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.
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.
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 4, 2012 | 22:31The Current Thalidomide Revisited Audio
The Current Thalidomide Revisited Sep 4, 2012 | 22:31You may have heard that the German manufacturer of Thalidomide, which has been blamed for causing birth defects in thousands of babies, has issued a historic apology. The Current has followed this story closely over the years. In April 2010, on the 50th anniversary of the drug being approved in Canada, the show met Frances Kelsey, a Canadian woman who fought to make sure Thalidomide was never introduced in the United States. A fascinating piece of history, we thought you may want to revisit.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 28, 2012 | 22:44The Current Dreaded Stink Bug found in Ontario Audio
The Current Dreaded Stink Bug found in Ontario Sep 28, 2012 | 22:44Last year, stink bugs ate their way through 37 million dollars worth of apples in the mid-Atlantic U.S. states alone. And now, the stink bug has been spotted in Canada. Today,we introduce you to the newest threat to Canadian agriculture. And if you dislike the combined smell of burnt rubber, rotten cheese and cilantro and you dislike paying more for local produce ... chances are you'll also dislike the hungry little pests.
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.
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 5, 2012 | 26:53The Current Sorry: What makes an apology worthy? Audio
The Current Sorry: What makes an apology worthy? Oct 5, 2012 | 26:53A British Columbia man has waited decades to get an apology for a horrible slur published in his high school year book. And four decades is hardly the waiting record when it comes to apologies. We hear why sorry is frequently so hard to say and why government, especially, may want to be careful when it comes to apologizing.
Oct 26, 2012 | 27:30The Current Jerusalem: A Cookbook Audio
The Current Jerusalem: A Cookbook Oct 26, 2012 | 27:30As a well-known visitor to Jerusalem once remarked "Man does not live by bread alone." And in Jerusalem especially, there's no need to forego taste and diversity when it comes to enjoying a meal. Meet two Israeli cooks -- one Arab, one Jewish -- who hope their recipes can help bridge some old divides.
Oct 29, 2012 | 21:58The Current Canada-China Agreement (FIPA) Audio
The Current Canada-China Agreement (FIPA) Oct 29, 2012 | 21:58Canada is set to ratify an enormous investment treaty with China in the coming days. Haven't heard of it? You're not alone. It may be the biggest agreement since NAFTA, but it's also a deal that was largely kept quiet until recently. Critics say that's a problem, and there are many more with the agreement itself. Proponents argue this is a big win for Canadian businesses, and the country as a whole. We hear both sides of the debate.
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.