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The Current

The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti, one of Canada's most trusted and listened-to journalists.

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Inside the huge consumer backlash against Star Wars Battlefront II

Its release last week was overshadowed by controversy and spawned the most down-voted Reddit post of all time.

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'Basam is a hero'

Afghan police say officer saved many lives by bear-hugging suicide bomber.

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Starring in Coco

Hear the incredible story of how Anthony Gonzalez scored this big role.

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What are smartphones doing to young people?

Too much screen-time has been linked to sleep disruption, loneliness, anxiety, depression and even an increased risk of suicide.

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Full Episode for November 21, 2017 - The Current

From the troubled Muskrat Falls mega-project, to former DNC chair Donna Brazile on the inside scoop that put Donald Trump in the White House, to the 94-year-old Harry Leslie Smith podcaster spreading an important message ... This is The Current.

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Nov 21 | 94-year-old podcaster Harry Leslie Smith says he'll 'drop dead' before he stops fighting for equality

Harry Leslie Smith says he's seen humanity at its best — and worst. The 94-year-old has lived through poverty, war and the Great Depression and warns a younger generation to heed his message: Don't let my past be your future.

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Nov 21 | Why Hillary Clinton lost the U.S. election: former DNC chair's insider account

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile says she walked into a "huge mess" during the 2016 campaign and believes the Russians "took active measures to destabilize" U.S. democracy.

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Nov 21 | Muskrat Falls inquiry 'very much about money' and 'not about people,' says Indigenous group advocate

"Trying to get this dam on the Churchill rivers is something that pretty much every premier since Confederation has dreamed about doing."

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Full Episode for November 20, 2017 - The Current

From why Carys Cragg used restorative justice to connect with the man who killed her father, to a new wave of sex abuse allegations against the New Brunswick Catholic Church, and astronaut Scott Kelly recounts the ups and downs of a year in space.

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Nov 20 | N.B. Catholic Church says there may be no money left to compensate sex abuse victims

There are now 56 alleged cases of sex abuse before the courts in the province involving priests— and the church is concerned it no longer has the money to compensate all the victims coming forward.

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Nov 20 | 'I have felt joy re-enter back into my life': Why Carys Cragg reached out to her father's killer

The author shares her experience in the book, Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man who Murdered my Father.

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Nov 20 | What's it like to spend a year in space? Astronaut Scott Kelly on his new book

After spending nearly a year in space together, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian crew mate believe they have a solution to the political enmity now gripping their two nations.

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Full Episode for November 17, 2017 - The Current

From the life of female comics in an industry wrought with sexism, to the ongoing effort to release Canadian Hassan Diab from French prison, and the contentious future of bitcoin ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

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Nov 17 | 'It's not a joke. It's not OK': Female comics speak out against sexual harassment

"Their first defence is: 'We're all comics. It's a joke."

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Nov 17 | Canadian Hassan Diab remains in prison after French court blocks release for 8th time

Hassan Diab has yet to face trial in France since being extradited from Canada three years ago for a crime he denies. His lawyer and wife continue to call on Canada to intervene in his case.

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Nov 17 | 'I'm still feeling the pain': Journalist says he was severely beaten at Zimbabwe army press conference

Columbus Mavhunga says he was detained, beaten and robbed of his press credentials. Critics express concern about restricted press freedom in a time of political transition for Zimbabwe.

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Nov 17 | Betting on bitcoin: Why the hyped digital currency is also causing concern

With phenomenal value appreciation, users are divided over the future of the digital currency, with some hoping to go mainstream, and others vehemently resistant to selling out.

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Full Episode for November 16, 2017 - The Current

From the latest on the political crisis in Zimbabwe and ousting President Mugabe, to how the daughter of cult leader Warren Jeffs escaped, to archaeologists finding unique artifacts revealed from thawing ice ... This is The Current.

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Nov 16 | Daughter of polygamist Warren Jeffs speaks out on her father's abuse

How Rachel Jeffs broke free from her father and a life of polygamy.

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Nov 16 | 'It's a coup': Zimbabwe journalist on military takeover and President Mugabe's house arrest

"If you have a man in military uniform taking over the state broadcasting station and reading out a statement at 4 a.m - that's a coup."

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Nov 16 | How Yukon's melting ice reveals human artifacts and Indigenous history

"That whole idea of eliminating First Nations’ history is disappearing with this tactile, tangible way of actually seeing your culture come back out of the ice."

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Full Episode for November 15, 2017 - The Current

From Sgt. Vicky-Lynn Cox reporting alleged sexual misconduct in the military and is now facing being discharged, to a life-changing road in Tuktoyaktuk, to the latest Wikileaks revelations that ties to the Trump campaign ... This is The Current.

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Nov 15 | Canadian soldier who reported workplace sexual misconduct facing loss of military career

"For years and years, I tolerated the environment around me because of the love of my country and the love of my work."

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Nov 15 | New Tuktoyaktuk road life-changing for Arctic community

"I hardly slept during the night ... it's such an exciting day," says Tuktoyaktuk Mayor Darrel Nasogaluak of the new road that officially opened.

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Nov 15 | 'Assange trying to curry favour with Donald Trump's inner circle,' suggests journalist on WikiLeaks messages

"WikiLeaks is supposed to be this transparency organization that's about justice. It's like, 'What are you doing hopping into bed with these people?'"

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Full Episode for November 14, 2017 - The Current

From the massive famine in Yemen that will affect millions of lives, to raising awareness around age of consent with the #Meat14 movement, to Indigenous and black artists and writers focusing on futurism as a way to find hope ... This is The Current.

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Nov 14 | How Indigenous and black artists are using science fiction to imagine a better future

As soon as you can dream about the future, you have hope as well instead of despair."

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Nov 14 | 'Humanitarian catastrophe': UN warns Saudi blockade could starve millions in Yemen

"We have in Yemen the world's largest food security crisis."

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Nov 14 | Social media campaign #MeAt14 talks age of consent after Roy Moore allegations

"There is no acceptable version of the story. Teenagers can't consent to a relationship with a grown adult."

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Full Episode for November 13, 2017 - The Current

From Canada's special envoy to Myanmar on the front lines of the Rohingya refugee crisis, to what researchers have learned about living longer better, to the air pollution in Delhi causing long term health effects ... This is The Current.

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Nov 13 | Canada's Special Envoy to Myanmar: 'We have to try to engage Aung San Suu Kyi'

"People are going to have to be held to account ... these are absolutely unacceptable breaches of people's human rights and human dignity."

