The CurrentEggless mayo company draws multi-million dollar lawsuit from competitors - Nov 18, 2014Nov 18, 2014 | 22:52It may look like a simple jar of sandwich spread, but mayonnaise sales are in the billions of dollars. And the owners of the dominant brand have been whipped into a fury over an upstart company selling a vegan mayo without eggs.
The CurrentAre youth publication bans always in the best interest of the victim? - Nov 18, 2014Nov 18, 2014 | 21:58Following a controversial court-imposed publication ban on the name of a teenaged girl who took her life after an alleged sexual assault, we look at the laws surrounding youth publication bans, and whether it's time to rethink whose names stay hidden.
The CurrentJournalism project uses virtual reality to recreate Syrian conflict - Nov 18, 2014Nov 18, 2014 | 27:29A new journalism project uses virtual reality technology to recreate an actual attack that occurred in Aleppo, Syria. Some say this innovation has the potential to change the way we report and consume the news.
The CurrentCritics say Keystone Pipeline will keep Canada from hitting 2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets - Nov 17, 2014Nov 17, 2014 | 22:00Canada has committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2020. But with the Keystone XL Pipeline edging closer to approval, some researchers expect a jump in oil sands production will make it impossible to meet the Copenhagen targets.
The CurrentPalliative care experts say it's time for Canadians to talk about end of life care Pt. 1 - Nov 17, 2014Nov 17, 2014 | 25:00Dr. Atul Gawande is a surgeon who found in his own practice that he was concentrating too much on extending life, even if it meant sacrificing its quality.
The CurrentPalliative care experts say it's time for Canadians to talk about end of life care Pt. 2 - Nov 17, 2014Nov 17, 2014 | 27:30We hear from Canadians involved in end of life care about what needs to change when it comes to end of life conversations.
The CurrentNicki Minaj's 'Only' video offends many linking fascism and superheros, Noah Berlatsky says it's a typical mashup of pop culture's power fantasies - Nov 14, 2014Nov 14, 2014 | 22:00Perhaps not since Donald Duck was in a wartime anti Nazi propaganda cartoon have fascist iconography and pop culture collided as they do in Nicki Minaj's new video. We look at the unsettling blend of the rap star, superheroes and Triumph of the Will.
The CurrentKeystone controversy comes to a showdown as the US House and Senate votes on the Canadian pipeline - Nov 14, 2014Nov 14, 2014 | 25:00Earlier this year, Barack Obama urged caution when it came to approving Keystone. But now there are two bills in the U.S. congress urging quick action on the pipeline and a lame-duck President facing a hostile House and Senate.
The CurrentWhy there's no clear and effective way for MPs and staff to make claims of workplace harassment on Parliament Hill - Nov 14, 2014Nov 14, 2014 | 27:29Liberal MP Judy Sgro says the people she knows who've been harassed on the Hill, felt quitting was the only way to deal with it. After two weeks of people talking about sexual harassment, we look at why it's hard to crack down on harassment on the Hill.
The CurrentTallying the cost to Canadians of a balanced budget - Nov 13, 2014Nov 13, 2014 | 22:00Finance Minister Joe Oliver is predicting times good enough to put money-in-your-pocket and jobs-in-your-future. He's touting a financial timeline that could lead right into an election. But critics warn the balanced budget means a high cost to services.
The CurrentChecking-In on sand mining, data mining, paid sick days and mobilizing the Arab Spring through art - Nov 13, 2014Nov 13, 2014 | 27:29Remembering some of Europe's darkest days and new ideas to combat Ebola. Our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week. Plus an update on two girls who refused conventional cancer treatment in favour of Indigenous traditional treatment.
The CurrentTwo First Nations girls have stopped chemotherapy to pursue leukemia 'treatment' at a doubtful health institute in Florida - Nov 13, 2014Nov 13, 2014 | 8:08McMaster Children's Hospital has taken CAS to court over lack of intervention in the case of a young girl receiving 'treatment' for leukemia at a doubtful health institute. Doctors say unless the girl will die without proper care. Connie Walker reports.
The CurrentSudanese political cartoonist shares his art on social media to mobilize the Arab Spring revolution - Nov 13, 2014Nov 13, 2014 | 9:24Sudanese political cartoonist Khalid Albaih's posts his cartoons on social media to mobilize the Arab Spring revolution. He believes the cartoons fuel the discontent of youth which keeps them actively fighting for democratic change across the Arab world.
The CurrentNon-aboriginal Canadians need to wake up to the rising power of Aboriginal Peoples - Nov 13, 2014Nov 13, 2014 | 25:00Aboriginal youth and a whole new generation of First Nations thinkers are speaking up but arguably non-aboriginal Canadians haven't been listening. We bring you a conversation about empowerment ... in what John Ralston Saul calls "The Comeback".
The CurrentWriter Azar Nafisi says fiction is vital to democracy, imagination defies limitations - Nov 12, 2014Nov 12, 2014 | 25:00Azar Nafisi says totalitarian regimes fear the power of ideas and nowhere are ideas more forceful than in fiction. Today, the author of "The Republic of Imagination" tells us how the power of stories and story-telling determine the strength of democracy.