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 CurrentColin Mochrie Special: A conversation with Lea Dalaria from "Orange is the New Black"- Jan 1, 2014Dec 31, 2013 | 20:20Stand-up comedian, actor, jazz and broadway singer can currently be seen on Netflix's hit "Orange is the New Black". She speaks to Colin Mochrie about being a queer performer and the fame that is coming with OITNB and life as the last butch standing.
The CurrentColin Mochrie Special: It's no laughing matter: How the funny business is changing - Jan 1, 2014Dec 31, 2013 | 24:00The Second City's top brass Andrew Alexander spills about comedy's biggest stars and how the biz is changing. Plus comedians Shaun Majumder, Aisha Tyler and Trevor Boris, tell us all about where to make money and what it takes to make it in comedy.
The CurrentColin Mochrie Special: Mary Walsh and Linda Kash on aging in comedy and BFF Ryan Stiles - Jan 1, 2014Dec 31, 2013 | 29:37Long-time comedians, Mary Walsh and Linda Kash dish on what it's like to age in the business because growing old as a performer isn't always funny. Plus a conversation with best bud Ryan Stiles, comedian and improv star from "Whose Line Is It Anyway?".
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 CurrentFinding Private Gordon - Dec 30, 2013Dec 30, 2013 | 23:52A family from Saskatchewan believes the remains of a soldier recently uncovered in Europe may be a long lost relative. And his resting place may explain why his disappearance has been a mystery for so long.
The CurrentComing Up on The Current: How we took to Hot Air Ballooning - Dec 30, 2013Dec 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 1- Dec 26th, 2013Dec 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.