The CurrentDuffy trial reveals cracks in Conservative party, supporters dividedAug 20, 2015 | 19:32Mike Duffy's lawyer is finished cross-examining Nigel Wright and Stephen Harper's political competition have already declared how his testimony will hurt the Conservatives. Today we're asking if revelations from the trial are hurting the Conservative camp
The CurrentUsing family as fodder on the campaign trail has its perilsAug 19, 2015 | 19:17Conservative MP Mark Adler has included his father's haunting past into this election campaign by advertising himself as the son of a Holocaust survivor. Today, we look at why kith and kin can play a critical role on the campaign trail.
The CurrentTimothy Caulfield: Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity diets not healthy - August 18, 2015Aug 19, 2015 | 25:00If glossy, celebrity mags are part of your beach reading fare this time of year, Timothy Caulfield says beware: Celebrity culture could be turning dangerous for our health. Today, we ask, "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?"
The CurrentJohn Ibbitson: Stephen Harper changed Canada in irreversible waysAug 18, 2015 | 19:20Stephen Harper worked for most of his adult life to govern with a majority and change Canada. Now, a new book about the Prime Minister suggests he has reshaped the country in irreversible ways. Today, we look at the politician and the man.
The Current'I want to be a woman': Spouse asks wife for help transitioning - August 18, 2015Aug 18, 2015 | 24:59After almost forty years of marriage, a couple's bond is tested when a long-kept secret comes out. Today, we share a story of what it's like coming out as transgender... when the truth about your gender identity might break your wife's heart.
The CurrentCSIS secrecy hampers complaints and accountabilityAug 17, 2015 | 20:08The BC Civil Liberties Association says there is no true accountability for CSIS since no one can get inside the process by which CSIS is reviewed. So who's watching over the people who watch us? Who's got their eyes on the spies?
The CurrentCriminal profiler Kate Lines recounts career as trailblazer - August 17, 2015Aug 17, 2015 | 25:00Back in the 1970s when Kate Lines decided to join the Ontario Provincial Police, she was told by one officer that the O.P.P. was no place for a woman to work. Today, Kate Lines looks back on her trailblazing career in policing.
The CurrentAll the Single Ladies! 'Spinster' author says celebrate party of one - August 14, 2015Aug 14, 2015 | 23:18"Spinster" author Kate Bolick says the narrative around being single must change because society still values traditional roles for women over their value as an individual person.
The CurrentPatient-funded clinical trials may do more harm than good - August 14, 2015Aug 14, 2015 | 19:49Critics argue that patient funded-clinical trials might be more harm than they're worth because they can skew the study design and conduct as well as being dangerous for the patient.
The CurrentOath Keepers' presence in Ferguson raises concerns - August 13, 2015Aug 13, 2015 | 19:46The presence of the Oath Keepers in Ferguson is troubling because there is good evidence to suggest that these kinds of extreme right wing groups pose a significant, immediate threat.
The CurrentGone with a Trace: The story of lost items on the US/Mexico border - August 13, 2015Aug 13, 2015 | 21:11A photographer and composer are designing a unique art project based on lost or abandoned objects found along the US-Mexican border because they want to call attention to the risks migrants face trying to enter the United States.
The CurrentThe real impact of Nigel Wright's testimony in the Duffy trial - August 12, 2015Aug 12, 2015 | 19:57As Nigel Wright prepares to take the stand in the Mike Duffy trial, we convene a debate on how his testimony will affect Stephen Harper's campaign....
The CurrentAnchor Tracey Spicer goes 'au naturel' to protest 'extreme grooming' - August 12, 2015Aug 12, 2015 | 23:55Australian television anchor Tracey Spicer was beginning to feel like a "painted doll" — but now she's tossed the lipstick, the hair products, and the layers of pancake.
The CurrentDrilling for the truth about oilsands' environmental impactAug 11, 2015 | 19:08NDP candidate Linda McQuaig's recent oilsands comments have sparked controversy — but they've also sparked a much-needed debate about the environmental impact of oilsands production.
The CurrentAmerica's revolutionary moment: Chris Hedges on rebellion and revolt - August 11, 2015Aug 11, 2015 | 24:05Journalist Chris Hedges says America is in a revolutionary moment because racism, state surveillance, and the disparity between rich and poor shows that America is in a state of decline and cannot meet the expectations of its people.