The CurrentGermanwings flight crash was deliberate, French prosecutor says - March 26, 2015Mar 26, 2015 | 4:36French prosecutors have revealed the Germanwings flight crashed deliberately and that the co-pilot was conscious as the plane descended. We speak with a pilot who is also an aviation attorney and engineer for his thoughts on this.
The CurrentOne month delay for trial is another legal limbo, Mohamed Fahmy - March 26, 2015Mar 26, 2015 | 5:54In our Checking-In segment, we hear from Mohamed Fahmy, the Canadian journalist awaiting trial in Cairo who says he is back in an excruciating one month legal limbo. The judge has postponed the trial so that a new committee can review video evidence.
The CurrentBarrett Brown says imprisonment serves as chill on freedom of speech - March 26, 2015Mar 26, 2015 | 7:26Activist Barrett Brown, associated with the hacktivist group Anonymous, says he was targeted by the US government for exposing how the US used private security firms to spy on activists. Sentenced over 5 years ago, he joins us from prison in Fort Worth.
The CurrentDoctors fight for their right to refuse care over religious beliefs - March 25, 2015Mar 25, 2015 | 22:00New Ontario policy says doctors must treat patients, or refer them, even if it goes against their religious beliefs. Christian doctors across Canada argue the Charter protects their right to refuse care and are willing to go to court to prove it.
The CurrentThe secret recipe to making online content Go Viral - March 25, 2015Mar 25, 2015 | 25:00From cat videos to Old Spice commercials, the contagious nature of specific, peculiar online offerings is rarely random. Today, our series "By Design" looks at what it takes to Go Viral with Jonah Berger, the author of "Contagious: Why Things Catch On".
The CurrentCanada's airstrikes in Syria break international law, say critics - March 25, 2015Mar 25, 2015 | 27:29The Official Opposition called Canada's plan to join the U.S. over Syrian airspace, a breach of international law. The parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Defense joins us to defend its legal basis.
The CurrentFears grow over Yemen teetering on brink of civil war - March 24, 2015Mar 24, 2015 | 21:57Whoever sent the suicide bombers on Friday knew the mosques in Sanaa would be full of worshippers . The attack underlined what people who live there already know - Yemen is on the edge of something very bad. Is Yemen heading into civil war?
The CurrentSwitching to an electric car isn't always good for the environment - March 24, 2015Mar 24, 2015 | 24:59Powering an electric car may be just be an electrical socket away but electricity as fuel may actually be more laden with green house gases than filling up at a gas station. And in some provinces research shows electricity is dirtier than oil.
The CurrentKids learn computer code in class to help with problem solving - March 24, 2015Mar 24, 2015 | 25:40There's a push to teach children as young as five how to code, teaching them concepts to go beyond consuming digital products, and perhaps eventually prepping them for jobs major corporations can't now fill. Now Google is joining the effort in Canada.
The CurrentCanada's 'end game' in Iraq too murky, say military analysts - March 23, 2015Mar 23, 2015 | 22:00With the deadline of Canada's mission in Iraq looming, the expectation is the Prime Minister will extend and even expand the mission, and possibly agree to action in or over Syria. But critics are asking what kind of new alliances Canada could be making.
The CurrentSelfie sticks banned from museums, tourist sites - March 23, 2015Mar 23, 2015 | 25:00The long arm of the law is reaching toward your vacation snapshots. If your smartphone is not at the end of your fingertips but instead at the end of a selfie stick, you may find yourself discouraged, banished, shamed and blamed.
The CurrentRevealing facts behind the Via rail terror plot verdict - March 23, 2015Mar 23, 2015 | 27:29The high-profile terror trial that ended Friday in Toronto, with convictions for the two accused, was full of twists and turns. The CBC's Laura Lynch was present for the entire trial and she shares her observations on this significant court case.
The CurrentStarbucks 'Race Together' campaign stirs up controversy - March 20, 2015Mar 20, 2015 | 21:58Starbucks stores in the U.S. are giving their baristas free rein to talk race with their customers. But the campaign is raising eyebrows — and questions about whether this is the best way engage citizens in an issue that defies simple solutions.
The CurrentReferendum should not decide BC transit plan, critics say - March 20, 2015Mar 20, 2015 | 24:59Residents of Metro Vancouver are voting in a referendum about a major new transportation initiative. But the biggest question in some people's minds isn't the one on the ballot — but whether a referendum is the way to make this kind of decision.
The CurrentTunisia terror attack leaves country on edge - March 20, 2014Mar 20, 2015 | 27:29A deadly terror attack at a Tunis museum raises questions about how to secure Tunisia's future, and consolidate its democratic gains.