The Current | Oct 31, 2013 | 26:08

Senate Scandal, the Right to Die, Birth Control, and Dima Litvinov (Check-in)

Political wrecking balls, metaphors and Senators and so much more when we check-in and follow up on the stories that inspired and infuriated you as we look back on the week that was.

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The Current - Donald Trump's Republican bid poses dilemma for media - July 21, 2015Jul 21, 2015 | 22:00The Current Donald Trump's Republican bid poses dilemma for media - July 21, 2015 Audio
The Current Donald Trump's Republican bid poses dilemma for media - July 21, 2015 Jul 21, 2015 | 22:00Should Donald Trump be taken seriously? The Huffington Post says no. Today our panel looks at the HuffPo's decision to cover Trump's presidential campaign in their entertainment section... dropping him from their serious political coverage.
The Current - Donald Trump's Republican bid poses dilemma for mediaJul 21, 2015 | 19:53The Current Donald Trump's Republican bid poses dilemma for media Audio
The Current Donald Trump's Republican bid poses dilemma for media Jul 21, 2015 | 19:53Should Donald Trump be taken seriously? The Huffington Post says no. Today our panel looks at the HuffPo's decision to cover Trump's presidential campaign in their entertainment section... dropping him from their serious political coverage.
The Current - Health Canada warns using morcellator may spread undetected cancer - July 21, 2015Jul 21, 2015 | 25:00The Current Health Canada warns using morcellator may spread undetected cancer - July 21, 2015 Audio
The Current Health Canada warns using morcellator may spread undetected cancer - July 21, 2015 Jul 21, 2015 | 25:00Considered by many Gynecological surgeons to be a useful procedure to minimize risks of certain surgeries, morcellation is seen by others to be a cause of risk. Now lawyers have become involved, following efforts to declare the morcellator, dangerous.
The Current - Canadian detained in UAE without charge since AugustJul 20, 2015 | 20:14The Current Canadian detained in UAE without charge since August Audio
The Current Canadian detained in UAE without charge since August Jul 20, 2015 | 20:14Salim Alaradi is a Canadian-Libyan detained without charge by the UAE, a country we tend to think of as an island of stability in the volatile mid-east. His arbitrary detention fits a troubling trend. We hear from his daughter fighting to free her dad.
The Current - Canadian detained in UAE without charge since August - July 20, 2015Jul 20, 2015 | 22:00The Current Canadian detained in UAE without charge since August - July 20, 2015 Audio
The Current Canadian detained in UAE without charge since August - July 20, 2015 Jul 20, 2015 | 22:00Salim Alaradi is a Canadian-Libyan detained without charge by the UAE, a country we tend to think of as an island of stability in the volatile mid-east. His arbitrary detention fits a troubling trend. We hear from his daughter fighting to free her dad.
The Current - Writer Azar Nafisi argues fiction is democracy's oxygen - July 20, 2015Jul 20, 2015 | 24:00The Current Writer Azar Nafisi argues fiction is democracy's oxygen - July 20, 2015 Audio
The Current Writer Azar Nafisi argues fiction is democracy's oxygen - July 20, 2015 Jul 20, 2015 | 24:00It is not for nothing that tyrants burn books and imprison authors. Azar Nafisi says totalitarian regimes fear the power of ideas and nowhere are ideas more forceful than in fiction. Today, the writer shares how imagination and ideas defies limitations.
The Current - Sandra Bland's death ignites Black Women's Lives Matter movementJul 17, 2015 | 20:39The Current Sandra Bland's death ignites Black Women's Lives Matter movement Audio
The Current Sandra Bland's death ignites Black Women's Lives Matter movement Jul 17, 2015 | 20:39Thousands have rallied around #BlackLivesMatter message but the suspicious death of Sandra Bland, a black woman in police custody, has received little media attention. Activists are rallying behind a new message - that Black Women's Lives Matter Too.
The Current - Sandra Bland's death ignites Black Women's Lives Matter movement - July 17, 2015Jul 17, 2015 | 22:00The Current Sandra Bland's death ignites Black Women's Lives Matter movement - July 17, 2015 Audio
The Current Sandra Bland's death ignites Black Women's Lives Matter movement - July 17, 2015 Jul 17, 2015 | 22:00Thousands have rallied around #BlackLivesMatter message but the suspicious death of Sandra Bland, a black woman in police custody, has received little media attention. Activists are rallying behind a new message - that Black Women's Lives Matter Too.
The Current - Greece debt crisis: Eurozone bailout deal comes with a cost - July 17, 2015Jul 17, 2015 | 25:00The Current Greece debt crisis: Eurozone bailout deal comes with a cost - July 17, 2015 Audio
The Current Greece debt crisis: Eurozone bailout deal comes with a cost - July 17, 2015 Jul 17, 2015 | 25:00This week Greece and its European creditors finally reached a deal. But at what price? Today, we probe the potential political fallout from the bailout and ask whether a united Europe could be the ultimate victim.
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The Current China's stock market intervention might do more harm than good Jul 16, 2015 | 20:21In China, millions of people rode the wave of stock market exuberance. And now they are panicked, as inflated markets come crashing down. Chinese investors have seen savings erased. We speak with a Beijing man who's lost much of his life savings.
The Current - China's stock market intervention might do more harm than good - July 16, 2015Jul 16, 2015 | 22:00The Current China's stock market intervention might do more harm than good - July 16, 2015 Audio
The Current China's stock market intervention might do more harm than good - July 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015 | 22:00In China, millions of people rode the wave of stock market exuberance. And now they are panicked, as inflated markets come crashing down. Chinese investors have seen savings erased. We speak with a Beijing man who's lost much of his life savings.
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The Current 'Dataclysm': Christian Rudder says online Big Data changing history - July 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015 | 25:00Who are you... really? Your friends and family have a good idea, but your internet history may tell a different story. What are the consequences of that for business and your privacy? A look into Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking).
The Current - Hyeonseo Lee shares her perilous escape from North Korea - July 15, 2015Jul 15, 2015 | 22:00The Current Hyeonseo Lee shares her perilous escape from North Korea - July 15, 2015 Audio
The Current Hyeonseo Lee shares her perilous escape from North Korea - July 15, 2015 Jul 15, 2015 | 22:00She's the girl with seven names. The name she was born with she refuses to reveal even today. Because Hyeonseo Lee is North Korean and she defected: a crime the regime would punish not just her for, but those connected to her. Hyeonseo shares her story.
The Current - Hyeonseo Lee shares her perilous escape from North KoreaJul 15, 2015 | 18:05The Current Hyeonseo Lee shares her perilous escape from North Korea Audio
The Current Hyeonseo Lee shares her perilous escape from North Korea Jul 15, 2015 | 18:05She's the girl with seven names. The name she was born with she refuses to reveal even today. Because Hyeonseo Lee is North Korean and she defected: a crime the regime would punish not just her for, but those connected to her. Hyeonseo shares her story.
The Current - Good writing in the 21st century needs clarity, says Steven Pinker - July 15, 2015Jul 15, 2015 | 21:39The Current Good writing in the 21st century needs clarity, says Steven Pinker - July 15, 2015 Audio
The Current Good writing in the 21st century needs clarity, says Steven Pinker - July 15, 2015 Jul 15, 2015 | 21:39Steven Pinker is fed up with sloppy, awkward communication. In an effort to change this, he offers up "The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century." He believes his new style book will free people from antiquated notions of grammar.

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