The CurrentBoris Nemtsov's murder leaves Russian opposition bowed but not beaten - March 3, 2015Mar 3, 2015 | 22:00Boris Nemtsov was buried today in the same cemetery where murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya was buried in 2006. Friday's assassination of yet another critic of President Vladimir Putin have many worrying its part of an troubling pattern.
The CurrentMeg Hickling says sex-ed teaches how to take care of the body - March 3, 2015Mar 3, 2015 | 25:00She set the standard for sex education and in schools across B.C. Meg Hickling is a legend among teachers, parents and students-all-grown-up. The former nurse shares insights gleaned over four decades of teaching what she always called 'Body Science'.
The Current"The Management of Savagery" gives insight into ISIS' strategy - March 2, 2014Mar 2, 2015 | 22:00Many trying to understand ISIS' motivation are looking to a book written about twelve years ago called "The Management of Savagery". It was written by a man believed to have been in an al-Qaeda operative. Now it appears ISIS is singing from this playbook.
The CurrentImmigration delays leave thousands of couples in limbo - March 2, 2015Mar 2, 2015 | 25:00No health care, no approval to seek work and no idea when it will change. Thousands of people who fell in love with Canadians and hoping to build a future here, eventually with citizenship, say they are at the mercy of a back-logged Immigration system.
The CurrentCurbing Voyeurism: Peeping Toms go high tech but not undetected - March 2, 2015Mar 2, 2015 | 27:30A string of convictions for voyeurism in British Columbia is raising new questions on how to protect privacy when intrusive technology is so small, so inexpensive and so hard to stop. Today we explore the issue of fighting back voyeurism.
The CurrentVoters have the right to know politicians personal beliefs - Feb 27, 2015Feb 27, 2015 | 22:00This week, an Ontario politician revealed he doesn't believe in human evolution. It made a lot of people uncomfortable. Today we're asking if some beliefs are different from others and if voters have a right to know about the people who represent us.
The CurrentMt. Everest guide calls for better working conditions for Sherpas - Feb 27, 2015Feb 27, 2015 | 25:00It has been nearly a year since 16 Sherpas were killed in a devastating avalanche on Mount Everest. And now, with a new climbing season on the horizon, many Sherpas say the risks they're being asked to take on the trek to the summit are just too high.
The CurrentAmerican Sniper as 'war porn', glorifying war in film - Feb 27, 2015Feb 27, 2015 | 27:30American Sniper is now the most successful war movie in U.S. history. It's being described as "riveting" and "epic." The film is also being described as propaganda and war porn. Today, we're asking about the role war movies play in shaping our real world.
The CurrentCritics wary of fast-tracking Bill C-51 with minimal oversight - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 22:00Just after 9-11, the Liberals were criticized for their luxurious pace on anti-terror legislation. Now the speed the Conservative govt is pushing through Bill C-51 is up for debate. Tom Mulcair, Wayne Easter and Stockwell Day join us to discuss Bill C-51.
The CurrentChecking-In on hacking medical devices, sex-ed and sexting - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 27:30Our discussion with Marc Goodman this week on hackeing implanted pacemakers set more than a few hearts beating faster. We Check-In on your thoughts as we follow up on the challenges of sex ed, the perils of sexting and the prospect of hacking pacemakers.
The CurrentSkeptics question if amnesty for al-Shabab fighters will bring peace - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 25:00The Somali government is offering amnesty to any al-Shabaab fighters willing to renounce terrorism and lay down their arms . Some see this as a great way to divide a deadly movement, others worry it could leave Somalia mired in promises it cannot keep.
The CurrentMuslim Mom encourages her community to support Ontario's Sex-Ed law - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 7:17As part of our Checking-In segment we speak with a Muslim Mom from Milton, Ontario who's trying to help people in her community get comfortable with Ontario's new sex ed curriculum.
The CurrentTom Keenan points to downside securing medical devices from hackers - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 7:58As part of our Checking-In segment, we speak to "Technocreep" author Tom Keenan on the trade offs involved when installing features to prevent hacking of medical devices.
The CurrentIsraeli PM Netanyahu contradicts the Mossad on Iran's nuclear threat - Feb 25, 2015Feb 25, 2015 | 25:00Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the UN that Iran was months away from having nuclear weapons. But a leaked document suggests Netanyahu's own intelligence agency was contradicting him on Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb. Or was it?
The Current23 year-old Canadian woman joins ISIS in Syria - Feb 25, 2015Feb 25, 2015 | 21:58She left without telling her family, calling when she arrived in Syria. It was an online religious course that led a moderate Muslim Canadian, 23 year-old, towards a female ISIS recruiter. Natalie Clancy brings us the story of a young woman lost to ISIS.