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Nov 13 | Want to live to 100?: What centenarians in a Nova Scotia county can teach us about aging

You may like the idea of living to be a 100, but only about 8,000 Canadians can call themselves centenarians. How do they reach this milestone?

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Nov 13 | New Delhi's toxic smog poses serious health threat, warns doctor

"I shudder to think what kind of toxic and harmful long term effects it will have on the lungs of children who are being born in this city."

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Full Episode for November 10, 2017 - The Current

From investigating the lucrative world of ticket scalping, to curriculum questions in homeschooling, to the secret negotiations behind why the deadly Auschwitz gas chambers were shut down ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

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Nov 10 | 'That's me on the picture': How a book cover brought a Holocaust historian and Auschwitz survivor together

"My new discovery reveals very likely why Miriam survived," says historian Max Wallace, who met Holocaust survivor Miriam Ziegler while promoting his new book In The Name of Humanity.

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Nov 10 | Creationist speaker at Alberta homeschooling conference prompts controversy

“According to Alberta, homeschoolers have the right to teach their children any curriculum they want," says the president of Alberta Home Education Parents Society.

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Nov 10 | Paradise Papers reveal scalpers making millions off unsuspecting music fans

CBC's Dave Seglins delves into the world of online ticket scalping and how the Paradise Papers have revealed one of the world's biggest players behind the scheme - a Canadian.

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Full Episode for November 9, 2017 - The Current

From small communities in Newfoundland forced to relocate, to Quebec's controversial face-covering law facing its own constitutional challenge, to Lynn Gehl's journey towards claiming her Indigenous spirit ... This is The Current.

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Nov 9 | How author Lynn Gehl reclaimed her Indigenous roots

"Indigenous ways of knowing really embraces subjectivity and experience and personal truth."

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Nov 9 | 'I'm going to miss it': William's Harbour residents relocate

"The ties to this community run generations deep. Everyone has family buried on the island and they themselves want to be buried next to them."

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Nov 9 | 'Religion is not a race': Quebec's face-covering law heads for court challenge

Civil liberties advocates say Bill 62 infringes on freedom of religion while those who support the law argue it's not "unreasonable" in an open, democratic society.

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Full Episode for November 8, 2017 - The Current

From facts about gun deaths in Canada that's nothing to be smug about, to where have all the anti-trump resistance protests gone, to helping Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS get back into their communities ... This is The Current.

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Nov 8 | Life after ISIS: 'It is very difficult for these women and children to be accepted'

Meet a woman who helps Yazidi women and girls captured by ISIS fighters find a way back into their communities.

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Nov 8 | 'Street protest is broken': What's become of large-scale demonstrations against Trump?

"Activists are transitioning from street protests to trying to figure out some sort of electoral solution."

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Nov 8 | Canada has a gun problem, says firearms author

Canada would actually rank fourth in terms of gun homicide rates compared to Europe, according to Iain Overton.

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Full Episode for November 7. 2017 - The Current

From critics saying the media needs to reform how mass shootings are covered, to this year's Massey lecturer Payam Akhavan on his search for justice in this world, to an out-of-the-box approach to sanctions against North Korea ... This is The Current.

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Nov 7 | How the death of an Iranian girl pushed former UN prosecutor Payam Akhavan to fight for human rights

"What is my freedom in Canada worth if it is wasted on mediocrity?"

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Nov 7 | Focus on lives lost, not the killer, say critics on mass shooting news coverage

“We would see a one-third decrease in mass shootings if the media agreed to adopt the ‘Don't name them, don't show them’ type of campaign.”

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Nov 7 | North Korea circumvents sanctions through maritime trade, says professor

"The Kims are quite content to be a hermit kingdom, to be isolated from the popular world and still have their shadowy networks of commerce and trade."

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Nov 7 | David Ridgen revisits Mississippi cold case in SKS Season 3

David Ridgen delves back into his investigation of the Mississippi cold case in season 3 of Someone Knows Something. He says the issues raised surrounding white supremacy and the American justice system makes this case very relevant today.

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BONUS PODCAST: Someone Knows Something Episode 1 - Season 3

Introducing Someone Knows Something Season 3. SKS host David Ridgen joins Thomas Moore to investigate the brutal murder of Charles Moore and Henry Dee by the Ku Klux Klan. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. For more information visit cbc.ca/sks

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Full Episode for November 6, 2017 - The Current

From the deadly church shooting in Texas, to CBC's Adrienne Arsenault on what's left of Raqqa, to unpacking the Paradise Papers, to the abuse and violence front-line health-care workers experience ... This is The Current.

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Nov 6 | 'We've lost people that we know': Deadly Texas church shooting devastates community

The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was targeted in a mass shooting on Sunday. Victims ranged in ages from five to 72-years old, and include the daughter of the church's pastor.

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Nov 6 | 'So many dead': Adrienne Arsenault inside Raqqa's ruins

The CBC's Adrienne Arsenault has just returned from Raqqa and shares first hand the devastation of a city destroyed by ISIS.

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Nov 6 | Paradise Papers: Massive leak of secret documents reveals global elite's hidden wealth

The Queen, Trudeau’s chief fundraiser and Trump’s commerce secretary among the names revealed in documents.

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Nov 6 | Poll finds 68% of health-care workers in Ont. assaulted in past year

“We go in there every day and we do our best ... so when we’re faced with this, it does chip away at your willingness to help.”

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Full Episode for November 3, 2017 - The Current

From a Manitoba bill that would protect health professionals who refuse to participate in assisted dying services, to the world of social media influencer parents, to the politics of beauty pageants ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

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Nov 3 | Critics call bill aimed to protect health workers unwilling to offer assisted death 'one-sided'

"I don't think there's any need for the bill. I think its real purpose is virtue signaling."

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Nov 3 | 'I didn't enter a beauty pageant to be judged by men': Contestants bring politics to the stage

"I am proud of my self body image but I'm not defined by it."

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Nov 3 | Social media moms divided on using their families in sponsored posts

When did being a mom become a lifestyle brand? Step inside the world of social media influencer parents.

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Full Episode for November 2, 2017 - The Current

From Puerto Rico still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, to why inequality for Indigenous women has been part of the law for over 140 years, to the story of those caught in the shadow of Putin's blacklist ... This is The Current.

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Nov 2 | Puerto Rico still without power more than a month after Hurricane Maria

"We need power as soon as possible. Otherwise, this is going to become a time bomb."

