The CurrentFull Episode for October 6, 2015 - The CurrentOct 6, 2015 | 1:14:25From health care experts calling for change in how we care for seniors, to Kevin Newman's most important assignment...being a father, to his son, to a panel of young voters on their political views and impressions of politics... This is The Current.
The CurrentYoung voters are engaged but politicians not listeningOct 6, 2015 | 26:11Statistically fewer than 40 per cent of young people eligible to vote actually cast their ballots. But is that because they don't care ... or because they think the politicians on the ballot don't care? Three young voters step up to the mic.
The CurrentKevin & Alex Newman confront hard truths in father/son relationshipOct 6, 2015 | 23:29Veteran broadcaster Kevin Newman spent years getting to know audiences but during that time, he and his son Alex were growing further apart. When a teenage Alex finally came out to his dad as gay, it kick started a bigger discussion that was long overdue.
The CurrentGeriatricians call for controversial change to health care for seniorsOct 6, 2015 | 18:58As Canada's over-65 population grows ever more dominant, a growing chorus of health care workers is pushing new attitudes in caring for seniors. They say they can save the system money with superior care and they want politicians to follow their lead.
The CurrentFull Episode for October 5, 2015 - The CurrentOct 5, 2015 | 1:14:23From the TPP deal generating debate on the campaign trail, to comedian Lara Rae coming out as a transwoman with humour, to Canada's healthcare system failing patients who need private medical insurance to cover extra costs... This is The Current.
The CurrentAmputees in Canada need health care to cover prosthetic limbsOct 5, 2015 | 22:58Christine Caron never thought about the cost of prosthetics, she assumed universal health care had her back. But the province doesn't provide state-of-the-art-artificial limbs. Today, we hear how one woman's journey has lessons for us all.
The CurrentComedian Lara Rae comes out as transwoman with grace, good humourOct 5, 2015 | 24:16Comedian Lara Rae, who used to be known as Al Rae, of Little Mosque on the Prairie fame, goes public as a transwoman in Winnipeg, and finds new laughter and happiness in her new identity. Lara Rae joins us to share her story.
The CurrentTPP trade agreement reached but contentious as everOct 5, 2015 | 19:16Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal today. Stephen Harper has made it clear not everyone will benefit from this new trade deal. The deal will affect everything from drugs to cars... to butter and cheese. We debate the merits of the TPP agreement.
The CurrentFull Episode for October 2, 2015 - The CurrentOct 2, 2015 | 1:14:23From questioning 'sweat-shaming' as a serious issue, to raising important questions on sexual consent in the Gayle Newland case, to a historic agreement between FARC and the Colombia government to end the war by March 2016... This is The Current.
The CurrentColombia on the verge of peace agreement after 50 years of warOct 2, 2015 | 23:17The Colombian Government and the country's biggest rebel group, FARC say they have a final agreement to not only bring an end to fifty years of brutal conflict, but to bring the perpetrators of a half-century's worth of atrocities to some kind of justice.
The CurrentGayle Newland case raises concerns for transgender activistsOct 2, 2015 | 23:57A bizarre court case in Britain involving blindfolds, hidden identity and a conviction for sexual assault has the tabloids buzzing. And transgender activists are worried about how the judge's ruling might affect them.
The CurrentSweat-shaming debate has critics questioning 'shame culture'Oct 2, 2015 | 18:29Consider the case of Amy Roe. She's in a Starbucks. After a run. Sweaty. Then came comments from a woman that to Amy was meant to shame her for perspiring in public. The result is a debate over "Sweat-Shaming" and whether calling it shaming is too far.
The CurrentFull Episode for October 1, 2015 - The CurrnetOct 1, 2015 | 1:15:32From Blue Jays fans' love-hate dilemma for Toronto, to Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labour, out to rescue capitalism from itself, to foreign correspondent Robert Fisk on the war against ISIS... This is The Current.
The CurrentRobert Fisk: ISIS is an 'unemotional weapon'Oct 1, 2015 | 14:57As Vladimir Putin ramps up military activity in support of President Assad, we go to the man tracking Syrian government troops and ISIS growth. The Independent's Robert Fisk shares his experience on he front line with the Syrian army.