The CurrentPressure is on the U.S to retaliate against Sony hackers, but who's behind attack? - Dec 19, 2014Dec 19, 2014 | 22:00The Sony Pictures flick, "The Interview", about snubbing out North Korea's leader Kim Jung-Un has led to retaliation. But is the Hermit Kingdom really behind the Hack? And what kind of precedent is Sony Pictures setting by halting the release of the film?
The CurrentRetired judge John Reilly on 'Bad Justice' for Aboriginal offenders - Dec 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014 | 23:57He was a provincial court judge for three decades, confronted daily with Aboriginal offenders who he felt were not being served by our justice system. Today, John Reilly shares his view on a system that he says leads only to Bad Judgement.
The CurrentDalhousie's decision to use Restorative Justice can be traumatizing for women, says counsellor - Dec 19, 2014Dec 19, 2014 | 7:57Dalhousie University plans to use Restorative justice to resolve complaints of sexually violent Facebook posts made by students. A women's trauma counsellor says Restorative Justice in this case is not a good way to address the abuse. She tells us why.
The CurrentThe design behind the perfect greeting card - Dec 18, 2014Dec 18, 2014 | 25:00From Santa to singing tacos, there's a greeting card to cover all of life's occasions. Behind those cards is a fiercely competitive billion-dollar industry that taps into your deepest emotions. Today, we delve into the making of the perfect greeting card.
The CurrentThe fight for who owns the Arctic: The players and their strategy - Dec 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014 | 22:00Denmark may be the latest country to provide scientific evidence for its right to the Arctic, but the fight for who will claim the Arctic Circle as part of it's territory also includes Canada, the U.S. and Russia. It's a a new kind of cold war.
The CurrentA new era for U.S. and Cuba relations - Dec 18, 2014Dec 18, 2014 | 22:00When U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower imposed the first trade embargo with Cuba in the early 60s, Barack Obama hadn't even been born. Now Barack Obama's decision to restore relations with Cuba has political opponents considering the move catastrophic.
The CurrentMeet the world's hottest pepper creator who will leave you in tears - Dec 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014 | 27:29Our project By Design looks at the creation of the world's hottest pepper so incendiary, workers have to wear gloves to handle it. So potent that its creator has donated it to science for medical research. Today we introduce you to the Carolina Reaper.
The CurrentPalliative care experts say it's time for Canadians to talk about end of life care Pt. 1 - Nov 17, 2014Nov 17, 2014 | 25:00Dr. Atul Gawande is a surgeon who found in his own practice that he was concentrating too much on extending life, even if it meant sacrificing its quality.
The CurrentHow music helped one woman make a remarkable recovery after brain surgery - Dec 24, 2014Dec 24, 2014 | 25:00After a complicated brain surgery to treat an aneurysm, Allison Woyiwada couldn't speak. Her family was heartbroken to witness all that she'd lost. But then they realized she still had her music.
The CurrentBlack Dog Syndrome: Why don't we like black pets? - July 04, 2014Jul 4, 2014 | 20:56For many black dogs and cats, the shelter can be home for a very, very long time. We take a look at why people hold prejudice against black-coloured pets.
The CurrentMe, Myself and Us: Renowned Canadian psychologist tells us how our personalities shape our lives - Oct 21, 2014Oct 21, 2014 | 25:00If you've ever wondered why you act the way you do and whether you can change, it turns out it's probably just as complicated as you feared. Psychologist Brian Little tell us how your personality affects your life and what you can do about it.
The CurrentThe British Museum's loan of Parthenon Marbles to Russia ignites repatriation debate - Dec 19, 2014Dec 19, 2014 | 27:28The Parthenon Marbles have sat for centuries in the British Museum. Calls to return them to their homeland of Greece have grown louder each year and have reached fever pitch now that the marbles have been loaned to Russia for a museum display.
The CurrentAllison Woyiwada had no speech or memory after brain surgery but she had music - Sept 24, 2014Sep 24, 2014 | 25:00After complicated brain surgery, Allison Woyiwada's family was heartbroken to witness all that she'd lost. But then they realized she still had her music. Julie Ireton brings us the story of one woman's remarkable comeback through the music she loved.
The CurrentThe Triple Package: Can three personality traits explain the rise and fall of cultural groups? - Feb 13, 2014Feb 13, 2014 | 21:59They quote a stack of statistics and offer a raft of qualifiers ... but the authors of The Triple Package say they've identified 3 elements that propel 8 specific American ethnic , religious and cultural groups to the top in the quest for success.