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The Current | Jan 24, 2013 | 25:03

Checking-In: Listener Response

From pipelines to blood lines, we're following up on stories on everything from Keystone XL to the genetic predisposition to be bullied. Plus letters on proper names and family support lifelines when we go through your email, postings, and tweets.

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The Current - Kickstarter meets Bay Street: Selling shares through crowdfunding - April 10, 2014Apr 10, 2014 | 23:59The Current Kickstarter meets Bay Street: Selling shares through crowdfunding - April 10, 2014 Audio
The Current Kickstarter meets Bay Street: Selling shares through crowdfunding - April 10, 2014 Apr 10, 2014 | 23:59Online pleas to crowdfund donations comes from thousands looking to make a film or start a business. Now, seven Canadian securities commissions want to take that idea, to let companies sell shares to potential investors through crowdfunding portals.
The Current - Checking-In: High-Frequency Trading, “Trigger Warnings”, Tipping and a Forecast for 2021 by Tim Flannery - April 10, 2014Apr 10, 2014 | 27:30The Current Checking-In: High-Frequency Trading, “Trigger Warnings”, Tipping and a Forecast for 2021 by Tim Flannery - April 10, 2014 Audio
The Current Checking-In: High-Frequency Trading, “Trigger Warnings”, Tipping and a Forecast for 2021 by Tim Flannery - April 10, 2014 Apr 10, 2014 | 27:30Australia's PM axed the country's Climate Commission his first day on the job. So Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery suddenly out of work turned to crowdfunding to keep his office alive. We hear from him as we update stories we've been following this week.
The Current - Why Michael Lewis thinks the stock market is rigged by high-frequency trading - April 9, 2014Apr 9, 2014 | 28:09The Current Why Michael Lewis thinks the stock market is rigged by high-frequency trading - April 9, 2014 Audio
The Current Why Michael Lewis thinks the stock market is rigged by high-frequency trading - April 9, 2014 Apr 9, 2014 | 28:09Brad Katsuyama never aspired to be on Wall St. but ended up as a Wall St trader for RBC. Disturbed by the undeclared advantages of high-frequency trading, he refused to join in the secrecy and has become a revolutionary in the world of high finance.
The Current - Is Ukraine on the verge of civil war? - April 9, 2014Apr 9, 2014 | 14:18The Current Is Ukraine on the verge of civil war? - April 9, 2014 Audio
The Current Is Ukraine on the verge of civil war? - April 9, 2014 Apr 9, 2014 | 14:18The situation in eastern Ukraine is indeed chaotic. Who is responsible and to what end - is all up for dispute. Now some are asking if the end result could be civil war.
The Current - Who ranks the rank-makers? The ethics behind best-company lists - April 9, 2014Apr 9, 2014 | 27:27The Current Who ranks the rank-makers? The ethics behind best-company lists - April 9, 2014 Audio
The Current Who ranks the rank-makers? The ethics behind best-company lists - April 9, 2014 Apr 9, 2014 | 27:27Some companies can make the "Best" and the "Worst" lists in the same year. Those who put out the “Most Successful” business lists say they force companies to rethink how they manage. Critics say the lists can be misleading, their methods questionable.
The Current - Thursday: Selling shares through crowdfundingApr 9, 2014 | 2:38The Current Thursday: Selling shares through crowdfunding Audio
The Current Thursday: Selling shares through crowdfunding Apr 9, 2014 | 2:38Several of Canada's provincial securities regulators -- the organizations that oversee Cdn stock markets -- have put forward a plan to take the power of crowdfunding and apply it to Bay Street. The Current's Gord Westmacott has been working on the story.
The Current - Should college and university professors attach "trigger warnings" to certain kinds of course material? - April 8, 2014Apr 8, 2014 | 24:00The Current Should college and university professors attach "trigger warnings" to certain kinds of course material? - April 8, 2014 Audio
The Current Should college and university professors attach "trigger warnings" to certain kinds of course material? - April 8, 2014 Apr 8, 2014 | 24:00A student Senate motion at the U of California asks professors to include warnings on course material that could trigger damaging emotional reactions in students. Some see this awareness as positive. Others see an attempt to coddle and censure.
The Current - Death row investigator turned novelist Rene Denfeld on the men and women connected to a death sentence - April 8, 2014Apr 8, 2014 | 27:29The Current Death row investigator turned novelist Rene Denfeld on the men and women connected to a death sentence - April 8, 2014 Audio
