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.
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.
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?
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 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 25, 2011 | 23:59The Current A Fish Tale Audio
The Current A Fish Tale Oct 25, 2011 | 23:59Forget "Too Much Information", critics say when it comes to the catch of the day, we are not getting enough information. One in four fish sold in Canada is Illegal, meaning it is not often the fish you think it is. Made-in-Canada cutting edge technology can identify the problem and finger the food fraudsters but there is industry and government hesitation over that ... even as U.S. food safety officials embrace the idea.
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 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.
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.
Sep 30, 2011 | 27:30The Current Smart Meters Audio
The Current Smart Meters Sep 30, 2011 | 27:30British Columbia hydro is anxious to get its customers hooked to smart meters to use the province's electricity more efficiently. But a number of consumers believe the use of smart meters is - not only stupid -- it's hazardous to society with the government attaching a wireless transmitter to your home. The controversy gives broadcasting The Current a whole different meaning.
Oct 3, 2011 | 27:30The Current Resistance Fighter: Stephane Hessel Audio
The Current Resistance Fighter: Stephane Hessel Oct 3, 2011 | 27:30Terrible things happened to Stephane Hessel when he fought in the French resistance seventy years ago. But he hasn't stop fighting. Now, at the age of 94, he's written a best seller that's inspired many young people. Find out what's behind the new French resistance.
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 12, 2011 | 21:59The Current Air Canada Labour Dispute Audio
The Current Air Canada Labour Dispute Oct 12, 2011 | 21:59The Federal Labour Minister's decision to turn Air Canada's
contract dispute over to the Industrial Labour Relations Board may mean flight attendants cannot leave Air Canada grounded. But after twice snubbing tentative deals from their union, have those same flight attendants left the credibility of their union leadership up in the air? And does the federal move to step in at this point carry its own baggage?