The CurrentFormer BC Prison Guard says he was traumatized by having to work where his sister's rapist was an inmate; launches Human Rights complaints - Sept 17, 2014Sep 17, 2014 | 21:59Former correctional officer, Barry Rhodes, says his mental health was severely compromised because his workplace failed to transfer him or relocate an inmate who assaulted his sister. He has launched a Human Rights complaint to hold someone accountable.
The CurrentDesigners say community 'charrettes' can revolutionize design - Sept 17, 2014Sep 17, 2014 | 25:00There's some truth in the joke about a camel being a horse designed by a committee. But designers say if you create a 'charette', a committee that focuses on an eye to how Design thinking, you can solve a range of real world problems.
The CurrentFormer hostage Amanda Lindhout says airing videos of ISIS murdering captives gives extremists exactly what they want - Sept 17, 2014Sep 17, 2014 | 27:30The Islamic extremists who held Amanda Lindhout in Somalia sought attention through seemingly irresistible media baiting. Is the media keeping the public informed - or playing into deadly propaganda?
The CurrentHow a charette broke down jail cells in a police station to make a community centre that has transformed a neighbourhood in East Toronto- Sept 17, 2014Sep 17, 2014 | 3:11Today, designer Zahra Ebrahim talked about a charrette she ran in east Toronto, to create the community centre called the East Scarborough Storefront. Our producer Kristin Nelson met with one of the participants at the centre to find out more.
The CurrentThe science behind Ebola: Why it's such a difficult disease to trace - September 16, 2014Sep 16, 2014 | 24:59The Ebola outbreak in several African countries is the biggest on record. With the death toll rising, scientists still can't confirm the source. We speak to science writer David Quammen on the realities of those trying to pinpoint the origins of Ebola.
The CurrentUnited Kingdom in a precarious position as Scots head to the polls - September 16, 2014Sep 16, 2014 | 27:28After 300 years of conquest, the UK's greatest threat is now coming from within - Thursday's independence vote in Scotland. Should the YES side succeed, the fallout could be far-reaching. Should the vote go to the NO side, most predict it won't be over.
The CurrentThe Design Behind ... The Egg Carton - September 16, 2014Sep 16, 2014 | 3:13Fergus Tomlin in Smithers B.C. shares the story behind Joseph Coyle's egg carton, a design that solved an on-going dilemma for a frustrated deliveryman with a basket of broken eggs.
The CurrentPolitics drives 'political-activity audits' of think tanks, critics say - September 16, 2014Sep 16, 2014 | 21:57The Canada Revenue Agency is now auditing the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for potential Prohibited Partisan Political Activities. Critics feel an 'advocacy chilll' and partisan political meddling.
The CurrentParliament's back ... and ready for an Election - September 15, 2014Sep 15, 2014 | 22:00The political landscape has changed a lot in recent months. And some of that landscape may be shaking beneath Prime Minister Harper and the Conservatives. As MPs return to the House, party strategists are already focused on the 2015 election.
The CurrentWhy Morten Storm joined Al Qaeda, then the CIA - September 15, 2014Sep 15, 2014 | 24:59By the time Morten Storm began to doubt the extremists, he was in Al Qaeda's highest circles and working for the CIA. The most-wanted-terrorists now have new names, Morten Storm's experiences offer insight into their world and those trying to stop them.
The CurrentStudents, parents and teachers struggle to cope as B.C. teachers strike heads into the third week - September 15, 2014Sep 15, 2014 | 25:30What should be week three of back-to-school in B.C. is actually another day in the months-long-dispute between the striking teachers' union and the provincial government. Today we look at the ongoing personal costs, financial, emotional and scholastic.
The CurrentRob Ford's health issues complicates Toronto's mayoralty race and has many wondering if he will keep his name on the ballot - September 12, 2014Sep 12, 2014 | 22:00This time Toronto's mayor Rob Ford finds himself propelled into the headlines over a private health crisis. He has a tumour in his abdomen. Given Toronto's municipal election is next month, will Rob Ford be on the ballot?
The CurrentAfter a grainy video shames the NFL, it's still unclear what an employers' responsibility is to act when an employee does wrong on their own time - September 12, 2014Sep 12, 2014 | 25:00After a slap on the wrist from the NFL, Ray Rice who violently attacked his then-fiancée has now been cut from his team and suspended indefinitely. But there are many questions, and even more criticism of the reaction and response by his employer--the NFL
The CurrentMy Brother the Terrorist: 'Everyone thinks they know what is right & wrong and follow their understanding' says Richard Dart - September 12, 2014Sep 12, 2014 | 25:25Richard Dart's personal understanding of right and wrong earned him a six year sentence for terrorism. And it's led his stepbrother Robb Leech on a journey to try to understand how a white middle class guy from England could turn into an extreme radical.
The Current'He was just trying to find his way.' Robb Leech explores his brother's path to radicalization in 'My Brother the Terrorist' - September 12, 2014Sep 12, 2014 | 25:25Richard Dart's personal understanding of right and wrong earned him a six year sentence for terrorism. And it's led his stepbrother Robb Leech on a journey to try to understand how a white middle class guy from England could turn into an extreme radical.