The CurrentCanada's electronic spy agency takes the lead on internet surveillance - Jan 28, 2015Jan 28, 2015 | 21:58It's never been clear how CSEC does its work. What kind of information does it gather? Who does it target? CBC's Dave Seglins joins us to give us a rare glimpse into the operations of a part of the Canadian Government we know little about.
The CurrentRinelle Harper speaks up for missing and murdered indigenous women - Jan 28, 2015Jan 28, 2015 | 12:07About three months ago no one knew her name. And then on a cold night in November, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. Today Rinelle Harper's survival is a rallying point for those seeking answers around missing and murdered Indigenous women.
The CurrentWho are anti-vaxxers?: Understanding the anti-vaccination movement - Jan 28, 2015Jan 28, 2015 | 12:33A measles outbreak at Disneyland that spread to several U.S. states has turned the spotlight back on what are called the Anti-Vaxxers. Today, we hear from a sociologist who has been tracking those who choose not to vaccinate despite overwhelming evidence.
The CurrentThe battle between the Harper government and the Ottawa press corps - Jan 28, 2015Jan 28, 2015 | 27:25Longtime Parliamentary Press Gallery member Mark Bourrie says PM Stephen Harper has used a defanged Ottawa press corps to keep the Canadian public in the dark about the way his government rules. He lays out his case in his book, "Kill The Messengers."
The CurrentHomeless on the street: The story of two people who lived it - Jan 27, 2015Jan 27, 2015 | 22:00Over the last five years, an estimated 1.3-million Canadians have experienced having nowhere to go, to sleep, to call home. Today, we speak to two people who have lived a homeless life for years to offer a glimpse of what that's really like.
The CurrentHeather Watson breaks period taboo at Australian Open - Jan 27, 2015Jan 27, 2015 | 25:00It's something that nearly every woman experiences every month, and yet the "monthly visitor" is rarely discussed in polite society... let alone in the world of sports. Now a British tennis star may have made some progress in changing all that.
The CurrentSanctions on Russia fail to stop interference in Ukraine - Jan 27, 2015Jan 27, 2015 | 27:28In Ukraine, everyday people are losing their lives. The rebels Vladimir Putin is backing aren't backing down and Ukraine is bringing in its own punitive measures. Today, we look at what can be done about a conflict some say is becoming a civil war.
The CurrentEfficacy of Canada's mission to fight ISIS is not clear - Jan 26, 2015Jan 26, 2015 | 22:00Canada has gone from full combat ... to a pop-up presence in Libya and now Iraq. Are these smaller missions the way of the future for Canada's military? And do they work?
The Current2/3 of rhinos poached in 2014 in South Africa, how drones can save them - Jan 26, 2015Jan 26, 2015 | 26:14The rhino remains a species under siege, as poachers target the beasts for their magnificent horns. We head to Kruger National Park where poaching is so serious it can resemble a combat zone for Park Rangers tracking illegal hunters.
The Current'Fat doesn't make you fat': Nina Teicholz's big surprise' - Jan 26, 2015Jan 26, 2015 | 25:00Ever think our understanding of fat and what's fattening is off? Today, science journalist Nina Teicholz takes us through what she says is the flawed thinking and the flawed science that has shaped nutrition and public health policies for decades.
The CurrentIron Ore goes bust in Labrador West, once booming in production - Jan 23, 2015Jan 23, 2015 | 22:00The fall in demand for Iron Ore is turning life upside down in the part of Labrador they once called "Mini Fort Mac". Today we head to Labrador West where they know a thing or two about booms and busts... but say they've never seen one like this before.
The CurrentOn trial: The line of questioning in sexual assault court cases - Jan 23, 2015Jan 23, 2015 | 24:59We've come a long way since the "she-was-asking-for-it" defence. But now an Alberta judge has had his verdict overturned for intervening to stop questions that seemed out of bounds. But the accused says he was denied a fair trial because of it.
The CurrentMinor hockey league considers banning spectators to stop abuse - Jan 23, 2015Jan 23, 2015 | 25:52If you can't put unruly hockey parents in the penalty box, maybe it's time to kick them out of the arena. A B.C. minor hockey league is considering some extreme measures to curb behaviour that's gotten out of hand. But will it help put hot tempers on ice?
The CurrentAttack by Yemen insurgents undermining the president heralds insecurity - Jan 22, 2015Jan 22, 2015 | 22:00On Tuesday, Yemen rebel fighters attacked the president's home. Yemen is a patchwork quilt of militias from Al Qaeda to the Houthis, whose support comes from Iran. All of which sets the stage for a confrontation that will make Western leaders notice.