The Current'What's Happened to Politics?': Bob Rae says authenticity is amiss - August 25, 2015Aug 25, 2015 | 24:59Bob Rae has had a career at the centre of Canadian politics. But now that he's retired, he doesn't mind saying that the state of politics leaves much to be desired. He joins us to answer "What's Happened to Politics?", the title of his new book.
The CurrentHurricane Katrina has a silver lining for some survivorsAug 28, 2015 | 18:19While the devastating impact of Katrina carries on a decade later, the storm has a silver lining for some survivors. New research suggests some people displaced improved their lives because leaving allowed them to break out of cycles of instability.
The CurrentSandra Lansky says mob boss father was her best friend - August 27. 2015Aug 27, 2015 | 23:29What's it like growing up when Daddy is a Mafia boss? Sandra Lansky's dad was the notorious Meyer Lansky. Never convicted but widely credited with the creation of the hit men group, Murder Incorporated. Sandra Lansky tells us about growing up in Gangland.
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 CurrentParty candidates pitch economic plans to get out of tough timesAug 27, 2015 | 20:02Thanks to a global market scare, the economy has emerged as a paramount election issue in the great Canadian campaign of 2015. Today, candidates from three big federal parties, share their plans on how to handle the economy. Can any of them work?
The CurrentNeurosurgeon Henry Marsh reflects on a career probing brains - August 28, 2015Aug 28, 2015 | 23:49Dr. Henry Marsh has long been fascinated with the human brain. But the neurosurgeon is well aware of the dangers of brain surgery because he's made mistakes... and he's forthright that doctors aren't in as much control as we may want to believe.
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 CurrentGay man in Canada faces threats of an honour killing - August 31, 2015Aug 31, 2015 | 25:00A young Canadian. Gay, and trying to pray it away. Honour Killings make the news as something that happens faraway, something that happens to women. Our documentary tells the story of young, gay men, threatened with honour killings... right here at home.
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 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 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.
The CurrentAshley Madison leak reveals secrets better left unseenAug 21, 2015 | 19:32With reports of possibly millions more names being released from the Ashley Madison site, some say it's unethical to poke into what are private affairs between consenting adults. When the truth is explosive, maybe it's better not to know.
The CurrentTimothy Caulfield: Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity diets not healthy - August 18, 2015Aug 19, 2015 | 25:00If glossy, celebrity mags are part of your beach reading fare this time of year, Timothy Caulfield says beware: Celebrity culture could be turning dangerous for our health. Today, we ask, "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?"
The CurrentDonald Savoie: Duffy trial reveals how public service 'lost its way' - August 31, 2015Aug 31, 2015 | 21:59The Prime Minister's Office wields a lot of of power throughout the public service. Too much power, according to Donald Savoie who says that power has become so centralized, the public service has become beholden to top-down orders, warping our democracy.
The CurrentIs it time to ground the air show? - August 26, 2015Aug 26, 2015 | 21:58Many people gather to watch them swoop and loop-de-loop in the skies above. Air shows seem to be part of summer tradition. But sometimes that tradition comes with tragedy, like the one last week in England. Today, we're asking should air shows even exist?