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Nov 2 | 'This is our birthright': Indigenous senators call on PM to end discrimination against women in Indian Act

Why has inequality for Indigenous women been a part of law for more than 140 years?

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Nov 2 | How Russian law affects Canadians trying to adopt orphans

When Russia banned the adoption of children to any country that recognized same-sex marriage, the consequences were far-reaching, devastating couples already in the process of adopting and forcing people to flee for their safety.

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Full Episode for November 1, 2017 - The Current

From workers exposed to radiation at Atomic Energy Canada Ltd. in the 50s fighting for justice, to the rise in the number of Canadians self-identifying as Métis, to a terror attack in New York City, to the arrest of Guy Ouellette ... This is The Current.

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Nov 1 | Retired workers want compensation for cleaning up nuclear spills at Chalk River in 1950s

Almost 60 years ago, a group of AECL workers put on protective gear and took turns stepping into a chamber brimming with radioactive material. Now they are fighting for compensation.

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Nov 1 | Suspect in deadly NYC attack leaves note referencing ISIS

"This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Nov 1 | Canada's Métis population on the rise: why some Métis leaders find this 'very concerning'

Canada's Métis population is spiking - at least on paper. So what's behind the dramatic rise and why are some Métis leaders not happy about it?

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Nov 1 | Internal politics and rivalry could be behind MNA Guy Ouellette's arrest, suggests reporter

"An elected parliamentarian being arrested without any true motive being given — I don't remember ... seeing this before," said Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.

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Full Episode for October 31, 2017 - The Current

From Republican strategists divided on how to respond to indictment of Manafort, Gates & Papadopoulos, to a seven-year-old view of the Syrian war, to Anne Applebaum on the latest Russian-related developments in Washington ... This is The Current.

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Oct 31 | 7-year-old Syrian girl who tweeted from Aleppo shares her story in new book

Meet Bana Alabed, a seven-year-old girl who became a social media sensation, tweeting about family life inside Aleppo, when the city was under siege.

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Oct 31 | Why Washington Post's Anne Applebaum warned of the 'Ukrainization of American politics'

"When he was appointed to be Trump's campaign manager, I wrote an article saying this could bring the Ukrainization of American politics."

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Oct 31 | Republicans divided on how to respond to Mueller investigation and indictments

"The most significant thing is the fact that in this 31-page indictment that the charges and the timeline are prior to his five-month involvement in the Trump campaign."

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Full Episode for October 30, 2017 - The Current

From the uncharted territory of an independent Catalonia from Spain, to moving past taboos to talk sex and disability in the sex-ed curriculum, to ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort surrendering to the FBI ... This is The Current.

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Oct 30 | 'Talking politics in television in Catalonia is a risky sport': Public broadcaster fears Spain takeover

Now that Madrid has invoked Article 155 in the Constitution — allowing the country to take control over Catalonia's public institutions — many civil servants are worried.

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Oct 30 | 'I have sex. Get over it': Disability activists call for sex education

"People don't know how to understand disabled bodies as desirable."

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Oct 30 | Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort surrenders to FBI

Paul Manafort has been indicted on 12 counts, including charges of conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering and other financial charges.

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Full Episode for October 27, 2017 - The Current

From using Anne Frank's image to make a buck, to a Muslim FBI undercover agent's new book American Radical, to a physician and journalist delving into the history of quackery ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.

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Oct 27 | How a Muslim undercover FBI agent foiled Via Rail terror plot in Canada

Tamer Elnoury is a member of a very small club: FBI undercover agents who are Muslim, speak Arabic and are willing to try to infiltrate suspected terrorist groups.

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Oct 27 | From arsenic to goat glands: A history of the world's worst medical cures

Arsenic, mercury, and goat testicles — just a few of the terrible ideas peddled successfully by "quacks" through the ages.

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Oct 27 | Anne Frank's image 'prime target for exploitation,' says professor

"The more that [Anne Frank] has been, in a sense, used as a way of communicating the Holocaust in a variety of media ... the more she becomes — if you will — a prime target for exploitation."

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Full Episode for October 26, 2017 - The Current

From retiree advocate Wanda Morris calling for legislative protection for pensioners, to the dangers of the continuing trend of placenta consumption, to the unlikely story behind the rural Manitoba woman who catfished the stars... This is The Current.

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Oct 26 | 'Pensioners are our most vulnerable': Better protection needed for retirees, says advocate

Advocates for retirees are pushing for legislative change as Sears Canada's bankruptcy is once again leaving pensioners still fighting for payout.

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Oct 26 | The untold story of Shelly Chartier: the rural Manitoba woman who catfished the stars

Chartier is the mastermind of an elaborate online catfishing scheme involving NBA player Chris "Birdman" Andersen and social media celebrity and model Paris Dylan.

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Oct 26 | Eating placenta offers no proven benefit to mother, says medical researcher

Despite a scarcity of research to support its claims of benefit and doctors warning against it, the practice of placentophagia — saving your placenta after birth and eating it — continues.

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Full Episode for October 25, 2017 - The Current

From freedom of speech on campus challenged by Dalhousie University student Masuma Khan, to women taxidermists putting their twist on an old art, to how the recent Mogadishu attack has united Somalis against al-Shabaab ... This is The Current.

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Oct 25 | Dead animals into art? Meet these women 'rogue taxidermists'

“We’re working with animals that were part of the food chain that maybe never got to see a life past that food chain."

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Oct 25 | Dalhousie student Masuma Khan battles university over campus censorship

Racism, free speech, disciplinary decisions and the controversy engulfing Dalhousie University.

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Oct 25 | Mogadishu attack unites Somalis against al-Shabaab

Somalia's information minister says the Somali people are more united than ever before to fight al-Shabaab.

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Oct 24 | 'Unfair to men': Margaret Wente criticizes #MeToo campaign for ramping up outrage

"If we are too careless with our language, we trivialize the real assault problems and the victims of real assault."

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Oct 24| 'I have no right to look away': Doctor says world needs to know plight of Rohingya refugees

"I would almost say 100 per cent are suffering from dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke," says Dr. Nabiha Islam on treating Rohingya refugees.

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Oct 24 | 'I know what it feels like to live under authoritarian regimes': Khizr Khan, father of slain U.S. soldier

"We all need to be heartened that the majority of America, majority of the world stands with fairness

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Full Episode for October 24, 2017 - The Current

From Globe & Mail columnist Margaret Wente on toning down outrage in the #MeToo campaign, to Rohingya refugees in desperate need of a doctor's attention, to Gold Star father Khizr Khan being the target of President Trump's attacks ... This is The Current.

