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The Current - Palliative care experts say it's time for Canadians to talk about end of life care Pt. 1 - Nov 17, 2014Nov 17, 2014 | 25:00The Current Palliative care experts say it's time for Canadians to talk about end of life care Pt. 1 - Nov 17, 2014 Audio
The Current Palliative care experts say it's time for Canadians to talk about end of life care Pt. 1 - Nov 17, 2014 Nov 17, 2014 | 25:00Dr. Atul Gawande is a surgeon who found in his own practice that he was concentrating too much on extending life, even if it meant sacrificing its quality.
The Current - Digital Diplomacy: The federal government's multi-million dollar experiment - Jan 7, 2015Jan 7, 2015 | 14:26The Current Digital Diplomacy: The federal government's multi-million dollar experiment - Jan 7, 2015 Audio
The Current Digital Diplomacy: The federal government's multi-million dollar experiment - Jan 7, 2015 Jan 7, 2015 | 14:26Ottawa has just earmarked millions to expand a project that allows private citizens in Iran and eventually elsewhere to circumvent oppressive government firewalls, to start sharing information, to hold their governments to account and even enable dissent.
The Current - The fight for who owns the Arctic: The players and their strategy - Dec 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014 | 22:00The Current The fight for who owns the Arctic: The players and their strategy - Dec 17, 2014 Audio
The Current The fight for who owns the Arctic: The players and their strategy - Dec 17, 2014 Dec 17, 2014 | 22:00Denmark may be the latest country to provide scientific evidence for its right to the Arctic, but the fight for who will claim the Arctic Circle as part of it's territory also includes Canada, the U.S. and Russia. It's a a new kind of cold war.
The Current - Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker rethinks writing in the 21st century - Dec 24, 2014Dec 24, 2014 | 21:21The Current Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker rethinks writing in the 21st century - Dec 24, 2014 Audio
The Current Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker rethinks writing in the 21st century - Dec 24, 2014 Dec 24, 2014 | 21:21Cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker is fed up with sloppy, awkward communication. In an effort to change this, he offers up The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.
The Current - What is the future of public broadcasting in Canada? - May 14, 2014May 14, 2014 | 27:27The Current What is the future of public broadcasting in Canada? - May 14, 2014 Audio
The Current What is the future of public broadcasting in Canada? - May 14, 2014 May 14, 2014 | 27:27After rounds of government cuts, dwindling ad revenue, and the loss of the NHL broadcasts, the CBC faces one of its most formidable budget crises to date. We're asking...what role, if any, should the broadcaster have in this country in the future?
The Current - The Forgotten Army …the story of forgotten victims of the Vietnam War - March 17, 2014Mar 17, 2014 | 24:00The Current The Forgotten Army …the story of forgotten victims of the Vietnam War - March 17, 2014 Audio
The Current The Forgotten Army …the story of forgotten victims of the Vietnam War - March 17, 2014 Mar 17, 2014 | 24:00Refugees known as the Montagnard have long suffered persecution by Vietnamese in part because of their involvement in the Vietnam War. Few know that many of them fought alongside the Americans ... and that has had life long consequences for many.
The Current - Lucy DeCoutere speaks out about Jian Ghomeshi: 'From smooching to smacking... there was no build up' - Oct 30, 2014Oct 30, 2014 | 21:59The Current Lucy DeCoutere speaks out about Jian Ghomeshi: 'From smooching to smacking... there was no build up' - Oct 30, 2014 Audio
The Current Lucy DeCoutere speaks out about Jian Ghomeshi: 'From smooching to smacking... there was no build up' - Oct 30, 2014 Oct 30, 2014 | 21:59She is 44 years old. It happened over a decade ago. But the story she tells parallels those of other women stepping forward in other media and the CBC to tell of violence in encounters with former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi. We hear from Lucy DeCoutere.
