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Ouch! Being stung 1000 times for science

An Arizona scientist endured thousands of bites and stings from ants, bees and wasps to determine which one of them has the most painful sting.

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Kazuo Ishiguro

Eleanor Wachtel speaks with one of England's finest writers.

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The Slit's Viv Albertine

The guitarist discusses the band's successes and their set-backs.

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A devastating message to Aboriginal women

The Current looks at how Cindy Gladue lives on in outrage over the vulnerability of Indigenous women.

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Media speculating Andreas Lubitz's mental health is a disservice - April 1, 2014

You'd be forgiven for thinking everyone is a psychiatrist, busy with a diagnosis of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot. In the media, facts have been mixed with speculation and critics say the collateral damage is our understanding of mental health.

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Canada's chronically underfunded cities beg government to fix crisis - April 1, 2015

Municipal leaders across this country are asking the federal government for a billion dollars for transit. Their leaders say they are in crisis with chronic underfunding, even though most Canadians spend within their jurisdiction.

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No support for the wrongfully convicted once exonerated - April 1, 2015

You've heard stories of people jailed for crimes they did not commit, finally exonerated. But when they walk free, they walk into a vacuum. We soeak to a Canadian who struggled with his freedom and an American exoneree, later convicted of a violent crime.

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The Genetics of Love: Designing the perfect match through DNA - March 31, 2015

Offer up a cheek swab and a Toronto company will tell you how genetically compatible you are to others on the same dating site. But while some look for love under the microscope, skeptics see questionable science and built-in heartbreak.

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Canadians the nicest people in the world, says BBC, but are we? - March 31, 2015

Canadians are aggressively nice and unapologetically always sorry for anything. American Eric Weiner shares his delight over how polite we are and comedian Aisha Alfa exposes the snarl in our smiles. Plus a look at the design behind the office cubicle.

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Cindy Gladue case sends a devastating message to Aboriginal women - March 31, 2015

Rallies are planned over the case of Cindy Gladue, found dead almost four years ago. In a trial earlier this month, there was a not-guilty verdict for the accused. We look at how Cindy Gladue lives on in outrage over the vulnerability of Indigenous women.

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Pressure mounts to label microbeads as toxic substance in Canada - March 30, 2015

How is it possible that 20 percent off all plastics pollution in the Great Lakes is from microbeads? The tiny plastic bits are now in so many cosmetic products that they are washing into our water systems, threatening fish and birds.

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Rapid rise of Myopia in Asia due to kids not playing outside enough - March 30, 2015

An eye specialist in Australia says the high levels of Myopia, or near-sightedness, among East Asian children are due to the exposure to sunlight and in countries where kids aren't outside enough, the rates of Myopia are many times higher.

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Stakes are high as ISIS mission creates political winners and losers - March 30, 2015

In the lead up to tonight's ISIS mission vote, the Conservatives are clear, saying the Canadian military can expand the fight against ISIS into Syria, without helping the Assad regime. But the Conservatives appear to stand alone the issue.

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UN refugee commission calls for all of Europe to help Syrian refugees - March 27, 2015

The civil war in Syria enters its fifth year this month. Inside Europe, some countries have done more than others, settling Syrian refugees. As more Syrians are expected on European shores, the U.N. calls for more EU countries to do its part.

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David Axelrod shares why he believed in Obama as U.S. president - March 27, 2015

You likely remember political strategist David Axelrod, the right-hand-man to the senator from Illinois, who went on to make presidential history. Now David Axelrod is sharing his behind-the-scenes story in a new memoir.

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Failing Canadian citizenship test and aviation safety within cockpits - March 27, 2015

Statistics show there's been a dramatic drop in would-be citizens passing the test, especially from visible minorities. Plus what drove the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 to crash the plane and how will flight safety change after this latest tragedy.

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One month delay for trial is another legal limbo, Mohamed Fahmy - March 26, 2015

In our Checking-In segment, we hear from Mohamed Fahmy, the Canadian journalist awaiting trial in Cairo who says he is back in an excruciating one month legal limbo. The judge has postponed the trial so that a new committee can review video evidence.

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Germanwings flight crash was deliberate, French prosecutor says - March 26, 2015

French prosecutors have revealed the Germanwings flight crashed deliberately and that the co-pilot was conscious as the plane descended. We speak with a pilot who is also an aviation attorney and engineer for his thoughts on this.

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Checking-in on wearing Niqabs, electric cars, Barrett Brown and more - March 26, 2015

We hear what you had to say about our panel of Niqab-wearing Canadian women and a proposal to cover the cost of prescription drugs under a national pharmacare plan. Plus, we check-in with Mohammed Fahmy and Barrett Brown.

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Relationships by design, rethinking monogamy - March 26, 2015

Monogamy remains sacred ... even as divorce rates soar. Our series "By Design" is asking about the longevity of intimacy and primary relationships and whether the time has come to redesign our relationships, in order to save them.

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Developmentally disabled people need real jobs, says advocate - March 26, 2015

Unemployment among Canadians who are intellectually challenged registers at between 30 to 50 percent. Those who support them say they want to work and they can work and the old system of sheltered day programs to occupy their time needs to change.

