The CurrentVoters have the right to know politicians personal beliefs - Feb 27, 2015Feb 27, 2015 | 22:00This week, an Ontario politician revealed he doesn't believe in human evolution. It made a lot of people uncomfortable. Today we're asking if some beliefs are different from others and if voters have a right to know about the people who represent us.
The CurrentMt. Everest guide calls for better working conditions for Sherpas - Feb 27, 2015Feb 27, 2015 | 25:00It has been nearly a year since 16 Sherpas were killed in a devastating avalanche on Mount Everest. And now, with a new climbing season on the horizon, many Sherpas say the risks they're being asked to take on the trek to the summit are just too high.
The CurrentAmerican Sniper as 'war porn', glorifying war in film - Feb 27, 2015Feb 27, 2015 | 27:30American Sniper is now the most successful war movie in U.S. history. It's being described as "riveting" and "epic." The film is also being described as propaganda and war porn. Today, we're asking about the role war movies play in shaping our real world.
The CurrentCritics wary of fast-tracking Bill C-51 with minimal oversight - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 22:00Just after 9-11, the Liberals were criticized for their luxurious pace on anti-terror legislation. Now the speed the Conservative govt is pushing through Bill C-51 is up for debate. Tom Mulcair, Wayne Easter and Stockwell Day join us to discuss Bill C-51.
The CurrentChecking-In on hacking medical devices, sex-ed and sexting - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 27:30Our discussion with Marc Goodman this week on hackeing implanted pacemakers set more than a few hearts beating faster. We Check-In on your thoughts as we follow up on the challenges of sex ed, the perils of sexting and the prospect of hacking pacemakers.
The CurrentSkeptics question if amnesty for al-Shabab fighters will bring peace - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 25:00The Somali government is offering amnesty to any al-Shabaab fighters willing to renounce terrorism and lay down their arms . Some see this as a great way to divide a deadly movement, others worry it could leave Somalia mired in promises it cannot keep.
The CurrentMuslim Mom encourages her community to support Ontario's Sex-Ed law - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 7:17As part of our Checking-In segment we speak with a Muslim Mom from Milton, Ontario who's trying to help people in her community get comfortable with Ontario's new sex ed curriculum.
The CurrentTom Keenan points to downside securing medical devices from hackers - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 7:58As part of our Checking-In segment, we speak to "Technocreep" author Tom Keenan on the trade offs involved when installing features to prevent hacking of medical devices.
The CurrentIsraeli PM Netanyahu contradicts the Mossad on Iran's nuclear threat - Feb 25, 2015Feb 25, 2015 | 25:00Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the UN that Iran was months away from having nuclear weapons. But a leaked document suggests Netanyahu's own intelligence agency was contradicting him on Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb. Or was it?
The Current23 year-old Canadian woman joins ISIS in Syria - Feb 25, 2015Feb 25, 2015 | 21:58She left without telling her family, calling when she arrived in Syria. It was an online religious course that led a moderate Muslim Canadian, 23 year-old, towards a female ISIS recruiter. Natalie Clancy brings us the story of a young woman lost to ISIS.
The CurrentTeen charged for sexting with distributing child pornography - Feb 25, 2015Feb 25, 2015 | 27:29It was a love triangle among teens that included sexting and sharing nude photos. One of them was charged and found guilty of possession and distribution of child pornography. Critics argue the law used to convict her was never meant to be used this way.
The CurrentCyber criminals target implanted medical devices to hack remotely - Feb 24, 2015Feb 24, 2015 | 25:00Marc Goodman used to be a Futurist-in-Residence for the FBI figuring out how criminal minds would use new technology to kill. He explains why criminals are head with the latest technology and why some hackers are targeting pacemakers and insulin pumps.
The CurrentParents debate merits of Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum - Feb 24, 2015Feb 24, 2015 | 21:58Sex-ed in the 60s didn't have LGBTQ in the lexicon, sexting didn't exist and contraception was rudimentary. Some of that is still missing in today's sex ed classes. But now Ontario is revising sex education and some parents believe its too much.
The CurrentWomen get ahead in Canada's public service - Feb 24, 2015Feb 24, 2015 | 27:30Twenty-five years ago, women made up 14 per cent of Canada's federal public service. Today, they make up 55 per cent. Our project By Design looks at what went right and what's still to be done.
The CurrentCritics warn Bill C51 not receiving the scrutiny it needs - Feb 23, 2015Feb 23, 2015 | 22:00George Orwell's characters in a dystopian 1984 argued that the public needed to be protected from threats it could not see, regardless of what people did or did not understand. Critics of Canada's new anti-terror legislation don't like the parallels.