The CurrentHomeless on the street: The story of two people who lived it - Jan 27, 2015Jan 27, 2015 | 22:00Over the last five years, an estimated 1.3-million Canadians have experienced having nowhere to go, to sleep, to call home. Today, we speak to two people who have lived a homeless life for years to offer a glimpse of what that's really like.
The CurrentHeather Watson breaks period taboo at Australian Open - Jan 27, 2015Jan 27, 2015 | 25:00It's something that nearly every woman experiences every month, and yet the "monthly visitor" is rarely discussed in polite society... let alone in the world of sports. Now a British tennis star may have made some progress in changing all that.
The CurrentUkraine's sanctions on Russia fail to stop violence - Jan 27, 2015Jan 27, 2015 | 27:28In Ukraine, everyday people are losing their lives. The rebels Vladimir Putin is backing aren't backing down and Ukraine is bringing in its own punitive measures. Today, we look at what can be done about a conflict some say is becoming a civil war.
The CurrentEfficacy of Canada's mission to fight ISIS is not clear - Jan 26, 2015Jan 26, 2015 | 22:00Canada has gone from full combat ... to a pop-up presence in Libya and now Iraq. Are these smaller missions the way of the future for Canada's military? And do they work?
The Current2/3 of rhinos poached in 2014 in South Africa, how drones can save them - Jan 26, 2015Jan 26, 2015 | 26:14The rhino remains a species under siege, as poachers target the beasts for their magnificent horns. We head to Kruger National Park where poaching is so serious it can resemble a combat zone for Park Rangers tracking illegal hunters.
The Current'Fat doesn't make you fat': Nina Teicholz's big surprise' - Jan 26, 2015Jan 26, 2015 | 25:00Ever think our understanding of fat and what's fattening is off? Today, science journalist Nina Teicholz takes us through what she says is the flawed thinking and the flawed science that has shaped nutrition and public health policies for decades.
The CurrentIron Ore goes bust in Labrador West, once booming in production - Jan 23, 2015Jan 23, 2015 | 22:00The fall in demand for Iron Ore is turning life upside down in the part of Labrador they once called "Mini Fort Mac". Today we head to Labrador West where they know a thing or two about booms and busts... but say they've never seen one like this before.
The CurrentOn trial: The line of questioning in sexual assault court cases - Jan 23, 2015Jan 23, 2015 | 24:59We've come a long way since the "she-was-asking-for-it" defence. But now an Alberta judge has had his verdict overturned for intervening to stop questions that seemed out of bounds. But the accused says he was denied a fair trial because of it.
The CurrentMinor hockey league considers banning spectators to stop abuse - Jan 23, 2015Jan 23, 2015 | 25:52If you can't put unruly hockey parents in the penalty box, maybe it's time to kick them out of the arena. A B.C. minor hockey league is considering some extreme measures to curb behaviour that's gotten out of hand. But will it help put hot tempers on ice?
The CurrentAttack by Yemen insurgents undermining the president heralds insecurity - Jan 22, 2015Jan 22, 2015 | 22:00On Tuesday, Yemen rebel fighters attacked the president's home. Yemen is a patchwork quilt of militias from Al Qaeda to the Houthis, whose support comes from Iran. All of which sets the stage for a confrontation that will make Western leaders notice.
The CurrentStudy of health care aides show high job satisfaction but poor pay and burnout - Jan 22, 2015Jan 22, 2015 | 25:00Care aides provide 80% of all the care for the elderly with dementia. Yet care aides are unregulated, with little training and are often poorly paid. Today, we look at the implications for workers, for families and governments.
The CurrentChecking-in on listener feedback of the week - Jan 22, 2015Jan 22, 2015 | 27:30Friday host Anthony Germain joins Anna Maria to go through listener feedback. Plus we look at educational assistants who also face violence in the classroom and we hear from Dying with Dignity on how being deregistered as a charity will affect their work.
The CurrentDying with Dignity stripped of charitable status, vows to continue its work - Jan 22, 2015Jan 22, 2015 | 7:17Dying with Dignity Canada, which lobbies for terminally ill patients to have a choice about physician-assisted dying, is losing its charitable status. Wanda Morris, CEO of Dying with Dignity Canada joined us to talk about how it will affect their work.
The Current'Universally ignored': Educational assistants also face violence in classrooms - Jan 22, 2015Jan 22, 2015 | 7:42Last Friday we brought you a story about violence some teachers face from students. Someone at CUPE felt education assistants were missing from this discussion. Today, we spoke to Terri Preson, chair of CUPE's Ontario School Boards Coordinating Committee.