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Full Episode for October 23, 2017 - The Current

From Ta-Nehisi Coates on how white supremacy helped Trump became U.S. president, to honouring grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS in Africa, to Aisha Ahmad on her book, Jihad & Co: Black Markets and Islamist Power ... This is The Current.

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Oct 23 | How white supremacy during Obama era helped Trump become president: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates says the foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is based on the repudiation to Barack Obama’s legacy. Notes

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Oct 23 | Follow the money to understand why Islamist groups succeed, says Jihad & Co author

Author and academic Aisha Ahmad says the key to understanding militant Islamist groups' success is through local business support.

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Oct 23 | Grandmothers in Africa fight for an AIDS-free future

Grandmothers in Africa raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS have come together to combat the deadly virus and change the future for the next generation.

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Full Episode for October 20, 2017 - The Current

From a special investigation looking into the painful human toll of unreliable Motherisk lab results that have broken families, to a panel of Muslim women from Quebec discussing Bill 62 banning facial coverings ... This is The Current with Susan Ormiston.

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Oct 20 | Motherisk investigation reveals concerns over 'unreliable' tests long before lab shut down

In the messy world of child protection services, the Motherisk Lab was supposed to be a pillar of objective reality — until a judge ruled their tests unreliable.

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Oct 20 | 'It's just against our Constitution': Muslim women respond to Quebec's Bill 62

What do Muslim women in Quebec make of Bill 62 — the new law barring anyone with a face covering from giving or receiving public services?

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Oct 19 | 'We can live with it': Candace Derksen murder retrial ends in not guilty verdict

"We all have to live with the decision she made."

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Oct 19 | Calgary Mayor Nenshi and Flames' faceoff in stadium politics

The dispute between Mayor Naheed Nenshi and the Calgary Flames has divided the city.

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Oct 19 | The 'whitelash' of Trump politics: CNN commentator Van Jones

"If you pretend it's not happening then you actually open the door for the [Steve] Bannons and neo-Nazis and other people to kind of prey on that and make it worse."

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Full Episode for October 18, 2017 - The Current

From Raqqa free from ISIS control but far from victory living in a destroyed city, to author Blaine Harden sharing the untold story of master spy Donald Nichols, to psychologist Eli Finkel on the all-or-nothing marriage ... This is The Current.

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Oct 18 | 'Perfectly happy sitting in on torture': Meet the U.S. spymaster from the Korean War

"He was wildly brave and very clever and yet he didn't have any moral underpinnings. He was perfectly happy sitting in on torture."

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Oct 18 | How 'love hacks' can make your marriage better: Eli Finkel

"We're simply asking too much and the marriage can't really accommodate everything that we're asking," says Eli Finkel, author of The All-or-Nothing Marriage.

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Oct 18 | Raqqa free from ISIS but civilians still suffering, says terrorism expert

"Electricity, water, basic necessities, hospitals — these are all things that are going to be rebuilt, and so far no one really wants to take that responsibility."

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Oct 17 | 'Hope is something that I never gave up on': A mother's fight to free daughter Amanda Lindhout

In 2008, Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia. Her mother, Lorinda Stewart, spent 460 days doing everything in her power to bring her daughter home.

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Full Episode for October 17, 2017 - The Current

From Finance Minister Bill Morneau's controversial handling of tax reform, to Lorinda Stewart's enduring hope to free her daughter Amanda Lindhout from captivity, to a construction company that hires Canadian Forces veterans ... This is The Current.

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Oct 17 | Why Trudeau took questions directed to his finance minister at tax reform conference

"This started as a brush fire. It's turned into a wildfire, and Trudeau is the guy they're counting on to put it out."

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Oct 17 | Ex-soldiers build on veteran skills to create successful construction company

Meet Matt Austin, a man who turned to construction to build a future for himself and other returning soldiers who couldn't find work.

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Full Episode for October 16, 2017 - The Current

From hockey legend Ken Dryden on lessons from the life and death of NHL defenceman Steve Montador, to the catastrophic bombing in Mogadishu, to a new debate on how to confront the opioid crisis in Canada ... This is The Current.

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Oct 16 | 'Concussions affect a life': Ken Dryden wants hockey rules changed to save players' lives

Hockey legend Ken Dryden is calling on the NHL to penalize any play that involves a player making contact with the head of another — no exceptions.

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Oct 16 | Extremist group al-Shabab likely behind Somalia bombing, predicts terror expert

"I'd be very surprised if this is not an attack by al-Shabab," former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski says about the Mogadishu bombing which killed over 300 people.

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Oct 16 | Opioid crisis needs treatment not harm reduction, says addiction specialist

As Ontario earmarks over $200 million to battle the opioid crisis, some doctors say this money should go directly to treatment, not harm reduction.

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Full Episode for October 13, 2017

rom Canadian actor Erika Rosenbaum speaking out about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, to why coastlines in Canada's arctic are washing away, to pipeline politics with protester Michael Foster ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

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Oct 13 | 'He really took something from me': Montreal actress Erika Rosenbaum says Harvey Weinstein assaulted her

"I thought that something I had done had provoked this behaviour in him and so I was deeply guilty for whatever I had done to allow this to happen."

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Oct 13 | Why homes along Arctic coastline are at risk of falling into the ocean

"All it would take is one or two big storms and these houses you see behind me would be gravely at risk."

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Oct 13 | Pipeline activist could face 21 years in prison for shutting off Keystone valve

"I would rather follow a higher law than betray my own children — an entire generation," says activist Michael Foster with the group Climate Direct Action.

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Full Episode for October 12, 2017 - The Current

From a Law Society of Upper Canada report showing Ontario's racialized lawyers suffer discrimination, to the infectious appeal of Sickboy podcast, to former Kiribati president Anote Tong on adapting the nation to climate change ... This is The Current.

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Oct 12 | Law society's diversity policy 'most egregious' violation of freedom of speech: professor

"This is about whether or not authorities can make you say what they want to hear regardless of whether ... or not you approve or disapprove."

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Oct 12 | Sickboy podcast tackles chronic illness with laughter

Jeremie Saunders has a fatal illness and wants to talk about it. He and his friends mix raw emotion with waves of laughter in the infectious podcast Sickboy.

