The CurrentFederal election 2015: Long campaign may not help HarperJul 31, 2015 | 20:02The accepted narrative across the country seems to be that a long election will benefit Stephen Harper and the Conservatives... but that narrative may be too simple.
The Current'Vocal Fry' undermines empowered young women, says Naomi WolfJul 28, 2015 | 19:30Vocal Fry. The widely-imitated speaking mannerism that some say is undermining an empowered generation of young women. Feminist Naomi Wolf joins us to share her thoughts we hear from a critic who says policing how women talk keeps them silent.
The CurrentIt's time to talk about end-of-life and palliative care - July 30, 2015Jul 30, 2015 | 25:00Following yesterday's conversation about "Being Mortal", we bring together a panel of palliative care experts to talk about talking care in our final days. They say the situation Dr. Atul Gawande described is true in Canada as well.
The CurrentJeff Rubin: Popping Canada's 'Carbon Bubble' good for economy - July 28, 2015Jul 28, 2015 | 25:00There seems to be a lot of doom and gloom around the Canadian economy, thanks in large part to the plummeting price of oil. But economist Jeff Rubin says it could be a blessing and says it's time to embrace new industry boosted by the climate change.
The CurrentDonald Sutherland calls on expats to fight for voting rightsJul 30, 2015 | 20:01They may live in Los Angeles, London or Dubai... but they are Canadians. And many want their right to vote here in their home country. But last week, long-term Canadian expats lost that right. Is this even constitutional?
The CurrentLeaked IAAF files rekindle argument to legalize doping in sport - August 4, 2015Aug 4, 2015 | 20:15Leaked documents from the International Association of Athletics Federations — which suggest the world of track and field is rife with doping — is adding fuel to those who argue we should allow doping in sports.
The CurrentRelationships by design, rethinking monogamy - March 26, 2015Mar 26, 2015 | 25:00Monogamy remains sacred ... even as divorce rates soar. Our series "By Design" is asking about the longevity of intimacy and primary relationships and whether the time has come to redesign our relationships, in order to save them.
The CurrentClimate activists should focus on public health to inspire actionJul 27, 2015 | 19:10Many predict we will see more wild fires in the years ahead, due to our changing climate. We often talk about climate change within the environmental context. But today, we're exploring the link between climate change, and public health...your health.
The CurrentLoneliness is on the rise in the age of connectivityJul 23, 2015 | 19:54It's tough out there on your own. Even in our hyper-connected age where we celebrate the single life, loneliness can still haunt many of our lives. Today we're asking why there's stigma around feeling lonely, especially when the lonely are hardly alone.
The Current'Vocal Fry' undermines empowered young women, says Naomi Wolf - July 28, 2015Jul 28, 2015 | 21:59Vocal Fry. The widely-imitated speaking mannerism that some say is undermining an empowered generation of young women. Feminist Naomi Wolf joins us to share her thoughts we hear from a critic who says policing how women talk keeps them silent.
The CurrentDonald Sutherland calls on expats to fight for voting rights - July 30, 2015Jul 30, 2015 | 22:00They may live in Los Angeles, London or Dubai... but they are Canadians. And many want their right to vote here in their home country. But last week, long-term Canadian expats lost that right. Is this even constitutional?
The Current'Lesser Beasts' explores our uneasy relationship with the humble pig - August 3, 2015Aug 3, 2015 | 24:44The humble pig has been with us for a long stretch of human history. But it's a frequently misunderstood animal — and an unloved one, despite everything that it's done for us.
The CurrentSoldier's suicide propels a family's quest for answers - August 4, 2015Aug 4, 2015 | 24:01Nearly three years after their daughter's death, Rick and Ellen Rogers are still fighting to get to the truth about why the career soldier ended up killing herself.
The CurrentNina Teicholz's big surprise: 'Fat doesn't make you fat' - July 23, 2015Jul 23, 2015 | 25:00Bring on the bacon, butter and cheese. Today, we look at why the fattiest, and most delicious of foods, may have been unfairly maligned for generations. Journalist Nina Teicholz says it's time to end the fat-shaming in our diets.... for our health's sake.
The CurrentLucrative U.S. breast milk industry prompts debate in CanadaJul 24, 2015 | 20:52Human breast milk is a hot commodity sparking debate over whether it should be sold for profit. Some say giving milk should be altruistic, but others believe mothers have a right to be compensated.