The CurrentTim Cook on Remembrance Day, 2014 - Nov 11, 2014Nov 11, 2014 | 4:36Today at 11 o'clock the country will stop to remember its war dead. Soldiers have been on Canadians mind more than usual. Tim Cook is one of Canada's most respected military historians. He reminds us why this day often brings us together.
The CurrentWho Wins and Who Loses with Income Splitting - Nov 10, 2014Nov 10, 2014 | 22:00So who in our society will benefit from the income splitting tax measure that has been both championed and questioned within Conservative ranks? And if this is a tax break that benefits a certain segment of Canadians, is that a mistake or is it by design?
The CurrentUnapologetic abortion: Writer Katha Pollitt says it's time to stop the language of shame around abortion - Nov 10, 2014Nov 10, 2014 | 25:00Katha Pollitt argues language around abortion doesn't reflect the realities of who is choosing the procedure. Even major pro-choice organizations speak in words of shame. She says it is time to change that, to reflect abortion that is "a social good."
The CurrentHow sand mining is threatening the world's beaches - Nov 10, 2014Nov 10, 2014 | 23:25From the deserts of Morocco to the beaches of the Caribbean, boatloads of sand are being spirited away, legally and Illegally to enhance shorelines from Spain to Florida to Singapore. But sand is a major natural resource that is now running out.
The CurrentPounds for Pounds: Britain takes on obesity, by paying people to lose weight - Nov 7, 2014Nov 7, 2014 | 27:30Director for the Centre for Public Health in Britain, Mike Kelly estimates that obesity rates have doubled in Britain in the past decade. If better health can't entice people to lose weight, what about cash money?
The CurrentThe story of Harry Manson, the first aboriginal person to be inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame - Nov 7, 2014Nov 7, 2014 | 24:58It's been a hundred years since Canada's first aboriginal soccer star stormed onto the pitch. Harry Manson was a member of the Snuneymuxw First Nation on Vancouver Island. This weekend, he will be inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame.
The CurrentSexism and violence against women may be getting attention, but some say the watershed moment is still to come - Nov 6, 2014Nov 6, 2014 | 21:59The headlines, the online posts, the airwaves have been dominated by the conversation around the abuse of women in the last 2 weeks ... but is this a watershed moment?
The Current'Technocreep' author says new technologies have been invading our privacy like never before - Nov 6, 2014Nov 6, 2014 | 24:59From the battlefield, to the shopping aisles ...from your home computer, to the smartphone in your pocket ...those who want to know who we are and how we live have an increasing number of ways to find out. Tom Keenan exposes 'Technocreep'.
The CurrentChecking-In: Reporting Sexual Violence to the Police - Nov 6, 2014Nov 6, 2014 | 27:30Our listeners' share some of their own experiences related to #BeenRapedNeverReported. And we hear from Jill Amery who did report a sexual assault, a decision that affected her life for years to come. Her story explains why others may not come forward.
The CurrentJill Amery says reporting sexual violence and going through the trial process was worse than being assaulted - Nov 6, 2014Nov 6, 2014 | 19:30Jill Amery knows first hand how hard it can be to report sexual violence. In 1997, she woke up to find a stranger looming over her in her bed in Toronto. She did report it to the police ... a decision that affected her life for years to come.
The CurrentRepublicans sweep Senate in U.S. Midterms, Barack Obama has a tough 2 years ahead - Nov 5, 2014Nov 5, 2014 | 22:00Yesterday's vote saw the Republicans seizing control of the U.S. Senate, defeating Democrats in several races for State Governor. All of it a strong message to a President heading into a final stretch. But what is that message?
The CurrentAs the Kilauea Volcano oozes lava through small Hawaiian town, residents debate diverting its path - Nov 5, 2014Nov 5, 2014 | 26:08A lava flow is oozing a destructive path as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to erupt. Residents of the town it is starting to overtake are considering their options - divert it, get out of its way or leave it up to the volcano Goddess Pele.
The CurrentCanada's move to deny visas to people travelling from West Africa is slammed by critics - Nov 5, 2014Nov 5, 2014 | 19:10A Winnipeg woman says the chance to bring her family from Guinea to Canada is up in the air with Ottawa's decision to close its doors to people from West African countries battling Ebola. Critics say it's a decision based on fear, not science.
The CurrentThe Design Behind ... The WebCam - Nov 5, 2014Nov 5, 2014 | 4:27In 1991, a group of coffee-loving researchers pointed a networked camera at a coffee pot to know exactly when it was brewed. One of the researchers was Quentin Stafford-Fraser. He shares the story behind the webcam.
The CurrentNo Man's Land: The story of Saeed Jama's deportation to Somalia (Part One) - Nov 4, 2014Nov 4, 2014 | 22:00Saeed Jama left Edmonton two years ago, forced out of the country in a deportation to a place he had never lived. The CBC's John Chipman has been investigating Saaed's story and brings us a 2 part documentary on Canada's practices in deportations.