Nov 19, 2012 | 27:30The Current One on One: Linden MacIntyre interviews Anna Mara Tremonti Audio
The Current One on One: Linden MacIntyre interviews Anna Mara Tremonti Nov 19, 2012 | 27:30Anna Maria sits down with Fifth Estate co-host and Giller prize winner Linden MacIntyre for a special one-on-one... with Linden asking the questions about the defining moments of Anna Maria's career and what it took to become one of Canada's most respected journalists. And we give the Last Word to lots of people on this program … today, it was to Anna Maria, to her voice and to acknowledge the woman who gave her her voice … her mother, Eleanor Tremonti.
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.
Nov 13, 2012 | 27:28The Current Face Transplant Doctor, Daniel Borsuk Audio
The Current Face Transplant Doctor, Daniel Borsuk Nov 13, 2012 | 27:28Today, the remarkable story of the 36 hour operation that changed the life of American Richard Norris. For 15 years, he was so disfigured that he would shop only at night and wear a mask during the day. Earlier this year, he had the most extensive face transplant on record. And among his doctors was a Canadian who has taken his expertise home. We speak to Dr. Daniel Borsuk.
Sep 4, 2012 | 5:32The Current The Voice's finale (Last Word) Audio
The Current The Voice's finale (Last Word) Sep 4, 2012 | 5:32We're really going to miss our fulminating front man, Stephen Hart. But the ideas he personified remain a vital part of this program. Actually, the Voice -- as usual, says it best. And he gets the Last Word today on the program.
Oct 23, 2012 | 1:10The Current Wednesday: This American Life host, Ira Glass Audio
The Current Wednesday: This American Life host, Ira Glass Oct 23, 2012 | 1:10When Ira Glass created This American Life more than 15 years ago, public radio was in the doldrums. Wednesday on The Current with guest host Piya Chattopadhyay ... a feature interview with Ira Glass about storytelling, and reinventing radio. Listen to a preview.
Sep 3, 2012 | 12:40The Current Farewell to the Voice Audio
The Current Farewell to the Voice Sep 3, 2012 | 12:40The Voice, our Baritone Buddy, is a man of box-office-buzz in his parallel life an actor. He can terrify you or pull you into the not-so-Merry Old Land of Oz. He has set the tone for our voice at The Current for ten years and before he walks off - not into the sunset but onto another movie set, we've got an Exit Interview.
Oct 12, 2012 | 25:58The Current Boredom: Not mental inactivity but a state of stress Audio
The Current Boredom: Not mental inactivity but a state of stress Oct 12, 2012 | 25:58Evelyn Waugh said boredom was like a cancer in the breast. For Kierkegaard it was the root of all evil. Sartre compared it to the 'gray monotony of provincial life.' Today we talk about boredom with a man who's just made a film on the subject, and he'll tell us why boredom could have dire implications for your health.
Nov 8, 2012 | 24:00The Current Biometrics security to track working hours Audio
The Current Biometrics security to track working hours Nov 8, 2012 | 24:00A swipe of the finger will register when you arrive at the office, when you leave and where you wander. As a Bay Street secretary blogs about Biometrics monitoring being introduced in her office, we're asking about the implications for workers and their bosses.
Nov 20, 2012 | 21:58The Current Study links workplace toxins to breast cancer Audio
The Current Study links workplace toxins to breast cancer Nov 20, 2012 | 21:58Even 1940 industrial training films knew workplace hazards had to be clearly explained. Some 70 years later, a new study on toxins in the workplace suggests they may be putting women's health at risk. For years women have been told family history, lack of exercise, and what they eat were the probable culprits leading to increased risks of breast cancer. But the study says where they work may be what really matters.
Nov 30, 2012 | 21:59The Current Stolen Face: How a mistaken photo changed Neda Soltani's life forever Audio
The Current Stolen Face: How a mistaken photo changed Neda Soltani's life forever Nov 30, 2012 | 21:59Neda Agha Soltan was killed during protests in Tehran in 2009. She became the face of the Iranian uprising but the picture that was used around the world was not of the dead girl. It was of Neda Soltani, a university English teacher who was alive and well. We hear from Neda Soltani who is trying to pull her life back together after she was forced to leave Iran.
Dec 5, 2012 | 26:53The Current Covering Suicide in the Media Audio
The Current Covering Suicide in the Media Dec 5, 2012 | 26:53The Vancouver School Board wants Media reporting on teen suicide to follow guidelines created by the Canadian Psychiatric Association. There's concern about copycat suicides, repetition, use of language. But there was a time not so long ago when Journalists didn't even cover teen suicide. So where's the line? What's the role of the journalist? What's the fallout around incessant coverage in a 24 hour news cycle? And with so much information, discussion and comment swirling on Social Media who will take Guidance from Guidelines?
Dec 11, 2012 | 27:29The Current Turkey's stray dog legislation has animal lovers enraged Audio
The Current Turkey's stray dog legislation has animal lovers enraged Dec 11, 2012 | 27:29They have taken to the streets by the thousands in Istanbul over the last few weeks. But the city that straddles Europe and Asia is upset not about its economy or its national politics, Turks are enraged over plans to round up stray dogs. The government is learning that messing with the city's legendary canines puts you in the dog-house.
Dec 12, 2012 | 23:27The Current UN declares contraception as a human right Audio
The Current UN declares contraception as a human right Dec 12, 2012 | 23:27Citing statistics of tens-of-millions of unwanted pregnancies in the poorest countries, millions of abortions and tens-of-thousands of women dying in childbirth, the UN's Population Fund is asserting that access to family planning and contraceptives is a Universal Human Right. It is a designation that has outraged conservative and religious critics who accuse the UN of colonialism and of misguided policies that will infringe on basic rights and fob western drugs onto unsuspecting women. Proponents argue family planning rights will reduce infant and maternal death, enable women and bring prosperity. Today we take on this debate.
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?