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The Current - 104 Horses: A story of farm and family, Africa and exile - August 11, 2014Aug 11, 2014 | 21:20The Current 104 Horses: A story of farm and family, Africa and exile - August 11, 2014 Audio
The Current 104 Horses: A story of farm and family, Africa and exile - August 11, 2014 Aug 11, 2014 | 21:20Mandy Retzlaff loved her horses and her life in Zimbabwe. But when government-backed armed thugs began chasing white farmers off their farms, she had to make some dangerous and heartbreaking decisions.
The Current - John Dean on what Nixon knew about Watergate - August 08, 2014Aug 8, 2014 | 22:00The Current John Dean on what Nixon knew about Watergate - August 08, 2014 Audio
The Current John Dean on what Nixon knew about Watergate - August 08, 2014 Aug 8, 2014 | 22:00Forty years ago tonight, Richard Nixon was brought down by a scandal to which all other political scandals are compared. His former White House legal counsel tells us he tried to warn Nixon, but the President wouldn't listen.
The Current - Author Brigid Schulte on why we value busyness over happiness - August 08, 2014Aug 8, 2014 | 22:46The Current Author Brigid Schulte on why we value busyness over happiness - August 08, 2014 Audio
The Current Author Brigid Schulte on why we value busyness over happiness - August 08, 2014 Aug 8, 2014 | 22:46Most people struggle to achieve a work-life balance and it's likely many believe they're failing. Brigid Schulte leads us through the realities of our scarcest resource and greatest luxury: time.
The Current - Canadian couple accused of spying in China - August 07, 2014Aug 7, 2014 | 21:58The Current Canadian couple accused of spying in China - August 07, 2014 Audio
The Current Canadian couple accused of spying in China - August 07, 2014 Aug 7, 2014 | 21:58As the owners of a popular cafe, the two Canadians seem unlikely spies. But the location of their business -- near the North Korea border -- may have entangled the Garatts in the strange relationship between China and its neighbour.
The Current - A Vital Trade: Selling Syrian organs on Lebanon's black market - August 07, 2014Aug 7, 2014 | 22:08The Current A Vital Trade: Selling Syrian organs on Lebanon's black market - August 07, 2014 Audio
The Current A Vital Trade: Selling Syrian organs on Lebanon's black market - August 07, 2014 Aug 7, 2014 | 22:08More than a million Syrian refugees have ended up in Lebanon, where a flourishing black market has emerged -- buying and selling Syrian bodily organs.
The Current - Military historian Gwynne Dyer on why Canada fights - August 06, 2014Aug 6, 2014 | 21:57The Current Military historian Gwynne Dyer on why Canada fights - August 06, 2014 Audio
The Current Military historian Gwynne Dyer on why Canada fights - August 06, 2014 Aug 6, 2014 | 21:57On the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, military historian Gwynne Dyer argues the war remains part of this country's mythology. And, he says, those myths continue to influence Canada's decisions when it goes to battle.
The Current - Labels are for Cans: Managing autism in the workplace - August 06, 2014Aug 6, 2014 | 24:00The Current Labels are for Cans: Managing autism in the workplace - August 06, 2014 Audio
The Current Labels are for Cans: Managing autism in the workplace - August 06, 2014 Aug 6, 2014 | 24:00Jordan Edwards has autism. High-functioning, but underemployed, he now weighs the pros and cons of whether to disclose his so-called "invisible disability" to a future employer.
The Current - Suroosh Alvi on reinventing VICE Media - August 05, 2014Aug 5, 2014 | 23:58The Current Suroosh Alvi on reinventing VICE Media - August 05, 2014 Audio
The Current Suroosh Alvi on reinventing VICE Media - August 05, 2014 Aug 5, 2014 | 23:58As part of our Eye on the Media series, we hear how the company with a wobbly beginning as a lifestyle magazine in Montreal has grown into a worldwide media powerhouse.
The Current - Detroit's Water Crisis: Shutoff leaves thousands without running water - August 05, 2014Aug 5, 2014 | 21:58The Current Detroit's Water Crisis: Shutoff leaves thousands without running water - August 05, 2014 Audio
The Current Detroit's Water Crisis: Shutoff leaves thousands without running water - August 05, 2014 Aug 5, 2014 | 21:58In a massive effort, the city has turned off the water on people who haven't paid their bills. Many have now paid up, but there remain thousands in urban Detroit with no access to running water -- and the UN says it's a violation of human rights.
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The Current Women Against Feminism: What does it mean to be a feminist today? - August 04, 2014 Aug 4, 2014 | 21:56We delve into the Women Against Feminism movement and the heated debate it has sparked about what it means to be feminist.
The Current - The Diet Fix: Why diets fail and how to make yours work - August 04, 2014Aug 4, 2014 | 23:59The Current The Diet Fix: Why diets fail and how to make yours work - August 04, 2014 Audio
The Current The Diet Fix: Why diets fail and how to make yours work - August 04, 2014 Aug 4, 2014 | 23:59The fact is, most people who use diets to fight pounds don't win that war. We hear from a weight loss specialist about what he believes is wrong with diets and how to get it right.
The Current - Chef Dan Barber on the future of food - August 1, 2014Aug 1, 2014 | 23:58The Current Chef Dan Barber on the future of food - August 1, 2014 Audio
The Current Chef Dan Barber on the future of food - August 1, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 | 23:58In the future, the food you eat will taste better... or at least that's what Dan Barber hopes. The New York City chef believes a radical transformation is needed in the way we think about food.
The Current - Why is West Africa's Ebola outbreak so hard to contain? - August 1, 2014Aug 1, 2014 | 21:57The Current Why is West Africa's Ebola outbreak so hard to contain? - August 1, 2014 Audio
The Current Why is West Africa's Ebola outbreak so hard to contain? - August 1, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 | 21:57The WHO says the scale of the Ebola outbreak makes it necessary to take the fight against the virus to a new level. But it's becoming clear that a lack of knowledge about the disease and cultural factors are hindering treatment and containment.
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The Current Is Russia 'untouchable'? - July 31, 2014 Jul 31, 2014 | 21:59Moscow's support of Syria, the Ukrainian rebels, and its human rights record, have become too much for western governments to ignore. But sanctions don't seem to phase Russia's leadership. We're asking: can the West influence Moscow?
The Current - David Harris-Gershon: What do you buy the children of the terrorist who tried to kill your wife? - July 31, 2014Jul 31, 2014 | 23:58The Current David Harris-Gershon: What do you buy the children of the terrorist who tried to kill your wife? - July 31, 2014 Audio
The Current David Harris-Gershon: What do you buy the children of the terrorist who tried to kill your wife? - July 31, 2014 Jul 31, 2014 | 23:58Twelve years ago today, David Harris Gershon's wife was nearly killed by a Hamas bomber in Jerusalem. Then, he did something that might seem unusual for someone in his position: he went to speak with the bomber's family and took presents for the kids.

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