The CurrentUN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane on Disarming Syria - Dec 4, 2013Dec 4, 2013 | 21:59Angela Kane is the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and is at the forefront of efforts to disarm Syria. She shares her thoughts on the hunt for Assad's weapons of mass destruction and the quest for a nuclear weapons-free Iran.
The CurrentIs Canada failing the grade at math? - Dec 4, 2013Dec 4, 2013 | 23:58Canada has dropped below the Top Ten in international math education standings, a change that seems to coincide with increasing parental concern that too few students are learning basic math skills. We confront a different calculus in math education.
The CurrentWhither the Hookah? Alberta moves to ban shisha - Dec 4, 2013Dec 4, 2013 | 23:55In a move that is part of some of the most aggressive tobacco-control restrictions in the country, Alberta is banning the use of the Hookah in public. But owners of proliferating shisha bars say the government is killing their business.
The CurrentThursday: A Feature interview with Hamid Ghassemi-ShallDec 4, 2013 | 1:06Tomorrow, we'll speak with Hamid Ghassemi-Shall. He escaped the hangman's noose in Iran, but he nevertheless spent nearly five years in Iran's most notorious prison for a crime he did not commit. He'll share some of that ordeal. Listen to a clip.
The CurrentNational security vs. press freedom: How to strike the right balance? - Dec. 3, 2013Dec 3, 2013 | 24:00Thanks to a well known whistleblower, the CBC came into possession of some secret U.S. documents concerning spying in Canada. We reveal the story of what's in the documents and how the CBC and other news organizations struggle with classified information,
The CurrentCBC investigation uncovers serious concerns with Alberta home care system - Dec. 3, 2013Dec 3, 2013 | 21:59A CBC investigation of home care in Alberta has revealed there have been serious complaints and concerns since the province overhauled the system earlier this year - including horror-stories in Edmonton of unreliable care workers and vulnerable clients.
The CurrentPhilomena Lee, the Catholic Church, and allegations of forced adoption - Dec. 3, 2013Dec 3, 2013 | 25:49The film "Philomena" may be encouraging many adopted Irish children to meet their birth mothers. The book that inspired the film describes how the families were torn apart in the first place. The author of that book, joins us to reveals its disturbing his
The CurrentThe Future of Syria: Children in Crisis - Dec 2, 2013Dec 2, 2013 | 23:59More than a million children have been forced to flee the country. Tens-of-thousands cannot get any kind of schooling. Today, we introduce you to one Syrian child still stuck inside and hear from aid workers desperate to offer more help to children.
The CurrentIs the Good Old Hockey Game only for the rich? - Dec 2, 2013Dec 2, 2013 | 21:56Hundreds and thousands of dollars pour out of parents’ pockets toward hockey that has become more expensive for kids to play and more expensive for families to. Today we ask if Canada's greatest sport is becoming too rich and inaccessible.
The CurrentSwitzerland considers a mandatory basic minimum income for everyone - Dec 2, 2013Dec 2, 2013 | 27:29In Switzerland, 8-million coins were dumped before the Swiss parliament buildings in a push for a Basic Minimum Income for all citizens. The Left says it will fight poverty, the Right thinks it will reduce bureaucracy. Today, we examine Minimum Income.
The CurrentOn the verge of a genocide in the Central African Republic - Nov 29, 2013Nov 29, 2013 | 22:00The goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, Mia Farrow was astonished on a visit to the Central African Republic … still suffering convulsions from a coup, refugees choke the roads, child soldiers are on the march and there are few signs of goodwill.
The CurrentA plan to enshrine the environment into Canada's constitution - Nov 29, 2013Nov 29, 2013 | 23:57Some people believe a healthy environment is more than something to rejoice, it should be a right on a equal footing with other human rights. We speak to a man who wants the right to clean air and water written into our constitution.
The CurrentPaul Salopek: Almost 1 year into his 7-year walking tour of the world - Nov 29, 2013Nov 29, 2013 | 27:28Journalist Paul Salopek is almost one-year into an epic walk around the world. He has another six years to go, but he has plenty of stories about what he's seen so far. We check in with Mr. Salopek and hear what he's learned along the way.
The CurrentSir Michael Marmot on Health Inequality - Nov 28, 2013Nov 28, 2013 | 23:59Sir Michael Marmot has spent decades trying to understand how income and socio-economic conditions relate to our long-term health and says better health lies within the grasp of every government.
The CurrentGoldieBlox and Marketing Toys to Girls - Nov 28, 2013Nov 28, 2013 | 21:59GoldieBlox styles itself as a toy company that promotes empowering options for girls, specifically engineering. But critics say even with this new toy line the gender stereotypes persist.