Sep 29, 2011 | 21:59The Current Bullying: Hate Crime? Audio
The Current Bullying: Hate Crime? Sep 29, 2011 | 21:59They can strike with devastating effect. Targeting children relentlessly, absent of any fear of being caught or charged
and sometimes - far too often it seems their young victims suffer long term harm or even death. Suicide. But because they are Children victimizing other Children, Bullies seem to get away with it. Today, after a flurry of news stories about young people who are believed to have taken their own lives .. after being bullied, we're asking about the wisdom of turning it into a Hate Crime.
Nov 1, 2011 | 21:59The Current Naser Al-Raas & Zainab Ahmed Audio
The Current Naser Al-Raas & Zainab Ahmed Nov 1, 2011 | 21:59He has a Canadian passport. He can't get his hands on it.
He is stuck in a country not his own with an order to turn himself in in the coming days. A move he fears will lead to almost certain torture. Officials in Bahrain intend to jail Nasser Al-Rass's for five years. All because they say he was at a demonstration. Today we're looking at the dark side of the Arab Spring in a country with leaders still wooed by the West.
Nov 14, 2011 | 21:59The Current Leilani Muir successfully sues Alberta govt for wrongful sterilization Audio
The Current Leilani Muir successfully sues Alberta govt for wrongful sterilization Nov 14, 2011 | 21:59She was little girl unloved and unsuspecting when her parents drove her up the hill in Red Deer Alberta. It was a moment that would forever change Leilani Muir's life, abandoned to people zealously experimenting with eugenics. What they would do to her would result in anguish and eventually lawsuits . Today, Leilani Muir, now in her 60s is ready to tell her story.
Dec 1, 2011 | 27:28The Current Author Lorna Crozier on poverty, and Listener Mail Audio
The Current Author Lorna Crozier on poverty, and Listener Mail Dec 1, 2011 | 27:28She grew up knowing she was poor and even today a successful professor, poet and author, Lorna Crozier is affected by the poverty she faced all those years ago. As she prepares, a special Friday edition of The Current on the 10-percent, those often-invisible but desperately poor Canadians, Lorna Crozier talks about life on the margins. Plus we share some of our mail from the mail bag.
Dec 2, 2011 | 22:00The Current Personal stories on being poor in Canada Audio
The Current Personal stories on being poor in Canada Dec 2, 2011 | 22:00There are those who have always been poor, others who are new to being poor and still more who are poor by mistake. Today, we introduce you to three people: Laura in Hamilton, Brian in Edmonton and Mavis on Vancouver Island who share their personal stories on what it is like being poor in Canada.
Dec 2, 2011 | 24:00The Current Child Poverty Audio
The Current Child Poverty Dec 2, 2011 | 24:00As part of our special on poverty in Canada, we look at child poverty. Twenty years ago Canadian politicians pledged to eradicate child poverty, but today an abysmal one in ten kids in this country is growing up poor. We look at the consequences of that poverty and what needs to be done.
Dec 2, 2011 | 27:30The Current Paying more being poor Audio
The Current Paying more being poor Dec 2, 2011 | 27:30And lastly, in our special on poverty in Canada, we take a look at the higher costs low-income people pay for a range of day-to-day expenses. Many low-income Canadians end up paying the most .... everything from groceries to banking, and those higher costs make it even harder to escape poverty.
May 9, 2012 | 23:59The Current National Mental Health Strategy Audio
The Current National Mental Health Strategy May 9, 2012 | 23:59A new report from the Mental Health Commission of Canada hopes to persuade Ottawa to take a lead role on mental health care. It says, each year, one out of five Canadians experience mental illness -- with a 50 billion dollar cost to the economy.
Sep 4, 2012 | 5:32The Current The Voice's finale (Last Word) Audio
The Current The Voice's finale (Last Word) Sep 4, 2012 | 5:32We're really going to miss our fulminating front man, Stephen Hart. But the ideas he personified remain a vital part of this program. Actually, the Voice -- as usual, says it best. And he gets the Last Word today on the program.
Sep 3, 2012 | 12:40The Current Farewell to the Voice Audio
The Current Farewell to the Voice Sep 3, 2012 | 12:40The Voice, our Baritone Buddy, is a man of box-office-buzz in his parallel life an actor. He can terrify you or pull you into the not-so-Merry Old Land of Oz. He has set the tone for our voice at The Current for ten years and before he walks off - not into the sunset but onto another movie set, we've got an Exit Interview.
Oct 1, 2012 | 27:30The Current NHL lockout sparks call for more Canadian teams Audio
The Current NHL lockout sparks call for more Canadian teams Oct 1, 2012 | 27:30With the NHL players locked out, the musings and mutterings about bringing the game home to Canada are getting more attention. Some fans and even economists think the game would be much better off if a lot more teams had home ice in this country. The so-called 'Southern Strategy' that put teams in sunshine and ice-free states is still seen as a brilliant move by some. But to others it's an idea that's melted. Is this about an NHL that can't admit when it is wrong?
Oct 1, 2012 | 24:00The Current The push for ordination of women in the Catholic Church Audio
The Current The push for ordination of women in the Catholic Church Oct 1, 2012 | 24:00There are an estimated 100 wives, mothers and grandmothers who call themselves 'Women Priests'. They are Roman Catholic women ordained against the wishes of rulers of the Vatican. But even as some Roman Catholic groups break away on this issue, others are fighting internally to convince the Vatican to agree to ordain women. We hear from a Manitoba woman who says her conversations with a top Vatican official suggests there are cracks in the wall of opposition to female priests.
Oct 1, 2012 | 22:00The Current Omar Khadr is back in Canada Audio
The Current Omar Khadr is back in Canada Oct 1, 2012 | 22:00From Ezra Levant to Romeo Dallaire, the debate over the fate of Omar Khadr has raged for a decade. And now he is here on Canadian soil, in a Canadian prison and under Canadian law.
We ask about the wider meaning and symbolism around the case of Omar Khadr and what it says about Canadians just over a decade into a post 9/11 world.