The CurrentIs it time to improve the black box on airplanes?Mar 14, 2014 | 21:59Data flight recorders - better known as black boxes - are perhaps the most important devices in investigating plane crashes. But that data can only be revealed if the device is found. Is it time to change the way the black box transmits information?
The CurrentBoosting: why some paralympic athletes self-harm for a competitive edge - March 14th, 2014Mar 14, 2014 | 23:59Elite athletes are often told to work through their pain. it may be more than merely stoic advice. Some paralympic athletes have discovered injuring themselves enhances their performance. It works so well, it's against the rules.
The CurrentDoes Canada's proposed drug recall bill go far enough? - March 14th. 2014Mar 14, 2014 | 27:28Canada's Minister of Health Rona Ambrose has no power to recall a drug that is problematic, neither does Health Canada. A new bill is set to change that. We look at whether these changes go far enough in ensuring the safety of Canada's drug supply
The CurrentWas it worth it? Canada's mission in Afghanistan comes to an end - March 13th, 2014Mar 13, 2014 | 21:59It's been 12 years since Canadian soldiers first breathed the dust of Kabul and faced a new kind of warfare against the Taliban. Have we helped the country face new potential, or prolonged its problems?
The CurrentThe Hogan Sisters: How conjoined twins share body and mind - March 13th, 2014Mar 13, 2014 | 23:59Seven years ago the hogan sisters made headlines, conjoined twins whose brains were connected and impossible to separate. Now they are taking their doctors into a new world where their unique condition allows each to see feel and taste what the other does
The CurrentChecking-In: Domestic Abuse, Fire Fighting on Reservations, and Greed on Wall StreetMar 13, 2014 | 27:27Running out of time and running away from a multi-million dollar job on wall street. We hear your thoughts on some of the stories of the week.
The CurrentDo you want to know if Alzheimer's is in your future?Mar 12, 2014 | 6:10Sharon Roszel talks to the CBC's Anna Maria Tremonti about a blood test that predicts a healthy person's chance of developing Alzheimer's disease.
The CurrentCan a new test to identify the likelihood of Alzheimer's lead to better treatment?Mar 12, 2014 | 21:59If you could get a test to see if Alzheimer's was in your future would you? The new Alzheimer's study out this week leads to unsettling questions. We look at the ethical implications of a test that could predict a disease that currently has no cure.
The CurrentKicking an Addiction to Money: A Wall Street trader walks away from his multi-million dollar salary - March 12th. 2014Mar 12, 2014 | 23:59Hollywood didn't create Jordan Belfort for the movie The Wolf of Wall Street, it merely found him on Wall St. The same place another young trader barely 30 years old got angry over his year-end bonus because it wasn't enough. It was 3.6 million dollars.
The CurrentAlberta puts brakes on one of the fastest growing forms of oil production - March 12th, 2014Mar 12, 2014 | 24:42A technique to extract bitumen from Alberta's oil sands is not only complex, it's caused a complex danger no one can fully explain. The Alberta Energy Regulator wants answers before similar steam extraction continues.
The CurrentHow long will it take to get answers about the Malaysia Airlines crash?Mar 11, 2014 | 21:57The relatives of victims of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 may not get answers in a timely fashion as investigations into these accidents can take years to complete.
The CurrentWhy are family members being banned from visiting their relatives in nursing homes? - March 11, 2014Mar 11, 2014 | 23:59Families of seniors in some care homes in Alberta have been banned from seeing their loved ones and say - short of going to court - which some are now doing, there is no way to appeal decisions made by staff at those homes.
The CurrentHow our packed schedules have left us overwhelmed - March 11, 2014Mar 11, 2014 | 27:27We brag about our busy-ness our language is littered with a litany of our lack-of-leisure time. As a society too many of us are simply overwhelmed. Author Brigid Schulte leads us through the realities of our scarcest resource and greatest luxury: time.
The CurrentThe Dope on Smith Falls - March 10th, 2014Mar 10, 2014 | 24:00The town of Smith's Falls had a puzzle: what to do when a huge employer - a candy factory - left for Mexico. Our Project Money tracks the transition at 1 Hershey Drive from chocolate factory to medicinal marijuana operation.
The CurrentSurviving Domestic Violence - March 10th, 2014Mar 10, 2014 | 27:30She left her husband years ago but the violence and intimidation continued so much so that even today we need to disguise her voice. Hers is just one story but it plays out in various forms every day.