Sep 28, 2012 | 22:00The Current Proposal for a Queer-Centric High School Audio
The Current Proposal for a Queer-Centric High School Sep 28, 2012 | 22:00A University of Toronto student is proposing Toronto open a queer-centric secondary school. He thinks it is an important step to get LGBT kids greater acceptance in the community, but others think the move promotes segregation not acceptance.
Dec 17, 2012 | 24:00The Current Senator Doug Finley on politics and cancer Audio
The Current Senator Doug Finley on politics and cancer Dec 17, 2012 | 24:00His opponents dubbed him Harper's pit bull but Senator Doug Finley defends his political strategies and talks about a struggle larger than the politics he loves. Doug Finley is confronting a cancer his doctors tell him he cannot survive. Between the chemo, he continues wor
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 20, 2012 | 24:00The Current Are Social Impact Bonds a good way to invest in public services? Audio
The Current Are Social Impact Bonds a good way to invest in public services? Nov 20, 2012 | 24:00Imagine a contract where private investors are paid by the government if there's a decrease in homelessness or convicts re-offending. It's a an idea that's taking shape in the UK and some US states. And now the Canadian government is considering piloting social impact bonds. Critics say it's a way of governments shirking their responsibilities. Today we make the case for and against social impact bonds, here at home.
Mar 20, 2012 | 27:29The Current The Power of Habit with Charles Duhigg Audio
The Current The Power of Habit with Charles Duhigg Mar 20, 2012 | 27:29You likely think it's a good habit to brush your teeth after every meal. Certainly the toothpaste companies do -- that's why they invented the habit for us. We'll look at how habits are exhibited, excised and exploited. It's anything but routine.
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 18, 2012 | 21:59The Current Gun Rights or Gun Control? Audio
The Current Gun Rights or Gun Control? Dec 18, 2012 | 21:59Last week ... the week that ended so tragically in Newtown Connecticut saw a series of political gun victories: Michigan passed a bill allowing concealed guns into schools. Ohio passed a bill allowing guns in cars in the Statehouse garage. The Illinois ban on concealed weapons was struck down in court. And Florida moved closer to issuing its one-millionth concealed weapon and firearm license. From the ads ... to the laws ... a lot of Americans want their guns. An estimated 300-million guns in a country of 330 million people. Today, a former lobbyist with the NRA suggests some middle ground.
Sep 4, 2012 | 5:32The Current Last Word: The Voice's finale Audio
The Current Last Word: The Voice's finale 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.
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.
Feb 1, 2012 | 23:59The Current Sleep Paralysis Audio
The Current Sleep Paralysis Feb 1, 2012 | 23:59It is an overpowering fear. You feel you are awake but immobile. Millions of people experience a sleep disorder called Sleep Paralysis. And sometimes with it comes what Newfoundlanders call, The Old Hag. Howard Goldenthal brings us a documentary on the realities of The Paralysing Night.
Jul 9, 2012 | 23:59The Current The Curse of the Axe Audio
The Current The Curse of the Axe Jul 9, 2012 | 23:59Archaeologists were stunned and thrilled by the size and complexity of a Huron village excavated in Whitchurch-Stouffville north of Toronto. But they were puzzled by a little piece of Europe the Hurons carefully preserved... a piece that arrived long before the Hurons made first contact with the Europeans. But how? That mystery was solved after months of forensic sleuthing.
Sep 10, 2012 | 25:53The Current What Money Can't Buy: Michael Sandel Audio
The Current What Money Can't Buy: Michael Sandel Sep 10, 2012 | 25:53Economists refer to the free market as the invisible hand. But according to Michael Sandel, it's become more like a scratching claw. Michael Sandel says market ideology has come to shape, mould and influence parts of our lives and societies where it has no proper place.
Nov 7, 2012 | 36:08The Current Abuse Allegations: The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Audio
The Current Abuse Allegations: The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Nov 7, 2012 | 36:08It is a shelter for young people with a name from the past
that can still make you flinch: "The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children" is at the centre of a lawsuit and a controversy with allegations of physical and sexual abuse stretching back decades. We hear from three former residents and from the Nova Scotia government minister responsible for the file.
Mar 19, 2012 | 22:00The Current Canada's Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney Audio
The Current Canada's Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney Mar 19, 2012 | 22:00When Canada's Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney, talks about transformational change, he's not engaging in hyperbole. Kenney has either introduced or is planning to introduce a long list of changes that will fundamentally alter immigration policy from fast-tracking the system for skilled newcomers, to changes to the appeal process for refugees, to eliminating the automatic granting of citizenship on babies born in this country. Since so much of the story of this country has been written by newcomers, these changes could also fundamentally change the narrative of Canada. Jason Kenney joins us today to discuss his plans.
Aug 15, 2012 | 22:00The Current Negotiations for Canada's Free Trade Deal with Europe Audio
The Current Negotiations for Canada's Free Trade Deal with Europe Aug 15, 2012 | 22:00By the end of 2012, Stephen Harper has promised Canada will have completed negotiations on a comprehensive free-trade agreement with the European Union. This week's visit to Canada by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is being looked at as an opportunity for her and Prime Minister Harper to work out any final problems with the deal. Supporters say a lot is riding on this agreement, when it comes to growing Canada's economy internationally. But critics have been raising some major concerns.