May 23, 2013 | 22:00The Current The Politics of Virus Hunting Audio
The Current The Politics of Virus Hunting May 23, 2013 | 22:00This is a story about the new strain of coronavirus and the virus as a commodity where those seeking to find a treatment or vaccine can find themselves navigating political and commercial interests. Today, we look at the politics of potential pandemics.
May 23, 2013 | 23:59The Current Politics in the Classroom Audio
The Current Politics in the Classroom May 23, 2013 | 23:59A quote from Dr. Suess' Yertle the Turtle was considered too political for one BC school district and there's now a court case. Today, we're asking about politics in the classroom and the line between free expression and pushing a cause.
May 23, 2013 | 25:25The Current Checking-In: Listener Response Audio
The Current Checking-In: Listener Response May 23, 2013 | 25:25Debunking dreams of Mars and Bunking with your kids. Our listener's thoughts on some of the stories of the week. And Houston, we have a prophet. Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin joins us with his thoughts for the future of space.
May 22, 2013 | 27:29The Current The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills Audio
The Current The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills May 22, 2013 | 27:29A statistical study using data from the Great Depression of the 30s, to post-communist Russia, to austerity in Greece suggests there is a measurable human cost to severe govt cutbacks. Today, our guests explain the politics of life and death.
May 21, 2013 | 21:18The Current The morning after the Oklahoma tornado Audio
The Current The morning after the Oklahoma tornado May 21, 2013 | 21:18The people of Moore, Oklahoma listened to weather forecasters in a way few others do. But even warnings faster than usual were little defence against the massive funnel cloud that roared through the city yesterday, eliminating entire neighbourhoods.
May 21, 2013 | 27:29The Current How to use a barcode for a boycott Audio
The Current How to use a barcode for a boycott May 21, 2013 | 27:29Just wave a mobile device over a product's tiny barcode and reveal a vast corporate web -- and perhaps a lot more than the manufacturer would prefer to reveal. We look at what consumers can do with the Buycott application.
May 17, 2013 | 22:00The Current Duffy-Gate: Senate Scandal Audio
The Current Duffy-Gate: Senate Scandal May 17, 2013 | 22:00With Mike Duffy’s spending and borrowing habits under scrutiny, he quit the conservative party to sit as an independent. We hear about the potential damage of “Duffy-Gate” to the govt and why the Senator is considered so valuable to the Conservatives.