The CurrentLeading scientist says Science Hall of Fame needs to nominate more womenApr 16, 2015 | 9:23Every year Canada's Science and Engineering Hall of Fame welcomes three inductees into its prestigious ranks. In the past two years the number of women nominated for the Hall is zero. Two female members of its selection committee walking out in protest.
The CurrentFirst ever head transplant has willing patient and avid critics - April 15, 2015Apr 15, 2015 | 22:00Dr. Sergio Canavero says the intricate operation of a head transplant would last 36 hours and need 150 nurses and surgeons. He insists it is possible and he's got a willing patient. He also has a list of detractors who say his plan is… harmful and crazy.
The CurrentMy Nazi grandfather would have shot me, says Jennifer Teege - April 15, 2015Apr 15, 2015 | 25:00Jennifer Teege was in her 30s when she learned her grandfather was the notoriously brutal Nazi concentration camp commandant Amon Goeth and that she - as a biracial German - would likely have been one of his victims.
The CurrentMercenaries fill gap in conflicts for war-reluctant governments - April 15, 2015Apr 15, 2015 | 27:29It was September of 2007. Another story of carnage in war weary Baghdad. Fourteen civilians were killed by Americans, private contractors working for Blackwater. Their 30 year prison sentences this week put a renewed focus on private armies.
The CurrentProvincial climate meeting undermined by Alberta's absence - April 14, 2015Apr 14, 2015 | 21:58Today provinces across Canada meet for Climate Summit talks to make headway on emissions standards. But Alberta is missing from the meeting, a province that needs to play a bigger role if Canada is serious about curbing climate change.
The CurrentCalifornia must re-think water usage to survive drought - April 14, 2015Apr 14, 2015 | 25:00Californians were already parched when the state ordered a 25 per cent cut in water usage two weeks ago. Today, By Design, looks at efforts to re-design cities around the water they have... and the water they don't.
The CurrentOrthorexia Nervosa: Extreme clean eating, possible new disorder - April 14, 2015Apr 14, 2015 | 27:29It's called Orthorexia Nervosa. Doctors, nutritionists and psychologists see people so obsessed with "clean eating" that they are malnourished. Observers say it's time to make Orthorexia an official eating disorder, as sufferers are wasting away.
The CurrentKevin Starr: Re-inventing water usage is 'painful' but necessaryApr 14, 2015 | 0:48California's drought signals an era where re-invention is the only way to survive. According to history professor, Kevin Starr, this is a trans formative moment for California to re-invent itself through water usage.
The CurrentAs an election nears ... Who's Afraid of Justin Trudeau? - April 13, 2015Apr 13, 2015 | 21:59The Conservatives have been attacking Liberal leader Justin Trudeau on anything and everything. In a year where the election date is legislated, we're asking our panel of pundits to ponder what this says about the Conservatives, the Liberals and the NDP.
The CurrentWho's Afraid of Justin Trudeau? An election nears, attacks ensue - April 13, 2015Apr 13, 2015 | 21:59The Conservatives have been attacking Liberal leader Justin Trudeau on anything and everything. In a year where the election date is legislated, we're asking our panel of pundits to ponder what this says about the Conservatives, the Liberals and the NDP.
The CurrentDeciphering Tweets: a threat, a rant or an ill-advised joke? - April 13, 2015Apr 13, 2015 | 25:00It was a week ago, Newfoundland's premier Paul Davis was mentioned in a tweet that provincial police considered a threat. The man who wrote it is dead. Now questions about police actions continue and how police interpret messages on social media lingers.
The CurrentCriminal profiler Kate Lines, trail blazer for women in law enforcement - April 13, 2015Apr 13, 2015 | 27:29She wanted to be a cop but was told there was no place for a woman in the force. Kate Lines would go on to a career of firsts with the Ontario Provincial Police, the first woman to work undercover and one of the first to be trained by FBI profilers.
The CurrentRevamping Manitoba's foster care system by taking away parents - April 10, 2015Apr 10, 2015 | 22:00Some say Manitoba is facing a crisis with the rising number of kids in its Foster Care system. One approach to help is seen as a bit radical: Instead of taking the children out of the house... Take away the parents.
The CurrentChina is succeeding in Afghanistan where the US and Canada failed - April 10, 2015Apr 10, 2015 | 27:29The U.S., Canada, and other NATO countries have done a lot of work building up Afghanistan over the past decade. Yet, China is rushing in to fill the void left by the departing Western powers. What does China sees for itself in its new Afghan presence?