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The Current - The Best of By Design: 'Cyborg' hears colours he can not see - Jan 1, 2015Jan 1, 2015 | 21:59The Current The Best of By Design: 'Cyborg' hears colours he can not see - Jan 1, 2015 Audio
The Current The Best of By Design: 'Cyborg' hears colours he can not see - Jan 1, 2015 Jan 1, 2015 | 21:59As part of our "Best of" edition of By Design meet Neil Harbisson. He calls himself a Cyborg and wears a surgically implanted device that gives him the ability to hear colour. His efforts to fuse technology into his very being raises some hard questions.
The Current - Our political panel looks back at 2014 in Ottawa and beyond - Dec 31, 2014Dec 31, 2014 | 30:49The Current Our political panel looks back at 2014 in Ottawa and beyond - Dec 31, 2014 Audio
The Current Our political panel looks back at 2014 in Ottawa and beyond - Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2014 | 30:49It's been a difficult year ... in Ottawa and across the country. Today, on the last day of 2014, we look back at the political year that was and to the election year ahead as four of the country's top political journalists join us for our year-in-review.
The Current - Anne V. Hereford's secret code-breaking work at Bletchley Park in WWII - Dec 31, 2014Dec 31, 2014 | 12:54The Current Anne V. Hereford's secret code-breaking work at Bletchley Park in WWII - Dec 31, 2014 Audio
The Current Anne V. Hereford's secret code-breaking work at Bletchley Park in WWII - Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2014 | 12:54The quest to crack the enigma code in the movie "The Imitation Game", was real life for some Canadian women in WWII at Bletchley Park. It was top secret work. Our documentary shares one family's discovery of what their mother was up to during the war.
The Current - Anchor Tracey Spicer protests 'extreme grooming' and faces cameras 'au naturel' - Dec 31, 2014Dec 31, 2014 | 27:30The Current Anchor Tracey Spicer protests 'extreme grooming' and faces cameras 'au naturel' - Dec 31, 2014 Audio
The Current Anchor Tracey Spicer protests 'extreme grooming' and faces cameras 'au naturel' - Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2014 | 27:30If you're a woman in broadcasting, then getting all done up is part of the job. But Australian TV anchor Tracy Spicer decided she'd had enough of feeling like a painted doll, what she calls "extreme grooming" and swore off lipstick, hairspray and makeup.
The Current - Reaching the tipping point for podcasting - Dec 30, 2014Dec 30, 2014 | 22:00The Current Reaching the tipping point for podcasting - Dec 30, 2014 Audio
The Current Reaching the tipping point for podcasting - Dec 30, 2014 Dec 30, 2014 | 22:00It feels there's a glut of great new podcasts every day. The American true-crime series "Serial" was a breakout hit, attracting millions of listeners from around the world. So are we living in podcasting's golden age or will the audiences shuffle off?
The Current - 'Datayclysm' author says online data is transforming history - Dec 30, 2014Dec 30, 2014 | 27:30The Current 'Datayclysm' author says online data is transforming history - Dec 30, 2014 Audio
The Current 'Datayclysm' author says online data is transforming history - Dec 30, 2014 Dec 30, 2014 | 27:30Every time you click 'like' on Facebook, your personal quirks become statistics. Meet "Dataclysm" author Christian Rudder, the mathematician behind OK Cupid who argues all that aggregate information offers insight into our society that is unprecedented.
The Current - Soccer pioneer Harry Manson, first aboriginal inducted into Hall of Fame - Dec 30, 2014Dec 30, 2014 | 24:59The Current Soccer pioneer Harry Manson, first aboriginal inducted into Hall of Fame - Dec 30, 2014 Audio
The Current Soccer pioneer Harry Manson, first aboriginal inducted into Hall of Fame - Dec 30, 2014 Dec 30, 2014 | 24:59It has been more than 100 years since Canada's first aboriginal soccer star Harry 'Xulsimalt' Manson stormed onto the pitch, He was talented, subjected to racism, and later faded into history. But now he's been inducted into Canada's soccer Hall of Fame.
