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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct 1, 2012 | 24:00The Current The push for ordination of women in the Catholic Church Audio
The Current The push for ordination of women in the Catholic Church Oct 1, 2012 | 24:00There are an estimated 100 wives, mothers and grandmothers who call themselves 'Women Priests'. They are Roman Catholic women ordained against the wishes of rulers of the Vatican. But even as some Roman Catholic groups break away on this issue, others are fighting internally to convince the Vatican to agree to ordain women. We hear from a Manitoba woman who says her conversations with a top Vatican official suggests there are cracks in the wall of opposition to female priests.
Oct 31, 2012 | 24:00The Current Improving Aboriginal Education Audio
The Current Improving Aboriginal Education Oct 31, 2012 | 24:00Most aboriginal school kids don't stay in school -- only about 14 per cent of those on the reserve have a college diploma. Few Canadians would deny there's something seriously wrong with native education. Ottawa and the Assembly of First Nations agreed to come up with a plan to improve education for aboriginal students. But those talks broke off. Today, we look at what happened and how to move forward.
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.
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 3, 2012 | 27:29The Current Adult Virginity Audio
The Current Adult Virginity Jan 3, 2012 | 27:29Tony Tarquinto is 42 years old and he is still a Virgin. And he is not alone. Whether by chance or choice, there are thousands of adults in Canada and the U.S. who say they have never had sexual intercourse. Our hyper-sexualized society doesn't make it easy for them to talk about it but today we hear from three adult virgins with their stories
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.
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.
Dec 18, 2012 | 27:29The Current Missing Women Commission of Inquiry: Wally Oppal Audio
The Current Missing Women Commission of Inquiry: Wally Oppal Dec 18, 2012 | 27:29From ineffective police leadership at virtually every stage ... to a systemic bias in police responses to missing women. The inquiry that grew out of the mass murders of Robert Pickton paints a devastating picture over how vulnerable women in B.C. were ignored. We hear from commissioner Wally Oppal.