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.
Nov 18, 2011 | 27:30The Current Legalizing the rhino tusk trade in South Africa Audio
The Current Legalizing the rhino tusk trade in South Africa Nov 18, 2011 | 27:30If you ever come across a rhinoceros stamping its feet, lowering its head and snorting, you could be in big trouble. But don't worry, there's almost no danger. Your chances of ever coming across a rhino are small and getting a lot smaller. We hear what's being done to keep the last few stragglers alive.
Oct 10, 2011 | 24:00The Current Wheat Belly Audio
The Current Wheat Belly Oct 10, 2011 | 24:00Many Canadians plan warm buns, stuffing and pie for their Thanksgiving meals tonight. But I'll speak with a cardiologist who thinks we have no reason to be thankful for any food that contains wheat. William Davis says our daily bread is making us fat and sick.
Aug 31, 2011 | 21:59The Current The Right to Die: Gloria Taylor Audio
The Current The Right to Die: Gloria Taylor Aug 31, 2011 | 21:59We talk to Gloria Taylor, a Canadian woman who wants the BC Supreme Court to grant her the right to get a doctor to help her die. Gloria Taylor has late stage ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease and her constitutional challenge could redefine the laws around assisted suicide.
Oct 11, 2011 | 23:59The Current Shannon Moroney's Story - Part 2 Audio
The Current Shannon Moroney's Story - Part 2 Oct 11, 2011 | 23:59We continue with Shannon Moroney, author of "Through The Glass". In her book she shares her experience of being married for just a month, when her husband is arrested for the kidnap and rape of two women. She explains how prison whisked him away from his crimes, but left her to endure the consequences.
Oct 11, 2011 | 21:59The Current Shannon Moroney's Story - Part 1 Audio
The Current Shannon Moroney's Story - Part 1 Oct 11, 2011 | 21:59When the man Shannon Moroney loved brutally attacked two women, she too became a victim. His actions destroyed her relationship and her career but because she was his wife that mattered to no one. Shannon Moroney's experience forces us all to confront, how we as a society and we in the media are quick to extend guilt to the families of the guilty.
Nov 15, 2011 | 23:58The Current Assisted suicide returns to Canadian courts Audio
The Current Assisted suicide returns to Canadian courts Nov 15, 2011 | 23:58Her case began in BC's Supreme Court this week but Gloria Taylor suffering from ALS has already taken her fight public. She has spoken at length on this program. Now in a Vancouver courtroom, those arguing against the decriminalization of assisted suicide are waiting to make their case.
Jun 24, 2011 | 24:00The Current The Sixties Scoop Audio
The Current The Sixties Scoop Jun 24, 2011 | 24:00For 30 years, native children were taken from their homes and sent to non-native foster care ... thanks to a government policy - completely separate from the residential schools program. We talk to a woman who lived through it and has now launched a class action lawsuit.
Dec 5, 2011 | 27:29The Current Sybil Exposed Audio
The Current Sybil Exposed Dec 5, 2011 | 27:29They called her Sybil. Hers was a narrative that changed modern psychiatry, a young woman, her childhood riddled with such abuse that her mind fragmented, shattered into 16 different personalities. Her story would sell millions of books and inspire a gripping film. After Sybil's struggles became public, Multiple Personality Disorder went from being a rare psychiatric condition to a diagnosis for tens-of-thousands of patients. Except the story of Sybil was One Big Lie. We explore the real story with journalist who unearthed it.
Aug 3, 2011 | 21:59The Current Syria's Uprising and Crackdown Audio
The Current Syria's Uprising and Crackdown Aug 3, 2011 | 21:59The forces of President Assad are continuing their push to crush the popular uprisings that broke out in Syria in March. So far, an estimated 1,700 civilians have been killed. Canada has both condemned the violence and sanctioned Syria. The U.S. is considering tighter sanctions, while other countries have recalled their ambassadors. And the U.N. Security Council has met to discuss possible ways to punish Damascus.
But the international outcry appears to have had no effect. Today, we take you to the centre of the uprising and the crackdown and we examine how the situation in Syria is playing out in Canada among members of the Syrian-Canadian community.
Aug 3, 2011 | 23:59The Current The Blues and I: The Story of Laura Smith Audio
The Current The Blues and I: The Story of Laura Smith Aug 3, 2011 | 23:59We re-broadcast a documentary this morning about a musician originally from Nova Scotia named Laura Smith and how her battle with chronic pain and prescription pain killers nearly undid a promising career.
News Promo: A singer's series of painful accidents nearly derails her career. But her efforts to manage the pain has even darker consequences.
Sep 14, 2011 | 27:29The Current Entitled University Students Audio
The Current Entitled University Students Sep 14, 2011 | 27:29Canada's university students are back at the books -- that is, if they can find enough time between keggers and Call of Duty Four. The authors of a new book say this generation of undergraduates is the most pampered ever, and their entitled attitude is sucking the joy out of teaching.
Oct 26, 2011 | 27:29The Current Women for Afghanistan Audio
The Current Women for Afghanistan Oct 26, 2011 | 27:29Back in the late 90s, Homemakers' Magazine shared the wrenching story of Afghan women and their treatment under the Taliban. With that article , Homemakers' editor Sally Armstrong galvanized the women of this nation, inspiring them to reach out in projects that would last until this day. And along the way, a nine year old girl who heard her speak decided she too, wanted to help Afghan girls.
Nov 28, 2011 | 27:30The Current Investigating Quebec's construction industry Audio
The Current Investigating Quebec's construction industry Nov 28, 2011 | 27:30After three years of breaking news reports that outlined explosive details about collusion and corruption in Quebec's construction industry, the Charbonneau Commission will begin an inquiry. This is a story of government officials union bosses, company bosses and organized crime. And it began when a 27 year old freelance journalist teamed up with a seasoned investigative reporter at Radio-Canada. Today, Marie-Maude Denis and Alain Gravel take us through the story of the sleuthing and the sources that led to one of the most explosive stories to come out of Quebec in decades.
Jul 12, 2011 | 21:59The Current Murdoch's Watergate? Audio
The Current Murdoch's Watergate? Jul 12, 2011 | 21:59The phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of The World appears to be jeopardizing his plans to expand his media empire. And some say it could threaten more of his existing operations. We're asking what the future holds for Rupert Murdoch.