysterious World of Identical Twins - Nov 26, 2014Nov 26, 2014 | 25:00Identical twins are siblings whose lives are entwined like no others. What makes them so alike? But also why is it that in matters of health, they might be so different. Filmmaker Leora Eisen takes us on her journey, as an identical twin.
The CurrentSyria Disappeared - Nov 26, 2014Nov 26, 2014 | 22:00Syrians who have endured years of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Assad regime are sometimes getting picked up again by opposition groups. The lucky ones are eventually released with traumatic stories to tell but thousands simply disappear.
The CurrentIndia's family planning sterilization camps unsafe, 13 women dead - Nov 25, 2014Nov 25, 2014 | 25:10In the central Indian state of Chhatisgarh, a doctor working with 2 assistants performed government sponsored sterilization surgery on more than 80 women, 13 are now dead. We look at the fallout over a population control plan that sets surgery targets.
The CurrentAnchor Tracey Spicer ditches makeup to protest 'dolled up' pressure - Nov 25, 2014Nov 25, 2014 | 25:00Many women are rebelling the whole idea of resembling painted dolls just to go to work. TV anchor Tracey Spicer is one of those women, she gave up her "extreme grooming" routine hoping other women to feel they can make the same choice if they want to.
The CurrentFerguson riots erupt after Officer Wilson cleared for fatal shooting - Nov 25, 2014Nov 25, 2014 | 22:00Last night Ferguson, Missouri erupted into a firestorm as the distrust in a predominantly Black community patrolled by an overwhelmingly White police force re-ignited. We look at the sense of injustice along racial lines that spreads far beyond Ferguson.
The CurrentFirst Nations youth offer solutions to under representation of First Nations on juries - Nov 24, 2014Nov 24, 2014 | 25:10The Supreme Court is considering what the courts should do about ensuring more First Nations are seated in jury boxes. The decision isn't expected until the new year, but young people have lots of ideas in the meantime.
The CurrentMarley Natural becomes the first ever corporate pot brand - November 24, 2014Nov 24, 2014 | 25:00A corporate deal between Privateer Holdings and the estate of Bob Marley will allow its medical marijuana company to use the Marley brand. With Wall St. and Bay St. now deep into the weed ... the grass has never been greener.
The CurrentCanada's broken promise on child poverty, 25 years later - November 24, 2014Nov 24, 2014 | 22:00Twenty-five years ago, MPs voted unanimously in the House of Commons to bring an end to child poverty by the year 2000. It hasn't happened yet. We speak with Ed Broadbent behind the motion and from people who know all too well about poverty.