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.
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.
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.
Dec 31, 2012 | 27:30The Current 10th Anniversary Interview: Shannon Moroney Audio
The Current 10th Anniversary Interview: Shannon Moroney Dec 31, 2012 | 27:30Barely a month after her wedding, Shannon Moroney's world was turned upside down. She was out of town at a conference when a police officer knocked on her hotel room door and told her that her husband Jason was in custody, accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women. The officer also told her that Jason had confessed to the crimes. In that moment, Shannon Moroney also became a victim, but one who didn't have an easy or comfortable place in the criminal justice system. She writes about her experience in her memoir, "Through The Glass." Anna Maria Tremonti spoke to Shannon Moroney in October of 2011. As The Current celebrates its tenth anniversary on the air, it's one of the top ten interviews we've aired.
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?
Nov 26, 2012 | 28:52The Current Deporting permanent residents with criminal pasts Audio
The Current Deporting permanent residents with criminal pasts Nov 26, 2012 | 28:52A new bill C-43 will make it easier for the government to deport permanent residents who commit crimes in Canada. Today, we look at Saeed Jama's story. After serving two years in a Canadian prison for a drug-related crime, Saeed Jama is being deported to Somalia (a dangerous country he's never been to) because he is a permanent resident in Canada and not a citizen.
Dec 24, 2012 | 22:00The Current A Kosher Christmas: Rabbi Joshua Plaut Audio
The Current A Kosher Christmas: Rabbi Joshua Plaut Dec 24, 2012 | 22:00This is a complicated time of year for many Jews in our part of the world who can often feel like outsiders whether they decide to participate or not. One American rabbi - who sat on Santa's knee as a child - has penned a detailed look at just how Jews have both marked and helped shape the festive season. Part of it involves Chinese food and a sense of humor.
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.
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.