The Current'From smooching to slapping ... there was no build up' - Actor Lucy DeCoutere speaks out about Jian Ghomeshi - Oct 30, 2014Oct 30, 2014 | 21:59She is 44 years old. It happened over a decade ago. But the story she tells parallels those of other women stepping forward in other media and the CBC to tell of violence in encounters with former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi. We hear from Lucy DeCoutere.
The CurrentNYT's James Risen willing to be jailed for not revealing his sources on NSA's wiretapping story - Oct 30, 2014Oct 30, 2014 | 25:00NYT journalist James Risen documents outrageous accounts, including the hiring of a man who claimed to decipher secret messages in Al Jazeera newscasts ... a con only uncovered after he'd been paid millions. We speak to the author of 'Pay Any Price'.
The CurrentRats switch to random mode when up against hard-to-beat competitors and we should too - Oct 29, 2014Oct 29, 2014 | 25:00Laboratory rats can flip their brains from strategic predictable decisions to random choices and if they can do that scientists say we can embrace the joys and the reduced pressure of random decision-making. We're looking at rats as role models today.
The CurrentAnti-terror bill C-44 is needed to keep Canadians safe, says Public Safety Minister Steven Blainey - Oct 29, 2014Oct 29, 2014 | 22:00This week, the government introduced Bill C-44 that will give CSIS new powers at home and abroad, but it won't step-up its oversight. Some wonder whether any of these proposed changes would have stopped either of the two attacks on Canadian soldiers.
The CurrentAuthor Michael Harris argues Stephen Harper is 'profoundly anti-democratic' - Oct 29, 2014Oct 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 CurrentJohn Tory elected Toronto Mayor: 'It is time for the city to come together' - Oct 28, 2014Oct 28, 2014 | 22:00Toronto has a new mayor and for those of you who don't live in the city--don't roll your eyes--because what happens in the so-called centre of the universe does affect you. Today, we break down the new era that's dawning in Toronto's municipal politics.
The CurrentHurricane Hazel retires as mayor of Mississauga at 93, but says she won't slow down - Oct 28, 2014Oct 28, 2014 | 27:30Hold on to your hats, Hurricane Hazel is blowing in. Hazel McCallion, the outgoing 93 year old mayor of Mississauga, Ontario talks to us about what she did to persist as mayor of Mississauga for so long and reflect on the evolution of women in politics.
The CurrentJian Ghomeshi and the Rush to Judgment - Oct 28, 2014Oct 28, 2014 | 24:58The facts may not be all in, or even understood, in the Jian Ghomeshi file. But lots of people have already made up their minds. Today, we look at how the rush to judgment can be a torrent when celebrity is involved.
The CurrentHow to deal with radicalized youth while there's still time - Oct 27, 2014Oct 27, 2014 | 21:58The RCMP says Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's motives were ideological and political. Martin Couture-Rouleau's father says he told police about his son's disturbing behaviour. What happens when a parent or a religious leader notices disturbing changes in someone?
The CurrentOut of the box ideas are a hard sell for most innovators, some say investors fear innovation - Oct 27, 2014Oct 27, 2014 | 25:00Thomas Edison was lucky enough to have JP Morgan back his light bulb but most inventors struggle to find investors willing to take a gamble on new creations. A Harvard University study explores the reasons behind why creative ideas are such a hard sell.
The CurrentWhite Supremacists and Neo-Nazis are forming alliances with North Korea - Oct 27, 2014Oct 27, 2014 | 23:50Many members of white supremacist groups are attracted to North Korea's philosophy of self-reliance and independence. Today, we look at race based nationalism that suits both American racists and Asian fascists.
The CurrentWhy the police should have said 'We don't know' during the Ottawa shooting chaos - Oct 24, 2014Oct 24, 2014 | 22:00Canadians had to find out the name of the Ottawa shooting suspect from a foreign news agency and some say it's incomprehensible Canadian authorities weren't more forthcoming during crisis, especially when our soldiers are in active service overseas.
The CurrentNYT reporter C.J. Chivers: U.S. soldiers wounded by chemical weapons in Iraq, then told to keep quiet - Oct 24, 2014Oct 24, 2014 | 25:00Most people believe the U.S. military never uncovered chemical weapons in Iraq. But a New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers says they did -- and soldiers were injured by the discovery.
The CurrentThe roasting over Renee Zellweger's new look says more about us than it does her - Oct 24, 2014Oct 24, 2014 | 20:05Rene Zellweger changes her appearance and suddenly the media's hair is on fire. What is it about a celebrity's look that causes such intense curiosity? It almost certainly says more about the observers than the observed.
The CurrentParliament security questions resurface after Ottawa's shooting - Oct 23, 2014Oct 23, 2014 | 24:59One of the striking questions after yesterday's attack is how did a man with a gun - who'd already shot a soldier - make it inside our Parliament building, within striking distance of the government caucus. Will violence on the Hill transform us?