The CurrentMissing Microbes: Dr. Martin Blaser says we're killing off bacteria at our own peril - July 22, 2014Jul 22, 2014 | 23:59Dr. Martin Blaser argues the overuse of antibiotics has altered the delicate balance of microbes living in all of us, making us vulnerable to a range of new diseases.
The CurrentWill there be a full investigation into the crash of Flight MH17? - July 22, 2014Jul 22, 2014 | 21:56Since the crash of Flight MH17 nearly five days ago, the site of evidence has been disturbed, removed and possibly tampered with. We hear about how a difficult investigation like this should unfold, and what might be lost if it doesn't.
The CurrentMalcolm Gladwell on re-imagining the underdog - July 21, 2014Jul 21, 2014 | 23:58We talk to Malcolm Gladwell about unlocking the the secret power of disadvantage, and his book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants.
The CurrentLife Under Attack: A view from Gaza and Israel - July 21, 2014Jul 21, 2014 | 21:57The death toll of the conflict now sits at more than 500, as the ground invasion in Gaza continues. We hear from regular people in Gaza and Israel about what it's like to live in a war zone with no ceasefire on the horizon.
The CurrentHow will the Mike Duffy scandal change Canada's political landscape? - July 18, 2014Jul 18, 2014 | 13:31With a federal vote set for 2015, many political watchers are asking how the the Senate expense scandal could upset the Canadian political landscape -- and Stephen Harper's chances at re-election. We convened a panel of journalists to share their views on
The CurrentVirtual Unreality: Author Charles Seife navigates truth and lies on the internet - July 18, 2014Jul 18, 2014 | 15:50Just because the internet told you, how do you know it's true? Author and journalism professor Charles Seife joins us to talk about his new book, Virtual Unreality.
The CurrentMalaysia Airlines Flight MH17 shot down near Ukraine-Russia border, reports say - July 18, 2014Jul 18, 2014 | 8:19There are still many unanswered questions about yesterday's crash of a Malaysian Airlines plane near the Ukraine-Russia border. We talk to an aviation safety expert about the downing of Flight MH17.
The CurrentIsrael launches ground offensive in Gaza - July 18, 2014Jul 18, 2014 | 8:38The Israeli military campaign against Hamas has entered a new phase with an ordered ground assault on the Gaza Strip. Lyse Doucet, the BBC's Chief International Correspondent, is in central Gaza. She updates us on the situation on the ground.
The CurrentA Wild Invention: How a 13-year-old Maasai boy is saving lions and the livelihood of his community - July 17, 2014Jul 17, 2014 | 23:58Tired of seeing his family's livelihood threatened by lions, Kenyan teenager Richard Turere came up with an idea to trick the beasts into staying away. Hear about his invention in Alison Armstrong's documentary, Wild Invention.
The CurrentStephen Poloz on inflation, economic recovery and running the Bank of Canada - July 17, 2014Jul 17, 2014 | 21:58After serving for more than a year as the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz joins us from Ottawa to talk about the challenges of steering monetary policy in turbulent times.
The CurrentShopping For Votes: Susan Delacourt on how Canada became a nation that shops for its leaders - July 16, 2014Jul 16, 2014 | 22:36Journalist Susan Delacourt believes the relationship between Canadians and their politicians has changed since the consumer boom of the 1950s. She joined us to talk about her book, Shopping For Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them.
The CurrentGaza Conflict: What will it take to reach a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas? - July 16, 2014Jul 16, 2014 | 21:56We hear perspectives from both sides of the conflict on why Egypt's proposed ceasefire failed, and the likelihood of another ceasefire agreement in the future.
The CurrentUnaccompanied migrant children attempt U.S. entry in record numbers - July 15, 2014Jul 15, 2014 | 21:57Immigration has long been a controversial issue in the United States. But this summer, a surge of young migrants from Central America has brought the debate to a fever pitch. We look at why children are risking death on epic journeys to the U.S.
The CurrentGraeme Smith reflects on covering the war in Afghanistan - July 15, 2014Jul 15, 2014 | 23:58For years, Graeme Smith was a Globe and Mail foreign correspondent covering Canada's involvement in Afghanistan. He went to great lengths and into great danger to start talking to the Taliban. Smith tells us what he thinks went right, and what went wrong.