May 15, 2013 | 27:29The Current The ethics of academic boycotts Audio
The Current The ethics of academic boycotts May 15, 2013 | 27:29With Stephen Hawking's decision to pull out of a conference at Israel's Hebrew University, the action against Israeli Universities by professors in Canada and the world was back in the news. We look at the ethical dilemmas involving academic boycotts.
May 9, 2013 | 23:59The Current Is the case for austerity crumbling? Audio
The Current Is the case for austerity crumbling? May 9, 2013 | 23:59An influential report written by two Harvard University economists helped convince govts around the world they were spending too much and had to reign it in. Societies convulsed. Now it looks as if the economists' spreadsheet program contained errors.
May 10, 2013 | 27:29The Current China's water woes Audio
The Current China's water woes May 10, 2013 | 27:29China's thirsty in its search for reliable aqua pura. Its farms and factories demand more, so Beijing seeks more control over its lakes and streams, bringing it into conflict with neighbouring countries that rely on waters that flow through China.
May 9, 2013 | 21:59The Current Sexual assault and the U.S. military Audio
The Current Sexual assault and the U.S. military May 9, 2013 | 21:59Numbers released by the Pentagon estimate as many as 70 sexual assaults of American military personnel by American military personnel occur every day. The US military is using training sessions and ads to prevent assaults but critics say use the law.
May 13, 2013 | 21:05The Current PT 1: Is there a new cold war ahead? Audio
The Current PT 1: Is there a new cold war ahead? May 13, 2013 | 21:05We start our special called Reset: A New Cold War? with a look at US/Russia relations. With Vladmir Putin re-asserting his country's geopolitical influence in former Soviet-controlled regions, Is there a new cold war brewing between USA and Russia?
May 8, 2013 | 21:38The Current Still at Sea: The Queen of the North Audio
The Current Still at Sea: The Queen of the North May 8, 2013 | 21:38On March 22, 2006 the Queen of the North ferry sank. For the ensuing seven years, Trina Benedict would struggle with what she saw. As a passenger aboard the Queen of the North, Trina Benedict has never spoken publicly. Today she tells her story.
May 17, 2013 | 3:02The Current Monday: Sarah Harmer hosts The Current Audio
The Current Monday: Sarah Harmer hosts The Current May 17, 2013 | 3:02Juno Award winning musician Sarah Harmer hosts a Victoria Day edition of The Current. Sarah investigates what's behind the low water levels on the Great Lakes and speaks with friend and collaborator Bruce Cockburn on mixing music and social activism.
May 13, 2013 | 23:59The Current Pt 2: Spies, Lies and Cold War Games Audio
The Current Pt 2: Spies, Lies and Cold War Games May 13, 2013 | 23:59If you hated the old Cold War but miss all the cloak and dagger stuff, there may be good news. We explore the new tensions between Russia, China and the U.S. and speak with former CIA operative Jason Matthews about the changing face of espionage.