The Current'Under the Dome' confronts China's dire air pollution crisis - March 4, 2015Mar 4, 2015 | 21:57Two years ago, the smog levels in some Chinese cities were dubbed 'Airpocalypse'. Today, the sight of a blue sky is a big deal. It is against that hazy backdrop that the documentary film 'Under the Dome', has captured the fury of millions of Chinese.
The CurrentGay mom Sally Kohn says 'I wish for my daughter to be gay, too' - March 4, 2015Mar 4, 2015 | 25:00Sally Kohn unleashed a firestorm when she wrote that as a gay Mom she wanted her daughter to be gay. Today, three gay parents, including Ms. Kohn, share their expectation and exasperation on this taboo.
The CurrentDNA phenotyping helps police fight crime but may be abusive - March 4, 2015Mar 4, 2015 | 27:28The scene of the crime - no previous record, no conventional way to track the criminal, except for the DNA sample left behind. Enter ... DNA Phenotyping, expected to revolutionize forensics. But where some see promise, others see potential for abuse.
The CurrentBoris Nemtsov's murder leaves Russian opposition bowed but not beaten - March 3, 2015Mar 3, 2015 | 22:00Boris Nemtsov was buried today in the same cemetery where murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya was buried in 2006. Friday's assassination of yet another critic of President Vladimir Putin have many worrying its part of an troubling pattern.
The CurrentMeg Hickling says sex-ed teaches how to take care of the body - March 3, 2015Mar 3, 2015 | 25:00She set the standard for sex education and in schools across B.C. Meg Hickling is a legend among teachers, parents and students-all-grown-up. The former nurse shares insights gleaned over four decades of teaching what she always called 'Body Science'.
The CurrentCath Blythe teaches grade 2/3 students about sex, thanks to Meg Hickling - March 3, 2015Mar 3, 2015 | 3:00Much of what's being proposed for Ontario's sex-ed curriculum has been in BC classrooms for years, thanks in part to the pioneering work of a sexual health educator, Meg Hickling. We drop in as Cath Blyth teaches 'body science' to grade 2 and 3 students.
The CurrentExtreme water shortage in Sao Paulo, Brazil's water-rich city - March 3, 2015Mar 3, 2015 | 27:30Eleven million people in Sao Paulo are severely rationed, their main water reservoir has essentially been bled dry. How did the city with the world's richest water supply parch a population? We look at Brazil's water woes and a warning for the rest of us.
The Current"The Management of Savagery" gives insight into ISIS' strategy - March 2, 2014Mar 2, 2015 | 22:00Many trying to understand ISIS' motivation are looking to a book written about twelve years ago called "The Management of Savagery". It was written by a man believed to have been in an al-Qaeda operative. Now it appears ISIS is singing from this playbook.
The CurrentImmigration delays leave thousands of couples in limbo - March 2, 2015Mar 2, 2015 | 25:00No health care, no approval to seek work and no idea when it will change. Thousands of people who fell in love with Canadians and hoping to build a future here, eventually with citizenship, say they are at the mercy of a back-logged Immigration system.
The CurrentCurbing Voyeurism: Peeping Toms go high tech but not undetected - March 2, 2015Mar 2, 2015 | 27:30A string of convictions for voyeurism in British Columbia is raising new questions on how to protect privacy when intrusive technology is so small, so inexpensive and so hard to stop. Today we explore the issue of fighting back voyeurism.
The CurrentVoters have the right to know politicians personal beliefs - Feb 27, 2015Feb 27, 2015 | 22:00This week, an Ontario politician revealed he doesn't believe in human evolution. It made a lot of people uncomfortable. Today we're asking if some beliefs are different from others and if voters have a right to know about the people who represent us.
The CurrentMt. Everest guide calls for better working conditions for Sherpas - Feb 27, 2015Feb 27, 2015 | 25:00It has been nearly a year since 16 Sherpas were killed in a devastating avalanche on Mount Everest. And now, with a new climbing season on the horizon, many Sherpas say the risks they're being asked to take on the trek to the summit are just too high.
The CurrentAmerican Sniper as 'war porn', glorifying war in film - Feb 27, 2015Feb 27, 2015 | 27:30American Sniper is now the most successful war movie in U.S. history. It's being described as "riveting" and "epic." The film is also being described as propaganda and war porn. Today, we're asking about the role war movies play in shaping our real world.
The CurrentCritics wary of fast-tracking Bill C-51 with minimal oversight - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 22:00Just after 9-11, the Liberals were criticized for their luxurious pace on anti-terror legislation. Now the speed the Conservative govt is pushing through Bill C-51 is up for debate. Tom Mulcair, Wayne Easter and Stockwell Day join us to discuss Bill C-51.
The CurrentChecking-In on hacking medical devices, sex-ed and sexting - Feb 26, 2015Feb 26, 2015 | 27:30Our discussion with Marc Goodman this week on hackeing implanted pacemakers set more than a few hearts beating faster. We Check-In on your thoughts as we follow up on the challenges of sex ed, the perils of sexting and the prospect of hacking pacemakers.