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Oct 12 | How one Pacific island nation is battling rising sea levels

"I've always rejected the notion that we should be refugees. And the reason I say that is because we know it's going to happen."

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Full Episode for October 11, 2017 - The Current

From the price of silence signing confidentiality agreements such as the ones in the Harvey Weintstein case, to breaking organ donor rules on family members meeting recipients, to science journalist Britt Wray on de-extinction ... This is The Current.

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Oct 11 | Harvey Weinstein case: Should confidentiality agreements exist?

"Most survivors of abuse and harassment do not want to talk about it."

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Oct 11 | 'This heart is working real good': Organ recipient's letter exchange with donor family

Pat Loder would like nothing more than to meet the man who lives with her late son's donated heart. He'd like that too. But the law will not allow it.

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Oct 11 | How scientists are bringing extinct animals back to life

Human activity is believed to be causing the planet's "Sixth Great Extinction." So should we help the planet adapt by bringing extinct species back to life?

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Full Episode for October 10, 2017 - The Current

From a growing movement fighting for nature to have the same legal rights as a corporation or person, to couples' therapist Esther Perel on rethinking infidelity, to calls for greater oversight over Facebook ... This is The Current.

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Oct 10: Colorado River should have same legal status as a person: lawsuit

"States, especially corporations, have all sorts of legal rights and resources, and they depend upon nature and finite natural resources for their interests."

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Oct 10 | What infidelity can teach us about ourselves and relationships: therapist Esther Perel

"Affairs can break a relationship or remake a relationship," says renowned couples' therapist Esther Perel who suggests rethinking infidelity can be powerful.

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Oct 10 | Why regulating Facebook is inevitable: technology expert

"Facebook probably merited regulation anyway but by its reaction to the election controversy, it has in effect invited it to come much sooner."

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Oct 9: Tensions escalate in Spain as Catalan independence gains traction

Madrid's violent crackdown on independence voters fuels the secession movement, while pro-unity demonstrators flood the streets in opposition.

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Oct 9: From Bachelor Blush to War Woman: The stories of North America's lost apples

Of the 17,000 varieties of apples once available on this continent, 13,000 have disappeared. But some experts are committed to locating our lost apple strains, and the histories they reveal.

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Full Episode for October 9, 2017 - The Current

From 17,000 apple varieties to the mere dozen available at your grocer — the story of North America's lost apples, then uncertainty in Spain as Catalan secessionists prepare for independence, and big changes for teen twins ... This is The Current.

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Oct 9:ENCORE: 'Ben has defined who I am': Teen and autistic twin head to different schools for first time

For the first time in 10 years, twin siblings Amy and Ben Goodes aren't going to the same school. Not atypical, but what raises the stakes is Ben has autism.

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Oct 6: 'It's exhausting': Family life 'emotional labour' falls disproportionately on women, says writer

Gemma Hartley says women in heterosexual relationships are managing families without much help from their male counterparts, and the work involved is akin to a part-time job.

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Oct 6: Journalist who risks life in Syrian war shares her story

Despite having fled her country after being shot, Reem al-Halabi has set up a new radio station outside Syria.

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Oct 6: U of T students protest lack of diversity on all-white social inequality panel

The student protest of a university event which asked if social inequality is "a real problem," raises questions about a lack of diversity in Canada's academic institutions.

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Full Episode for October 6, 2017 - The Current

From talking about the "emotional labour" that continues to fall disproportionately on women, to meeting a remarkable journalist from Syria, and an all-white panel discussion raises questions about diversity on Canadian campuses... This is The Current.

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Full Episode for October 5, 2017 - The Current

From the CBC's Nahlah Ayed on the plight of the Rohingya, to the relationship between country music and the NRA, to Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes on How the Right Has Lost Its Mind ... This is The Current.

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Oct 5 | 'It's a mass of humanity': CBC's Nahlah Ayed on Rohingya refugee crisis

"Nothing prepared me for seeing it because the simplest way to describe it is that there were people absolutely everywhere."

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Oct 5 | Las Vegas shooting: what's the impact on country music, gun culture and NRA?

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Rosanne Cash is calling out country musicians who get too cozy with the NRA.

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Oct 5 | How the right went wrong: Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes

Charlie Sykes had been a proud Republican for decades. Then he had an on-air confrontation with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump that changed everything.

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Oct 4 | Trump's visit to Puerto Rico reignites debate over island's statehood

"Statehood is in fact in the political party platforms of both the Democratic and Republican Party of the United States ... so it is on the table."

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Oct 4 | Bill Nye says climate change deniers need to 'respect facts'

"When you respect facts, when you acknowledge what's really happening around you, you're quicker to adapt, quicker to make changes."

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Oct 4 | Canadian government gets 'failing grade' in climate change planning, says environment commissioner

“We continue to not hit our targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

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Oct 4 | The incredible story of how a U.S. commando betrayed his family and robbed a bank

A daring daylight bank heist carried out by members of an elite U.S. military squad is the incredible true story of Ranger Games.

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Full Episode for October 4, 2017

From the debate over Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state, to celebrity scientist Bill Nye's new book, to Canada's Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development warning Canada needs to do more to adapt, to Ranger Games ... This is The Current.

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Full Episode for October 3, 2017 - A National Call-In Special (Eastern Time Zone)

The Currents hosts a special live, national call-in show, exploring the question: Is the public school system working for kids with special needs?

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Full Episode for October 2, 2017 - The Current

From a deadly Las Vegas mass shooting, to a terrorist attack in Edmonton, to NHL's Sidney Crosby accepting a White House invitation amidst the take a knee controversy, to a window into the world of Microsoft with CEO Satya Nadella ... This is The Current.

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Oct 2 | 'We were just running for our lives': Canadian couple escape Las Vegas mass shooting

More than 50 killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Oct 2 | Sports is political, argues El Jones in the wake of Sidney Crosby controversy

"The very issue of playing the national anthem before games that aren't even international games is already politicized."

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Oct 2 | Why Microsoft is challenging Donald Trump in court: CEO Satya Nadella

"We fundamentally believe that Dreamers are part of our society and participate in our economy in a very productive way."

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Sept 29 | Documentary reveals donkeys as humble dignified beasts despite abuse

A new documentary gives the donkey its due as the film explores sanctuaries around the world for the often abused animals.

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Sept 29 | What the West could learn from Chinese teaching methods: author Lenora Chu

Journalist Lenora Chu compares cultures and classrooms in her book, Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve.

