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Will Elon Musk's patent decision save the electric car? - June 20, 2014

Tesla's founder Elon Musk stunned many last week when he announced his company would make its advanced electric car patents available for all to see and use. Some believe Musk's latest move could change the way the auto industry functions.

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The Current - Life Under Attack: A view from Gaza and Israel - July 21, 2014Jul 21, 2014 | 21:57The Current Life Under Attack: A view from Gaza and Israel - July 21, 2014 Audio
The Current Life Under Attack: A view from Gaza and Israel - July 21, 2014 Jul 21, 2014 | 21:57The death toll of the conflict now sits at more than 500, as the ground invasion in Gaza continues. We hear from regular people in Gaza and Israel about what it's like to live in a war zone with no ceasefire on the horizon.
Cross Country Checkup - July 20, 2014 - Malaysia Airlines flight MH17Jul 20, 2014 | 1:53:00Cross Country Checkup July 20, 2014 - Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 Audio
Cross Country Checkup July 20, 2014 - Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 Jul 20, 2014 | 1:53:00With guest host David Gray. How should the West respond to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17?
The Current - How will the Mike Duffy scandal change Canada's political landscape? - July 18, 2014Jul 18, 2014 | 13:31The Current How will the Mike Duffy scandal change Canada's political landscape? - July 18, 2014 Audio
The Current How will the Mike Duffy scandal change Canada's political landscape? - July 18, 2014 Jul 18, 2014 | 13:31With a federal vote set for 2015, many political watchers are asking how the the Senate expense scandal could upset the Canadian political landscape -- and Stephen Harper's chances at re-election. We convened a panel of journalists to share their views on
The Current - Virtual Unreality: Author Charles Seife navigates truth and lies on the internet - July 18, 2014Jul 18, 2014 | 15:50The Current Virtual Unreality: Author Charles Seife navigates truth and lies on the internet - July 18, 2014 Audio
The Current Virtual Unreality: Author Charles Seife navigates truth and lies on the internet - July 18, 2014 Jul 18, 2014 | 15:50Just because the internet told you, how do you know it's true? Author and journalism professor Charles Seife joins us to talk about his new book, Virtual Unreality.
The Current - Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 shot down near Ukraine-Russia border, reports say - July 18, 2014Jul 18, 2014 | 8:19The Current Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 shot down near Ukraine-Russia border, reports say - July 18, 2014 Audio
The Current Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 shot down near Ukraine-Russia border, reports say - July 18, 2014 Jul 18, 2014 | 8:19There are still many unanswered questions about yesterday's crash of a Malaysian Airlines plane near the Ukraine-Russia border. We talk to an aviation safety expert about the downing of Flight MH17.
The Current - Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza - July 18, 2014Jul 18, 2014 | 8:38The Current Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza - July 18, 2014 Audio
The Current Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza - July 18, 2014 Jul 18, 2014 | 8:38The Israeli military campaign against Hamas has entered a new phase with an ordered ground assault on the Gaza Strip. Lyse Doucet, the BBC's Chief International Correspondent, is in central Gaza. She updates us on the situation on the ground.
The Current - A Wild Invention: How a 13-year-old Maasai boy is saving lions and the livelihood of his community - July 17, 2014Jul 17, 2014 | 23:58The Current A Wild Invention: How a 13-year-old Maasai boy is saving lions and the livelihood of his community - July 17, 2014 Audio
The Current A Wild Invention: How a 13-year-old Maasai boy is saving lions and the livelihood of his community - July 17, 2014 Jul 17, 2014 | 23:58Tired of seeing his family's livelihood threatened by lions, Kenyan teenager Richard Turere came up with an idea to trick the beasts into staying away. Hear about his invention in Alison Armstrong's documentary, Wild Invention.
