Oct 16, 2012 | 24:00The Current Prescribing ADHD medication to children Audio
The Current Prescribing ADHD medication to children Oct 16, 2012 | 24:00A U.S. doctor says what many suspect is true, that he and others use pharmacology - drugs for ADHD to deal with issues that really need social and economic solutions. Our project Line in The Sand looks at the dilemma of doctors faced with what to do for ADHD-kids in low-income neighbourhoods where the schools can’t afford to help them.
Mar 22, 2012 | 27:30The Current Is celebrity activism helping or hurting Sudan? Audio
The Current Is celebrity activism helping or hurting Sudan? Mar 22, 2012 | 27:30The crisis in Sudan may be obscure to many outsiders. But movie star George Clooney is determined that the desperate plight of tens of thousands of people won't be ignored. We take a look at exactly what's happening in Sudan - and South Sudan - and whether celebrity activism is making things any better.
Nov 12, 2012 | 44:28The Current Ashley Smith Case & Mental Health in Canadian Prisons Audio
The Current Ashley Smith Case & Mental Health in Canadian Prisons Nov 12, 2012 | 44:28A video shows a teenage Ashley Smith heavily restrained on a prison transfer flight, her face covered with 2 hoods - they call them spit hoods - and later scenes of her surrounded by guards in gas masks and riot gear that prompted federal officials to stop their efforts to restrain the scope of an inquest that resumes this week. The questions in the death of Ashley Smith have raised wider issues. Today as part of our project, Line in the Sand: The Dilemmas that Define Us, we look at the intersection of mental illness and our criminal justice system.
Jun 12, 2012 | 27:29The Current The graveyard shift and risks of breast cancer Audio
The Current The graveyard shift and risks of breast cancer Jun 12, 2012 | 27:29If you're just getting off the night shift, should you be heading to the doctor's office? A new study out of Denmark adds to the body of work that suggests that women who work night shifts may have an increased risk of breast cancer. We explore the perils of disrupting circadian rhythms.
Oct 15, 2012 | 23:45The Current The End of Your Life Book Club: Will Schwalbe Audio
The Current The End of Your Life Book Club: Will Schwalbe Oct 15, 2012 | 23:45Soon after his mother was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, Will Schwalbe quit his top publishing job and began reading ... with his mother. Together they formed The End of Your Life Book Club, it was his way to connect with her as he shared care-of-a-dying parent with his father and siblings. The bond they created and the insights they shared live on in Will Schwalbe's new book. We ask about the determination to live even while you are dying.
Feb 23, 2012 | 23:59The Current Sext Up Kids: How children are becoming hyper-sexualized Audio
The Current Sext Up Kids: How children are becoming hyper-sexualized Feb 23, 2012 | 23:59If you think teens are using social media to stay connected, what happens when it creates a disconnect? New studies show teenage exposure to aggressive hard-core pornography online is changing the way boys perceive relationships. Connect that to the growing sexualization of girls from lingerie lines for 4 yr olds, to the pressure to perform. Today, we speak to the director of a new documentary Sext Up Kids airing tonight on CBC television.
Apr 11, 2012 | 23:59The Current The Future of Assisted Human Reproduction Audio
The Current The Future of Assisted Human Reproduction Apr 11, 2012 | 23:59It was one of the "Quiet Cuts" of the federal budget, the agency to enforce Canada's reproductive technology laws will be gone within months. In the meantime, some laws are being strictly enforced and others are so confusing, some looking for surrogates don't know where to turn. Today, a debate on the direction our reproductive technology laws are taking this country. Is it ethical to restrict use of technology or immoral to deny access?
Feb 15, 2012 | 21:59The Current Cyber Surveillance Bill Audio
The Current Cyber Surveillance Bill Feb 15, 2012 | 21:59The government says its proposed legislation giving police more powers to catch predators online will bring Canada into line with laws already in place in the UK, the US and Australia. Critics of the bill compare it to the powers in place in China and Syria, saying the legislation will unjustly infringe on the rights of Canadians and provide what the Ontario privacy commissioner calls a "Fort Knox of information" about us. Supporters of the bill say police need to be able to act much more quickly than they can now. And this new law will allow them to do that.
May 11, 2012 | 27:29The Current Motherhood & Feminism Audio
The Current Motherhood & Feminism May 11, 2012 | 27:29Just in time for the celebration on Sunday -- the war on Moms. Author Elisabeth Badinter says motherhood chips away at women's hard-fought feminist gains. We find out what she thinks is wrong with 21st century moms, and why many other women find her message so uninspiring.
Jul 4, 2012 | 23:08The Current Motherhood Interrupted (Documentary) Audio
The Current Motherhood Interrupted (Documentary) Jul 4, 2012 | 23:08When a single woman gave birth fifty years ago, the chances were good she'd leave the maternity ward alone. Doctors and social workers all believed adoption was in the child's best interest and the mother's wishes didn't count for much. Now, many of these women have discovered one another and want answers.
Sep 20, 2012 | 23:59The Current Dual Diagnosis: The Long Way Home Audio
The Current Dual Diagnosis: The Long Way Home Sep 20, 2012 | 23:59He was 20 years old, a young man frustrated by his own limitations in a world where few understood how to help him. As part of our project, Line in the Sand, producer Howard Goldenthal brings us a documentary about the dilemmas facing those with Dual Diagnosis, people with developmental and psychiatric disabilities.
Dec 20, 2012 | 22:00The Current Newtown shooting media mistakes: Is it okay to get facts wrong? Audio
The Current Newtown shooting media mistakes: Is it okay to get facts wrong? Dec 20, 2012 | 22:00In the first hours after Friday's massacre in Newtown, there was a volley of information and a flurry of corrections. Two shooters ... one ... a mother who taught there ... who didn't ... a name that was wrong ... the gunman buzzed in ... broke in... And so it continued. Breaking news with all-news television, ready radio and online updates, tweets, postings and blogs can be a cacophony. Yes, journalists can make mistakes and correct them but in this era of information-surround ... Is it okay to get facts wrong? Again? And again? And still?