The CurrentElon Musk's Tesla home battery could start energy revolution - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 22:00Elon Musk announced plans for a GIGA factory to manufacture batteries that can provide the entire power needs of an average house... a breakthrough that could lead to the Democratization of Energy.
The CurrentAn Alberta election campaign, unpredictable polls and cranky voters - April 28, 2015Apr 28, 2015 | 25:00If you trust the polls... there's a real horse race shaping up in Alberta. And if you don't trust the polls... then you may just be an Alberta politician. We take you on a wild ride in the wild rose country today.
The CurrentBaltimore Riots: Locals say unrest is response to systemic racism - April 29, 2015Apr 29, 2015 | 22:00Freddie Gray was a 25-year-old black man who died of his injuries when he was in police custody. Following his funeral, riots have exposed an issue some say continues to be ignored. Today, we speak with Baltimoreans about what's behind the unrest.
The CurrentMayweather-Pacquiao fight raises ethical dilemma for boxing fans - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 21:58This weekend the bell rings on a fight many have wanted to see for years, But Floyd Mayweather's history of violence against women has cast a dark cloud over the match. Today we explore where sports governing bodies should draw the line.
The Current'Mom & Me' traces Lena Mcdonald's search for her drug-addicted mom - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 25:00For more than a decade, Lena Macdonald tried to help her Mom. Finding her on the street where she was addicted, often homeless. She captured it all on film sharing the love, loss, persistence and pain. Lena Macdonald and her mother Harriet Durham join us.
The Current'Missoula' author Jon Krakauer investigates campus rape - April 24, 2015Apr 24, 2015 | 25:00It's a story of college town football stars who would seem to think they can get away with anything. It's also a familiar story of how systems and society deal with rape. The author of "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town" joins us.
The CurrentCleveland kidnapping survivors recall years of horror and hope - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 27:29Three young women spent a decade in the grips of Ariel Castro... a sexual sadist who would take his own life after he was imprisoned for his crimes. Somehow the women survived and when they finally escaped, it was a story that shocked the world.
The CurrentCanadians caught in Nepal earthquake share their stories - April 28, 2015Apr 28, 2015 | 21:58Every story of surviving Nepal's earthquake includes the realization many have died. And every link to someone found unharmed, underlines the search by those who wait to hear from loved ones. Today the stories of survival, grief and frustration from afar.
The Current#droptheplus aims to unite not divide, but critics celebrate PLUS - April 27, 2015Apr 27, 2015 | 25:04#droptheplus is getting worldwide attention over the sizing label PLUS on clothing and on models. And while some embrace the idea, others say the real issue is not in the label, it is in how women see themselves.
The Current'The Messenger': Death of songbirds is environmental warning - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 24:58Whether you've noticed it or not, the birds are fewer and farther between each spring. We hear about the man-made causes behind the songbirds' decline and why their silence should be a warning.
The Current'Boat People' share survival stories coming to Canada 40 years ago - April 29, 2015Apr 29, 2015 | 52:29Forty years ago, tens of thousands of refugees fled Vietnam. Today, we devote an hour to those who found a new life in Canada and those who made it possible. And we ask what we've learned as new waves of displaced people take to boats to escape new wars.
The CurrentArchitect's blueprint for a revolution uses humour against tyranny - April 27, 2015Apr 27, 2015 | 25:00He was in his 20s when he organized protests that would oust dictator Slobodan Milošević. Now Srdja Popovic advises others in non-violent uprisings using everything from laughtivism to civil disobedience to overthrow the world's toughest dictators.
The CurrentRob Cohen's 'Being Canadian' delves into our national identity - April 24, 2015Apr 24, 2015 | 26:26When comedy writer and ex-pat Canadian Rob Cohen decided to investigate Canadian-ness, he ended up picking the brains of many Canadian comedy stars. Rob Cohen joins us to talk about his coast-to-coast journey in search of the elusive Canadian identity.
The CurrentNepal's devastating earthquake leaves survivors desperate for aid - April 27, 2015Apr 27, 2015 | 21:59The survivors of the Nepal earthquake are facing devastating loss. Rescuers from around the world have converged, working against time to help survivors. Today, we hear from a man who says this is playing out exactly as experts have long warned it would.
The CurrentEx Machina's portrayal of gendered robot perpetuates stereotypes - April 24, 2015Apr 24, 2015 | 22:00From the Terminator to the most recent 'lady robot' Ava in the film, Ex Machina, our robots tend to follow such formulaic gender roles. Critics say it's a problem in pop culture we need to take care, before the robots are really living among us.