The CurrentDoctors fight for their right to refuse care over religious beliefs - March 25, 2015Mar 25, 2015 | 22:00New Ontario policy says doctors must treat patients, or refer them, even if it goes against their religious beliefs. Christian doctors across Canada argue the Charter protects their right to refuse care and are willing to go to court to prove it.
IdeasBelonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - The Circle WidensNov 10, 2014 | 53:57Part 1 of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures by Adrienne Clarkson. The story of the village of Eygalières in France: how it got its freedom in medieval times, and how this revolutionized society.
The CurrentSwitching to an electric car isn't always good for the environment - March 24, 2015Mar 24, 2015 | 24:59Powering an electric car may be just be an electrical socket away but electricity as fuel may actually be more laden with green house gases than filling up at a gas station. And in some provinces research shows electricity is dirtier than oil.
Definitely Not the OperaAnna Stokke's tips for teaching mathMar 13, 2015 | 5:34Anna Stokke is a math professor at the University of Winnipeg who was stunned to learn, via her Grade 3 daughter, that math isn't taught the way it used to be. (DNTO March 14, 2015)
Writers and CompanyEdwidge Danticat InterviewMar 22, 2015 | 52:50This week, from Haiti and the United States, Edwidge Danticat. Her moving book, "Claire of the Sea Light," is set in a Haitian fishing village before the earthquake.
The 180Is the niqab bad for society?Mar 20, 2015 | 14:06Jim Brown speaks with Columnist Omer Aziz about why he feels the niqab is harmful to society, yet shouldn't be restricted. For a response, Jim speaks with with writer Idil Issa, who says the niqab is perfectly compatible with Canadian society.
The CurrentCanada's 'end game' in Iraq too murky, say military analysts - March 23, 2015Mar 23, 2015 | 22:00With the deadline of Canada's mission in Iraq looming, the expectation is the Prime Minister will extend and even expand the mission, and possibly agree to action in or over Syria. But critics are asking what kind of new alliances Canada could be making.
Day 6Should Canadian hospitals profit from foreign patients?Mar 20, 2015 | 15:27Should Canada's publicly-funded hospitals offer services to foreigners willing to pay? Does it provide much needed cash to a strapped system? Or does it create two-tier healthcare? Two top health practitioners weigh in on the pros and cons.
Under the InfluenceNudge: The Persuasive Power of WhispersMar 20, 2015 | 27:32This week, an encore broadcast of Nudge: The Persuasive Power of Whispers. Schools, marketers and even governments are now using small nudges to gently steer people toward making positive decisions. Nudges are almost invisible, and often controversial.
The Next ChapterSteve Burrows, if you liked Cheryl Strayed's Wild...(March 23, 2015)Mar 23, 2015 | 53:59- Victor Dwyer says if you liked "Wild", you'll love "Bear"
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- Steve Burrows on "A Siege of Bitterns"
- Peter Kavanagh reviews "Consumed"