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Sep 29 | Hurricane-stricken Caribbean islands plea for international help

As Caribbean Islands continue to reel in the wake of hurricane Maria and Irma, some leaders are urging the international community to help.

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Full Episode for September 29, 2017 - The Current

From Caribbean Islands still reeling in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, to a documentary celebrating the humble donkey, to what the West could learn from the Chinese school system ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

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Full Episode for September 27, 2017 - The Current

From a teachers panel on how public schools are working for kids with special needs, to Barbara Kingsolver on adapting to the reality of climate change, to why Reni Eddo-Lodge is no longer talking to white people about race ... This is The Current.

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Full Episode for September 28, 2017 - The Current

From Ai Weiwei's powerful documentary delving into the refugee crisis, to athletes Rick Hansen and Patrick Anderson on the power of mentorship, to Nova Scotia's plan to help African-Nova Scotians get legal titles to ancestral land ... This is The Current.

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Sept 28 | 'Human crisis': Ai Weiwei's documentary showcases plight of refugees

"This is by every aspect [a] human crisis ... The world let this happen right in front our eyes."

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Sept 28 | How a life-changing phone call from Rick Hansen inspired a legendary paralympian

When Rick Hansen reached out to 10-year-old Patrick Anderson, he inspired a young boy to become the world's best wheelchair basketball player.

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Sept 28 | UN report urges Nova Scotia to secure land titles for residents of African descent

"The bottom line is that we should have been given these titles at the beginning of time."

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Sept 27 | Meeting all students' needs in inclusive classrooms is challenging, say teachers

"The needs are growing, and they are growing in our 'average' students as well ... We are expected to take on a far more parenting type of role."

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Sept 27 | 'This is not going to end well': Author Barbara Kingsolver on climate change

"Because climate change is really, really terrible, let's face it. This is not going to end well."

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Sept 27 | Why journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge is no longer talking to white people about race

“Not seeing race does not end racism ... We have to see race in order to see how racial power dynamics continue to be perpetuated.”

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Full Episode for September 26, 2017 - The Current

From B.C. seeing an increase in organ donations from those dying from a fentanyl overdose, to the NFL standing up to racism by kneeling down, to Canadian whale rescuers who say they're drowning in bureaucracy ... This is The Current.

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Sept 26 | 'He died a hero': B.C. Transplant says drug overdose organ donors on the rise

"Daniel was treated like a human being ... I never once got the impression from anybody on the transplant team that he was a body on a bed with organs to be harvested."

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Sept 26 |'If we have to lose NFL football to address racism in America, that's what we need to do'

"I'm not concerned if people get so upset with people protesting racism in America that they stop watching football because racism existed before American football."

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Sept 26 | New whale rescue policy drowning in bureaucracy, say critics

Why Canadian whale rescuers say they're drowning in bureaucracy over a new government policy.

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From a look at why so many students in Nova Scotia are missing school, to meeting a competitor of the Invictus Games underway in Toronto, to applying the tools of Aristotle and Plato to 2017 with philosopher Michael Sandel ... This is The Current.

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Sept 25 | Nova Scotia gets tough on students with strict school absenteeism policy

A quarter of Nova Scotia public school students miss at least 16 days of school a year. Now the province has set new stricter rules to address the growing absenteeism.

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Sept 25 | After 18 surgeries, Canadian 'Mega Traun' set to compete in Invictus Games

Canada is hosting this year's Invictus games for wounded warriors. Mike Trauner is one of hundreds competing, all with a harrowing journey to get here.

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Sept 25 | 'Create a national public discourse that is open': Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel

"Civil society, I think, has to provide the seedbed for these spaces of richer public discourse."

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Full Episode for September 22, 2017 - The Current

From B.C. parents calling for seismic school upgrades after Mexico's deadly earthquake, to the massive Equifax hack, to Canadian-Kurdish journalist Ayub Nuri on the upcoming independence vote for Kurds in Iraq ... This is The Current with Susan Ormiston.

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Sept 22 | 'High-risk' B.C. schools not ready for an earthquake, says parent

"Some of our most dangerous buildings in earthquakes are our schools and that's where our children are."

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Sept 22 | Equifax hack: How safe is your personal information?

"We have built a house on sand with respect to the digital economy and we didn't properly architect how we do digital identity ... and now we're paying for it."

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Sept 22 | Iraqi Kurds set to vote on independence referendum

"The idea of the referendum is for Kurdistan to be a force for good."

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Full Episode for September 21, 2017 - The Current

From the lack of resources for children with special needs in public schools, to why young men feel compelled to fight ISIS in Syria, to Rick Hansen's calling on our cities to adapt to everyone's different abilities ... This is The Current.

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Sept 21 | Education system failing kids with special needs, say parents

"Our children have the right to an equitable ... quality education."

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Sept 21 | Fighting ISIS: Why Canadians join Kurdish forces in Syria

"It's a way to get involved in some kind of legal war."

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Sept 21 | 30 years after Man in Motion tour, Rick Hansen still fighting for accessibility

"Right now there's over a billion people on the planet living with a disability according to the World Health Organization — that is one in seven people."

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Full Episode for September 20, 2017 - The Current

From a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake destroying lives and buildings in Mexico, to allegations of domestic abuse clouding the newly-elected Manitoba NDP leadership, to the Gates foundation calling for more foreign aid funding ... This is The Current.

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Sept 20 | 'Their school came down upon them': Deadly Mexico City earthquake kills more than 200

"When the earthquake hit ... there were still a large number of students in their classes sitting in their little desks when their school came down upon them."

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Sept 20 | 'I was not in the best place in my life': Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew confronts abuse allegations

"I've always understood that as long as I put my name on a ballot that people are going to want to talk about my past ... there are legitimate questions that people have about the person that I was."

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Sept 20 | Gates Foundation warns global health under threat as foreign aid wanes

The Gates Foundation calls on donor nations to step up foreign aid or progress made on global health issues could come undone.

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Full Episode for September 19, 2017 - The Current

From Canadian doctors debating the government's proposed tax changes, to the CBC's Carol Off on her journey into the lives of others, to ecologist Chris D. Thomas on how species thriving in this age of mass extinction ... This is The Current.

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Sept 19 | Open letter signed by 300 doctors supports federal government tax changes

In an open letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, 300 Canadian doctors said they "support an equitable taxation system as a pillar for a just and healthy society."

