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The Current - Author Michael Harris argues Stephen Harper is 'profoundly anti-democratic' - Oct 29, 2014Oct 29, 2014 | 26:59The Current Author Michael Harris argues Stephen Harper is 'profoundly anti-democratic' - Oct 29, 2014 Audio
The Current Author Michael Harris argues Stephen Harper is 'profoundly anti-democratic' - Oct 29, 2014 Oct 29, 2014 | 26:59Stephen Harper may have said the public doesn't care about the maneouvres of parliament and the wording of motions but the author of a new book tracking his time in the PMO argues it's Stephen Harper who doesn't care.
The Current - Orly Shamir becomes first Canadian to receive 'bionic eye' - Nov 19, 2014Nov 19, 2014 | 27:28The Current Orly Shamir becomes first Canadian to receive 'bionic eye' - Nov 19, 2014 Audio
The Current Orly Shamir becomes first Canadian to receive 'bionic eye' - Nov 19, 2014 Nov 19, 2014 | 27:28As part of our series By Design we hear why doctors believe this kind of technology may transform the lives of the visually impaired.
The Current - How is Anonymous affecting police investigations?Apr 12, 2013 | 21:53The Current How is Anonymous affecting police investigations? Audio
The Current How is Anonymous affecting police investigations? Apr 12, 2013 | 21:53'Hacktivist' group Anonymous has waded into the case of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Nova Scotia teen who killed herself after an alleged sexual assault. In a recent statement, the group says it has evidence of the attack.
The Current - Men need to get involved in the fight against sexism and misogyny in Canada - Nov 12, 2014Nov 12, 2014 | 21:58The Current Men need to get involved in the fight against sexism and misogyny in Canada - Nov 12, 2014 Audio
The Current Men need to get involved in the fight against sexism and misogyny in Canada - Nov 12, 2014 Nov 12, 2014 | 21:58In the span of two weeks, the issue of silence and shame around sexual assault has appeared to have encouraged women across the globe to speak out. But those who see this as hopeful progress are listening for other voices as well - the Voices of Men.
The Current - Checking-in on eggless mayo, techno-creep and Ronnie the Bren Gun girl - Nov 20, 2014Nov 20, 2014 | 27:26The Current Checking-in on eggless mayo, techno-creep and Ronnie the Bren Gun girl - Nov 20, 2014 Audio
The Current Checking-in on eggless mayo, techno-creep and Ronnie the Bren Gun girl - Nov 20, 2014 Nov 20, 2014 | 27:26Our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week. Plus, Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl's daughter tells us more about her mother, Veronica Foster.
The Current - Debating prescribing opioids for treating chronic pain - Oct 10, 2014Oct 10, 2014 | 22:00The Current Debating prescribing opioids for treating chronic pain - Oct 10, 2014 Audio
The Current Debating prescribing opioids for treating chronic pain - Oct 10, 2014 Oct 10, 2014 | 22:00People who've used opioids like Oxycontin to relieve chronic pain know how effective they can be. But people who've come to rely on opioids know the harrowing downside. Now there's a push to have doctors stop prescribing them to most patents.
The Current - Designing libraries that are relevant in a digital age - Oct 20, 2014Oct 20, 2014 | 27:29The Current Designing libraries that are relevant in a digital age - Oct 20, 2014 Audio
The Current Designing libraries that are relevant in a digital age - Oct 20, 2014 Oct 20, 2014 | 27:29With the huge amounts of information now available online, we take a look at how libraries are designing for the 21st century.
The Current - University students calling for a divestment from fossil fuel industryDec 20, 2012 | 25:35The Current University students calling for a divestment from fossil fuel industry Audio
The Current University students calling for a divestment from fossil fuel industry Dec 20, 2012 | 25:35It is being called the biggest student movement in the U.S. in years. Students at 192 university campuses across North America want their schools to step up on the issue of climate change by divesting what would be millions-of-dollars worth of endowments from the fossil fuel industry. Their campaign parallels the actions of universities back in the 80's when they used the same tactic to fight apartheid in South Africa. The founder of 350-dot-org, Bill McKibben will Do The Math on the campaign he's encouraging.
