The CurrentShould The NFL Ban the N-Word?Mar 7, 2014 | 24:00The National Football League is considering adopting a rule to penalize a team if a player uses the N-word, but some critics say this won't address the league's more serious problems with racism.
The CurrentWho Was Behind The Deadly Knife Attack in China?Mar 7, 2014 | 27:30Never heard of Eastern Turkestan? The Chinese government can't bring itself to use the title either. Beijing prefers to call it Xinjiang. It's home to the ten-million Islamic people known as Uyghurs. And tensions between the two are reaching an all-time
The CurrentIs the Rest of Canada still willing to fight to keep Quebec? - March 6, 2014Mar 6, 2014 | 22:00With Quebec now beginning another election campaign -- and the Parti Quebecois looking good in early polls -- is Canada heading for another referendum? Some are asking if it has the will to fight for Quebec one more time.
The CurrentChecking-In: Living with dementia, Robert Semrau’s plea to soldiers in despair, sharing economy and the disappearing middle class - March 6, 2014Mar 6, 2014 | 27:30Sharing war stories and the sharing economy. Our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week. And we'll revisit the conundrum of the middle class in Canada, and the obstacles that could prevent its kids from holding on to it.
The CurrentMother Nature is Trying to Kill You - March 6, 2014Mar 6, 2014 | 23:01Everyone knows a falling sky can't kill. But there are plenty of other things in nature that will. Canadian author, Dan Riskin has a new book that examines the risks around us. And once you've heard him … you'll never trust sheep again.
The CurrentMy fellow soldiers...reject suicide - March 5, 2014Mar 5, 2014 | 4:27Robert Semrau is a former Officer with the Canadian Forces. Following numerous reports of Canadian soldiers taking their own lives, he wrote an open letter to all the men and women of the Canadian Forces and coalition allies.
The CurrentDo publication bans on victims of sexual assault re-victimize them? - March 5, 2014Mar 5, 2014 | 21:58After Dr. Doodnaught was convicted of sexually assaulting 21 patients, 2 women fought for the right to be public and won. Publication bans are imposed to protect the victim but some say that perpetuates the view that they should be ashamed.
The CurrentCars of the future may be so intelligent, there may not be much future for driving - March 5, 2014Mar 5, 2014 | 27:30Dreams for the car of the future may be coming true as the autonomous car that drives itself and keeps you from crashing moves into high gear. Electric cars and even flying cars are in the works. But is the industry nimble enough to change?
The CurrentDarce Fardy and his wife Dorothea on facing a future with Alzheimer’s - March 5, 2014Mar 5, 2014 | 16:29When the long-time Nova Scotia journalist Darce Fardy learned he was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, he resorted to what he knew best ... telling a story to help people understand.
Darce Fardy and his wife Dorothea share their view of the future.
The Current"If I Built A Car" by Chris Van Dusen read by Nathan Goldhar-Killick - March 5, 2014Mar 5, 2014 | 1:53The cars of the future will necessarily be captained by the drivers of the future. 7-year-old Nathan Goldhar-Killick is the son of one of The Current's producers. Here he is reading from his favourite book, "If I Built A Car" by Chris Van Dusen.
The CurrentIs Vladimir Putin too powerful to be stopped? - March 4, 2014Mar 4, 2014 | 21:59Vladimir Putin's bold military moves into Ukrainian territory over the last several days suggest he continues to dine out on the inability of Western leaders to intervene in his interventions or to find any substantive way to stop him.
The CurrentWindfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming - March 4, 2014Mar 4, 2014 | 23:59McKenzie Funk travelled the globe tracking people and businesses, finding economic opportunities in melting ice, shrinking waterways and tinder-dry forests. Our Project Money looks at how he found a Windfall in the Booming Business of Global Warming.
The CurrentSouth Africa is televising its first full case, the trial of Oscar Pistorius - March 4, 2014Mar 4, 2014 | 27:27The first broadcast of a full criminal trial in South Africa is underway in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. Cameras began rolling yesterday after a long fight. But in Canada, most everything before our equivalent courts remains cloaked in silence.
The CurrentRussia's military incursion into Ukraine has many asking: Is Ukraine on the brink of war? - March 3, 2014Mar 3, 2014 | 22:00The words of condemnation have been careful and forceful from all G7 countries against the actions of Vladimir Putin but he is not blinking. In fact, American intelligence agencies report tracking more Russian troops entering Crimea on Sunday.
The CurrentVICE Magazine co-founder Suroosh Alvi - March 3, 2014Mar 3, 2014 | 24:00In an age of layoffs and shrinking media companies, VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi stands out with a new business model. He's got a world-wide audience, solidly attracting younger viewers and a journalistic record that varies from stunt to inspired.