The CurrentCleveland kidnapping survivors recall years of horror and hope - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 22:09Three 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 CurrentMarijuana dispensaries open for business in Vancouver - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 3:43In the coming days on The Current, we'll be taking a more in-depth look at marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver and how something illegal in Canada can be available in stores. We hear from people inside a busy marijuana dispensary in Vancouver.
The CurrentArtificial Intelligence insight from Deep Learning 'Godfather' - May 5, 2015May 5, 2015 | 27:29Back in the 70s, Geoffrey Hinton's scientific obsession made him a bit of an outlier. He was trying to get computers to work the way our brains do. These days he is changing the way we think. The Godfather of deep learning shares his ideas.
The CurrentGovernment says 'will suffer irreparable harm' if Khadr released - May 5, 2015May 5, 2015 | 25:00The federal government's decision to seek an emergency stay of procedures on Omar Khadr's bail application, has more than one observer musing that this federal fight has become very political and very personal for the Prime Minister.
The Current'I want to be a woman': Rural senior asks wife for help transitioning to female - May 5, 2015May 5, 2015 | 21:58Married for nearly 40 years, they saw each other through ups and downs and now she's standing by him as he transitions. Today, we bring you the story of change that at first triggered confusion and anger but also exposed fierce loyalty and enduring love.
The Current'Second Machine Age' author says machines are taking over humans - May 4, 2015May 4, 2015 | 24:59With profound technological advances, our world is in a second industrial revolution. It is a moment of great disruption that will re-define and re-design our economy, our fears and our hopes. Andrew McAfee takes us through "The Second Machine Age."
The CurrentCorpse to compost, Urban Death Project redefines death - May 4, 2015May 4, 2015 | 27:29The business of death is pretty toxic. Which is why Katrina Spade has spent her architectural career trying to design a better ritual around burying the dead. She's interested in composting the human body, giving a new meaning to the idea of dust-to-dust.
The CurrentCivil rights movement did not do enough to create systemic change - May 4, 2015May 4, 2015 | 22:00Efforts begun six decades ago in the U.S. to fight for racial equality, yet the movement never did create a national infrastructure. Today we have rights activists from then and now, waiting to address the victories and failures that led to Baltimore.
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 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 CurrentMigrant worker crash survivor Juan Ariza granted permanent residency - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 3:37We have an update on a story Laura Lynch brought us last year about Juan Jose Ariza who survived a horrific car crash. Ten migrant workers died. Juan has had a painful recovery and a long fight to win permanent residency in Canada but there is good news.
The CurrentA refugee and her Canadian sponsor recall their 35 year friendship - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 12:19On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, we continue the conversations we began yesterday with the matriarch of a Vietnamese refugee family and the woman from a small town in Canada who became her friend.
The CurrentChecking-in on plus size, family time, Canadian identity & more - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 27:29It's that time of the week to check-in on some stories we've been following. We read your feedback on ending 'plus sizing' in women's clothing, the elusive quest for Canadian identity and the allure of getting away from it all and moving into the woods.
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.