The Current | Jan 16, 2014 | 24:00

Political payback in the U.S. and Canada - Jan 16, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is feeling the blow-back from a political payback scheme thought up - apparently - by vindictive staff. Today we look at political payback through the ages … the dangerous, the dastardly and the delicious.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

Live audio streams for phones and tablets: Radio One and CBC Music (Radio 2, Radio 3 and more)

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
The Current - Pets' ecological pawprint has physicist asking is it time to eat the dog? - June 22, 2015Jun 22, 2015 | 25:00The Current Pets' ecological pawprint has physicist asking is it time to eat the dog? - June 22, 2015 Audio
The Current Pets' ecological pawprint has physicist asking is it time to eat the dog? - June 22, 2015 Jun 22, 2015 | 25:00Are pets our loyal companions or lunch? A climate scientist says our pets are methane-producing, meat-eating monsters and as such a major environmental concern. He says it's time to rethink our relationship with them and maybe even time to eat the dog.
The Current - Architect Frank Gehry transforming cities: 'Why put up with banality? - June 25, 2015Jun 25, 2015 | 21:59The Current Architect Frank Gehry transforming cities: 'Why put up with banality? - June 25, 2015 Audio
The Current Architect Frank Gehry transforming cities: 'Why put up with banality? - June 25, 2015 Jun 25, 2015 | 21:59To this day, Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry says when he walks into one of his new buildings, he still sees the flaws first. As we wrap up our project, By Design, we speak to the man considered to be the most important architect of our age.
The Current - Happiness By Design: How searching for joy can make us sad - June 25, 2015Jun 25, 2015 | 24:58The Current Happiness By Design: How searching for joy can make us sad - June 25, 2015 Audio
The Current Happiness By Design: How searching for joy can make us sad - June 25, 2015 Jun 25, 2015 | 24:58Books that have sold millions urge you to visualize and actualize your way to a happier life. But our producer Liz Hoath has discovered others who argue that working with a little negativity can also lead to you to happiness.
The Current - Goldman Sachs tells interns to go home...by midnight - June 19, 2015Jun 19, 2015 | 22:00The Current Goldman Sachs tells interns to go home...by midnight - June 19, 2015 Audio
The Current Goldman Sachs tells interns to go home...by midnight - June 19, 2015 Jun 19, 2015 | 22:00When the clock strikes twelve, interns at Goldman-Sachs have been told to leave the office, and get some shut eye. That leaves only a mere 17 hours a day to work. Working till you can't work any more is endemic in our culture, but at what personal cost?
The Current - Dementia patients are not silent stones - June 23, 2015Jun 23, 2015 | 27:29The Current Dementia patients are not silent stones - June 23, 2015 Audio
The Current Dementia patients are not silent stones - June 23, 2015 Jun 23, 2015 | 27:29After a fully-lived life of the mind, psychiatrist Harry Kozol could only watch as his own thoughts were stolen away. Jonathan Kozol has chronicled his father's descent into dementia in his book "The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father One Day at a Time".
The Current - France proposes Nutella boycott for the eco-conscious - June 24, 2015Jun 24, 2015 | 24:59The Current France proposes Nutella boycott for the eco-conscious - June 24, 2015 Audio
The Current France proposes Nutella boycott for the eco-conscious - June 24, 2015 Jun 24, 2015 | 24:59France consumes 26 per cent of all the Nutella that's made. So why is a French politician calling for a nation-wide boycott on the jar of nut spread they love so much? Palm Oil. The popular ingredient is contributing to deforestation and climate change.
The Current - Post-Charleston, some argue right wing extremism is terrorism - June 23, 2015Jun 23, 2015 | 21:58The Current Post-Charleston, some argue right wing extremism is terrorism - June 23, 2015 Audio
The Current Post-Charleston, some argue right wing extremism is terrorism - June 23, 2015 Jun 23, 2015 | 21:58As the world reels from the Charleston shootings, experts are saying right wing extremists should also be labelled terrorists.
The Current - Frank Gehry on Humility and InsecurityJun 25, 2015 | 1:28The Current Frank Gehry on Humility and Insecurity Audio
The Current Frank Gehry on Humility and Insecurity Jun 25, 2015 | 1:28Frank Gehry on Humility and Insecurity
The Current - The AFN's quest to mobilize the First Nations vote - June 22, 2015Jun 22, 2015 | 22:00The Current The AFN's quest to mobilize the First Nations vote - June 22, 2015 Audio
The Current The AFN's quest to mobilize the First Nations vote - June 22, 2015 Jun 22, 2015 | 22:00Members of the AFN want to drum up First Nation votes for this year's federal election. After generations of disenfranchisement indigenous voters are starting to heft their electoral weight. We explore how the First Nations vote could make a difference.
The Current - Introducing Generation Z: Gen Z activists want to change the world - June 26, 2015Jun 26, 2015 | 27:29The Current Introducing Generation Z: Gen Z activists want to change the world - June 26, 2015 Audio
The Current Introducing Generation Z: Gen Z activists want to change the world - June 26, 2015 Jun 26, 2015 | 27:29A panel of teen activists, passionate about the environment, women's rights, and the Aboriginal rights movement, join older, more experienced activists, to discuss the changing tools for protest in Canada. *This Gen Z edition originally aired in March*
The Current - A life without memories, living with SDAM - June 24, 2015Jun 24, 2015 | 27:29The Current A life without memories, living with SDAM - June 24, 2015 Audio
The Current A life without memories, living with SDAM - June 24, 2015 Jun 24, 2015 | 27:29Susie McKinnon simply cannot remember. She's fine with facts and figures ... but her wedding day? Special moments with friends? None of that lingers for her. Today we look into the perils and potential of Severely Deficient Autobiographical Memory.
The Current - Martin Pistorius on regaining his awareness (1:02) - Feb 3, 2015Feb 3, 2015 | 1:02The Current Martin Pistorius on regaining his awareness (1:02) - Feb 3, 2015 Audio
The Current Martin Pistorius on regaining his awareness (1:02) - Feb 3, 2015 Feb 3, 2015 | 1:02After four years in a 'vegetative state' following a mysterious illness, Martin Pistorius' mind began to function again, but not his body. He describes his return to awareness.
The Current - Introducing Generation Z: Teens share what defines them - June 26, 2015Jun 26, 2015 | 21:58The Current Introducing Generation Z: Teens share what defines them - June 26, 2015 Audio
The Current Introducing Generation Z: Teens share what defines them - June 26, 2015 Jun 26, 2015 | 21:58Meet three Canadian teenagers who take us into their schools, lives, and ultimately show us how they differ from the generations who came before them. Meet teens with diverse and universal stories in a rebroadcast of our Gen Z edition of The Current.
The Current - Jill Amery says reporting sexual violence and going through the trial process was worse than being assaulted - Nov 6, 2014Nov 6, 2014 | 19:30The Current Jill Amery says reporting sexual violence and going through the trial process was worse than being assaulted - Nov 6, 2014 Audio
The Current Jill Amery says reporting sexual violence and going through the trial process was worse than being assaulted - Nov 6, 2014 Nov 6, 2014 | 19:30Jill Amery knows first hand how hard it can be to report sexual violence. In 1997, she woke up to find a stranger looming over her in her bed in Toronto. She did report it to the police ... a decision that affected her life for years to come.
The Current - Frank Gehry on everyday inspirations and accidentsJun 25, 2015 | 1:31The Current Frank Gehry on everyday inspirations and accidents Audio
The Current Frank Gehry on everyday inspirations and accidents Jun 25, 2015 | 1:31Frank Gehry on everyday inspirations and accidents

1 of 34