The CurrentApology legislation helps doctors say 'I'm sorry' to patients - Dec 16, 2014Dec 16, 2014 | 27:28Across this country we have Apology Legislation that allows doctors and other medical professionals a degree of protection, if they can bring themselves to say - "I'm Sorry". Today we explore the power and the paucity of the medical apology.
The CurrentReporting on Sony hack has some blaming media as enabling crime - Dec 16, 2014Dec 16, 2014 | 25:00An epic leak of top-secret info. Unguarded e-mails by power-brokers revealed. Secret projects exposed in detail. Sony's hack attack has Hollywood red-faced and some calling for the media to be more responsible when offered salacious scoops from hackers.
The CurrentMaking sense of 'lone-wolf' attackers in the wake of Sydney café siege - Dec 16, 2014Dec 16, 2014 | 22:00Man Haron Monis acted alone in the Sydney hostage-taking that terrorized his victims. He was what they call a Lone Wolf. Today, we look at the difference in the psychology of the Lone Wolf and those who commit acts of terror in an organized group.
The CurrentAvian flu outbreak in B.C. due to farming practices, say researchers - Dec 15, 2014Dec 15, 2014 | 27:30Poultry farms affected by avian flu increased over the weekend. Some say the way poultry is farmed is contributing to the virulence of this disease. Today, we're asking about massive farm operations and whether they're sowing the seeds of pandemic.
The CurrentActor Khaled Abol Naga sued for criticizing Egyptian president - Dec 15, 2014Dec 15, 2014 | 25:00When Egyptian actor Khaled Abol Naga dared to criticize the new Al-Sisi government at the Cairo International Film Festival, he was sued for treason. Today, we speak to the man they call the Brad Pitt of Egypt on the high cost of Free Expression.
The CurrentGovernment says it will crack down on US retailers 'gouging' Canadians - Dec 15, 2014Dec 15, 2014 | 22:00The federal government's Price Transparency Act is designed to expose those who charge Canadians a premium for a product that sells for much less in the U.S. But critics question why tariffs and price protection for certain Canadian acts continues.
The CurrentB.C. nurses' union calls for increased security in psychiatric facilities - Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014 | 27:30In recent weeks a doctor and a nurse have both been attacked by patients in B.C. psychiatric units. The B.C. nurses' union is calling for better protection. But the solution may not be as simple as added security.
The CurrentKiese Laymon: My Vassar College faculty ID does not make racism OK - Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014 | 25:00Kiese Laymon is a black college professor at upstate New York's prestigious Vassar College. His on-campus experience has taught him a lesson in race relations. When harassed by security guards, he can always flash his Faculty ID to make everything OK.
The CurrentQuebec IVF treatment policies bans anyone over 42 from eligibility - Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014 | 22:00Celine Dion who gave birth to twins through IVF is one of the public faces of the campaign that led to Quebec's provincially-funded IVF program a few years ago. Now the province is trying to adapt its laws regarding IVF and critics are calling it ageist.
The CurrentChecking-in on battling domestic violence, undercover in North Korea & injustice for David McCallum - Dec 11, 2014Dec 11, 2014 | 17:02Our Friday host Piya Chattopadhyay joins Anna Maria in studio to hear what you have to say about our recent stories, in our weekly segment, Checking-In.
The CurrentFormer Gitmo detainee free after 12 years without charge - Dec 11, 2014Dec 11, 2014 | 7:32Six former detainees of the US navy base at Guantanamo Bay have been released. Abedlhadi Faraj is one of them. He spent 12 years at Gitmo without being charged with a crime. Ramzi Kassem, a law professor, his students and colleagues represented Mr. Faraj.
The CurrentAnne V. Hereford and the secret WWII code-busting world of Bletchley Park - Dec 11, 2014Dec 11, 2014 | 10:25The Current producer Howard Goldenthal follows up on a listener's email only to uncover new details of a mother's secretive war-time work for the British in our documentary "In Search of Anne."
The CurrentNazila Fathi's account of growing up in Revolutionary Iran - Dec 11, 2014Dec 11, 2014 | 25:00Nazila Fathi was a nine-year-old girl when revolution transformed her homeland. She spent her life telling the stories of Revolutionary Iran to as a journalist... until being forced into exile herself five years ago. Today, we go inside modern Iran.
The CurrentRolling Stone campus rape story scandal a lesson to journalists - Dec 11, 2014Dec 11, 2014 | 22:00One woman's traumatic ordeal at a fraternity house at an America university has evolved into apologies from the publication and criticisms over journalism to insensitivity. We look at responsibility and transparency in the covering of sexual assault.