The Current'Missoula' author Jon Krakauer investigates campus rape - August 26, 2015Aug 26, 2015 | 25:00What happens when college football players are accused of rape in an American town where college football is king? According to writer Jon Krakauer, what happened in Missoula, Montana, is happening in cities and towns across North America, every day.
The CurrentMeet the first aboriginal soccer player inducted into Hall of FameSep 1, 2015 | 25:00Harry Xulsimalt Manson was a striker and pioneer, a century ago. He faded into history, a forgotten, aboriginal star of the B.C. soccer scene. Today, our documentary "Lost and Found" puts him back on the pitch.
The CurrentDenis Lapointe says government hid potential asbestos exposureSep 2, 2015 | 20:15Denis Lapointe discovered the Canada Revenue Agency's headquarters, a building he worked in as an electrician for years was full of asbestos. He suspects that's to blame for his health problems. He shares his story in our documentary, "875 Heron Road."
The CurrentMexican journalists murdered in attack on freedom of pressAug 24, 2015 | 19:14Since 2000, dozens of Mexican journalists have been murdered. These crimes have never been prosecuted. The recent murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa has the biggest names in art and media calling on the Mexican government to stop the violence.
The CurrentPT 1: Canadians desperate to sponsor refugees, PT 2: Deaf musicians shatter assumptionsSep 3, 2015 | 45:41As the refugee crisis worsens, and governments are slow to react, we hear from people desperate to help in Europe and Canada. Plus, Is it an oxymoron to be a deaf musician? Or are the rest of us not listening? We rebroadcast the documentary "Deaf Jam".
The CurrentAnna Maria Tremonti introduces us to our new season-long series, Ripple EffectSep 4, 2015 | 6:15Our season-long series Ripple Effect starts next week. We're going to be looking at the often hidden consequences of things like political decisions or accidents and follow the ripples to see who has been affected. Anna Maria joins Piya to tell us more.
The CurrentSex educator Meg Hickling: Never too early to learn 'body science' - August 24, 2015Aug 24, 2015 | 25:00It can be hard to talk about sex with your kids. So perhaps the heavy lifting should be left to the experts? We hear from a trailblazer in the world of sexual health education, fighting to educate parents about the benefits of sex ed for forty years.
The CurrentMark Schatzker: Flavourless food leads to unhealthy cravings - August 20, 2015Aug 20, 2015 | 23:33Ever wonder why you crave some food over others? Food journalist Mark Schatzker says it's all about the flavour. Today, we explore why the veggies we should eat have become increasingly bland, while the junk we should avoid keeps getting tastier.
The CurrentLifeline Syria looking for volunteers to help refugees in TorontoSep 2, 2015 | 1:31An initiative called Lifeline Syria is looking for Canadian sponsors in the Greater Toronto Area to help settle Syrian refugees build a better life. Leen Al Zaibak tells us more about their goal with the Lifeline Syria project.
The Current'Missoula' author Jon Krakauer investigates campus rape - April 24, 2015Apr 24, 2015 | 25:00It's a story of college town football stars who would seem to think they can get away with anything. It's also a familiar story of how systems and society deal with rape. The author of "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town" joins us.
The Current'Boat People' share survival stories coming to Canada 40 years ago - April 29, 2015Apr 29, 2015 | 52:29Forty years ago, tens of thousands of refugees fled Vietnam. Today, we devote an hour to those who found a new life in Canada and those who made it possible. And we ask what we've learned as new waves of displaced people take to boats to escape new wars.
The CurrentAmerica's revolutionary moment: Chris Hedges on rebellion and revolt - August 11, 2015Aug 11, 2015 | 24:05Journalist Chris Hedges says America is in a revolutionary moment because racism, state surveillance, and the disparity between rich and poor shows that America is in a state of decline and cannot meet the expectations of its people.
The CurrentNeurosurgeon Henry Marsh reflects on a career probing brains - June 15, 2015Jun 15, 2015 | 25:00Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh's long career has increased his awe of the human brain. He is candid about the danger involved, and about the mistakes he's made. But he says, neurology is not a precise science, doctors aren't as in control as we want to believe.
The CurrentPatient-funded clinical trials may do more harm than good - August 14, 2015Aug 14, 2015 | 19:49Critics argue that patient funded-clinical trials might be more harm than they're worth because they can skew the study design and conduct as well as being dangerous for the patient.
The CurrentLegendary mob boss daughter Sandra Lansky on growing up in Gangland - May 11, 2015May 11, 2015 | 25:05Sandra Lansky's dad was the notorious Meyer Lansky. Never convicted but widely credited with organized criminals and the creation of the group of hit men called Murder Incorporated. Sandra Lansky joins us to talk about growing up in Gangland.