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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Dec 14, 2012 | 22:59The Current Santa quits smoking in edited version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Audio
The Current Santa quits smoking in edited version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Dec 14, 2012 | 22:59A small re-write of a beloved holiday poem has a lot of creatures stirred up. T'was the night before Christmas, and traditionalists choke at changes that make Santa give up the smokes. A Canadian publisher's attempts to weed out tobacco from Clement Moore's poem has made some readers ashen ... even Santa Claus himself argues it is censorship and political correctness gone wild.
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
May 14, 2012 | 22:00The Current Escape from Camp 14: Shin Dong-hyuk Audio
The Current Escape from Camp 14: Shin Dong-hyuk May 14, 2012 | 22:00If you check the news from the weekend, you'll notice that North Korea is back in the headlines as its neighbours China, Japan, South Korea fret over its nuclear program. Its prison camps rarely get attention when leaders of other nations confront the North Korean leadership. The story of the Prison Camps is a hard one to tell which makes the story we bring you today all the more extraordinary. The story of Shin Dong Hyuk is so incredible, so rare and so in need of telling that we have devoted two parts of our program to his story today.