The CurrentBaltimore Riots: Locals say unrest is response to systemic racism - April 29, 2015Apr 29, 2015 | 22:00Freddie Gray was a 25-year-old black man who died of his injuries when he was in police custody. Following his funeral, riots have exposed an issue some say continues to be ignored. Today, we speak with Baltimoreans about what's behind the unrest.
The Current'Boat People' share survival stories coming to Canada 40 years ago - April 29, 2015Apr 29, 2015 | 52:29Forty years ago, tens of thousands of refugees fled Vietnam. Today, we devote an hour to those who found a new life in Canada and those who made it possible. And we ask what we've learned as new waves of displaced people take to boats to escape new wars.
The CurrentCanadians caught in Nepal earthquake share their stories - April 28, 2015Apr 28, 2015 | 21:58Every story of surviving Nepal's earthquake includes the realization many have died. And every link to someone found unharmed, underlines the search by those who wait to hear from loved ones. Today the stories of survival, grief and frustration from afar.
The CurrentAn Alberta election campaign, unpredictable polls and cranky voters - April 28, 2015Apr 28, 2015 | 25:00If you trust the polls... there's a real horse race shaping up in Alberta. And if you don't trust the polls... then you may just be an Alberta politician. We take you on a wild ride in the wild rose country today.
The CurrentFamily escapes to isolation in Yukon wilderness to reconnect - April 28, 2015Apr 28, 2015 | 27:29No road access. No running water. No electricity. Just Mom, Dad, three kids, two cats and a dog, deep in the Yukon wilderness. Suzanne Crocker’s family chose to disconnect for nine months, only to discover the best connection of all – family.
The CurrentArchitect's blueprint for a revolution uses humour against tyranny - April 27, 2015Apr 27, 2015 | 25:00He was in his 20s when he organized protests that would oust dictator Slobodan Milošević. Now Srdja Popovic advises others in non-violent uprisings using everything from laughtivism to civil disobedience to overthrow the world's toughest dictators.
The Current#droptheplus aims to unite not divide, but critics celebrate PLUS - April 27, 2015Apr 27, 2015 | 25:04#droptheplus is getting worldwide attention over the sizing label PLUS on clothing and on models. And while some embrace the idea, others say the real issue is not in the label, it is in how women see themselves.
The CurrentNepal's devastating earthquake leaves survivors desperate for aid - April 27, 2015Apr 27, 2015 | 21:59The survivors of the Nepal earthquake are facing devastating loss. Rescuers from around the world have converged, working against time to help survivors. Today, we hear from a man who says this is playing out exactly as experts have long warned it would.
The CurrentEx Machina's portrayal of gendered robot perpetuates stereotypes - April 24, 2015Apr 24, 2015 | 22:00From the Terminator to the most recent 'lady robot' Ava in the film, Ex Machina, our robots tend to follow such formulaic gender roles. Critics say it's a problem in pop culture we need to take care, before the robots are really living among us.
The Current'Missoula' author Jon Krakauer investigates campus rape - April 24, 2015Apr 24, 2015 | 25:00It's a story of college town football stars who would seem to think they can get away with anything. It's also a familiar story of how systems and society deal with rape. The author of "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town" joins us.
The CurrentRob Cohen's 'Being Canadian' delves into our national identity - April 24, 2015Apr 24, 2015 | 26:26When comedy writer and ex-pat Canadian Rob Cohen decided to investigate Canadian-ness, he ended up picking the brains of many Canadian comedy stars. Rob Cohen joins us to talk about his coast-to-coast journey in search of the elusive Canadian identity.
The CurrentCredit checks to screen job applicants commonplace in Canada - April 23, 2015Apr 23, 2015 | 22:00You may still be able to buy a used car with bad credit. But what about landing a job? A job that could even help you pay down your debt. It turns out certain employers are turning away job applicants with bad credit. And some say that's a big problem.
The CurrentWhen a Syrian gay blogger 'Amina' disappears, deception is found - April 23, 2015Apr 23, 2015 | 25:00When the blogger "Gay Girl in Damascus" was captured by government forces in 2011, questions emerged. A Montreal woman developed a relationship with the blogger Amina and her journey is a cautionary tale for us all about how we look upon a revolution.
The CurrentCanadian companies, poor record in aftermath of Rana plaza collapse - April 23, 2015Apr 23, 2015 | 8:58It was two years ago this week. There were promises for reform from the garment industry after the Rana Plaza collapse that killed more than a thousand people. We're checking in on what kind of progress has been made, especially by Canadian companies.
The CurrentCalifornia drought creates sharming around eating and farming almonds - April 23, 2015Apr 23, 2015 | 7:05If you're thinking of replacing dairy milk with almond milk in your diet or you stock up on almonds for a healthy snack, we have an update on whether almonds are really to blame for the California drought.