The Current - Satire panelists look back on 2014, searching for a silver lining - Dec 29, 2014Dec 29, 2014 | 22:00The Current Satire panelists look back on 2014, searching for a silver lining - Dec 29, 2014 Audio
The Current Satire panelists look back on 2014, searching for a silver lining - Dec 29, 2014 Dec 29, 2014 | 22:00It's been a year of tragic news from violence against women, kidnapped women and girls to missing planes. Today we're looking back at 2014 from a different perspective with two satirists reflecting on some of the absurd under-reported stories of the year.
The Current - 'Technocreep' author exposes just how much creeping goes on online - Dec 29, 2014Dec 29, 2014 | 25:00The Current 'Technocreep' author exposes just how much creeping goes on online - Dec 29, 2014 Audio
The Current 'Technocreep' author exposes just how much creeping goes on online - Dec 29, 2014 Dec 29, 2014 | 25:00As technology is embedded in our lives, a computer scientist says we're beginning to suffer from "Technocreep". And Tom Keenan warns, the closer our gadgets get to us, the more our personal data is put into the hands of corporations and government.
The Current - Exploring what makes identical twins so similar yet so different - Dec 29, 2014Dec 29, 2014 | 26:49The Current Exploring what makes identical twins so similar yet so different - Dec 29, 2014 Audio
The Current Exploring what makes identical twins so similar yet so different - Dec 29, 2014 Dec 29, 2014 | 26:49One of the most psychologically complex and intimate relationships any human can have is being an identical twin. Sharing 100 per cent of the same DNA. Filmmaker Leora Eisen, an identical twin, explores the mysteries in her documentary "Two of Kind."
The Current - Travelling the world in search of the social history of ink - Dec 26, 2014Dec 26, 2014 | 24:01The Current Travelling the world in search of the social history of ink - Dec 26, 2014 Audio
The Current Travelling the world in search of the social history of ink - Dec 26, 2014 Dec 26, 2014 | 24:01Canadian writer Ted Bishop scoured the world to discover the history of ink.
The Current - Writer Azar Nafisi argues fiction is vital to democracy - Dec 26, 2014Dec 26, 2014 | 24:00The Current Writer Azar Nafisi argues fiction is vital to democracy - Dec 26, 2014 Audio
The Current Writer Azar Nafisi argues fiction is vital to democracy - Dec 26, 2014 Dec 26, 2014 | 24:00Author Azar Nafisi introduces us to The Republic of Imagination, where the power of stories and storytelling can determine the strengthof a democracy.
The Current - Canadians still find warmth in Roch Carrier's Hockey Sweater, 30 years later - Dec 24, 2014Dec 24, 2014 | 21:59The Current Canadians still find warmth in Roch Carrier's Hockey Sweater, 30 years later - Dec 24, 2014 Audio
The Current Canadians still find warmth in Roch Carrier's Hockey Sweater, 30 years later - Dec 24, 2014 Dec 24, 2014 | 21:59As the classic children's story <em>The Hockey Sweater celebrates its 30th year in print in English Canada, its writer, Roch Carrier, joins us to reflect on its literary legacy.
The Current - How music helped one woman make a remarkable recovery after brain surgery - Dec 24, 2014Dec 24, 2014 | 25:00The Current How music helped one woman make a remarkable recovery after brain surgery - Dec 24, 2014 Audio
The Current How music helped one woman make a remarkable recovery after brain surgery - Dec 24, 2014 Dec 24, 2014 | 25:00After a complicated brain surgery to treat an aneurysm, Allison Woyiwada couldn't speak. Her family was heartbroken to witness all that she'd lost. But then they realized she still had her music.
The Current - Chris Hadfield answers a five-year-old's questions about Voyager - Dec 24, 2014Dec 24, 2014 | 6:08The Current Chris Hadfield answers a five-year-old's questions about Voyager - Dec 24, 2014 Audio
The Current Chris Hadfield answers a five-year-old's questions about Voyager - Dec 24, 2014 Dec 24, 2014 | 6:08Astronaut Chris Hadfield answers questions from a five-year-old who is worried about the Voyager being lost in space.

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