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Sept 19 | Carol Off's long journey to save Afghan man who risked his life to talk to her

What happens when a journalist used to keeping herself out of the story realizes her reporting has put an entire family in danger? For the CBC's Carol Off, it would be life-changing.

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Sept 19 | How nature fights back against extinction: Inheritors of the Earth author

Ecologist and author Chris D. Thomas argues many plant and animal species are thriving and adapting to human-created change.

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Full Episode for September 18, 2017 - The Current

From debating if Canada needs a ballistic missile defence system, to Daniel Tammet looking at words — and the world — from a different perspective, to a handful of Canadian cities hoping to land in Amazon's shopping cart as a ... This is The Current.

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Sept 18 | Should Canada join ballistic missile defence program?

It's not U.S. policy to protect Canada from potential missile attacks. As missile defence becomes more of a concern for North America, what should Canada do?

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Sept 18 | Numbers 'were my mother tongue': How autistic savant Daniel Tammet sees language

Daniel Tammet sees the world very differently than most people. He sees language in numbers — and words are a rainbow of different colours.

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Sept 18 | Amazon's 2nd headquarters in Halifax? Mayor says city's worthy contender

A handful of Canadian cities hope to wind up in Amazon's shopping cart as home to the company's second headquarters.

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Full Episode for September 15, 2017 - The Current

From a London subway explosion, to the alleged murder of uncontacted tribe members in Brazil, to filmmaker Morgan Spurlock taking on big chicken, to a Chinese expedition through the Northwest Passage ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

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Sept 15 | 'People yelling and screaming, trying to get out': London subway explosion injures 22

London police are investigating an explosion on a subway train that happened during the Friday morning commute.

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Sept 15 | Why Brazil's Indigenous land — home to uncontacted tribes — needs to be protected: researcher

"By protecting large swaths of the Amazon, this is a climate assurance for all of us."

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Sept 15 | Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock targets 'Big Chicken' in his new film

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock takes aim at the chicken and fast-food industry in the film Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!

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Sept 15 | Critics fear China's foray into Northwest Passage endangers Arctic sovereignty

A Chinese research vessel that went through the North West passage this summer has critics worried about potential consequences to Arctic sovereignty.

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Full Episode for September 14, 2017 - The Current

From anxiety around math affecting how well students perform, to Malcolm Gladwell on why he's upending history, to delusional disorder where one is trapped in a frightening world the brain has created ... This is The Current.

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Sept 14 | How anxiety around math hurts student performance

As educators across the country try to recalculate teaching of math, The Current asks if the problem is calculation or communication.

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Sept 14 | History is 'more than statues and names on buildings': Malcolm Gladwell

"History is an awful lot more than statues and names on buildings. If it was that easy to erase, we'd all be in trouble."

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Sept 14 | Delusional disorder: The undiagnosed, understudied mental illness

Trapped in a frightening world created by her brain, a person with delusional disorder shares what it's like to live in fear.

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Full Episode for September 13, 2017 - The Current

From Jagmeet Singh`s front runner status forcing questions about the party's platform, to journalist Katy Tur up close and personal covering Donald Trump, to the front lines of evolutionary science with Jonathan Losos .... This is The Current.

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Sept 13 | Jagmeet Singh's response to heckler puts spotlight on NDP leadership race, say media experts

Some say Jagmeet Singh's response to a heckler at a rally was a defining moment in a leadership race that has the potential to reshape Canada's political landscape.

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Sept 13 | What NBC'S Katy Tur learned from covering Donald Trump's campaign

NBC's Katy Tur says covering Donald Trump's campaign made her a better reporter, despite being the target for his abuse.

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Sept 13 | How woodpeckers and aye-aye lemurs can teach us about evolution

When you think of evolution, you probably imagine timescales of millions of years. But scientists say species can adapt way more quickly than that.

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Full Episode for September 12, 2017 - The Current

From a hurricane hunter chasing Irma, to the youth of Grassy Narrows First Nation in northwestern, Ontario dealing with the effects of mercury poisoning, to questioning the ethics of keeping pets ... This is The Current.

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Full Episode for September 11, 2017 - The Current

From the imprint of Hurricane Irma and the devastation it has left behind in Florida and the Caribbean, to Finance Minister Bill Morneau on the proposed tax changes that have many Canadians concerned ... This is The Current.

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Sept 11: As the planet warms, 'we're going to see more hurricanes like Irma'

As Hurricane Irma hits Florida after battering the Caribbean, climate experts warn to expect more ferocious storms in the future living on a warmer globe.

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Sept 11 | 'A system that works for all Canadians': Finance Minister Bill Morneau defends tax plan

The government defends proposed changes to the way incorporated businesses are taxed, saying it's based on fairness. Critics say the plan is creating a class warfare.

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Sept 11 | Now a tourist attraction, history shows Florida as 'a place that people avoided': author

Not long ago, it would have been impossible to imagine living in Florida, say the author of The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise.

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Full Episode for September 8, 2017 - The Current

From Mexico's earthquake and the path of Irma, to the misunderstood pregnancy condition hyperemesis gravidarum, to Canadian Rohingya calling for action as families face devastation in Myanmar ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

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Sept 8: Mexico quake kills at least 32 while Irma leaves trail of destruction in Caribbean

While people on the Atlantic coast are dealing with Hurricane Irma, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake has shaken Mexico's Pacific coast.

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Sept 8: Why women battling acute pregnancy nausea suffer in silence

Many women who have hyperemesis gravidarum suffer in isolation. The debilitating nausea is a condition widely misunderstood, even by doctors.

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Sept 8 | 'We have the right to exist': Rohingya refugees call for intervention in Myanmar

Canadian Rohingya are calling for action as their families face devastation as a result of violence in Myanmar.

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Full Episode for September 7, 2017 - The Current

From how proposed changes to Canada's tax system will impact small business, to big changes for teen twins starting different schools for the first time, to allegations the Boston Red Sox have crossed a technological red line ... This is The Current.

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Sept 7: How proposed changes to Canada's tax system could hit small business

'I will make no apologies for this approach,' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says on the government's proposed tax plan. Notes

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Sept 7 | 'Ben has defined who I am': Teen and autistic twin head to different schools for first time

For the first time in 10 years, twin siblings Amy and Ben Goodes aren't going to the same school. Not atypical, but what raises the stakes is Ben has autism.

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Sept 7 | Technology brings 'higher danger of being dishonest,' says professor

"What technology is doing to us is not letting us think about the consequences."

