The CurrentSpider-man patent case could impact medical research law - April 8, 2015Apr 8, 2015 | 25:00How a Spider-Man toy at the centre of a U.S. patent law case could end up coming to the rescue of medical researchers.
The CurrentServers FEDUP with revealing dress codes, sexism at work - April 8, 2015Apr 8, 2015 | 27:30A group of University of Alberta students started tracking sexism in the hospitality sector. They launched a website for posting anonymous reviews of local restaurants... based less on food and drink, and more on how the servers are made to dress.
The CurrentMike Duffy trial begins, could capture headlines for 41 daysApr 7, 2015 | 22:00Mike Duffy is facing charges ranging from bribery to fraud. As his trial begins, CBC's Chris Hall takes us through the twists and turns that brought the journalist-turned-Senator to this troubling day.
The CurrentAfter al-Shabaab attack, Kenya needs anti-terrorism strategyApr 7, 2015 | 25:00Kenya continues to mourn the slaughter of 148 university students by al-Shabaab gunmen. But the attack was not the first that seemed to take Kenya's authorities unprepared. Today we hear the call for an improved anti-terror strategy in Kenya.
The CurrentNeuroscientist says brain scans can validate chronic painApr 7, 2015 | 27:30We explore the next step for neuroscience in the courtroom... how brain scans could help prove a person's chronic pain. But scientists are still divided on the technology's reliability.
The CurrentDitch social media and FOMO to discover the 'Joy of Missing Out' - April 6, 2015Apr 6, 2015 | 22:00Some say, the Fear of Missing Out, is what drives us to spend our time glued to smartphones, instead of the world around us... Missing out on part of the joy of living. Today, we look at the virtues of unplugging, and limiting our screen time.
The CurrentShaming is a public good, argues author Jennifer Jacquet - April 6, 2015Apr 6, 2015 | 25:00Monica Lewinsky wears a brave face now, after being publicly shamed, and says you should too. Today, we're talking about shame and asking whether it's time to rethink what shaming means. Can it be a valuable experience? Something that makes you stronger?
The CurrentPope Francis: From quiet bishop to charismatic pontiff - April 6, 2015Apr 6, 2015 | 27:29He's done more in two years to change how the world sees the Catholic Church than many popes would accomplish in all of their papacies. But Pope Francis' unorthodox ways have also alienated many Catholics. John Allen shares his thoughts on Pope Francis.
The CurrentPeace in the House: A not-so-religious Jew and her Orthodox siblings - April 3, 2015Apr 3, 2015 | 27:28Danielle Nerman grew up in a secular Jewish household, with two secular Jewish siblings. When they became adults, her siblings got religion, in a major way... but Danielle didn't. In her documentary, she seeks out the reasons behind their leaps of faiths.
The CurrentInside Yemen: Citizens share their struggle through unrest - April 3, 2015Apr 3, 2015 | 24:58Yemen is on the brink, as rebel forces expand their hold and Saudi-led air strikes are raining down. As the situation escalates, we bring you the voices of real people in the country today, living life inside one of the world's most troubled hot spots.
The CurrentDeadly attack on Kenya's Garissa University College, hostages taken - April 2, 2015Apr 2, 2015 | 6:59Gunmen attacked Kenya's Garissa University College earlier this morning, killing students on the spot, taking Christian students hostage and battling security forces. We hear from a reporter in Kenya to tell us more.
The CurrentStudy shows medical residents fear questioning superiors - April 2, 2015Apr 2, 2015 | 25:00Our series, By Design takes on a frustrating aspects of the work world - workplace hierarchies. Especially the kind that lead juniors to cower in fear, and hold their tongues, even when speaking up could make for a better workplace... or even save lives.
The CurrentResearcher says people fall somewhere along the monogamy spectrum - April 2, 2015Apr 2, 2015 | 5:57Our segment on long-term relationships and monogamy got listeners engaged. We revisit the monogamish factor with a woman who researches behaviour and attitudes on the monogamy spectrum, when we check-in on the issue we've been following.
The CurrentBrenda Cossman: Sex workers given lower bar when it comes to consent - April 2, 2015Apr 2, 2015 | 7:30Law professor Brenda Cossman says the laws around consent are not equal to all women. Sex workers are assumed a transaction for sex becomes consent to anything and she says this needs to change.
The CurrentChecking-In on monogamish couples, microbeads and polite Canadians - April 2, 2015Apr 2, 2015 | 27:29Our Friday host and the host of World Report David Common joins Anna Maria to go through your comments on the stories of the past week. From challenging monogamy, eliminating microbeads to consent standards needing to change for sex workers ... and more.