The Current - Stephen Poloz on inflation, economic recovery and running the Bank of Canada - July 17, 2014Jul 17, 2014 | 21:58The Current Stephen Poloz on inflation, economic recovery and running the Bank of Canada - July 17, 2014 Audio
The Current Stephen Poloz on inflation, economic recovery and running the Bank of Canada - July 17, 2014 Jul 17, 2014 | 21:58After serving for more than a year as the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz joins us from Ottawa to talk about the challenges of steering monetary policy in turbulent times.
The Current - Shopping For Votes: Susan Delacourt on how Canada became a nation that shops for its leaders - July 16, 2014Jul 16, 2014 | 22:36The Current Shopping For Votes: Susan Delacourt on how Canada became a nation that shops for its leaders - July 16, 2014 Audio
The Current Shopping For Votes: Susan Delacourt on how Canada became a nation that shops for its leaders - July 16, 2014 Jul 16, 2014 | 22:36Journalist Susan Delacourt believes the relationship between Canadians and their politicians has changed since the consumer boom of the 1950s. She joined us to talk about her book, Shopping For Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them.
The Current - Gaza Conflict: What will it take to reach a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas? - July 16, 2014Jul 16, 2014 | 21:56The Current Gaza Conflict: What will it take to reach a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas? - July 16, 2014 Audio
The Current Gaza Conflict: What will it take to reach a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas? - July 16, 2014 Jul 16, 2014 | 21:56We hear perspectives from both sides of the conflict on why Egypt's proposed ceasefire failed, and the likelihood of another ceasefire agreement in the future.
The Current - Unaccompanied migrant children attempt U.S. entry in record numbers - July 15, 2014Jul 15, 2014 | 21:57The Current Unaccompanied migrant children attempt U.S. entry in record numbers - July 15, 2014 Audio
The Current Unaccompanied migrant children attempt U.S. entry in record numbers - July 15, 2014 Jul 15, 2014 | 21:57Immigration has long been a controversial issue in the United States. But this summer, a surge of young migrants from Central America has brought the debate to a fever pitch. We look at why children are risking death on epic journeys to the U.S.
The Current - Graeme Smith reflects on covering the war in Afghanistan - July 15, 2014Jul 15, 2014 | 23:58The Current Graeme Smith reflects on covering the war in Afghanistan - July 15, 2014 Audio
The Current Graeme Smith reflects on covering the war in Afghanistan - July 15, 2014 Jul 15, 2014 | 23:58For years, Graeme Smith was a Globe and Mail foreign correspondent covering Canada's involvement in Afghanistan. He went to great lengths and into great danger to start talking to the Taliban. Smith tells us what he thinks went right, and what went wrong.
The Current - Authors argue the 'confidence gap' is one reason many women are still hitting the glass ceiling - July 14, 2014Jul 14, 2014 | 23:59The Current Authors argue the 'confidence gap' is one reason many women are still hitting the glass ceiling - July 14, 2014 Audio
The Current Authors argue the 'confidence gap' is one reason many women are still hitting the glass ceiling - July 14, 2014 Jul 14, 2014 | 23:59When journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman started asking around, they discovered even the most successful women admitted to having a surprising number of insecurities.
The Current - Unifor says major junior hockey players need a union - July 14, 2014Jul 14, 2014 | 21:58The Current Unifor says major junior hockey players need a union - July 14, 2014 Audio
The Current Unifor says major junior hockey players need a union - July 14, 2014 Jul 14, 2014 | 21:58There are those who argue that players -- some as young as 16 -- are not being fairly compensated for the all the hours they put in to train and play. Now, the largest private sector union in Canada says it's time they were represented.
Cross Country Checkup - July 13, 2014 - 2014 World CupJul 13, 2014 | 18:10Cross Country Checkup July 13, 2014 - 2014 World Cup Audio
Cross Country Checkup July 13, 2014 - 2014 World Cup Jul 13, 2014 | 18:10With guest host Matt Galloway: What are your thoughts on the 2014 World Cup?

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