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The Current - From the Archives: Judge John Reilly - Nov 8, 2010Dec 17, 2014 | 18:31The Current From the Archives: Judge John Reilly - Nov 8, 2010 Audio
The Current From the Archives: Judge John Reilly - Nov 8, 2010 Dec 17, 2014 | 18:31For most of John Reilly's career he had jurisdiction over the Stoney Nakoda First Nation in Morley, Alberta. At first he thought he was doing good from his courtroom but eventually Judge Reilly's views changed. Here is our interview from November 2010.
The Current - The fight for who owns the Arctic: The players and their strategy - Dec 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014 | 22:00The Current The fight for who owns the Arctic: The players and their strategy - Dec 17, 2014 Audio
The Current The fight for who owns the Arctic: The players and their strategy - Dec 17, 2014 Dec 17, 2014 | 22:00Denmark may be the latest country to provide scientific evidence for its right to the Arctic, but the fight for who will claim the Arctic Circle as part of it's territory also includes Canada, the U.S. and Russia. It's a a new kind of cold war.
The Current - Retired judge John Reilly on 'Bad Justice' for Aboriginal offenders - Dec 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014 | 23:57The Current Retired judge John Reilly on 'Bad Justice' for Aboriginal offenders - Dec 17, 2014 Audio
The Current Retired judge John Reilly on 'Bad Justice' for Aboriginal offenders - Dec 17, 2014 Dec 17, 2014 | 23:57He was a provincial court judge for three decades, confronted daily with Aboriginal offenders who he felt were not being served by our justice system. Today, John Reilly shares his view on a system that he says leads only to Bad Judgement.
The Current - Meet the world's hottest pepper creator who will leave you in tears - Dec 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014 | 27:29The Current Meet the world's hottest pepper creator who will leave you in tears - Dec 17, 2014 Audio
The Current Meet the world's hottest pepper creator who will leave you in tears - Dec 17, 2014 Dec 17, 2014 | 27:29Our project By Design looks at the creation of the world's hottest pepper so incendiary, workers have to wear gloves to handle it. So potent that its creator has donated it to science for medical research. Today we introduce you to the Carolina Reaper.
The Current - Coming up on Thursday: The design behind the perfect greeting cardDec 17, 2014 | 0:59The Current Coming up on Thursday: The design behind the perfect greeting card Audio
The Current Coming up on Thursday: The design behind the perfect greeting card Dec 17, 2014 | 0:59There is a greeting card to cover every one of life's occasions. And behind those cards is a fiercely competitive billion-dollar industry tapping into your deepest emotions. Tomorrow, Jason Proctor delves into designing the perfect greeting card.
The Current - Making sense of 'lone-wolf' attackers in the wake of Sydney café siege - Dec 16, 2014Dec 16, 2014 | 22:00The Current Making sense of 'lone-wolf' attackers in the wake of Sydney café siege - Dec 16, 2014 Audio
The Current Making sense of 'lone-wolf' attackers in the wake of Sydney café siege - Dec 16, 2014 Dec 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 Current - Reporting on Sony hack has some blaming media as enabling crime - Dec 16, 2014Dec 16, 2014 | 25:00The Current Reporting on Sony hack has some blaming media as enabling crime - Dec 16, 2014 Audio
The Current Reporting on Sony hack has some blaming media as enabling crime - Dec 16, 2014 Dec 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 Current - Apology legislation helps doctors say 'I'm sorry' to patients - Dec 16, 2014Dec 16, 2014 | 27:28The Current Apology legislation helps doctors say 'I'm sorry' to patients - Dec 16, 2014 Audio
The Current Apology legislation helps doctors say 'I'm sorry' to patients - Dec 16, 2014 Dec 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 Current - Government says it will crack down on US retailers 'gouging' Canadians - Dec 15, 2014Dec 15, 2014 | 22:00The Current Government says it will crack down on US retailers 'gouging' Canadians - Dec 15, 2014 Audio
The Current Government says it will crack down on US retailers 'gouging' Canadians - Dec 15, 2014 Dec 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 Current - Actor Khaled Abol Naga sued for criticizing Egyptian president - Dec 15, 2014Dec 15, 2014 | 25:00The Current Actor Khaled Abol Naga sued for criticizing Egyptian president - Dec 15, 2014 Audio
The Current Actor Khaled Abol Naga sued for criticizing Egyptian president - Dec 15, 2014 Dec 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 Current - Avian flu outbreak in B.C. due to farming practices, say researchers - Dec 15, 2014Dec 15, 2014 | 27:30The Current Avian flu outbreak in B.C. due to farming practices, say researchers - Dec 15, 2014 Audio
The Current Avian flu outbreak in B.C. due to farming practices, say researchers - Dec 15, 2014 Dec 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.
Cross Country Checkup - December 14, 2014 - Classical musicDec 14, 2014 | 1:53:00Cross Country Checkup December 14, 2014 - Classical music Audio
Cross Country Checkup December 14, 2014 - Classical music Dec 14, 2014 | 1:53:00What's the future of classical music?
The Current - Quebec IVF treatment policies bans anyone over 42 from eligibility - Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014 | 22:00The Current Quebec IVF treatment policies bans anyone over 42 from eligibility - Dec 12, 2014 Audio
The Current Quebec IVF treatment policies bans anyone over 42 from eligibility - Dec 12, 2014 Dec 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 Current - Kiese Laymon: My Vassar College faculty ID does not make racism OK - Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014 | 25:00The Current Kiese Laymon: My Vassar College faculty ID does not make racism OK - Dec 12, 2014 Audio
The Current Kiese Laymon: My Vassar College faculty ID does not make racism OK - Dec 12, 2014 Dec 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 Current - B.C. nurses' union calls for increased security in psychiatric facilities - Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014 | 27:30The Current B.C. nurses' union calls for increased security in psychiatric facilities - Dec 12, 2014 Audio
The Current B.C. nurses' union calls for increased security in psychiatric facilities - Dec 12, 2014 Dec 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.

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