New FireWhen culture is commodifiedJul 28, 2015 | 5:05As a young weaver, Meghann O'Brien faces the challenge of creating cultural art while making a living doing it - and weighs in on “trendy” traditional goods. (July 28 / 2015)
Under the InfluenceTourism Marketing: An Encore PresentationJul 28, 2015 | 27:32Every country and city competes for lucrative tourism dollars, and the resulting marketing is often highly creative. We’ll tell the story of a city that promised to keep secrets and a state that offered one tourist the job of a lifetime.
The Current'Vocal Fry' undermines empowered young women, says Naomi WolfJul 28, 2015 | 19:30Vocal Fry. The widely-imitated speaking mannerism that some say is undermining an empowered generation of young women. Feminist Naomi Wolf joins us to share her thoughts we hear from a critic who says policing how women talk keeps them silent.
This is ThatWashington state couple chooses to raise their child species-lessJan 28, 2014 | 4:57We talk to a couple living on Orcas Island, WA about how they are raising their child Echo, to self-identify with whatever species it thinks it actually is.
StrippedEpisode 5: Beautiful FeetJul 24, 2015 | 27:30Take it from Benjamin Liu, once Andy Warhol’s personal assistant: “Feet speak volumes about a person, actually.” From gender politics to an exploitative industry, Benjamin and others help uncover the unexpected beauty - and ugliness - of feet.
Day 6Why do so many people hate Kanye West?Jul 24, 2015 | 12:19More than 50,000 people have signed a petition to stop Kanye West from performing at the Pan Am games. We hear two perspectives: a supporter of the petition and someone who says hating on Kanye West is unwarranted.
The CurrentClimate activists should focus on public health to inspire actionJul 27, 2015 | 19:10Many predict we will see more wild fires in the years ahead, due to our changing climate. We often talk about climate change within the environmental context. But today, we're exploring the link between climate change, and public health...your health.
This is ThatWoman sues employer after being refused paid maternity leave for adopting a puppyOct 2, 2014 | 4:5231 year-old, Barrie, Ontario resident Trish Lemierre is suing her employer after they refused to give her paid maternity leave after she adopted a six week old Bichon Frise puppy.
As It HappensAs it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Mysteries EpisodeJul 22, 2015 | 27:29In this episode you'll hear about several mysteries, like the mystery man in hundreds of photobooth portraits from taken between the 1930s through the 1960s.
Grownups Read Things They Wrote as KidsOttawa (Season 2, Episode 4)Jul 20, 2015 | 26:59Unsolicited apology notes, astute political commentary from a 9-year-old, and unnecessarily dark teenage poetry. Recorded live in Ottawa, ON.
The CurrentLucrative U.S. breast milk industry prompts debate in CanadaJul 24, 2015 | 20:52Human breast milk is a hot commodity sparking debate over whether it should be sold for profit. Some say giving milk should be altruistic, but others believe mothers have a right to be compensated.