The Current Death row investigator turned novelist Rene Denfeld on the men and women connected to a death sentence - April 8, 2014 Apr 8, 2014 | 27:29When Rene Denfeld began investigating the lives of prisoners on death row in the U.S., she found more humanity than she expected. Rene Denfeld talks about the reality behind her best-selling novel, “The Enchanted”.
The Current - Quebec votes for a majority Liberal government, Phillippe Couillard to become the next premier of Quebec - April 8, 2014Apr 8, 2014 | 22:00The Current Quebec votes for a majority Liberal government, Phillippe Couillard to become the next premier of Quebec - April 8, 2014 Audio
The Current Quebec votes for a majority Liberal government, Phillippe Couillard to become the next premier of Quebec - April 8, 2014 Apr 8, 2014 | 22:00The Parti Quebecois, its referendum ideas, its charter of values - rejected its leader. As the Liberals of Phillippe Couillard celebrate a victory, we're taking the pulse of a Quebec public that has sent its own strong message.
The Current - Wednesday: Why Michael Lewis thinks the stock market is rigged by high-frequency tradingApr 8, 2014 | 1:05The Current Wednesday: Why Michael Lewis thinks the stock market is rigged by high-frequency trading Audio
The Current Wednesday: Why Michael Lewis thinks the stock market is rigged by high-frequency trading Apr 8, 2014 | 1:05Tomorrow, in his only Canadian broadcast interview, author Michael Lewis talks about his new book "Flash Boys". In it he argues the stock market is rigged by so-called high frequency trading and suggests how to undo the fix.
The Current - Saving Léo: A Rwandan teacher, an Ontario teacher, and the lie that saved his life - April 7, 2014Apr 7, 2014 | 22:00The Current Saving Léo: A Rwandan teacher, an Ontario teacher, and the lie that saved his life - April 7, 2014 Audio
The Current Saving Léo: A Rwandan teacher, an Ontario teacher, and the lie that saved his life - April 7, 2014 Apr 7, 2014 | 22:00Twenty years ago, the start of what would become the Rwandan genocide unraveled. But years before the genocide accidental friends, a Rwandan man and a Canadian woman each understood it was inevitable. They share their story of friendship and survival.
The Current - Has gratuity become gratuitous? Should we end tipping in Canada? - April 7, 2014Apr 7, 2014 | 23:59The Current Has gratuity become gratuitous? Should we end tipping in Canada? - April 7, 2014 Audio
The Current Has gratuity become gratuitous? Should we end tipping in Canada? - April 7, 2014 Apr 7, 2014 | 23:59A new study confirms that tipping has little to do with service and more to do with where you live, the colour of a server’s hair, the use of smiley faces and the occasional touch. Today, our Project Money asks if it is time to eliminate tipping.
The Current - Has transparency in politics gone too far or do we need more accountability from politicians? - April 7, 2014Apr 7, 2014 | 19:25The Current Has transparency in politics gone too far or do we need more accountability from politicians? - April 7, 2014 Audio
The Current Has transparency in politics gone too far or do we need more accountability from politicians? - April 7, 2014 Apr 7, 2014 | 19:25From $16 for orange juice, to funeral flights, to Senate scandals, we’ve witnessed a litany of public outrage and political resignations. And yet some argue our quest for transparency and accountability goes too far. We have the debate.
The Current - Farmers may see backlog grain moved this week - April 7, 2014Apr 7, 2014 | 7:38The Current Farmers may see backlog grain moved this week - April 7, 2014 Audio
The Current Farmers may see backlog grain moved this week - April 7, 2014 Apr 7, 2014 | 7:38We have an update on the grain transportation crisis. Canadian farmers have been blaming railways for a grain backlog and railways are blaming cold weather. The govt has now ordered CN and CP railway to move 1 million tones of grain starting this week.
The Current - Victims Bill of Rights to give victims a voice in the justice system – April 4, 2014Apr 4, 2014 | 22:00The Current Victims Bill of Rights to give victims a voice in the justice system – April 4, 2014 Audio
The Current Victims Bill of Rights to give victims a voice in the justice system – April 4, 2014 Apr 4, 2014 | 22:00Sue O'Sullivan the federal ombudsman for Victims of Crime says those who are victims of a serious crime may soon have a bigger voice in our justice system. Today, we speak with two mothers who, through their grief, have had to navigate our justice system.

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