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"
- Amanda Rheaume on "Clearing the Plains" by James Daschuk
- Gail Bowen answers the Proust Questionnaire
- Steve Burrows on "A Siege of Bitterns"
- Peter Kavanagh reviews "Consumed"
Definitely Not the OperaJoshua Levy: home recordings of a great-great-grandfatherMar 19, 2015 | 6:50Joshua Levy's great-great-Grandfather, Boris Kaplan, is a man whose adventures were legendary within the family. So one day Joshua asked his great-grandmother if she had any recordings of Boris, so that he could finally hear his ancestor for himself.
The Current2 niqabs and a hijab: 3 Muslim women talk about the face covering - March 19, 2015Mar 19, 2015 | 21:59Amid a national debate that's filled the twittersphere and the public square, the voices of Muslim women are often under-represented in the conversation. We hear from a panel of women who wear the niqab — or used to.
TapestryTaking the Grim out of Grim Reaper with a Psychedelic TripMar 13, 2015 | 53:59Things are getting pretty mystical at New York University, where doctors are using hallucinogenic drugs in a clinical study to relieve anxiety about death. The results so far: kind of mind-blowing.
QKC Adams stares down stereotypes against aboriginal peopleMar 18, 2015 | 19:57Visual artist KC Adams will soon be plastering racial slurs all over Winnipeg — but she won't let them go unchallenged. Her portrait series Perception examines the barefaced stereotypes routinely directed at Canada's Aboriginal Peoples.
The CurrentNational drug plan could save billions, researchers say - March 18, 2015Mar 18, 2015 | 21:59This week, there was a renewed call for a national drug plan to cover the cost of prescription drugs for Canadians. And a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says a national plan could actually save the country billions of dollars.
SparkWhat artists can learn from tech start-upsMar 15, 2015 | 6:24LEANARTS is an initiative to get performing arts groups to start thinking and acting like tech start-ups. Spark contributor Tomas Urbina went to the project's public launch to meet the participants.