Dec 30, 2011 | 24:00The Current After the Storm (Documentary Encore) Audio
The Current After the Storm (Documentary Encore) Dec 30, 2011 | 24:00The vast majority of Canadians who have a stroke will survive. But only 10 per cent will make a full recovery. The aftermath of a stroke can be difficult physically and emotionally. And it can be very trying on loved ones as well. Our documentary today looks at life after a stroke.
Dec 30, 2011 | 27:29The Current Beerology Audio
The Current Beerology Dec 30, 2011 | 27:29The bubbly is chilling and the corks are ready to be popped. For many-- champagne's in vogue and beer's a bust when ringing in the New Year. Yet the suds are the most popular alcoholic beverage in this country. We're serving up Beer with the editor of the Oxford Companion to Beer and a tour of the Mill Street Brewery in Toronto.
Dec 29, 2011 | 22:00The Current Losing faith in Syria's President with Andrew Tabler Audio
The Current Losing faith in Syria's President with Andrew Tabler Dec 29, 2011 | 22:00His regime is unleashing its ire. Leading a murderous campaign on its own citizens. As international monitors and the world look on, Bashar Al-Assad remains ruthless and defiant. But the Syrian president is also described as mild-mannered and reserved. A duality only a few outsiders have personally witnessed. Today, we talk to the author of a book who spent time getting to know Syria's first family... first hand.
Dec 29, 2011 | 24:00The Current To Serve With Pride (Documentary Repeat) Audio
The Current To Serve With Pride (Documentary Repeat) Dec 29, 2011 | 24:00It was a big battle--but this year--the war was won. The war on Don't Ask Don't Tell, the American military's policy which forced gay soldiers to keep their sexuality hidden. We rebroadcast a documentary where veterans speak out about being a gay soldier south of the border.
Dec 29, 2011 | 27:30The Current How the 70s NYC music scene changed music forever Audio
The Current How the 70s NYC music scene changed music forever Dec 29, 2011 | 27:30In the Bronx, young people were plugging turntables into light posts to invent hip-hop. Along the Bowery, art-school kids were distilling rock music down to its essence to create punk. While others were leading the biggest uprising in western classical music since Stravinsky. It all happened over five years, in a space of less than 200 city blocks in New York City.
Dec 28, 2011 | 27:29The Current Egypt's Revolution Audio
The Current Egypt's Revolution Dec 28, 2011 | 27:29It took 18 days of demonstrations to oust the man who ruled Egypt for 30 years. But there were a lot of signposts that paved the way to Tahrir Square. We hear from the author of a new book about the making of a revolution and the undoing of Hosni Mubarak.
Dec 28, 2011 | 23:59The Current The Invisible Girl (Documentary Repeat) Audio
The Current The Invisible Girl (Documentary Repeat) Dec 28, 2011 | 23:59Even the mention of 9/11 evokes horrendous images for most adults. But imagine the images and memories seared in the minds of children... particularly the ones who attended school in Manhattan on that fateful day a decade ago. We heard from one such girl, in this morning's documentary.
Dec 28, 2011 | 21:59The Current Rise of the Protester Audio
The Current Rise of the Protester Dec 28, 2011 | 21:59As Kim-Jong Il is laid to rest, protesters are on the streets of Seoul condemning their Northern neighbour's regime. Some factory workers in China have walked off the job demanding higher wages. In India, an anti-corruption activist is on a hunger strike. From the Arab street to Wall Street and so many places in between, the bellow of 2011 is ringing out loud and clear. Ordinary citizens chanted for change, prodding and provoking power-brokers the world over.
Dec 27, 2011 | 27:30The Current Time Audio
The Current Time Dec 27, 2011 | 27:30Time is rarely on our side. We usually think we don't have enough of it -- and then a look in the mirror often makes us think we've had too much. In part three we discuss the concept of time. Does it control us? Or do we control it?
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.
Dec 27, 2011 | 22:00The Current Iraq Journalism Audio
The Current Iraq Journalism Dec 27, 2011 | 22:00In 2003 George W. Bush went on television and declared war on Iraq. As bombs rained down on Baghdad, reporters decked out in fatigues and flack jackets embedded themselves with the American military. But, as the insurgency grinded on, the Iraq story faded from the headlines. And when President Obama declared that war had ended earlier this month, the news it made can only be described as a whimper.
Dec 26, 2011 | 27:29The Current Unique pressures facing goaltenders Audio
The Current Unique pressures facing goaltenders Dec 26, 2011 | 27:29Imagine the stress of knowing you're about to play in the biggest hockey tournament of your life. The puck drops today at the World Juniors in Edmonton. The players are filled with hope, determination and pressure. And perhaps no one feels that pressure more than the goalie. We're talking about the guy who gets pucks hurled at him while he minds the net.
Dec 26, 2011 | 27:28The Current Looking back at the day of the Soviet dis-Union Audio
The Current Looking back at the day of the Soviet dis-Union Dec 26, 2011 | 27:28And today, we're setting the clock back, 20 years to the day. That's when the hammer and sickle was lowered and the once mighty soviet union ceased to exist. The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same. That's certainly true when it comes to Russia's security forces.