Oct 2, 2012 | 22:00The Current Justin Trudeau's Choices & Chances in Leadership Audio
The Current Justin Trudeau's Choices & Chances in Leadership Oct 2, 2012 | 22:00As Justin Trudeau prepares to announce his candidacy for the leadership of the federal Liberal party, he is dogged by criticism that his name has opened doors, that he hasn't lived-up-to or deserved the attention his political lineage affords him. And yet others cannot contain their excitement at the prospect of Pierre Trudeau's eldest son seeking a leadership role in his party and his country. Today we discuss the conflicting opinions on his future.
Oct 2, 2012 | 24:00The Current The High Price of the Syrian Conflict on Women Audio
The Current The High Price of the Syrian Conflict on Women Oct 2, 2012 | 24:00It was already happening when Angelina Jolie raised the issue last Spring in Britain. And now those tracking sexual violence in Syria paint an increasingly disturbing picture of Syrian government forces preying on women and girls as young as seven, of minors in refugee camps trafficked as cheap brides. Far away in New York those taking notes vow the perpetrators will be held to account.
Oct 2, 2012 | 27:30The Current Fighting for India's Landless Audio
The Current Fighting for India's Landless Oct 2, 2012 | 27:30Tens-of-thousands of India's marginalized landless people have been converging on Gwalior for the last few days, the home of Mohandes Gandhi ready to replicate his famous Salt March to walk to Delhi demanding land reform. Instead that walk may now be a victory march. We hear from the Canadian woman and her Indian husband behind the push for reform that led to negotiations with government.
Oct 1, 2012 | 19:32The Current Omar Khadr Archives: June 5, 2007 Audio
The Current Omar Khadr Archives: June 5, 2007 Oct 1, 2012 | 19:32Omar Khadr was imprisoned in 2002 when he was 15 years old. He was captured after a firefight in Afghanistan and was accused of throwing the grenade that killed Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer, an American medic. U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Layne Morris lost his right eye in that same battle. He joined us by phone from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Oct 3, 2012 | 22:00The Current Allegations of corruption in the Quebec construction industry Audio
The Current Allegations of corruption in the Quebec construction industry Oct 3, 2012 | 22:00Who needs The Wire? Or the latest blockbuster featuring organized crime? You can be forgiven for thinking you're watching the plot of an epic movie unfolding in Montreal these days as the televised hearings of the Charbonneau Commission hear about kickbacks, meetings with crime bosses and wads of money stuffed in socks.
Oct 3, 2012 | 24:00The Current Voices for Sale or Rent: Election Ads Audio
The Current Voices for Sale or Rent: Election Ads Oct 3, 2012 | 24:00It's all in the delivery, the right intonation on the right line can slay a political opponent. With the first of the U.S. Presidential debates set for tonight, the creators of campaign commercials are poised to spot poison. But it will be the Voices on those messages that matter. Voicing political ads can be a lucrative business, one where the President or the person who wants to be, knows your name. Today we bring you a documentary about the story of the men and women who trade in Trust in 35-seconds-or-less.
Oct 3, 2012 | 25:06The Current E-coli outbreak in Alberta: Remembering Walkerton Audio
The Current E-coli outbreak in Alberta: Remembering Walkerton Oct 3, 2012 | 25:06If you want to know what E-coli 0157 - H7 has the potential to do to you, ask Jeff Holliday. He drank the water in Walkerton Ontario in the spring of 2000 ingesting the very same strain of E-coli that has now led to the largest beef recall in Canadian history. Jeff Holliday was sick for years and ended up needing two organ transplants. We bring you his story today.
Oct 4, 2012 | 22:00The Current Are long maternity leaves a good idea? Audio
The Current Are long maternity leaves a good idea? Oct 4, 2012 | 22:00Today, we're looking at a kind of family where women with big jobs and little children confront their own personal dilemmas,
even as everyone-else weighs in too. After Marrisa Mayer has announced she is taking a week or two off work after the birth of her son, we're talking about Maternity Leave for those who are both New Moms and Big Bosses.
Oct 4, 2012 | 24:00The Current Free Trade Agreement 25th Anniversary Audio
The Current Free Trade Agreement 25th Anniversary Oct 4, 2012 | 24:00Twenty-five years after the Free Trade Agreement was signed we are looking at the Canada-US Free Trade deal that defined an election campaign and imprinted a nation. From former Prime Minister John Turner ... to Pat Carney, the Tory who carried the deal ... to Ed Broadbent fighting against it for the NDP ... to Ed Fast, our current Minister of International Trade. We hear from all of them.
Oct 4, 2012 | 27:30The Current Criminal Families in Ontario, Catholic women demanding ordination, Indian farmers demanding land, and E.coli in Canadian beef (Check-in) Audio
The Current Criminal Families in Ontario, Catholic women demanding ordination, Indian farmers demanding land, and E.coli in Canadian beef (Check-in) Oct 4, 2012 | 27:30Quebecers are transfixed by testimony before the Charbonneau Commission of wads of money in socks and equations for kickbacks. Now, a former top cop who tracked organized crime in Ontario says while all eyes are focused on Montreal, crime families are growing larger and more invisible in Ontario. Also we hear your thoughts on Roman Catholic women demanding ordination, Indian farmers demanding land and the less than demanding oversight that allowed E. coli to creep into Canada's beef.
Oct 5, 2012 | 26:53The Current Sorry: What makes an apology worthy? Audio
The Current Sorry: What makes an apology worthy? Oct 5, 2012 | 26:53A British Columbia man has waited decades to get an apology for a horrible slur published in his high school year book. And four decades is hardly the waiting record when it comes to apologies. We hear why sorry is frequently so hard to say and why government, especially, may want to be careful when it comes to apologizing.
Oct 5, 2012 | 21:13The Current Uncertainty for Canadian Beef Farmers Audio
The Current Uncertainty for Canadian Beef Farmers Oct 5, 2012 | 21:13As XL foods license remains suspended, it's Alberta plant closed and recalls and calls for political resignation expand, Cattle Ranchers wait and wonder when their businesses may return to normal. With this latest E.coli contamination adding to concerns over BSE and the overall safety of our beef. Today we're heading to the ranch to look at what Canadian beef farmers are up against.
Oct 8, 2012 | 27:29The Current Of Mothers and Merchants - Documentary Repeat Audio
The Current Of Mothers and Merchants - Documentary Repeat Oct 8, 2012 | 27:29One couple's overwhelming desire to become parents led to an exploration that raises questions we explore as we re-play Tanya Springer's award-winning documentary. This is the story of surrogacy abroad - specifically in developing countries and the debate over whether surrogates are empowered or exploited.