The CurrentFull Episode for October 12, 2015Oct 12, 2015 | 1:14:23From first time voters on why they're headed to the polls, to the dangers of synthetic cannabis, to the ripple effect of the invention of the cell phone... This is The Current.
The CurrentCellphone inventor Martin Cooper: Smartphones aren't optimalOct 12, 2015 | 25:17When Martin Cooper made the first ever call on a mobile phone, he had no idea he was spearheading a cellular revolution. The ripple effects of his invention exceeded his expectations, surprising everyone with the sweeping changes its brought to our lives.
The CurrentThe very real dangers of synthetic cannabisOct 12, 2015 | 23:51Products being sold as synthetic cannabis (in some stores and online in Canada) are concerning because they are vastly different than actual cannabis and have been linked with addiction, serious health concerns, and even deaths.
The CurrentFirst time voters head to the polls for three very different reasons - October 12, 2015Oct 12, 2015 | 19:44We speak to three first time voters about how they feel this election has gone and who they will pick on election day. For them, exercising their right to vote for the first time is a milestone event.
Cross Country CheckupOctober 11, 2015 - TPP and niqabOct 11, 2015 | 1:45:29With guest host Susan McReynolds. Is the TPP trade agreement a good deal for Canada? Is it fair to ban face coverings such as the niqab in some situations?
The CurrentFull Episode for October 9, 2015 - The CurrentOct 9, 2015 | 1:14:25From newspapers endorsing candidates and if this practice should exist, to a Vancouver businesswoman believed to be a victim of the Taliban, to a panel of First Nations voters on what matters to them in this election campaign.... This is The Current.
The CurrentFirst Nations voters share their election issues not in campaignOct 9, 2015 | 24:59As the nation gets ready for election day on October 19th and First Nations leaders urge aboriginal people to vote, we check in with some First Nations voters to hear which issues matter most to them in this election.
The CurrentBeverley Giesbrecht: 'The Woman Who Joined the Taliban'Oct 9, 2015 | 22:20Canadian Beverley Giesbrecht is believed to have died at the hands of the Taliban. A new documentary about her weaves footage she filmed while inside Taliban territory, with the perspective of those who watched her helplessly venture deeper into danger.
The CurrentFederal Election 2015: Scrutinizing newspaper political endorsementsOct 9, 2015 | 19:04When today's surviving newspapers decide to endorse candidates for prime minister... Is it a practice as anachronistic as setting lead type? Or a fine democratic tradition that deserves to continue into the digital age?
The CurrentFull Episode for October 8, 2015 - The CurrentOct 8, 2015 | 1:14:22From the right to wear a niqab at citizenship ceremonies, to representatives of the major political parties on where they stand on health care, to Madeleine Redfern, the former mayor of Iqaluit on Nunavut`s election issues... This is The Current.
The CurrentMaximum security inmates beat Harvard in an hour-long debateOct 8, 2015 | 10:04Harvard University is known for its debating prowess. But its revered debating team got a little more than it bargained for when it faced the team from Eastern New York Correctional Facility two weeks ago.
The CurrentMadeline Redfern on Nunavut's electoral riding, largest in CanadaOct 8, 2015 | 5:57One-third of this vast land will send only three MPs to Ottawa after election day, in the great, white north. They have their own unique election issues and while they don't get much attention on the airwaves down south, we aim to change that.
The CurrentParty candidates share their plans for health care in CanadaOct 8, 2015 | 23:47We've been talking to doctors, patients and experts this week calling for creativity and vision for our health needs of the future. Today we convene a panel of political candidates offering their party views of the role Ottawa should play.
The CurrentWhy Zunera Ishaq fought for her niqab - and became an election issueOct 8, 2015 | 19:38The whole country has been talking about her, especially Conservative leader Stephen Harper. Zunera Ishaq joins us to explain why she fought for the right to wear her niqab at the citizenship ceremony and how it feels at the centre of a campaign issue.
The CurrentWhy Zunera Ishaq fought for her niqab - and bececame an election issueOct 8, 2015 | 19:38The whole country has been talking about her, especially Conservative leader Stephen Harper. Zunera Ishaq joins us to explain why she fought for the right to wear her niqab at the citizenship ceremony and how it feels at the centre of a campaign issue.