The CurrentYear End Review: Winners, Losers and Newsmakers of 2013 - Dec 31, 2013Dec 31, 2013 | 21:59Today ends an incredible year. As we say good-bye to 2013, we relive a few of the political triumphs and bombshells that will make it into the history books.
The CurrentWill terror attacks interfere with Putin's plans to re-brand Russia? - Dec 31, 2013Dec 31, 2013 | 23:59The Sochi Games have been mired in controversy over Russia's human rights record. Now new terror attacks add security to a growing list of concerns. Will new suicide bombings interfere with Vladimir Putin's plans to re-brand Russia?
The CurrentWoody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulin’s - Dec 31, 2013Dec 31, 2013 | 4:06In case you need some inspiration writing up your New Year's resolutions... here's a list from a true master written in 1941 by American singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, what he called his "rulins" for the year.
The CurrentThe real Lady of Downton Abbey - Dec 31, 2013Dec 31, 2013 | 24:18The soapy secret affairs and surprise sudden deaths keep viewers glued to Downton Abbey. But the hit TV show isn't all fiction. We hear from the real Countess of Downton Abbey.
The CurrentPope Francis: Person of the Year 2013 - Dec 30, 2013Dec 30, 2013 | 21:59Unlike his predecessors, many are swooning over Pope Francis and applauding his redefining of his position and of his Church. Of course there are also his detractors, some of whom have labelled him a "Marxist". Today we discuss Pope Francis in 2013.
The CurrentHow we took to Hot Air Ballooning (Coming up)Dec 30, 2013 | 1:27Richard Holmes, the author of 'Falling Upwards: How We Took The Air' will be our guest this week when we go on a journey through time and space, looking at the history and the unique wonder of hot air ballooning.
The CurrentPlanned Obsolescence: Do electronics break so we buy more - Dec 27th, 2013Dec 27, 2013 | 21:57As Canadians unwrap loads of new gadgets, replacing models that may only be a season or two old, we look at whether electronics manufacturers purposely make their devices break or feel obsolete so consumers keep buying replacements
The CurrentWren Kauffman: A transgender boy shares his story - Dec 27th, 2013Dec 27, 2013 | 23:58Wren Kauffman and his family are on a journey no one expected but that all of them have embraced. We reprise an interview from September of one family's story of love and learning and change as their eldest child lives openly as a transgender boy.
The CurrentSisters of Mercy: Desire and Deceit - Dec 27th, 2013Dec 27, 2013 | 19:48As part of Project Money we bring you the story of desire and deceit. Producer Joan Webber follows the story of two unsuspecting friends caught in an elaborate fraud in our documentary, Sisters of Mercy.
The CurrentMalala Yousafzai: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - Part 1Dec 26, 2013 | 23:59Malala Yousafzai is perhaps the world's most forceful, most impassioned, most listened to advocate for girls' rights and education. In October, we spoke with her in New York about her hopes for the future now that she's not fighting for survival.
The CurrentMalala Yousafzai: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - Part 2Dec 26, 2013 | 27:29Part 2 of our interview Malala Yousafzai from last October on the first anniversary of her near-death experience at the hands of a Taliban assassin. Plus our interview with Canadian student Fahmeeda Murtaza who attended Malala's speech at the UN.
The CurrentThe Great Fruitcake Debate - Dec 24th, 2013Dec 24, 2013 | 21:57Pleasure is not a word some would use to describe anything to do with fruit cake, despite what cheery chefs like Nigella Lawson say. We look at why the once-famous Christmas staple is making a comeback of sorts.
The CurrentInside The Vatican's Art Collection Dec 24th, 2013Dec 24, 2013 | 23:58From the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to the mosaic on the museum's floors the Vatican is awash in beautiful art hundreds of works which are now all catalogued in a new book The Vatican: All the Paintings by Anja Grebe
The CurrentPass It Around: A millionaire changing fortunes of his B.C.community - Dec 24th, 2013Dec 24, 2013 | 27:28Meet Bob Erb of Terrace, B.C. The lottery winner is financing dental care and cars and handing out cheques in the thousands and tens of thousands to friends and strangers alike. Anna Maria Tremonti tells his story as part of our Project Money series