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The Current | Feb 28, 2013 | 27:30

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Find out what a comedian-turned political powerhouse named Beppe Grillo has in mind for the European Union's third largest economy. And, we'll remember a man who escaped two Nazi concentration camps, helped write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and helped inspire the Occupy movement. And as always we hear your thoughts on the stories we've brought you this week in Checking-In.

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The Current Should Senators be allowed to sit on corporate boards? - April 23, 2014 Apr 23, 2014 | 21:59As the Supreme Court prepares to release a decision on the government's Senate reform reference question, we're focusing on one aspect of Senate activity that some say needs immediate reform: Conflict of Interest in the Senate
The Current - Sarah Attia waits anxiously for news from her husband, imprisoned for months without charge in an Egyptian cell - April 23, 2014Apr 23, 2014 | 27:30The Current Sarah Attia waits anxiously for news from her husband, imprisoned for months without charge in an Egyptian cell - April 23, 2014 Audio
The Current Sarah Attia waits anxiously for news from her husband, imprisoned for months without charge in an Egyptian cell - April 23, 2014 Apr 23, 2014 | 27:30Last July, Khaled Al-Qazzaz disappeared along with his then- President in the military overthrow of the Morsi govt. His Canadian wife says he's become a victim of the abuse, held without charges … with no hint of release.
The Current - Biologist Tyrone Hayes battles one of the biggest agribusinesses in the world - April 23, 2014Apr 23, 2014 | 24:00The Current Biologist Tyrone Hayes battles one of the biggest agribusinesses in the world - April 23, 2014 Audio
The Current Biologist Tyrone Hayes battles one of the biggest agribusinesses in the world - April 23, 2014 Apr 23, 2014 | 24:00Biologist Tyrone Hayes spent his career studying the effects of one particular herbicide, Atrazine, on frogs. When he presented the results that showed sexual abnormalities in frogs, Dr. Hayes says Syngenta tried to launch a campaign to discredit his work
The Current - Is the crisis in Ukraine a greater threat to western security than the Syrian civil war? - April 22, 2014Apr 22, 2014 | 22:00The Current Is the crisis in Ukraine a greater threat to western security than the Syrian civil war? - April 22, 2014 Audio
The Current Is the crisis in Ukraine a greater threat to western security than the Syrian civil war? - April 22, 2014 Apr 22, 2014 | 22:00The latest news includes talk of U.S. sanctions against Kremlin officials over Ukraine while Western nations are mostly silent on the carnage in Syria. Ukraine has eclipsed Syria in the public eye and today we're asking why.
The Current - Who owns the patent on podcasting? - April 22, 2014Apr 22, 2014 | 23:59The Current Who owns the patent on podcasting? - April 22, 2014 Audio
The Current Who owns the patent on podcasting? - April 22, 2014 Apr 22, 2014 | 23:59The podcast has become an integral part of today's media … but who invented the podcast? American Jim Logan says he holds the patent and he's suing a list of companies for compensation. But his critics say he's a Patent Troll.
The Current - Is it time for a dress code for parents? Some educators in Florida think so. - April 22, 2014Apr 22, 2014 | 25:47The Current Is it time for a dress code for parents? Some educators in Florida think so. - April 22, 2014 Audio
The Current Is it time for a dress code for parents? Some educators in Florida think so. - April 22, 2014 Apr 22, 2014 | 25:47There's something decidedly odd about the state of 21st century style. Then again … the Pope has a dress code, something they'd like to institute in a particular Florida school district for parents dropping their kids off at school.
The Current - Could a First Nations-led pipeline proposal be a viable alternative to Northern Gateway? - April 21, 2014Apr 21, 2014 | 21:56The Current Could a First Nations-led pipeline proposal be a viable alternative to Northern Gateway? - April 21, 2014 Audio
The Current Could a First Nations-led pipeline proposal be a viable alternative to Northern Gateway? - April 21, 2014 Apr 21, 2014 | 21:56In the plebiscite in Kitimat, British Columbia, 58 per cent residents voted against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. The federal government will decide if Northern Gateway goes ahead. But Calvin Helin says he has a better plan.
The Current - Freedom to be a kid without any safety rules - April, 21, 2014Apr 21, 2014 | 23:59The Current Freedom to be a kid without any safety rules - April, 21, 2014 Audio
The Current Freedom to be a kid without any safety rules - April, 21, 2014 Apr 21, 2014 | 23:59Parents and educators are often torn over finding a balance for children's play between safety and anything-goes freedom. Hear why some experts say kids should be allowed to play in a risky environment.
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The Current Can privileged politicians really understand the poor and working class to govern fairly? - April 18, 2014 Apr 18, 2014 | 23:58Some say politicians from privileged backgrounds can never really understand the poor and working class. Today we look at whether our own leaders have the empathy to rule with privilege and be fair to all in society.
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The Current From The Archives: Dominique Corti on how Lacor hospital offers more then health care Apr 17, 2014 | 23:42One of Canada's first female surgeons, Lucille Teasdale was a life-saver to Ugandans. She and her husband, Dr. Piero Corti started Lacor Hospital in Uganda. In 2009, we spoke to their daughter, Dominique Corti.

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