The Current - Unapologetic abortion: Writer Katha Pollitt says it's time to stop the language of shame around abortion - Nov 10, 2014Nov 10, 2014 | 25:00The Current Unapologetic abortion: Writer Katha Pollitt says it's time to stop the language of shame around abortion - Nov 10, 2014 Audio
The Current Unapologetic abortion: Writer Katha Pollitt says it's time to stop the language of shame around abortion - Nov 10, 2014 Nov 10, 2014 | 25:00Katha Pollitt argues language around abortion doesn't reflect the realities of who is choosing the procedure. Even major pro-choice organizations speak in words of shame. She says it is time to change that, to reflect abortion that is "a social good."
The Current - 'Exodus' whitewashing is bad for Christianity - Nov 28, 2014Nov 28, 2014 | 26:56The Current 'Exodus' whitewashing is bad for Christianity - Nov 28, 2014 Audio
The Current 'Exodus' whitewashing is bad for Christianity - Nov 28, 2014 Nov 28, 2014 | 26:56A new film about dramatic times of the old testament is cast with actors who might be more at home in a Viking saga than a Mediterranean one. Critics call "Exodus" a whitewash. Today, a look about our beliefs and representations of Biblical history.
The Current - Missionaries in remote Nigeria save twins from death, superstition dictates they are a bad omen - Sept 18, 2014Sep 18, 2014 | 24:59The Current Missionaries in remote Nigeria save twins from death, superstition dictates they are a bad omen - Sept 18, 2014 Audio
The Current Missionaries in remote Nigeria save twins from death, superstition dictates they are a bad omen - Sept 18, 2014 Sep 18, 2014 | 24:59Chinyere Stevens and her husband Olusola have a brood of children, almost all of them are twins. They are missionaries who convince new mothers in traditional Nigerian communities. to hand their newborn twins over to them and save them from death.
The Current - The Design Behind ... The Condom - Oct 21, 2014Oct 21, 2014 | 3:50The Current The Design Behind ... The Condom - Oct 21, 2014 Audio
The Current The Design Behind ... The Condom - Oct 21, 2014 Oct 21, 2014 | 3:50Andrea Tone, professor and Canada's Research Chair in the Social History of Medicine at McGill University takes us through the ages to explore how condoms became revolutionary.
The Current - Pounds for Pounds: Britain takes on obesity, by paying people to lose weight - Nov 7, 2014Nov 7, 2014 | 27:30The Current Pounds for Pounds: Britain takes on obesity, by paying people to lose weight - Nov 7, 2014 Audio
The Current Pounds for Pounds: Britain takes on obesity, by paying people to lose weight - Nov 7, 2014 Nov 7, 2014 | 27:30Director for the Centre for Public Health in Britain, Mike Kelly estimates that obesity rates have doubled in Britain in the past decade. If better health can't entice people to lose weight, what about cash money?
The Current - Will Band Aid's Christmas single really help fight Ebola? - Nov 20, 2014Nov 20, 2014 | 19:48The Current Will Band Aid's Christmas single really help fight Ebola? - Nov 20, 2014 Audio
The Current Will Band Aid's Christmas single really help fight Ebola? - Nov 20, 2014 Nov 20, 2014 | 19:48Songwriters hope a new version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" will inspire listeners to fight Ebola. Critics say the fundraising didn't solve the problems thirty years ago with the original song, and is unlikely to this time.
The Current - Why there's no clear and effective way for MPs and staff to make claims of workplace harassment on Parliament Hill - Nov 14, 2014Nov 14, 2014 | 27:29The Current Why there's no clear and effective way for MPs and staff to make claims of workplace harassment on Parliament Hill - Nov 14, 2014 Audio
The Current Why there's no clear and effective way for MPs and staff to make claims of workplace harassment on Parliament Hill - Nov 14, 2014 Nov 14, 2014 | 27:29Liberal MP Judy Sgro says the people she knows who've been harassed on the Hill, felt quitting was the only way to deal with it. After two weeks of people talking about sexual harassment, we look at why it's hard to crack down on harassment on the Hill.

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