The CurrentAll the Single Ladies! 'Spinster' author says celebrate party of one - May 20, 2015May 20, 2015 | 25:00"Spinster" may sound old-fashioned but a growing number of modern women are choosing to stay single. In her new book, "Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own," author Kate Bolick explores her own relationships and her reluctance to tie the knot.
The CurrentIreland votes in historic same-sex marriage referendum - May 22, 2015May 22, 2015 | 22:00Today, Ireland votes in a referendum deciding whether to legalize same-sex marriage. There is real support for a yes vote. But The Catholic Church is fighting against what it sees as a fundamental redefinition of marriage, and Irish society.
The CurrentRethinking refugee camps: New solutions for human crises - May 19, 2015May 19, 2015 | 27:29The world's largest refugee camp Dadaab in Kenya has been in existence for almost 25 years. Palestinian refugee camps have existed for more than six decades. Our 'By Design' series questions the concept of temporary refuge that becomes permanent.
The CurrentBin Laden's book list reveals how we judge people by their library - May 25, 2015May 25, 2015 | 27:28Osama bin Laden had an English-language reading list that spanned critiques of democracy, explorations of religious extremism, and musings on 9-11 conspiracies. So what can we learn about bin Laden by the books on his shelves?
The CurrentOntario teachers refuse to give EQAO test as work-to-rule action - May 19, 2015May 19, 2015 | 22:00Increasingly school districts in the U.S. are opting out of standardized tests and a work-to-rule campaign by public school teachers in Ontario has made this year's standardized tests part of the fall out. Today. we are questioning standard thinking.
The CurrentPopping Canada's 'Carbon Bubble' good for economy, says Jeff Rubin - May 19, 2015May 19, 2015 | 25:00Economist Jeff Rubin questions the ongoing government reliance - and hope - on Canada's oil industry. He says The Carbon Bubble is bursting and it is time to embrace new industry boosted by the climate change Carbon has created.
The CurrentPrison watchdog Howard Sapers troubled by Canadian corrections - May 25, 2015May 25, 2015 | 22:00After more than a decade as Correctional Investigator of Canada, the federal government is showing prison watchdog, Howard Sapers, the door. He joins us today to tells us how treatment of federal offenders has changed, and why it's so worrisome.
The CurrentArchitect Jacques Herzog shapes city culture with building design - May 20, 2015May 20, 2015 | 25:45The man who brought Beijing its Birds Nest is now soaring toward another project, eyeing an empty parking lot that will become a new Vancouver Art Gallery. Architect Jacques Herzog shares his ideas on how a building can change the cultural face of a city.
The CurrentChris Hedges says America on road to revolution, even in Baltimore - May 13, 2015May 13, 2015 | 24:56From income inequality, to police brutality, to new methods of surveillance, journalist Chris Hedges believes we are in a point in time that is nothing short of a revolutionary moment. Chris Hedges joins us to talk about the moral imperative of revolt.
The CurrentCourt cuts bank robber's sentence to avoid deportation to Syria - May 21, 2015May 21, 2015 | 21:58Canada's so-called Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act says non-citizens sentenced to more than 6 months in jail must be deported. But what if deportation of someone convicted of a crime here would land them in the midst of a vicious war back home?
The CurrentCanadian scientist Steve Campana quits over government muzzling - May 20, 2015May 20, 2015 | 22:00He spent decades as a government scientist until the last 24 hours, when he quit. Steven Campana says his research for the Department of Fisheries wasn't even controversial but in the last few years, he's been muzzled by the federal government.
The CurrentJohn Burns reflects on 40 years as foreign correspondent - May 21, 2015May 21, 2015 | 25:00As a foreign correspondent, John Burns broke many stories. But when he created a war-time bureau for The New York Times in Baghdad, he broke boundaries. Today, he is lauded for finding ways to keep journalists in the field, in most treacherous places.
The Current'Empire of Deception' tells story of master swindler Leo Koretz - May 18, 2015May 18, 2015 | 24:58What happens inside a fairly secular family, when one sibling decides to get super devoted? We bring you a light-hearted but poignant documentary about the unorthodox ways a family changes when a brother and son embrace an orthodox faith.
The CurrentHelp Wanted: Executioners needed in Saudi Arabia to address workload - May 21, 2015May 21, 2015 | 7:12The job posting says eight new positions are open, civil service jobs in a country with deep ties to the U.S. and Canada, jobs often performed in Saudi Arabia, in public squares. The jobs postings are for executioners.
The CurrentArtificial Intelligence insight from Deep Learning 'Godfather' - May 5, 2015May 5, 2015 | 27:29Back in the 70s, Geoffrey Hinton's scientific obsession made him a bit of an outlier. He was trying to get computers to work the way our brains do. These days he is changing the way we think. The Godfather of deep learning shares his ideas.