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 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 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 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 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 CurrentRegulate space mining before it's too late, says Canadian geologist - May 18, 2015May 18, 2015 | 21:58Some look at the moon, and see precious resources ready to be mined — and it's not just the stuff of science fiction. Experts say space mining is definitely on its way, and here on Earth, we need to develop space mining regulations before it's too late.
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 CurrentPeace in the House: A not-so-religious Jew and her Orthodox siblings - May 18, 2015May 18, 2015 | 24:59What 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 embraces an orthodox faith.
The CurrentFormer Canadian soldier says complaints of sexual harassment ignored - May 15, 2015May 15, 2015 | 22:00A recent report found sexual misconduct was "endemic" inside Canadian forces and the military's leadership tolerated it. Today we hear from a member of the forces who says she was sexually harassed by a superior and her complaints were ignored.
The CurrentLisa Genova unravels Huntington's disease in 'Inside the O'Briens' - May 15, 2015May 15, 2015 | 24:58Huntington's can ravage the body like Parkinson's, the mind like Alzheimer's. And if your parent is diagnosed, odds are 50-50, you will be too. Neuroscientist Lisa Genova joins us to talk about her latest book about a family living with Huntington's.
The CurrentCritics warn recycling ocean plastic into clothes is not progressive - May 15, 2015May 15, 2015 | 27:29There's a ton of plastic waste in the world's oceans and some major clothing companies plan to use the plastic to make clothes and help the environment. But ocean experts say it doesn't deal with a bigger crisis lurking beneath the waves.
The CurrentHydro One cans heckler for defending FHRITP slur off-duty. Message received.May 14, 2015 | 22:00The sports fan who taunted a TV reporter with a sexual slur, found himself fired by his employer for conduct outside the workplace. Is this a victory, a message about sexual harassment? Or a dangerous precedent and a threat to freedom of expression?
The CurrentFormer cop builds crucial database on fatal U.S. police shootings - May 14, 2015May 14, 2015 | 25:00It was a volunteer Sheriff's deputy who shot and killed Eric Harris last month. A white cop shooting an unarmed Black man. The charge against that policeman will become another statistic kept by a former cop who is tracking shootings by police.
The CurrentEpidemiologist John McLaughlin says Glysophate poses risks - May 15, 2015May 14, 2015 | 9:54Epidemiologist John McLaughlin says glysophate is not as benign as Joe Schwarcz suggested on The Current last week. He argues there are real risks associated with glysophate, especially for people exposed to it in the workplace setting.