The CurrentWhy ISIS wants failed suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi - Jan 30, 2015Jan 30, 2015 | 25:43After years inside a Jordanian prison, Sajida al-Rishawi is suddenly at the centre of an international crisis. We look at who this woman is, and why she has become so valuable to the so-called Islamic State.
TapestryThe Ties That BindJan 23, 2015 | 53:58It's a hard thing to put into words, but a teacher named Elizabeth Stone may have nailed it. She wrote: "Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
QComedian Mary Walsh on the isolation of addictionJan 28, 2015 | 25:19Comedian Mary Walsh may be known for her bold, mayor-confronting characters, but the real woman behind the sword-wielding Princess Warrior is on a crusade of her own.
The CurrentHealth Canada: Canadian diets shouldn't be no fat, but low fat - Jan 29, 2015Jan 29, 2015 | 8:02Following our interview with Nina Tiecholz, we hear from Health Canada about what they say we should eat according to the Canada Food Guide, especially when it comes to the amount and types of fat.
Writers and CompanyJohn Burnside InterviewJan 25, 2015 | 51:31This week, Scottish novelist, short story writer, poet and memoirist, John Burnside. Tessa Hadley says of "I Put a Spell on You", "Women need to read this book."
The CurrentCanada's electronic spy agency takes the lead on internet surveillance - Jan 28, 2015Jan 28, 2015 | 21:58It's never been clear how CSEC does its work. What kind of information does it gather? Who does it target? CBC's Dave Seglins joins us to give us a rare glimpse into the operations of a part of the Canadian Government we know little about.
Calgary EyeopenerStolen dog reunited with ownerJan 27, 2015 | 5:47After losing hope that he'd see his dog again after it was stolen from his backyard, Richard Brower tells us about a surprising reunion at a Claresholm animal shelter.
Definitely Not the OperaSharon Jones: Grammy nominee and prison guardJan 24, 2015 | 3:01Sharon Jones is a Grammy nominated R&B singer known for her big, sultry voice and bombastic live shows with her band The Dap-Kings. But before her rise to fame, Sharon worked as a prison guard in a notorious men's prison in Queens, New York. Thing was --
HomerunAre there too many restaurants in Montreal?Jan 27, 2015 | 6:47One Montreal restaurateur thinks there are and says there should be quotas. "In the end,the customers will decide which ones stay open & which ones will close," says fine-dining critic Lesley Chesterman.
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 180Combat role?, Medical marijuana in school, English rightsJan 23, 2015 | 54:00n this episode of The 180: Medical marijuana use in schools, English language rights in Quebec, and debating whether Canada is or should be in a combat role in Iraq.