Aug 8, 2012 | 24:00The Current Pussy Riot Punk Band Trial Update Audio
The Current Pussy Riot Punk Band Trial Update Aug 8, 2012 | 24:00When a band of female punk rockers took over Moscow's cathedral to perform an anti-Putin song, they quickly found themselves facing years in prison. Now, musicians around the world are trying to convince Russian authorities that singing in church shouldn't be a crime.
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 1, 2012 | 23:59The Current Re-Evaluating Mandatory Minimums Audio
The Current Re-Evaluating Mandatory Minimums Mar 1, 2012 | 23:59Back in the 80s, Eric Sterling was instrumental in the drafting of U.S. legislation for mandatory minimum sentences. Twenty-five years later, he feels responsible for a law that he believes lead to a great deal of injustice. He's joined two dozen former judges, special agents, police, narcotics investigators and other criminal justice professionals who have signed a letter imploring the Harper government not to follow the same path. We'll hear from him and from the Canadian who's been pivotal in creating our pending mandatory minimum law.
May 29, 2012 | 27:28The Current Unpaid Internships Audio
The Current Unpaid Internships May 29, 2012 | 27:28Remember The Devil Wears Prada? Now .. the Devil is in the details as a former intern with Harper's Bazaar begins a class action lawsuit, alleging she was exploited in an unpaid internship. The lawsuit comes at a time when internships in Canada and the U.S. are ever-increasing, where an estimated 1 to 2 million people in the U.S. toil for free for the chance to get a foot in the door. Today, we're looking at the implications of a method of free labour that now has the attention of a generation ready to ask tough questions.
Oct 16, 2012 | 27:29The Current Action against schoolyard and cyber bullying Audio
The Current Action against schoolyard and cyber bullying Oct 16, 2012 | 27:2915-year old Amanda Todd’s heartbreaking video taking us through her pain, silent printed phrase by silent phrase and the suicide that followed it just a few days ago, has jolted people across the nation and beyond. And yet bullying remains the problem we cannot seem to solve. We hear from a few very committed voices for change including the now-adult journalist for whom Amanda Todd’s story was a mirror of her own living hell … one she managed to overcome.
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.
Apr 27, 2012 | 27:29The Current The Kingston Pen as tourism trap Audio
The Current The Kingston Pen as tourism trap Apr 27, 2012 | 27:29Kingston Penitentiary is older than the country itself but the time has come to lock it down for good. What to do with Canada's famous crowbar hotel? Raze it to the ground, turn it into Condo's or how about a museum? The tour may short but the memories will last from 25 to life. We talk about the past of Kingston Pen with a former warden and it's future with the city's business development boss.
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.
Jan 18, 2012 | 27:26The Current Civilian Post-traumatic stress disorder Audio
The Current Civilian Post-traumatic stress disorder Jan 18, 2012 | 27:26Ute Lawrence never went to war and never saw a conflict zone. But she did find herself on the wrong stretch of highway one September day 13 yrs ago. And that's when everything changed. One of Canada's most deadly highway pileups sent her on a lonely, uncharted journey through the world of PTSD. Today, we're talking about identifying the traumas that will linger.
Feb 20, 2012 | 24:00The Current Left Behind (Documentary) Audio
The Current Left Behind (Documentary) Feb 20, 2012 | 24:00An estimated 400 Canadian seniors take their own lives every year. That's 12 per cent of all suicides in the country. As parliament moves toward a National Suicide Prevention bill, we're examining lives lived, lost and hidden. A documentary report on senior suicide by CBC producer Alison Northcott.
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.
Sep 25, 2012 | 21:58The Current The death of Corporal Stuart Langridge Audio
The Current The death of Corporal Stuart Langridge Sep 25, 2012 | 21:58We don't know how many soldiers deployed to Afghanistan returned so troubled and broken that they tried to take their own lives. But we do know one family's search for answers about their son's suicide has led to a months-long inquiry of heartbreaking detail. Corporal Stuart Langridge took his own life four years ago after returning from Afghanistan. His parents Sheila and Shaun Fynes are ready to tell their story today.
Oct 8, 2012 | 21:58The Current Slavoj Zizek and 'The Year of Dreaming Dangerously' Audio
The Current Slavoj Zizek and 'The Year of Dreaming Dangerously' Oct 8, 2012 | 21:58Come with us on a journey, through the logic, the musings, and the divergent thoughts of a philosopher with rock star status. Slavoj Zizek examines the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring and everything from HBO's 'The Wire' to Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
Oct 19, 2012 | 22:00The Current The Ethical Implications of Assisted Migration Audio
The Current The Ethical Implications of Assisted Migration Oct 19, 2012 | 22:00History shows we have little control of nature once we have changed it and there are often negative and (mostly unintended and unforeseen ) consequences to our meddling with nature in as effort to conserve it. Today, we look at the experiments in assisted migration that raises ethical and moral concerns. And debate how to deal with shifting habitat caused by our changing climate.