Writers and CompanySibila Petlevski and David Albahari InterviewsMay 3, 2015 | 53:04This week, more in our special series, "Re-imagining the Balkans: How the countries of the former Yugoslavia face their past and their future," with Sibilia Petlevski and David Albahari.
Definitely Not the OperaWhat happens when your patient has a swastika tattoo?Apr 24, 2015 | 5:09Doctor Alberto Hazan was on a routine call: a construction worker had been cut on the job and needed a few sutures on his arm. However, it was what was beside the laceration that caught the doctor's attention - a large, red, swastika tattoo.
The Current'I want to be a woman': Rural senior asks wife for help transitioning to female - May 5, 2015May 5, 2015 | 21:58Married for nearly 40 years, they saw each other through ups and downs and now she's standing by him as he transitions. Today, we bring you the story of change that at first triggered confusion and anger but also exposed fierce loyalty and enduring love.
As It HappensOntario mother explains why she's on strike against sex edMay 4, 2015 | 9:39They've walked the walk to prevent teachers from talking The Talk.
Thousands of parents in Ontario kept their children home from school because they're unhappy with the province's new sex ed curriculum. We speak to Claudia Ruili, one of those parents
The 180Animal testing, gender wage gap, "Ecomodernist Manifesto"May 1, 2015 | 54:00In this episode, we hear one woman's 180 on animal testing, get an opinion about one Canadian university's approach to addressing the wage gap between genders, and get an explanation of the "Economdernist Manifesto."
The Next ChapterDavid Usher, Arleen Paré (May 4, 2015)May 4, 2015 | 53:59David Usher on "Let the Elephants Run" - Michael Crummey on "Sweetland" - Arleen Paré on "Lake of Two Mountains" - Randy Boyagoda on "Stone Soup" by Kate Marshall Flaherty, or literary prize culture versus the merits of reading hyperlocal books
Under the InfluenceElevator Pitches: An Encore PresentationMay 1, 2015 | 27:32This week, an encore broadcast of Elevator Pitches. The marketing industry is a business of short, concise messages. The true test of an idea is whether or not it can be explained in just a few words.
Sunday EditionLife, Still: The Unbuttoning of Christiane PflugMay 1, 2015 | 31:51An Alisa Siegel documentary about Christiane Pflug: German immigrant to Canada, young mother and accomplished painter, who committed suicide in 1972. More than four decades after her death, there is a resurgence of interest in her art.
WireTapThere's A Light That Never Goes OutApr 24, 2015 | 26:29Josh revisits his childhood through his love of cartoons. Howard shines bright in the role of lighthouse keeper. High school students reflect on the dangers of living in the past. And the tragedy of buying the wrong kind of pickle.
As It HappensArt Spiegelman on the withdrawal of his graphic novel "Maus" from Russian bookstoresApr 30, 2015 | 12:01Moscow's major bookstores have pulled all copies of the Pullitzer-Prize winning graphic novel "Maus", because it features a swastika on its cover -- an apparent violation of Russia's new law banning "Nazi propaganda".
The CurrentMayweather-Pacquiao fight raises ethical dilemma for boxing fans - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 21:58This weekend the bell rings on a fight many have wanted to see for years, But Floyd Mayweather's history of violence against women has cast a dark cloud over the match. Today we explore where sports governing bodies should draw the line.