Dec 20, 2012 | 25:35The Current University students calling for a divestment from fossil fuel industry Audio
The Current University students calling for a divestment from fossil fuel industry Dec 20, 2012 | 25:35It is being called the biggest student movement in the U.S. in years. Students at 192 university campuses across North America want their schools to step up on the issue of climate change by divesting what would be millions-of-dollars worth of endowments from the fossil fuel industry. Their campaign parallels the actions of universities back in the 80's when they used the same tactic to fight apartheid in South Africa. The founder of 350-dot-org, Bill McKibben will Do The Math on the campaign he's encouraging.
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.
Dec 27, 2012 | 24:00The Current Heads in Beds: Jacob Tomsky Audio
The Current Heads in Beds: Jacob Tomsky Dec 27, 2012 | 24:00A new book, penned by a former hotel employee, spills some of the behind the scenes intrigues. A few hints: why you want to be careful about drinking from a glass in your room. Why you should worry when the valet drives off to park your car. All that and a strategy for getting the most out of your mini-bar.
Oct 29, 2012 | 27:29The Current Can men and women be "just friends"? Audio
The Current Can men and women be "just friends"? Oct 29, 2012 | 27:29Well, Harry might be on to something. But then again, so might Sally. How you see that so-called platonic friendship may depend on whether you're Harry or Sally, or in other words, a man or a woman. Turns out, we see our heterosexual friends of the opposite sex, in seemingly opposite ways. And it's not just fodder for romantic comedies (like When Harry Met Sally), but also for academic research. Can we really be "just friends"?
Nov 14, 2012 | 24:00The Current Chrystia Freeland: Plutocrats Audio
The Current Chrystia Freeland: Plutocrats Nov 14, 2012 | 24:00Chrystia Freeland she says the richest people on earth aren't the 1 % ... they are the .01%. The Plutocrats, whose staggering wealth and dexterity with private equity is hollowing out the middle class, whose influence gives them a disproportionate voice and whose distance from the rest-of-us .. may be transforming our society. Today, Chrystia Freeland introduces us to the Haves and the Have Mores.
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.
Oct 10, 2012 | 22:00The Current Enbridge Executive makes the case for the Gateway Pipeline Audio
The Current Enbridge Executive makes the case for the Gateway Pipeline Oct 10, 2012 | 22:00While Enbridge and its Northern Gateway Pipeline partners talk Re-Vision, their critics see No Vision in that pipeline route from Alberta through B.C. to the coast. And it is that route in all its various details that they are taking before the regulatory panel this week in Prince George. Today, Enbridge executive Janet Holder makes the case for that pipeline.
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 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.
Dec 5, 2012 | 32:18The Current Child Custody for Rapists Audio
The Current Child Custody for Rapists Dec 5, 2012 | 32:18Rape and pregnancy became explosive issues during the last US election. And the statistics that emerged were startling. It's estimated that about 32,000 women become pregnant as a result of rape in the United States each year. About a third of those women choose to keep the babies. Whatever the emotional cost of that decision, many women face a further blow. Rapists in the US may use the constitutionally protected right of a biological father to demand access to their child. And that begs the question .. how vulnerable are women in Canada?
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.
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 8, 2012 | 23:58The Current Kati Marton's two loves: Richard Holbrooke and Peter Jennings Audio
The Current Kati Marton's two loves: Richard Holbrooke and Peter Jennings Oct 8, 2012 | 23:58Today we bring you a love story. Actually, a few love stories. The 70s and 80s swirled through world politics, war, peace deals, and the push for women's equality. And through it all, Kati Marton, the accomplished foreign correspondent and prolific author, was also the wife of Canadian-born journalist Peter Jennings and later wed legendary diplomat Richard Holbrooke. She shares her story of life, loss, love and Paris.
Nov 1, 2012 | 27:30The Current Malala Yousafzai Update (Check-in) Audio
The Current Malala Yousafzai Update (Check-in) Nov 1, 2012 | 27:30Long before the Taliban targeted 15 year old Malala Yousefzai, she was anticipating their wrath. We listen to tape never aired before of one girl's refusal to buckle to their oppression. And CBC Wiretap's Jonathan Goldstein, host of a special pre-U.S, election edition of The Current tomorrow. He joins Anna Maria to read some of your mail on your discomfort with a cancer campaign, with platonic relationships and with a proposed new Canadian agreement with China.