The CurrentCan privileged politicians really understand the poor and working class to govern fairly? - April 18, 2014Apr 18, 2014 | 23:58Some say politicians from privileged backgrounds can never really understand the poor and working class. Today we look at whether our own leaders have the empathy to rule with privilege and be fair to all in society.
The CurrentUp, Up and Away with Richard Holmes to find out about the history of hot air ballooning - April 18, 2014Apr 18, 2014 | 25:27From early aeronautics to modern day enthusiasts, hot air ballooning has captured the imaginations of many. Balloons been used in voyages of great discovery and exploration. Author Richard Holmes joins us to talk about “Falling Upwards”.
The CurrentMonday: Freedom to be a kid without any safety rulesApr 18, 2014 | 3:05Parents and educators are often torn over finding a balance for children's play between safety and anything-goes freedom. Listen to The Current producer Liz Hoath with a sneak peek of a story we're working on for Monday's show.
The CurrentConcern women’s rights are in danger in India election with frontrunner BJP leader - April 17, 2014Apr 17, 2014 | 22:00The general election underway in India is full of political promises, except when it comes to confronting the violence women have faced in the last few years. Even before the final tally, a frontrunner has emerged and with him criticism and questions.
The CurrentOvercoming the stigma of Ebola in the latest outbreak in West Africa - April 17, 2014Apr 17, 2014 | 24:00The Ebola virus is a dangerous contagion and fighting it requires special skills. Doctors in West Africa believe they're up to the task of containing the latest outbreak but fighting the stigma that comes along with it is a real challenge.
The CurrentFrom The Archives: Dominique Corti on how Lacor hospital offers more then health careApr 17, 2014 | 23:42One of Canada's first female surgeons, Lucille Teasdale was a life-saver to Ugandans. She and her husband, Dr. Piero Corti started Lacor Hospital in Uganda. In 2009, we spoke to their daughter, Dominique Corti.
The CurrentChecking-In: A fixed conviction, a fix in the stock markets and a fixation with vaccination - April 17, 2014Apr 17, 2014 | 27:30Hear founder of Interactive Brokers, Thomas Peterffy with his thoughts on Wall Street when we check-in on the stories we've been following … from trades to mandatory vaccinations … to wrongful convictions.
The CurrentCan Mentors Help Smash the Glass Ceiling? - April 16th, 2014Apr 16, 2014 | 21:57Studies show women with mentors are more likely to advance their careers and yet women are still less likely to get that mentor. And some millennials aren't convinced they need or want such connections.
Today, we're asking about the merits of mentoring.
The CurrentBrad Katsuyama wants to take down high-frequency trading - April 16th, 2014Apr 16, 2014 | 24:00The new hero of Wall St., Brad Katsuyama weighs in on Fair Trading, his own moral obligations and Wall Street's need to repair its relationship with society.
The CurrentGold: Why a mining company is suing El Salvador - April 16th, 2014Apr 16, 2014 | 27:30The government of El Salvador worries about its damaged environment and believes the gold in its hills should remain in the hills. A mining company believes the gold belongs to them and is suing El Salvador to get it out.
The CurrentWho is Boko Haram and why are they suspected in the deadly attack near Abuja, Nigeria? - April 15, 2014Apr 15, 2014 | 23:42The Islamic militants of the group Boko Haram have killed an estimated 1500 Nigerians this year alone. And yesterday's massive bombing that killed more than 70 people in the Nigerian capital had all the markings of another Boko Haram attack.
The CurrentNo place for home: Are trailer parks a thing of the past? - April 15, 2014Apr 15, 2014 | 27:30They call them mobile homes but those who live in trailer parks have nowhere to take their homes when the lease is up or land is sold. As properties are bought by developers, urban planners say the loss of affordable homes are what communities need most.
The CurrentShould childhood vaccines be mandatory? - April 15, 2014Apr 15, 2014 | 21:59When Jim Carrey raised doubts about vaccines with Jenny McCarthy, it was an argument that found a willing audience. So much so, Canada has witnessed outbreaks of measles in five provinces. Is it time for mandatory vaccinations to protect the vulnerable?
The CurrentWednesday: Brad Katsuyama wants to take down high-frequency trading - April 15, 2014Apr 15, 2014 | 1:41Tomorrow we'll speak with Brad Katsuyama, Cdn star of Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys". Mr. Katsuyama says certain types of high-frequency stock market trading rigs the markets against investors and he's trying to set it right. Listen to Michael Lewis.
The CurrentGerry Barton's wrongful conviction lawsuit against the Nova Scotia government - April 14, 2014Apr 14, 2014 | 21:59He was 19 in Digby County, NS, accused and then convicted of a crime he did not commit. It would be a chance encounter years later that would exonerate him. Now in his 60s, Gerry Barton is seeking compensation for that wrongful conviction.