Jun 14, 2013 | 27:30The Current Are we living in 1984? Audio
The Current Are we living in 1984? Jun 14, 2013 | 27:30Sales of George Orwell's novel 1984 spiked following revelations of the US domestic surveillance program. Writer Joyce Carol Oates isn't surprised. She believes 2013 is the new 1984 with a little Brave New World thrown in.
Jan 30, 2013 | 27:30The Current Selfies: Narcissistic, Empowering, or Just Fun? Audio
The Current Selfies: Narcissistic, Empowering, or Just Fun? Jan 30, 2013 | 27:30Rembrandt painted dozens of self-portraits over a lifetime, but a kid with a smartphone can match that output in an afternoon. And it's not just teenagers feeling the need to paint their masterpiece with camera flash and wall mirror. Today, we look at the Selfie phenomenon ... those ubiquitous, self-conscious, posed and preening self-portraits that litter the internet through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and we're asking about the consequences of pop culture turned peep culture.
Jun 13, 2013 | 21:59The Current Trouble in Lululemon-land? Audio
The Current Trouble in Lululemon-land? Jun 13, 2013 | 21:59Lululemon’s CEO is gone and stock prices are tumbling … yet it is still the most valuable retail brand in Canada with what you could call a cult following. Will that be enough to keep Lululemon strong?
Jun 12, 2013 | 23:59The Current Ugandan Gay Rights: Frank Mugisha Audio
The Current Ugandan Gay Rights: Frank Mugisha Jun 12, 2013 | 23:59The safest place for a gay person in Uganda may be the closet. The government is sitting on an anti-homosexuality bill that provides for the death penalty. Still, the country has advocates for gay rights like Frank Mugisha who worries time is running out.