The CurrentNo support for the wrongfully convicted once exonerated - April 1, 2015Apr 1, 2015 | 25:00You've heard stories of people jailed for crimes they did not commit, finally exonerated. But when they walk free, they walk into a vacuum. We soeak to a Canadian who struggled with his freedom and an American exoneree, later convicted of a violent crime.
The CurrentCanada's chronically underfunded cities beg government to fix crisis - April 1, 2015Apr 1, 2015 | 27:29Municipal leaders across this country are asking the federal government for a billion dollars for transit. Their leaders say they are in crisis with chronic underfunding, even though most Canadians spend within their jurisdiction.
The CurrentMedia speculating Andreas Lubitz's mental health is a disservice - April 1, 2014Apr 1, 2015 | 22:00You'd be forgiven for thinking everyone is a psychiatrist, busy with a diagnosis of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot. In the media, facts have been mixed with speculation and critics say the collateral damage is our understanding of mental health.
The CurrentCindy Gladue case sends a devastating message to Aboriginal women - March 31, 2015Mar 31, 2015 | 22:00Rallies are planned over the case of Cindy Gladue, found dead almost four years ago. In a trial earlier this month, there was a not-guilty verdict for the accused. We look at how Cindy Gladue lives on in outrage over the vulnerability of Indigenous women.
The CurrentThe Design Behind ... The Office Cubicle - March 31, 2015Mar 31, 2015 | 6:02The office cubicle wasn't supposed to be a prison, it was created to save us from a dysfunctional workplace. Nikil Saval, author of "Cubed: A Secret History of The Workplace" explains why it failed.
The CurrentCanadians the nicest people in the world, says BBC, but are we? - March 31, 2015Mar 31, 2015 | 25:00Canadians are aggressively nice and unapologetically always sorry for anything. American Eric Weiner shares his delight over how polite we are and comedian Aisha Alfa exposes the snarl in our smiles. Plus a look at the design behind the office cubicle.
The CurrentThe Genetics of Love: Designing the perfect match through DNA - March 31, 2015Mar 31, 2015 | 27:29Offer up a cheek swab and a Toronto company will tell you how genetically compatible you are to others on the same dating site. But while some look for love under the microscope, skeptics see questionable science and built-in heartbreak.
The CurrentStakes are high as ISIS mission creates political winners and losers - March 30, 2015Mar 30, 2015 | 21:58In the lead up to tonight's ISIS mission vote, the Conservatives are clear, saying the Canadian military can expand the fight against ISIS into Syria, without helping the Assad regime. But the Conservatives appear to stand alone the issue.
The CurrentRapid rise of Myopia in Asia due to kids not playing outside enough - March 30, 2015Mar 30, 2015 | 25:00An eye specialist in Australia says the high levels of Myopia, or near-sightedness, among East Asian children are due to the exposure to sunlight and in countries where kids aren't outside enough, the rates of Myopia are many times higher.
The CurrentPressure mounts to label microbeads as toxic substance in Canada - March 30, 2015Mar 30, 2015 | 27:28How is it possible that 20 percent off all plastics pollution in the Great Lakes is from microbeads? The tiny plastic bits are now in so many cosmetic products that they are washing into our water systems, threatening fish and birds.
The CurrentCanadian citizenship test too difficult, failing visible minorities - March 27, 2015Mar 27, 2015 | 11:33A new study on changes made to the citizenship test 5 years ago is pointing to a troubling trend about who becomes a citizen. Statistics show there's been a dramatic drop in would-be citizens passing the test.... especially from visible minorities.
The CurrentThreats from inside cockpit can't be ignored, says Air Safety expert - March 27, 2015Mar 27, 2015 | 10:17Air Safety expert Chris Yates says the industry has neglected the potential for a threat from within, focusing on threats from outside the cockpit. He hopes the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 will lead to changes in airline safety and security.
The CurrentDavid Axelrod shares why he believed in Obama as U.S. president - March 27, 2015Mar 27, 2015 | 25:00You likely remember political strategist David Axelrod, the right-hand-man to the senator from Illinois, who went on to make presidential history. Now David Axelrod is sharing his behind-the-scenes story in a new memoir.
The Currenthreats from inside cockpit can't be ignored, says Air Safety expert - March 27, 2015Mar 27, 2015 | 10:17Air Safety expert Chris Yates says the industry has neglected the potential for a threat from within, focusing on threats from outside the cockpit. He hopes the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 will lead to changes in airline safety and security.