Oct 15, 2012 | 27:30The Current "It's a Girl" documentary on Gendercide Audio
The Current "It's a Girl" documentary on Gendercide Oct 15, 2012 | 27:30They call it Gendercide, the killing of infant girls, the abortion of female fetuses, the abandonment of little girls, the abuse of girls and young women in societies where pressure is strong to bring Boys into the world. We hear from filmmaker Evan Grae Davis about that and about the other side, those women in India and China who dare to ignore family wishes to save their girls.
Oct 17, 2012 | 25:21The Current Developing the oilsands: Former Suncor CEO Rick George Audio
The Current Developing the oilsands: Former Suncor CEO Rick George Oct 17, 2012 | 25:21Two decades ago, Rick George looked at the patch of land around Fort McMurray, Alberta and saw dollar signs where most people saw headaches. As the head of Suncor, he took some gambles, listened to his gut, helped build the modern oil sands and earned a reputation as one of the first oil-patch CEOs to take environmental issues seriously. But not everyone is happy with what he has wrought.
Oct 31, 2012 | 21:51The Current The Aftermath of Sandy & Socioeconomic Status Audio
The Current The Aftermath of Sandy & Socioeconomic Status Oct 31, 2012 | 21:51Sandy made a mess, and now the cleanup's underway in many parts of the US. But there are those still stuck in shelters, waiting to see what's happened to the homes they left behind. And while natural disasters don't discriminate between class, some say, recovery efforts do.
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.
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.
Oct 3, 2012 | 25:06The Current E-coli outbreak in Alberta: Remembering Walkerton Audio
The Current E-coli outbreak in Alberta: Remembering Walkerton Oct 3, 2012 | 25:06If you want to know what E-coli 0157 - H7 has the potential to do to you, ask Jeff Holliday. He drank the water in Walkerton Ontario in the spring of 2000 ingesting the very same strain of E-coli that has now led to the largest beef recall in Canadian history. Jeff Holliday was sick for years and ended up needing two organ transplants. We bring you his story today.
Nov 12, 2012 | 27:29The Current Trail Blazer Journalist Zubeida Mustafa Audio
The Current Trail Blazer Journalist Zubeida Mustafa Nov 12, 2012 | 27:29Meet Zubeida Mustafa. She is the first woman to report for Pakistan's English Language daily Dawn. Her first article on breast cancer was criticized as "Obscene" but she persisted in putting so-called women's issues on the news agenda and became a role model for a generation of Pakistani journalists. From Muhktar Mai to Malala Yousefzai, the women she covered to the women she mentored, Zubaida Mustafa shares a life-time of trail-blazing with us.
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.
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 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.
Dec 19, 2012 | 27:30The Current Roy Bourgeois, excommunicated priest, on women's ordination Audio
The Current Roy Bourgeois, excommunicated priest, on women's ordination Dec 19, 2012 | 27:30For years Roy Bourgeois mixed activism with his religion as a Roman Catholic priest. He was a vocal proponent of human rights in Latin America. Then he took up the struggle for the ordination of women. For the Vatican that was one struggle too many. Roy Bourgeois has been excommunicated and this morning our project Line in The Sand, The Dilemmas That Define US hears from Roy Bourgeois.
Dec 28, 2012 | 27:30The Current Shin Dong-hyuk: Escape from Camp 14 Audio
The Current Shin Dong-hyuk: Escape from Camp 14 Dec 28, 2012 | 27:30The horrors were so normal, the brutality so casual for Shin Dong-hyuk. He was born in prison camp in North Korea and so never knew comfort, freedom or love. He was so hardened by the appalling conditions he felt nothing for his mother and brother. And because of that, he committed what many of us would consider an unspeakable act But Shin Dong-hyuk escaped from that camp and is now able to tell the awful tale, giving us a rare glimpse inside the hermit kingdom.
May 9, 2012 | 23:59The Current National Mental Health Strategy Audio
The Current National Mental Health Strategy May 9, 2012 | 23:59A new report from the Mental Health Commission of Canada hopes to persuade Ottawa to take a lead role on mental health care. It says, each year, one out of five Canadians experience mental illness -- with a 50 billion dollar cost to the economy.