The Current - Non-aboriginal Canadians need to wake up to the rising power of Aboriginal Peoples - Nov 13, 2014Nov 13, 2014 | 25:00The Current Non-aboriginal Canadians need to wake up to the rising power of Aboriginal Peoples - Nov 13, 2014 Audio
The Current Non-aboriginal Canadians need to wake up to the rising power of Aboriginal Peoples - Nov 13, 2014 Nov 13, 2014 | 25:00Aboriginal youth and a whole new generation of First Nations thinkers are speaking up but arguably non-aboriginal Canadians haven't been listening. We bring you a conversation about empowerment ... in what John Ralston Saul calls "The Comeback".
The Current - The Design Behind ... The Canadian Flag - Nov 27, 2014Nov 27, 2014 | 6:40The Current The Design Behind ... The Canadian Flag - Nov 27, 2014 Audio
The Current The Design Behind ... The Canadian Flag - Nov 27, 2014 Nov 27, 2014 | 6:40In 1964, historian George Stanley was on a mission, to have an official Canadian flag that was instantly recognizable and represented all Canadians. Ruth Stanley, George's wife and daughter Della share the story behind the making of the Canadian flag.
The Current - Transgender children need support in school, say gender identity experts - Dec 3, 2014Dec 3, 2014 | 27:30The Current Transgender children need support in school, say gender identity experts - Dec 3, 2014 Audio
The Current Transgender children need support in school, say gender identity experts - Dec 3, 2014 Dec 3, 2014 | 27:30Across the country a few school boards have formal policies to try to make transgender kids feel safe. As part of our project By Design, we explore how to improve schools to recognize the growing number of students struggling with gender identity.
The Current - The design behind the perfect greeting card - Dec 18, 2014Dec 18, 2014 | 25:00The Current The design behind the perfect greeting card - Dec 18, 2014 Audio
The Current The design behind the perfect greeting card - Dec 18, 2014 Dec 18, 2014 | 25:00From Santa to singing tacos, there's a greeting card to cover all of life's occasions. Behind those cards is a fiercely competitive billion-dollar industry that taps into your deepest emotions. Today, we delve into the making of the perfect greeting card.
The Current - 'Technocreep' author exposes just how much creeping goes on online - Dec 29, 2014Dec 29, 2014 | 25:00The Current 'Technocreep' author exposes just how much creeping goes on online - Dec 29, 2014 Audio
The Current 'Technocreep' author exposes just how much creeping goes on online - Dec 29, 2014 Dec 29, 2014 | 25:00As technology is embedded in our lives, a computer scientist says we're beginning to suffer from "Technocreep". And Tom Keenan warns, the closer our gadgets get to us, the more our personal data is put into the hands of corporations and government.
The Current - 'Datayclysm' author says online data is transforming history - Dec 30, 2014Dec 30, 2014 | 27:30The Current 'Datayclysm' author says online data is transforming history - Dec 30, 2014 Audio
The Current 'Datayclysm' author says online data is transforming history - Dec 30, 2014 Dec 30, 2014 | 27:30Every time you click 'like' on Facebook, your personal quirks become statistics. Meet "Dataclysm" author Christian Rudder, the mathematician behind OK Cupid who argues all that aggregate information offers insight into our society that is unprecedented.
The Current - Father Christopher Hartley's campaign for sugar cane workers - June 09, 2014Jun 9, 2014 | 23:57The Current Father Christopher Hartley's campaign for sugar cane workers - June 09, 2014 Audio
The Current Father Christopher Hartley's campaign for sugar cane workers - June 09, 2014 Jun 9, 2014 | 23:57Father Christopher Hartley has been advocating for the rights of sugar cane plantation workers in the Dominican Republic for years. His campaign has been divisive, but the U.S. Department of Labour is now involved with his cause.
The Current - The Best of By Design: Bruce Mau on the power of design and learning through gamification - Jan 1, 2015Jan 1, 2015 | 52:49The Current The Best of By Design: Bruce Mau on the power of design and learning through gamification - Jan 1, 2015 Audio
The Current The Best of By Design: Bruce Mau on the power of design and learning through gamification - Jan 1, 2015 Jan 1, 2015 | 52:49Canadian designer Bruce Mau says sometimes the best designs are the ones you don't notice at all. He shares his blueprints for the future. Plus, we head into the classroom where promising developments in education technology owes a debt to Super Mario.

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