Oct 5, 2011 | 27:30The Current Superweeds Audio
The Current Superweeds Oct 5, 2011 | 27:30They call them Superweeds choking whole fields of crops resistant to the very chemical that was supposed to kill them. Glyphosate or Roundup-ready crops have been Game Changers. over the last few decades propelling Agriculture forward. But now herbicide resistant weeds are changing the game again. Across the U.S., an estimated 11 million acres of crops are infested with Superweeds and they're showing up in Ontario. Our project Game Changer looks at the implications.
Sep 28, 2011 | 24:00The Current Northern Gateway Pipeline Audio
The Current Northern Gateway Pipeline Sep 28, 2011 | 24:00Canada may have one of the largest oil reserves in the world but it is has never exported oil outside North America. The Gateway Pipeline Project would change that ...moving oil from Alberta across B.C. to tankers on its northern coast to Asian markets that would pay more than the U.S. does. But that route travels along fragile ecosystems and right up against the wishes of many Native leaders. So would it be an Economic Opportunity or an Environmental Error?
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.
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 1, 2011 | 24:00The Current Rehabilitation of dangerous offenders Audio
The Current Rehabilitation of dangerous offenders Dec 1, 2011 | 24:00You've heard the news stories many times as someone with a history of dangerous sexual offences leaves prison and eventually tries to settle in someone's neighbourhood. The fear is that they will re-offend, that they cannot be rehabilitated. Today, we hear from an Ottawa-based psychiatrist whose years of work has focused on treating such offenders with drugs that dull the very arousal that triggers their violence. He believes many of those criminals who want to be treated can get to a point where they will not re-offend.
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.
Oct 6, 2011 | 27:30The Current ACLU Sues U.S. Audio
The Current ACLU Sues U.S. Oct 6, 2011 | 27:30Anwar Al Aulaqi might not have received a U.S. trial to answer Washington's accusations of terrorism. But he got a U.S. execution when a predator drone fired a missile at him in Yemen. While few of his fellow Americans may mourn, we speak with an ACLU lawyer who thinks the U.S. broke its own laws in the attack.
Oct 31, 2011 | 27:30The Current Just My Type: A Book about Fonts Audio
The Current Just My Type: A Book about Fonts Oct 31, 2011 | 27:30We all have a type, be it Helvetica, Arial or Times New Roman. Some people care about fonts more than others however, and we hear how some typefaces are literally fighting words. Also, at the very end of our program, The Voice connects the day that symbolically marks the 7 billionth birth with our Zombie talk on Hallowe'en.
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.
Nov 3, 2011 | 21:59The Current A Season in Hell: Robert Fowler Audio
The Current A Season in Hell: Robert Fowler Nov 3, 2011 | 21:59Robert Fowler was no ordinary hostage, a career diplomat, former advisor to Prime Ministers ... a man who spent a lifetime as a political and geo-strategic analyst. His days in captivity allowed him to observe one of the world's most formidable terrorist organizations up close. Today we hear from Robert Fowler on what he experienced, what he learned and who might have set him up.
Nov 21, 2011 | 23:59The Current No Running water on Manitoba reserves Audio
The Current No Running water on Manitoba reserves Nov 21, 2011 | 23:59We've all seen the pictures, people without drinking water making the trek to the community pipe or the local lake, their water kept in a pail. Now take that image and look again because the people with the buckets live on First Nations reserves in Manitoba. There are 18-hundred homes on reserves in Canada without clean water and the community with the most desperate shortage is in Manitoba.
We hear from a woman who says governments could solve this in 5 years.
Nov 22, 2011 | 27:29The Current Covering the Afghan War: Murray Brewster Audio
The Current Covering the Afghan War: Murray Brewster Nov 22, 2011 | 27:29In every war there are always two fronts with the soldiers on the front lines and the politicians in the backrooms. Separated by geography and complicated by security. Few journalists can keep track of both sides of that fight. Today
we bring you the perspective of a reporter who did. Murray Brewster argues that Canada's war in Afghanistan over the last decade was at times a two-pronged assault, one on the Taliban, another on public opinion back home. He shares his perspective on the political and military battles in a long and Savage War.
Sep 26, 2011 | 27:29The Current Victims Rights in Canada: Sharon Rosenfeldt Audio
The Current Victims Rights in Canada: Sharon Rosenfeldt Sep 26, 2011 | 27:29It is a life she never anticipated and certainly would not have chosen. And yet because of the inhumane and unjust actions of one man, Sharon Ronsenfeldt has spent the last 30 years in pursuit of justice for regular Canadians. She and her late husband created the very idea that Victims of Violence
deserved official recognition and help in this country. Today,
as terminal illness closes in on Clifford Olsen ... the man who murdered her son and so many others, Sharon Rosenfeldt reflects on fighting for rights.