The CurrentCenovus President says the oil industry is down but not outSep 22, 2015 | 26:57We can't leave Alberta without taking a closer look at the oil industry. We hear from the CEO of Cenovus Energy on the decision to cut hundreds of workers, to other oil executives on how low prices are forcing a new wave of innovation.
The CurrentThe Current in Calgary: Meet Calgarians affected by the oil downturn, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Oil industry execs look ahead to the futureSep 22, 2015 | 1:14:19From Calgarians feeling the ripple effect of the oil downturn, to Alberta's premier Rachel Notley on carbon emissions and economic diversification, to oil industry insiders on how this downturn could change the way they do business... This is The Current.
The CurrentValue of elected school boards disputed by parents, governmentsSep 21, 2015 | 18:45Elections voted on by the public take place nearly all across our country, yet we don't seem all that interested in who sits on our school boards...at least by the turn out at the ballot box. Should we elect or not elect our school boards?
The Current4 bloggers killed in Bangladesh in 2015, Parvez Alam fears he's nextSep 21, 2015 | 19:05The killings have been horrendous, igniting fright but not silence. We speak with a Bangledeshi blogger about why he hasn't put his pen down, despite being on a hit list. And look at how right wing groups are pushing the country into a dangerous place.
The CurrentTomorrow: The Current comes to you from Calgary (promo)Sep 21, 2015 | 2:25Tomorrow Anna Maria Tremonti hosts a special edition of The Current from Calgary where we focus on the ripple effect of the dramatic drop in the price of oil on Alberta's economy, its people and the oil industry. Listen to a sneak peak.
The CurrentCroatia flooded with refugees, critics say EU failing themSep 21, 2015 | 27:29Europe's leaders are saying the European Union has failed refugees. Serbia's PM says the EU is weak. Hungary says without a united European stance, countries are forced to protect themselves. We look at the EU through the lens of the refugee crisis.
The CurrentSchool board elections, 4 bloggers killed in 2015 in Bangladesh, EU failing refugeesSep 21, 2015 | 1:14:23From the state of elected school boards in Canada, to four secularist bloggers hacked to death in Bangladesh since the start of 2015, to what the refugee crisis says about the EU itself... This is The Current for Sept 21, 2015.
The CurrentAlarm over Ahmed Mohamed's clock reveals tinkering tensionSep 18, 2015 | 16:33Young Ahmed Mohammed likes to take things apart, cross wires, and put things back together again. It's the kind of hobby that once led to companies like say, Apple and Microsoft. But is a security-centric culture interfering with the freedom to tinker?
The CurrentA young perspective on Syrian refugee children, past and presentSep 18, 2015 | 4:02Laila Lynk Graham is ten years old. After seeing the photo of Alan Kurdi on the beach, she shares her perspective on Syrian refugee children and her family history, along with her great-grandmother from tape recorded 30 years ago.
The CurrentAarushi's murder case unraveled in the film 'Talvar'Sep 18, 2015 | 18:46It may be the most-engrossing murder mystery you've never heard of before. The crime that drove India wild has been adapted for the big screen. We explore the Indian justice system in "Guilty," a fictionalized account of the Aarushi Talwar homicide.
The Current'The Prison Book Club' reveals sensitive side of inmatesSep 18, 2015 | 24:56Who doesn't want more time to read? Today, we focus on one group with plenty of time...those "doing time", and look at how prison book clubs benefit the incarcerated and volunteers alike. Author Ann Walmsley joins us to talk about "The Prison Book Club."
The CurrentTension over the 'right to tinker', Unraveling the Aarushi murder case, How prison book clubs benefit inmatesSep 18, 2015 | 1:10:50From 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed's right to tinker, to the film "Guilty" and what it tells us about the state of crime and justice in India, to a very exclusive book club for prisoners only... This is The Current for Sept 15. 2015.
The CurrentHaiyang Sun speaking in Mandarin on the abduction of his son in ChinaSep 17, 2015 | 12:09Haiyang Sun's four-year-old son was stolen off the street outside his restaurant in 2007. He's the founder of a website dedicated to finding his son and other kidnapped children. Listen to Anna Maria speak with Haiyan Sun in Mandarin, without translation.
The CurrentNiqab ruling propels debate on courts vs. politicians defining lawsSep 17, 2015 | 20:06The niqab ruling represents yet another government loss to the courts on an issue related to societal values. Critics of our courts argue judges are increasingly defining, rather than upholding our laws. Others say judges protect us from political whims.