May 8, 2013 | 21:38The Current Still at Sea: The Queen of the North Audio
The Current Still at Sea: The Queen of the North May 8, 2013 | 21:38On March 22, 2006 the Queen of the North ferry sank. For the ensuing seven years, Trina Benedict would struggle with what she saw. As a passenger aboard the Queen of the North, Trina Benedict has never spoken publicly. Today she tells her story.
Aug 2, 2011 | 23:59The Current Somaliland Independence Audio
The Current Somaliland Independence Aug 2, 2011 | 23:59As Somalia descends even further into chaos, one part of the country, an autonomous area called Somaliland, stands as a shining example of comparative calm and stability. Today, The Current spoke with the region's Foreign Minister.
May 10, 2013 | 21:59The Current Can art go too far? Audio
The Current Can art go too far? May 10, 2013 | 21:59Everyone became a critic at Alberta's College of Art and Design when a student killed a chicken as part of an art project. But the most powerful critic was the school -- and it swung the axe. Was it performance art or an act of cruelty?
Feb 27, 2013 | 22:00The Current Cleaning up the payday loan industry Audio
The Current Cleaning up the payday loan industry Feb 27, 2013 | 22:00Ontario's new premier may think there's a rein on payday loan companies but their level of creativity appears to be almost as high as the interest rates they charge. In some Canadian provinces and across the U.S., these so-called lenders of last resort are finding new ways to skirt the rules. Today, calls for reform in what one man calls ...the poverty industry.
Apr 20, 2012 | 21:59The Current Fertility Sex Selection Services Audio
The Current Fertility Sex Selection Services Apr 20, 2012 | 21:59A controversial U.S. Ad in an Indo-Canadian newspaper in Vancouver has sparked discussion around a cultural secret. The notion that certain ethnic communities in Canada are seeking services that would allow them to choose the sex of their baby ... so that they can favour having a boy instead of a girl. Today, we discuss these sex selection services, the cultural bias in some communities against girls and the legality of these decisions.
May 13, 2013 | 23:59The Current Pt 2: Spies, Lies and Cold War Games Audio
The Current Pt 2: Spies, Lies and Cold War Games May 13, 2013 | 23:59If you hated the old Cold War but miss all the cloak and dagger stuff, there may be good news. We explore the new tensions between Russia, China and the U.S. and speak with former CIA operative Jason Matthews about the changing face of espionage.
Feb 18, 2013 | 27:24The Current 'Bad Pharma': Why Ben Goldacre says drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients Audio
The Current 'Bad Pharma': Why Ben Goldacre says drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients Feb 18, 2013 | 27:24So, it isn't necessarily what you know about a drug, that can hurt you. Ben Goldacre says it is what neither you, nor even your doctor, can find out about a drug that can complicate things. From drug trials that are tiny or end too soon, to the patients who drop out of them and are never factored in again, the doctor and epidemiologist says it is time for transparency and more public detail.
May 9, 2013 | 21:59The Current Sexual assault and the U.S. military Audio
The Current Sexual assault and the U.S. military May 9, 2013 | 21:59Numbers released by the Pentagon estimate as many as 70 sexual assaults of American military personnel by American military personnel occur every day. The US military is using training sessions and ads to prevent assaults but critics say use the law.
May 7, 2013 | 23:59The Current A soldier's right to follow their conscience Audio
The Current A soldier's right to follow their conscience May 7, 2013 | 23:59There’s an estimated 200 men and women who have come to Canada seeking refugee status as War Resisters. The Pentagon calls them Deserters. Today, our ongoing look at ethical dilemmas - Line in the Sand - asks if and when a soldier has the right to follow
May 7, 2013 | 24:09The Current Raising Cubby: A Father and Son Story Audio
The Current Raising Cubby: A Father and Son Story May 7, 2013 | 24:09John Elder Robison was almost 40 when he realized he was living with Asperger's, only to discover his son Cubby had the same diagnosis. He saw his son through his interest in fireworks and a charge of terrorism. Today, the story of an enduring bond.