The CurrentThe untold story of Canada's role in the Scottish referendum - Sept 19, 2014Sep 19, 2014 | 22:00Scots helped create an independent Canada -- and even though Scots have voted to stay in their union, Canadians have been instrumental in Scotland's 2014 independence fight. Today, we look at how Canadians have tried to shore up the yes vote.
The CurrentCheerleaders generate over $1 million per season per NFL team, but don't even make minimum wage - Sept 19, 2014Sep 19, 2014 | 25:01Lacy T was the first pro cheerleader to launch a lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders earlier this year. Her victory means her fellow Raiderettes now earn California's minimum wage. However, it's thousands of dollars less than what an NFL mascot earns.
The CurrentOrganizers want The People's Climate March to be a turning point for climate change activism - Sept 19, 2014Sep 19, 2014 | 25:00350.org founder, Bill McKibben is one of the organizers in what's being billed, the largest-ever march against climate change, set to take place this weekend. Activists say their social movement is thriving but others say it's petering out.
The CurrentFrom The Current Archives: The documentary "Last Lawyer Standing" by Ian ClaytonSep 18, 2014 | 19:44According to the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, 44 per cent of the cases in some Canadian courts involve litigants without a lawyer. Journalist Ian Clayton explores legal self-representation in his documentary, "Last Lawyer Standing."
The CurrentChecking-In on disciplining employees, disciplining Ottawa and making the legal system work for people who represent themselves - Sept 18, 2014Sep 18, 2014 | 27:30We revisit how the media should cover ISIS crimes, how all things parliamentary lead to all things electoral and how the Canadians who represent themselves in court want judges across the country to stop treating them as obstacles unworthy of compassion.
The CurrentMissionaries in remote Nigeria save twins from death, superstition dictates they are a bad omen - Sept 18, 2014Sep 18, 2014 | 24:59Chinyere Stevens and her husband Olusola have a brood of children, almost all of them are twins. They are missionaries who convince new mothers in traditional Nigerian communities. to hand their newborn twins over to them and save them from death.
The CurrentFormer CIA analyst says sexual violence during war is as an act of terrorism - Sept 18, 2014Sep 18, 2014 | 22:00The sexual violence caught in the grip of ISIS has been almost invisible in the strategic and policy discussions on how to deal with the threat of jihadist brutality. A former CIA analyst says it is time to treat sexual violence as an act of terrorism.
The CurrentHow a charette broke down jail cells in a police station to make a community centre that has transformed a neighbourhood in East Toronto- Sept 17, 2014Sep 17, 2014 | 3:11Today, designer Zahra Ebrahim talked about a charrette she ran in east Toronto, to create the community centre called the East Scarborough Storefront. Our producer Kristin Nelson met with one of the participants at the centre to find out more.
The CurrentFormer hostage Amanda Lindhout says airing videos of ISIS murdering captives gives extremists exactly what they want - Sept 17, 2014Sep 17, 2014 | 27:30The Islamic extremists who held Amanda Lindhout in Somalia sought attention through seemingly irresistible media baiting. Is the media keeping the public informed - or playing into deadly propaganda?
The CurrentDesigners say community 'charrettes' can revolutionize design - Sept 17, 2014Sep 17, 2014 | 25:00There's some truth in the joke about a camel being a horse designed by a committee. But designers say if you create a 'charette', a committee that focuses on an eye to how Design thinking, you can solve a range of real world problems.
The CurrentFormer BC Prison Guard says he was traumatized by having to work where his sister's rapist was an inmate; launches Human Rights complaints - Sept 17, 2014Sep 17, 2014 | 21:59Former correctional officer, Barry Rhodes, says his mental health was severely compromised because his workplace failed to transfer him or relocate an inmate who assaulted his sister. He has launched a Human Rights complaint to hold someone accountable.
The CurrentThe Design Behind ... The Egg Carton - September 16, 2014Sep 16, 2014 | 3:13Fergus Tomlin in Smithers B.C. shares the story behind Joseph Coyle's egg carton, a design that solved an on-going dilemma for a frustrated deliveryman with a basket of broken eggs.
The CurrentPolitics drives 'political-activity audits' of think tanks, critics say - September 16, 2014Sep 16, 2014 | 21:57The Canada Revenue Agency is now auditing the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for potential Prohibited Partisan Political Activities. Critics feel an 'advocacy chilll' and partisan political meddling.
The CurrentUnited Kingdom in a precarious position as Scots head to the polls - September 16, 2014Sep 16, 2014 | 27:28After 300 years of conquest, the UK's greatest threat is now coming from within - Thursday's independence vote in Scotland. Should the YES side succeed, the fallout could be far-reaching. Should the vote go to the NO side, most predict it won't be over.
The CurrentThe science behind Ebola: Why it's such a difficult disease to trace - September 16, 2014Sep 16, 2014 | 24:59The Ebola outbreak in several African countries is the biggest on record. With the death toll rising, scientists still can't confirm the source. We speak to science writer David Quammen on the realities of those trying to pinpoint the origins of Ebola.