Nov 30, 2011 | 24:00The Current First Ladies of the RCMP - The history of women in the force Audio
The Current First Ladies of the RCMP - The history of women in the force Nov 30, 2011 | 24:00The RCMP was one of the last major police forces in the world to admit women to its ranks in 1974. It took another 16 years for them to get the same Red Serge uniform that is so symbolic of RCMP pride. CBC Producer, Yvonne Gall brings us the story of the first generation of women to change the game in policing in the RCMP.
Dec 27, 2011 | 24:00The Current Motherhood Interrupted (Documentary Repeat) Audio
The Current Motherhood Interrupted (Documentary Repeat) Dec 27, 2011 | 24:00We re-broadcast a documentary about a time in Canada when women's work meant getting married, pregnant and raising children at home. But if you were a single mother you weren't cut out for the job. Many women were forced to give up their children. Now, decades later, they want accountability.
Nov 30, 2011 | 27:29The Current The risks of Planet Hacking Audio
The Current The risks of Planet Hacking Nov 30, 2011 | 27:29It used to be dismissed as irresponsible science but Planet Hacking is getting a lot more attention these days. Geo-engineering, altering the atmosphere to control climate change may not only Change the Game, in the wrong hands it could End the Game and that's why even those who like it think the only way forward is with caution.
Dec 13, 2011 | 23:59The Current Canadian citizenship denied due to breast cancer Audio
The Current Canadian citizenship denied due to breast cancer Dec 13, 2011 | 23:59On the surface, hers is the kind of application government officials look for: Young, educated, skilled and upwardly mobile, fluent in English, adapting well and anxious to be part of the Canadian community. And for a while it seemed Fatemah Kamkar would, indeed, be welcome here as a Permanent Resident from Iran. But in the years it took between her application and the govt's decision she was diagnosed with breast cancer. And suddenly nothing else matters to Ottawa: She is not welcome.
Dec 8, 2011 | 1:43The Current Christmas Cheer Board - Winnipeg Audio
The Current Christmas Cheer Board - Winnipeg Dec 8, 2011 | 1:43Last year the Christmas Cheer Board in Winnipeg gave out nearly 20,000 hampers to people in need. This year, people were lining up again for a donation. We heard from people picking up hampers full of food and Christmas presents courtesy of the Christmas Cheer Board in Winnipeg.
Dec 23, 2011 | 21:59The Current The Giving of Gratitude Audio
The Current The Giving of Gratitude Dec 23, 2011 | 21:59Psychologists have been studying gratitude and its effects on those of us who feel it and then go on to express it. And these researchers are finding that an attitude of gratitude leads to a greater satisfaction with life and to kinder behaviour toward others. That's not to diminish the value of outrage. Outrage can change the world. And no one is saying gratitude can change the world, but perhaps it can grease the cogs and gears in such a way as to make everything turn a little more smoothly.
Sep 22, 2011 | 27:30The Current Letters: Forced Adoption, Entitled Students, Erotic Capital Audio
The Current Letters: Forced Adoption, Entitled Students, Erotic Capital Sep 22, 2011 | 27:30It's mail day. And we have been overwhelmed with responses to the story of Sharon Peterson, a woman shunned, alienated and forced to give up her baby for adoption because she was young and single. That story unleashed a flood of similar stories from other mothers, children and adoptive parents alike. And according to The Current's Kathleen Goldhar, they're just the tip of the iceberg. We hear from her and also get to some of your letters on the entitled generation and erotic capital in the workplace.
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.
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.
Oct 18, 2011 | 23:59The Current Breathing with Sandra Audio
The Current Breathing with Sandra Oct 18, 2011 | 23:59Every once in a while you get a glimpse into someone else's life, see them struggle and then triumph, watch their pain turn to joy. That's the essence of a story in our documentary, Breathing with Sandra. It's about how two sisters devastated by their Mom's death at 51, agree to donate her organs and how another woman 30 years old in a medically induced coma, her own lungs useless gets a gift. The rules are strict, they were never supposed to meet but they broke the rules and forged a bond that helped everyone recover.
Oct 24, 2011 | 24:00The Current Dairy Supply Management Audio
The Current Dairy Supply Management Oct 24, 2011 | 24:00As the Harper government moves forward on its plan to dismantle the Canada Wheat Board, the country's Restaurant and Food Services Association is saying - Why end the push for free markets there? It says the Supply Management System that controls the milk and milk products we buy is gouging consumers. It wants to see Ottawa dismantle the multi-billion-dollar system that sets milk prices and dairy quotas.
Nov 14, 2011 | 21:59The Current Leilani Muir successfully sues Alberta govt for wrongful sterilization Audio
The Current Leilani Muir successfully sues Alberta govt for wrongful sterilization Nov 14, 2011 | 21:59She was little girl unloved and unsuspecting when her parents drove her up the hill in Red Deer Alberta. It was a moment that would forever change Leilani Muir's life, abandoned to people zealously experimenting with eugenics. What they would do to her would result in anguish and eventually lawsuits . Today, Leilani Muir, now in her 60s is ready to tell her story.
Dec 2, 2011 | 22:00The Current Personal stories on being poor in Canada Audio
The Current Personal stories on being poor in Canada Dec 2, 2011 | 22:00There are those who have always been poor, others who are new to being poor and still more who are poor by mistake. Today, we introduce you to three people: Laura in Hamilton, Brian in Edmonton and Mavis on Vancouver Island who share their personal stories on what it is like being poor in Canada.
Dec 2, 2011 | 24:00The Current Child Poverty Audio
The Current Child Poverty Dec 2, 2011 | 24:00As part of our special on poverty in Canada, we look at child poverty. Twenty years ago Canadian politicians pledged to eradicate child poverty, but today an abysmal one in ten kids in this country is growing up poor. We look at the consequences of that poverty and what needs to be done.