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Full Episode for September 6, 2017 - The Current

From Japan and South Korea strategizing in light of North Korea's nuclear tests, to former CBC reporter Pauline Dakin on her memoir that reveals a real life family mystery with twists and turns worthy of a thriller ... This is The Current.

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Sept 6: This author believed her family was fleeing the Mafia. Then she uncovered the real story

Former CBC reporter Pauline Dakin shares the story of her fugitive childhood with a twist you'll never see coming.

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Sept 6: Nuclear weapons for South Korea may be 'only answer': political expert

The increasing nuclear threat from North Korea is making it evident to some that South Korea and Japan need to rethink their place in the military world.

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Sept 5: Is Canada prepared for climate change? Adaptation is key, say experts

We know climate change is a factor in the intensity of the recent Texas storm, but did you know that flooding and fires are the most common identifiers of climate change in Canada?

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Full Episode for September 5, 2017 - The Current

From an Ontario city at the forefront of climate change adaptation after severe flooding in 2014, to Blair Feltmate on preparing Canadians for climate change consequences, to the "Dreamers" program being rescinded... This is The Current.

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Sept 5: Immigration protection for 'Dreamers' rescinded by Trump

The so-called "Dreamers" who came into the U.S. illegally as children have been allowed to live and work under an Obama era program. Now in a Trump era, the program has been rescinded.

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Full Episode for September 4, 2017 - The Current

From questioning U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, to a glimpse of this summer's worst B.C. forest fires through the eyes of a fire chief, to the nefarious underbelly of commercial DNA testing involving racial purity ... This is The Current.

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Sept 4: Why the U.S. 'war machine' is driving troops into Afghanistan: Jeffrey Sachs

U.S. President Trump's recent change of heart to now send troops into Afghanistan to "defeat the enemy" is not a strategy at all, says Jeffrey Sachs.

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Sept 4: B.C.'s wildfires spark mental health concern for firefighters: chief

Fire chief Stan McCarthy on the unimaginable summer of 2017 — 41 days straight fighting B.C.'s worst forest fires on record.

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Sept 4: White nationalists are using DNA ancestry tests to prove 'purity'

White nationalists are using DNA tests to legitimize their "purity," says sociology researcher Joan Donavan. It's not how the test was intended to be used.

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Full Episode for September 1, 2017 - The Current

From the hiring and firing of coach Art Briles and the culture of college football involving and sexual assault, to stories of summer wildfires in B.C. ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.

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Full Episode for August 31, 2017 - The Current

From parents calling on the government to start a national food program in schools, to a Canadian sex researcher who's made the mysteries of female desire her life's work ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.

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Aug 31: ENCORE | What do women want? Sex researcher explores mysteries of female desire

"We need to do the science to understand how women's sexuality is unique."

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Aug 31: Canada needs national school lunch program, say advocates

Canada is the only G8 country without a national school food program.

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Full Episode for August 30, 2017 - The Current

From the Houston floods bringing people together in time of need, to the nature of play, and why in a digital era, some classic toys and games never get old .... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.

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Aug 30: Houston's 'Mattress Mack' opens store to Harvey survivors

"My parents taught me it was better to give than receive. And I'm trying to live up to their legacy."

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Aug 30: ENCORE | Why we should take time to play games

Join in on the fun and games as The Current opens up the toy chest to find out what we can learn from play.

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Full Episode for August 29, 2017 - The Current

From the renewal of the Saskatchewan Party post-Brad Wall and if there will be a focus on Indigenous issues, to author Cathryn Jakobson Ramin on rethinking treatment for back pain ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.

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Aug 29 | Saskatchewan government gets 'below fail' grade on Indigenous issues: professor

Critics point to the Saskatchewan Party's lack of progress on Indigenous issues. Will a new premier make this a priority?

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Aug 29 ENCORE | Chronic back pain? Journalist investigates what works and what doesn't

Back pain affects most Canadians. Investigative journalist and back pain sufferer Cathryn Jakobson Ramin says it's time to rethink treatment.

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Full Episode for August 28, 2017 - The Current

From the catastrophic flooding of Texas brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey, to debating whether schools named after Sir John A. Macdonald should be renamed ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.

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Aug 28 | 'My street looks like a river': Catastrophic tropical storm Harvey floods Texas Deck

Tropical storm Harvey has killed five people, and more than 1,000 have had to be rescued. Emergency crews are racing to keep up with calls for help.

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Aug 28: Renaming John A. Macdonald schools is part of reconciliation, argues professor

Ontario school boards are being urged to remove the name of the man considered to be the Father of Confederation, Sir John A. Macondald.

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Full Episode for August 25, 2017 - The Current

From family tension surrounding the inheritance of heirlooms and how one generation's jewels is another's unwanted junk, to ground zero in Vancouver's fentanyl crisis ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

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Aug 25: How unwanted family heirlooms create a divide with aging parents

It's a demographic certainty that as baby boomers age, the volume of unwanted family heirlooms will skyrocket — and families navigating this inheritance are finding it stressful.

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Aug 25: ENCORE | Vancouver's opioid overdose crisis: 'I was dead for 10 minutes'

Even with Narcan kits, first responders worry fentanyl is getting so powerful the antidote won't be enough. The CBC's Natalie Clancy looks at the raw reality of what is now considered to be Canada's opioid crisis.

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Full Episode for August 24, 2017 - The Current

From a look inside the antifascist movement and whether violence has a place in stopping white supremacy, to a story of forgiveness after a woman meets the man who murdered her father ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.

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Aug 24: Anti-fascist handbook explores long history of opposition movement

Historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray explores the contemporary anti-fascist movement, known as Antifa.

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Aug 24: ENCORE | How one woman came to forgive the man who murdered her father

"[There's a] paradox of being very good friends with Glen, who I respect and love very deeply, and I loved my father very deeply."

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Full Episode for August 23, 2017 - The Current

From recent nuclear missile threats by North Korea towards Guam making residents very nervous, to food writer Elaine Khosrova's search for the best tasting butter ... This is The Current with Matt Galloway.

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Aug 23: Without being tested, we don't know U.S. ballistic missile defence works, says historian

Despite billions of dollars in research, historian Garrett Graff says there's no degree of certainty the U.S. ballistic missile defence system could shield an attack.

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Aug 23: ENCORE | Where in the world is the best tasting butter?

You can make it with a cow, a yak, an ox, a sheep, or even a reindeer. Food writer Elaine Khosrova pays tribute to the rich history of butter.

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