May 8, 2013 | 27:28The Current Unrepentant: Lorne Campbell Audio
The Current Unrepentant: Lorne Campbell May 8, 2013 | 27:28Lorne Campbell was 16 when he began wearing the colours of Satan's Choice, eventually migrating to Hell's Angels. He says he liked the motorcycles and the loyalty of the other guys and the beatings and shooting were simply the cost of crossing his gang.
Mar 5, 2013 | 24:00The Current Sally Armstrong on the Ascent of Women Audio
The Current Sally Armstrong on the Ascent of Women Mar 5, 2013 | 24:00Few journalists have tracked the stories of girls and women in peril ... in conflict ... in threatening traditional cultures as tirelessly as Sally Armstrong. She was the first to report the plight of women under the Taliban to Canadians, there was initial disinterest in her discovery of Serbian rape camps.
But for all the horror and heartache she has documented, Sally Armstrong now sees nothing short of revolutionary change as those once victimized insist on equality, empowerment and freedom.
Jan 23, 2013 | 22:00The Current General Stanley McChrystal: My Share Of The Task Audio
The Current General Stanley McChrystal: My Share Of The Task Jan 23, 2013 | 22:00General Stanley McChrystal had already run afoul of the Obama White House publicly questioning the counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan, even before the Rolling Stone article that quoted him and his aides making unflattering remarks about the Vice President. But if that caused his sudden resignation and subsequent retirement, his new-found freedom-of-speech as a civilian-with-a-book is no kinder to the Bush administration. Today, we speak with Stanley McChrystal on the wisdom of the Iraqi invasion, the realities of Afghanistan and that friendship with Karzai.
Feb 7, 2013 | 22:00The Current Freelance Journalists & War Coverage Audio
The Current Freelance Journalists & War Coverage Feb 7, 2013 | 22:00The story of the Syrian conflict is uploaded by courageous citizens but it is also documented by a knot of determined foreign journalists, many of them freelancers. And now a decision by an influential British newspaper to refuse all work out of Syria offered by freelancers raises questions of liability, responsibility and also of getting critical information out. Today we look at the implications.
Feb 19, 2013 | 27:28The Current Phiona Mutesi: Teen Ugandan Chess Prodigy Audio
The Current Phiona Mutesi: Teen Ugandan Chess Prodigy Feb 19, 2013 | 27:28She was nine years old when she stumbled upon the game ...
dirty, smelly, hungry and transformed ... mesmerized by the tiny smooth pieces - the Knight, the Rook, the Pawn. And so a girl from one of the most destitute places on the planet became a chess champion and found something few kids in the Ugandan slum of Katwe can even recognize … A Dream. Today we bring you the story of how a 16-year-old girl from one of the worst slums in all of East Africa changed her life by mastering a game that doesn't even have a name in her native language.
Mar 6, 2013 | 25:06The Current William Stevenson: A Reporter's Story of War Audio
The Current William Stevenson: A Reporter's Story of War Mar 6, 2013 | 25:06William Stevenson was a WWII British naval pilot working intelligence who ended up as a foreign reporter for The Toronto Star after the war, a reporter who kept taking notes for MI6 - the British spy agency sending them through another agent called William Stephenson who happened to be A Man Called Intrepid. Today, William Stevenson retraces his own tangled career.