The CurrentMindfulness meditation moves into the classroom - Oct 14, 2014Oct 14, 2014 | 22:00When did you last take any time at all to do nothing? No emailing, no internet, not chatting. There's a new trend in some classrooms aimed to incorporate Mindfulness as daily practice. Our producer Peter Mitton takes us on a trip inside ourselves.
The CurrentHospitals offering family-centered health care say the best way to make a patient healthy is to include the whole family - Oct 14, 2014Oct 14, 2014 | 27:30Our ongoing project, By Design, looks at the architecture of health care from the physical and visible, to the psychological and familial. Today our conversation includes a debate on policies to allow loved ones to be present during resuscitation.
The CurrentThe quest to design the perfect apple - Oct 13, 2014Oct 13, 2014 | 22:00Forget red delicious, horticulturists are racing to design for a market that demands better tasting, longer lasting, apples. Author of "Apples of Uncommon Character" says we're experiencing an apple renaissance sparked by the success of the Honey Crisp.
The Current'Texts from your Ex' is the new normal, 87 per cent of young people contact or track their ex-partner - Oct 13, 2014Oct 13, 2014 | 25:00In the old days, returning a box of your ex-lover's stuff was the hardest bit of housekeeping during a break-up. But now splitting up might mean unfriending and unfollowing. Today, we look at why breaking up can be harder to do in the internet age.
The CurrentHow the love of music helped one woman make a remarkable recovery after brain surgery - Oct 13, 2014Oct 13, 2014 | 22:12After a complicated brain surger, Allison Woyiwada couldn't speak. Her family was heartbroken to witness all that she'd lost. But then they realized she still had her music. Today we rebroadcast a moving story of a remarkable comeback through music.
The CurrentDebating prescribing opioids for treating chronic pain - Oct 10, 2014Oct 10, 2014 | 22:00People who've used opioids like Oxycontin to relieve chronic pain know how effective they can be. But people who've come to rely on opioids know the harrowing downside. Now there's a push to have doctors stop prescribing them to most patents.
The CurrentObama's former Chief Leon Panetta weighs in on fighting ISIS and the story behind hunting down Bin Laden - Oct 10, 2014Oct 10, 2014 | 24:58In a Canadian exclusive, former director of the CIA Leon Panetta speaks about hunting Bin Laden, drone attacks, and what he believes will be decades of war with Islamic extremism.
The CurrentNorth Korea's Kim Jong Un disappears from official life, sparks rumour of a coup - Oct 10, 2014Oct 10, 2014 | 27:29North Korea's Kim Jong Un, one of the world's most volatile state, hasn't been seen in public since early September. Is he sick? Has there been a coup? We ask North Korean experts what the disappearance of the Hermit King means for the Hermit Kingdom.
The CurrentWith ISIS at its border in Kobani, Turkey bides its time, staying immobile - Oct 9, 2014Oct 9, 2014 | 22:00The fight with ISIS over the city of Kobani is raging but the weapons and troops stationed on Turkey's side of the border have been noticeably immobile. But where other nations see ISIS as the key element to quash, Turkey sees other tentacles of trouble.
The Current13 days that shaped the future of the Middle East: The Camp David Accord revisited - Oct 9, 2014Oct 9, 2014 | 25:00More than 3 decades ago, Carter, Begin and Sadat hunkered down in Camp David and emerged with an Israeli-Egyptian peace deal. Journalist and author Lawrence Wright connects the dots back to those ground-breaking 13 Days in September of 1978.
The CurrentChecking-in on stories of the week with our listeners - Oct 9, 2014Oct 9, 2014 | 27:30From using animals for fur to feminism in fashion, misunderstanding Ebola and misunderstanding what we're trying to tell one another when we sit down to write. We look back on our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week.
The CurrentCoping with the threat of Ebola around them, 'Liberians miss warm embraces' says CBC's Adrienne Arsenault - Oct 9, 2014Oct 9, 2014 | 8:08CBC's Adrienne Arsenault has recently returned from a week's reporting in Monrovia, Liberia where thousands have been affected. She gives us an update on how the epidemic has been effecting people's spirits and precautions taken to keep the virus at bay.
The CurrentA company hiring autistic people like Matthew Huang gives new found confidence, 'Never have I felt what I do now' - Oct 9, 2014Oct 9, 2014 | 7:10Producer Liz Hoath brings us an update to a story we brought you last year on a company that hires people on the autism spectrum. The company is now in Canada and aims to give 25,000 jobs in Canada to people with autism. Listen to Matthew Huang's story.
The CurrentFreight Train operators are falling asleep at the switch and Transport Canada is struggling to prevent it - Oct 8, 2014Oct 8, 2014 | 22:00Transport Canada is struggling to deal with dangerous levels of chronic fatigue among train operators. CBC's Dave Seglins explains why so many freight train operators are falling asleep at the controls and what Transport Canada wants to do about it.
The CurrentDouglas Coupland takes us inside Alcatel-Lucent, a company wiring the planet and says he misses his 'pre-internet brain'Oct 8, 2014 | 25:00The internet can be a fabulous and powerful thing but follow it to its core and you'll find wires. In Douglas Coupland's latest book, he explores cyberspace and Alcatel-Lucent, one of the most important internet companies you've never heard of.