The CurrentNDP leader Rachel Notley just made orange the new blue in Alberta - May 6, 2015May 6, 2015 | 22:00What a difference a day makes. Rachel Notley's New Democrats have rolled over a Conservative dynasty in Alberta. It was an election that unfolded against a confluence of pressing issues. Today we look at the complications and celebrations.
The CurrentNepal's disastrous politics could hold back its recovery - May 6, 2015May 6, 2015 | 25:00Nepal's political leadership is widely derided as corrupt and incompetent. Its decade-long civil war ended in 2006 and in the ensuing nine years there have been nine prime ministers. So how is Nepal suppose to rebuild after last month's earthquake?
The CurrentMonkeys to molecules, Joe Schwarcz dispels myths about science - May 6, 2015May 6, 2015 | 27:29How is it that with so much hard fact and information we still absorb dumb stuff as truth? Especially when it comes to science and nutrition. Joe Schwarcz has made it his mission to tackle myths about science and the so-called experts who spread them.
The Current'I want to be a woman': Rural senior asks wife for help transitioning to female - May 5, 2015May 5, 2015 | 21:58Married for nearly 40 years, they saw each other through ups and downs and now she's standing by him as he transitions. Today, we bring you the story of change that at first triggered confusion and anger but also exposed fierce loyalty and enduring love.
The CurrentGovernment says 'will suffer irreparable harm' if Khadr released - May 5, 2015May 5, 2015 | 25:00The federal government's decision to seek an emergency stay of procedures on Omar Khadr's bail application, has more than one observer musing that this federal fight has become very political and very personal for the Prime Minister.
The CurrentArtificial Intelligence insight from Deep Learning 'Godfather' - May 5, 2015May 5, 2015 | 27:29Back in the 70s, Geoffrey Hinton's scientific obsession made him a bit of an outlier. He was trying to get computers to work the way our brains do. These days he is changing the way we think. The Godfather of deep learning shares his ideas.
The CurrentCivil rights movement did not do enough to create systemic change - May 4, 2015May 4, 2015 | 22:00Efforts begun six decades ago in the U.S. to fight for racial equality, yet the movement never did create a national infrastructure. Today we have rights activists from then and now, waiting to address the victories and failures that led to Baltimore.
The CurrentCorpse to compost, Urban Death Project redefines death - May 4, 2015May 4, 2015 | 27:29The business of death is pretty toxic. Which is why Katrina Spade has spent her architectural career trying to design a better ritual around burying the dead. She's interested in composting the human body, giving a new meaning to the idea of dust-to-dust.
The Current'Second Machine Age' author says machines are taking over humans - May 4, 2015May 4, 2015 | 24:59With profound technological advances, our world is in a second industrial revolution. It is a moment of great disruption that will re-define and re-design our economy, our fears and our hopes. Andrew McAfee takes us through "The Second Machine Age."
The CurrentMayweather-Pacquiao fight raises ethical dilemma for boxing fans - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 21:58This weekend the bell rings on a fight many have wanted to see for years, But Floyd Mayweather's history of violence against women has cast a dark cloud over the match. Today we explore where sports governing bodies should draw the line.
The Current'The Messenger': Death of songbirds is environmental warning - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 24:58Whether you've noticed it or not, the birds are fewer and farther between each spring. We hear about the man-made causes behind the songbirds' decline and why their silence should be a warning.
The CurrentMarijuana dispensaries open for business in Vancouver - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 3:43In the coming days on The Current, we'll be taking a more in-depth look at marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver and how something illegal in Canada can be available in stores. We hear from people inside a busy marijuana dispensary in Vancouver.
The CurrentCleveland kidnapping survivors recall years of horror and hope - May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 | 22:09Three young women spent a decade in the grips of Ariel Castro... a sexual sadist who would take his own life after he was imprisoned for his crimes. Somehow the women survived and when they finally escaped, it was a story that shocked the world.
The CurrentElon Musk's Tesla home battery could start energy revolution - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 22:00Elon Musk announced plans for a GIGA factory to manufacture batteries that can provide the entire power needs of an average house... a breakthrough that could lead to the Democratization of Energy.
The Current'Mom & Me' traces Lena Mcdonald's search for her drug-addicted mom - April 30, 2015Apr 30, 2015 | 25:00For more than a decade, Lena Macdonald tried to help her Mom. Finding her on the street where she was addicted, often homeless. She captured it all on film sharing the love, loss, persistence and pain. Lena Macdonald and her mother Harriet Durham join us.