The CurrentMexican journalists murdered in attack on freedom of press - August 24, 2015Aug 24, 2015 | 22:00Since 2000, dozens of Mexican journalists have been murdered. These crimes have never been prosecuted. The recent murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa has the biggest names in art and media calling on the Mexican government to stop the violence.
The Current'I want to be a woman': Rural senior asks wife for help transitioning to female - May 5, 2015May 5, 2015 | 21:58Married for nearly 40 years, they saw each other through ups and downs and now she's standing by him as he transitions. Today, we bring you the story of change that at first triggered confusion and anger but also exposed fierce loyalty and enduring love.
The CurrentDuffy trial reveals cracks in Conservative party, supporters divided - August 20, 2015Aug 20, 2015 | 22:00Mike Duffy's lawyer is finished cross-examining Nigel Wright and Stephen Harper's political competition have already declared how his testimony will hurt the Conservatives. But are revelations from the trial hurting the Conservative campaign?
The CurrentIs it time to ground the air show? - August 26, 2015Aug 26, 2015 | 21:58Many people gather to watch them swoop and loop-de-loop in the skies above. Air shows seem to be part of summer tradition. But sometimes that tradition comes with tragedy, like the one last week in England. Today, we're asking should air shows even exist?
The CurrentMark Schatzker: Our flavourless food leads to unhealthy cravings - May 7, 2015May 7, 2015 | 25:00To Mark Schatzker, the Dorito flavour is emblematic of all that is wrong with our taste buds. In "The Dorito Effect", he argues, healthy food has been engineered into tastelessness while junk food companies have excelled at simulating flavours we want.
The CurrentCath Blythe teaches grade 2/3 students about sex, thanks to Meg Hickling - March 3, 2015Mar 3, 2015 | 3:00Much of what's being proposed for Ontario's sex-ed curriculum has been in BC classrooms for years, thanks in part to the pioneering work of a sexual health educator, Meg Hickling. We drop in as Cath Blyth teaches 'body science' to grade 2 and 3 students.
The Current'Vocal Fry' undermines empowered young women, says Naomi WolfJul 28, 2015 | 19:30Vocal Fry. The widely-imitated speaking mannerism that some say is undermining an empowered generation of young women. Feminist Naomi Wolf joins us to share her thoughts we hear from a critic who says policing how women talk keeps them silent.
The CurrentParty candidates pitch economic plans to get out of tough times - August 27, 2015Aug 27, 2015 | 21:59Thanks to a global market scare, the economy has emerged as a paramount election issue in the great Canadian campaign of 2015. Today, candidates from three big federal parties, share their plans on how to handle the economy. Can any of them work?
The CurrentAnchor Tracey Spicer goes 'au naturel' to protest 'extreme grooming' - August 12, 2015Aug 12, 2015 | 23:55Australian television anchor Tracey Spicer was beginning to feel like a "painted doll" — but now she's tossed the lipstick, the hair products, and the layers of pancake.
The CurrentJohn Ibbitson: Stephen Harper changed Canada in irreversible ways - August 18, 2015Aug 18, 2015 | 22:00Stephen Harper worked for most of his adult life to govern with a majority and change Canada. Now, a new book about the Prime Minister suggests he has reshaped the country in irreversible ways. Today, we look at the politician and the man.
The CurrentGot milk? Author argues it's time to ditch the dairy - August 6, 2015Aug 6, 2015 | 24:14Milk is something most Canadians consume every day. But now a new book questions why that food should have its own food group. And that has sparked a debate on why milk should take such a special place in our diets.
The CurrentPatient-funded clinical trials may do more harm than good - August 14, 2015Aug 14, 2015 | 19:49Critics argue that patient funded-clinical trials might be more harm than they're worth because they can skew the study design and conduct as well as being dangerous for the patient.
The Current'I want to be a woman': Spouse asks wife for help transitioning - August 18, 2015Aug 18, 2015 | 24:59After almost forty years of marriage, a couple's bond is tested when a long-kept secret comes out. Today, we share a story of what it's like coming out as transgender... when the truth about your gender identity might break your wife's heart.
The CurrentCSIS secrecy hampers complaints and accountabilityAug 17, 2015 | 20:08The BC Civil Liberties Association says there is no true accountability for CSIS since no one can get inside the process by which CSIS is reviewed. So who's watching over the people who watch us? Who's got their eyes on the spies?
The CurrentAmerica's revolutionary moment: Chris Hedges on rebellion and revolt - August 11, 2015Aug 11, 2015 | 24:05Journalist Chris Hedges says America is in a revolutionary moment because racism, state surveillance, and the disparity between rich and poor shows that America is in a state of decline and cannot meet the expectations of its people.