The CurrentAvian flu outbreak in B.C. due to farming practices, say researchers - Dec 15, 2014Dec 15, 2014 | 27:30Poultry farms affected by avian flu increased over the weekend. Some say the way poultry is farmed is contributing to the virulence of this disease. Today, we're asking about massive farm operations and whether they're sowing the seeds of pandemic.
The CurrentQuebec IVF treatment policies bans anyone over 42 from eligibility - Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014 | 22:00Celine Dion who gave birth to twins through IVF is one of the public faces of the campaign that led to Quebec's provincially-funded IVF program a few years ago. Now the province is trying to adapt its laws regarding IVF and critics are calling it ageist.
The CurrentKiese Laymon: My Vassar College faculty ID does not make racism OK - Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014 | 25:00Kiese Laymon is a black college professor at upstate New York's prestigious Vassar College. His on-campus experience has taught him a lesson in race relations. When harassed by security guards, he can always flash his Faculty ID to make everything OK.
The CurrentB.C. nurses' union calls for increased security in psychiatric facilities - Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014 | 27:30In recent weeks a doctor and a nurse have both been attacked by patients in B.C. psychiatric units. The B.C. nurses' union is calling for better protection. But the solution may not be as simple as added security.
The CurrentRolling Stone campus rape story scandal a lesson to journalists - Dec 11, 2014Dec 11, 2014 | 22:00One woman's traumatic ordeal at a fraternity house at an America university has evolved into apologies from the publication and criticisms over journalism to insensitivity. We look at responsibility and transparency in the covering of sexual assault.
The CurrentNazila Fathi's account of growing up in Revolutionary Iran - Dec 11, 2014Dec 11, 2014 | 25:00Nazila Fathi was a nine-year-old girl when revolution transformed her homeland. She spent her life telling the stories of Revolutionary Iran to as a journalist... until being forced into exile herself five years ago. Today, we go inside modern Iran.
The CurrentAnne V. Hereford and the secret WWII code-busting world of Bletchley Park - Dec 11, 2014Dec 11, 2014 | 10:25The Current producer Howard Goldenthal follows up on a listener's email only to uncover new details of a mother's secretive war-time work for the British in our documentary "In Search of Anne."
The CurrentFormer Gitmo detainee free after 12 years without charge - Dec 11, 2014Dec 11, 2014 | 7:32Six former detainees of the US navy base at Guantanamo Bay have been released. Abedlhadi Faraj is one of them. He spent 12 years at Gitmo without being charged with a crime. Ramzi Kassem, a law professor, his students and colleagues represented Mr. Faraj.
The CurrentChecking-in on battling domestic violence, undercover in North Korea & injustice for David McCallum - Dec 11, 2014Dec 11, 2014 | 17:02Our Friday host Piya Chattopadhyay joins Anna Maria in studio to hear what you have to say about our recent stories, in our weekly segment, Checking-In.
The CurrentReport on CIA torture opens door to prosecution of top Bush officials - Dec 10, 2014Dec 10, 2014 | 21:58The US Senate report on CIA torture practices documents interrogation techniques that reached a level of depravity. With details now available, there are renewed calls for the prosecution of top officials in the Bush administration and in the Agency.
The CurrentPaul Salopek, year two of his seven year historical walking tour - Dec 10, 2014Dec 10, 2014 | 25:00Two years ago, Paul Salopek began to walk the migratory path of the world's first peoples. We catch up with him as he leaves the Middle East where he found kindness in conflict zones and witnessed extraordinary scenes of thousands fleeing Syria on foot.
The CurrentAntibiotic-resistant superbugs could begin a global epidemic beyond India - Dec 10, 2014Dec 10, 2014 | 22:12Tens-of-thousands of newborns are dying of antibiotic-resistant infections. Health care critics say, a rampant use of antibiotics has now rendered significant amounts of bacteria immune to the drugs and the world could be entering a Post-Antibiotic Era.
The CurrentThe Design Behind ... The Parking Meter - Dec 10, 2014Dec 10, 2014 | 2:49Dr. Bob Blackburn, Exec Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society brings us the story behind how the parking meter was born and introduces us to the two men behind it, Oklahoma's chair of the traffic committee Carl Magee and engineer Gerald Hale.
The CurrentNewborns should have the right to die, ethicist says - Dec 9, 2014Dec 9, 2014 | 22:00It's not an easy subject but some say newborns with severe terminal conditions should be part of Canada's end-of-life conversation. Critics argue euthanasia for newborns should not be an option since one can never be certain conditions won't improve.
The CurrentDavid McCallum exonerated after 29 years, thanks to two Canadians - Dec 9, 2014Dec 9, 2014 | 25:00David McCallum spent the prime of his life behind bars for a murder he didn't commit. Twenty-nine years of unjust incarceration, he never gave up hope. He's free thanks to the help of the late Ruben 'Hurricane' Carter and a couple of Canadian filmmakers.