The CurrentParliament's back ... and ready for an Election - September 15, 2014Sep 15, 2014 | 22:00The political landscape has changed a lot in recent months. And some of that landscape may be shaking beneath Prime Minister Harper and the Conservatives. As MPs return to the House, party strategists are already focused on the 2015 election.
The CurrentWhy Morten Storm joined Al Qaeda, then the CIA - September 15, 2014Sep 15, 2014 | 24:59By the time Morten Storm began to doubt the extremists, he was in Al Qaeda's highest circles and working for the CIA. The most-wanted-terrorists now have new names, Morten Storm's experiences offer insight into their world and those trying to stop them.
The CurrentStudents, parents and teachers struggle to cope as B.C. teachers strike heads into the third week - September 15, 2014Sep 15, 2014 | 25:30What should be week three of back-to-school in B.C. is actually another day in the months-long-dispute between the striking teachers' union and the provincial government. Today we look at the ongoing personal costs, financial, emotional and scholastic.
The CurrentRob Ford's health issues complicates Toronto's mayoralty race and has many wondering if he will keep his name on the ballot - September 12, 2014Sep 12, 2014 | 22:00This time Toronto's mayor Rob Ford finds himself propelled into the headlines over a private health crisis. He has a tumour in his abdomen. Given Toronto's municipal election is next month, will Rob Ford be on the ballot?
The CurrentAfter a grainy video shames the NFL, it's still unclear what an employers' responsibility is to act when an employee does wrong on their own time - September 12, 2014Sep 12, 2014 | 25:00After a slap on the wrist from the NFL, Ray Rice who violently attacked his then-fiancée has now been cut from his team and suspended indefinitely. But there are many questions, and even more criticism of the reaction and response by his employer--the NFL
The CurrentMy Brother the Terrorist: 'Everyone thinks they know what is right & wrong and follow their understanding' says Richard Dart - September 12, 2014Sep 12, 2014 | 25:25Richard Dart's personal understanding of right and wrong earned him a six year sentence for terrorism. And it's led his stepbrother Robb Leech on a journey to try to understand how a white middle class guy from England could turn into an extreme radical.
The Current'He was just trying to find his way.' Robb Leech explores his brother's path to radicalization in 'My Brother the Terrorist' - September 12, 2014Sep 12, 2014 | 25:25Richard Dart's personal understanding of right and wrong earned him a six year sentence for terrorism. And it's led his stepbrother Robb Leech on a journey to try to understand how a white middle class guy from England could turn into an extreme radical.
The CurrentObama goes to war -- sort of -- against ISIS - September 11, 2014Sep 11, 2014 | 22:00Last night, Barack Obama made it clear his military will rain down on ISIS, promising air power and avoiding a ground war. Until now he had avoided Syria's brutal civil war. Analysts predict this is a fight Obama will be passing on to his successor.
The CurrentA witness to the Benghazi attack tells his story of a night of death and gunfire - September 11, 2014Sep 11, 2014 | 24:59The events in Benghazi, Libya two years ago tonight continue to divide the United States. There are different interpretations as to what happened during the attack that killed four Americans. We hear from a man who was there and fought to stay alive.
The CurrentChecking-In: Not old enough to be in a nursing home and not macho enough to work in the video game design industry - September 11, 2014Sep 11, 2014 | 27:30The more we tackle tough issues ... the more you have to say. It's Thursday, time to hear from you on young people forced to live in elder care, the hidden costs of dementia and misogyny in gaming when we check-in on the stories we've been following.
The CurrentWhat's shaking Oklahoma? Some scientists say the fracking process is triggering earthquakes - September 10, 2014Sep 10, 2014 | 21:58Oklahoma is now registering more earthquakes than states famous for them. The US Geological Survey has identified part of the fracking process as the likely reason. In Canada, seismic studies are now underway in provinces where fracking is on the rise.
The CurrentA white South African family is asking Canada for refugee protection saying they are targeted at home because of their skin - September 10, 2014Sep 10, 2014 | 23:54A white South African family initially denied asylum in Canada, wins federal court approval to continue to seek refugee protection. They argue they are targeted for violence because of the colour of their skin. We look at their story today.
The CurrentHalf of all video game players are women yet only ten per cent of all designers are women. Just doesn't add up - Sept 10, 2014Sep 10, 2014 | 27:27Women over 18 now represent more gamers than boys under 18. But in the game design business, talented women find themselves confronting attitudes from the past. Today, our project 'By Design', looks at an industry, many say is still steeped in sexism.
The CurrentLW: 'The Inuit story is that one of the ships went further south to Igloolik' - September 10, 2014Sep 10, 2014 | 2:02As you likely heard on the news, one of the ships from the doomed Franklin expedition has been found. Louie Kamookak in Gjoa Haven has collected stories about Franklin for years and he shared the Inuit oral history about the ships in the expedition.
The CurrentDoes Canada need a debate on our role in Iraq? - September 9, 2014Sep 9, 2014 | 22:00Canada joins the U.S. and a host of European countries in a response to ISIS. Is Canada's commitment of advisers for 30 days, the start of "mission creep"? And what role should parliament have in the plan?