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 CurrentLoneliness is on the rise in the age of connectivityJul 23, 2015 | 19:54It's tough out there on your own. Even in our hyper-connected age where we celebrate the single life, loneliness can still haunt many of our lives. Today we're asking why there's stigma around feeling lonely, especially when the lonely are hardly alone.
The CurrentNina Teicholz's big surprise: 'Fat doesn't make you fat' - July 23, 2015Jul 23, 2015 | 25:00Bring on the bacon, butter and cheese. Today, we look at why the fattiest, and most delicious of foods, may have been unfairly maligned for generations. Journalist Nina Teicholz says it's time to end the fat-shaming in our diets.... for our health's sake.
The CurrentLucrative U.S. breast milk industry prompts debate in CanadaJul 24, 2015 | 20:52Human breast milk is a hot commodity sparking debate over whether it should be sold for profit. Some say giving milk should be altruistic, but others believe mothers have a right to be compensated.
The CurrentClimate activists should focus on public health to inspire actionJul 27, 2015 | 19:10Many predict we will see more wild fires in the years ahead, due to our changing climate. We often talk about climate change within the environmental context. But today, we're exploring the link between climate change, and public health...your health.
The CurrentJeff Rubin: Popping Canada's 'Carbon Bubble' good for economy - July 28, 2015Jul 28, 2015 | 25:00There seems to be a lot of doom and gloom around the Canadian economy, thanks in large part to the plummeting price of oil. But economist Jeff Rubin says it could be a blessing and says it's time to embrace new industry boosted by the climate change.
The CurrentHealth Canada: Canadian diets shouldn't be no fat, but low fat - Jan 29, 2015Jan 29, 2015 | 8:02Following our interview with Nina Tiecholz, we hear from Health Canada about what they say we should eat according to the Canada Food Guide, especially when it comes to the amount and types of fat.
The Current'I Quit!': Author Matt Potter on how resignations shaped history - July 22, 2015Jul 22, 2015 | 25:00If you've ever fantasized about the best way to say "Take this job and shove it!", then our interview with Matt Potter is for you. His recent book chronicles how high profile resignations in politics, arts and business have changed the course of history.
The CurrentHyeonseo Lee shares her perilous escape from North KoreaJul 15, 2015 | 18:05She's the girl with seven names. The name she was born with she refuses to reveal even today. Because Hyeonseo Lee is North Korean and she defected: a crime the regime would punish not just her for, but those connected to her. Hyeonseo shares her story.
The CurrentBaltimore ex-cop Michael Wood attests to police brutality, racismJul 22, 2015 | 19:26Freddie Gray's death sparked riots across the U.S. that may be helping break down the so-called blue shield. Today, we hear from a retired Baltimore cop about a decade of injustices he witnessed on the job. Cases he says need to be brought to light.
The CurrentDonald Trump's Republican bid poses dilemma for mediaJul 21, 2015 | 19:53Should Donald Trump be taken seriously? The Huffington Post says no. Today our panel looks at the HuffPo's decision to cover Trump's presidential campaign in their entertainment section... dropping him from their serious political coverage.
The Current'Vocal Fry' undermines empowered young women, says Naomi Wolf - July 28, 2015Jul 28, 2015 | 21:59Vocal 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 CurrentClimate activists should focus on public health to inspire action - July 27, 2015Jul 27, 2015 | 22:00Many predict we will see more wild fires in the years ahead, due to our changing climate. We often talk about climate change within the environmental context. But today, we're exploring the link between climate change, and public health...your health.
The CurrentWriter Azar Nafisi argues fiction is democracy's oxygen - July 20, 2015Jul 20, 2015 | 24:00It is not for nothing that tyrants burn books and imprison authors. Azar Nafisi says totalitarian regimes fear the power of ideas and nowhere are ideas more forceful than in fiction. Today, the writer shares how imagination and ideas defies limitations.
The CurrentThe Teenage Brain: Uniquely powerful and vulnerable enigmas - July 27, 2015Jul 27, 2015 | 25:00When it comes to understanding teenage behaviour, you don't have to be a neuroscientist .... But it helps. We hear from one neuroscientist, Dr. Frances Jensen, who delved into the mysteries of the teenage brain, to better understand her own kids.