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Canada's airstrikes in Syria break international law, say critics - March 25, 2015

The Official Opposition called Canada's plan to join the U.S. over Syrian airspace, a breach of international law. The parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Defense joins us to defend its legal basis.

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The secret recipe to making online content Go Viral - March 25, 2015

From cat videos to Old Spice commercials, the contagious nature of specific, peculiar online offerings is rarely random. Today, our series "By Design" looks at what it takes to Go Viral with Jonah Berger, the author of "Contagious: Why Things Catch On".

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Doctors fight for their right to refuse care over religious beliefs - March 25, 2015

New Ontario policy says doctors must treat patients, or refer them, even if it goes against their religious beliefs. Christian doctors across Canada argue the Charter protects their right to refuse care and are willing to go to court to prove it.

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Kids learn computer code in class to help with problem solving - March 24, 2015

There's a push to teach children as young as five how to code, teaching them concepts to go beyond consuming digital products, and perhaps eventually prepping them for jobs major corporations can't now fill. Now Google is joining the effort in Canada.

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Switching to an electric car isn't always good for the environment - March 24, 2015

Powering an electric car may be just be an electrical socket away but electricity as fuel may actually be more laden with green house gases than filling up at a gas station. And in some provinces research shows electricity is dirtier than oil.

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Fears grow over Yemen teetering on brink of civil war - March 24, 2015

Whoever sent the suicide bombers on Friday knew the mosques in Sanaa would be full of worshippers . The attack underlined what people who live there already know - Yemen is on the edge of something very bad. Is Yemen heading into civil war?

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Revealing facts behind the Via rail terror plot verdict - March 23, 2015

The high-profile terror trial that ended Friday in Toronto, with convictions for the two accused, was full of twists and turns. The CBC's Laura Lynch was present for the entire trial and she shares her observations on this significant court case.

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Selfie sticks banned from museums, tourist sites - March 23, 2015

The long arm of the law is reaching toward your vacation snapshots. If your smartphone is not at the end of your fingertips but instead at the end of a selfie stick, you may find yourself discouraged, banished, shamed and blamed.

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Canada's 'end game' in Iraq too murky, say military analysts - March 23, 2015

With the deadline of Canada's mission in Iraq looming, the expectation is the Prime Minister will extend and even expand the mission, and possibly agree to action in or over Syria. But critics are asking what kind of new alliances Canada could be making.

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Tunisia terror attack leaves country on edge - March 20, 2014

A deadly terror attack at a Tunis museum raises questions about how to secure Tunisia's future, and consolidate its democratic gains.

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Referendum should not decide BC transit plan, critics say - March 20, 2015

Residents of Metro Vancouver are voting in a referendum about a major new transportation initiative. But the biggest question in some people's minds isn't the one on the ballot — but whether a referendum is the way to make this kind of decision.

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Starbucks 'Race Together' campaign stirs up controversy - March 20, 2015

Starbucks stores in the U.S. are giving their baristas free rein to talk race with their customers. But the campaign is raising eyebrows — and questions about whether this is the best way engage citizens in an issue that defies simple solutions.

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Netanyahu wins Israeli election with hardline security stance - March 19, 2015

After an electoral victory that will make him Israel's longest serving Prime Minister, we're asking what Benjamin Netanyahu's narrow re-election signals for peace in the Middle East.

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Checking-In on men's rights, Taber's ban on swearing and more - March 19, 2015

The Current's Friday host David Common joins Anna Maria to sort through some of your feedback on the past stories of the week.

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2 niqabs and a hijab: 3 Muslim women talk about the face covering - March 19, 2015

Amid a national debate that's filled the twittersphere and the public square, the voices of Muslim women are often under-represented in the conversation. We hear from a panel of women who wear the niqab — or used to.

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A North Korean fighter pilot's flight to freedom - March 18, 2015

No Kum Sok was a North Korean military pilot who defected in spectacular fashion. His story, and the story of Kim Il-sung—the man who created a dictatorial dynasty—are woven together in Blaine Harden's new book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot.

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ISIS faces infighting, defections, as recruits try to escape - March 18, 2015

The latest victims of ISIS executions may have been ISIS members themselves. We look into reports that fighters who flocked to fight with the group are changing heart, and trying to escape -- though few are getting out alive.

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National drug plan could save billions, researchers say - March 18, 2015

This week, there was a renewed call for a national drug plan to cover the cost of prescription drugs for Canadians. And a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says a national plan could actually save the country billions of dollars.

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U.S. faith groups try to block access to emergency care for migrants - March 17, 2015

Migrant women and girls from Central America and Mexico face a high risk of sexual assault on their way into the U.S. But recent developments are making it more difficult for these women to receive emergency medical care once they're across the border.

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Defensive architecture is keeping some people out of public space - March 17, 2015

From uncomfortable benches to spikes in doorways, as part of our By Design series, we explore how spaces ostensibly made for everyone are welcoming only to some.

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Crimeans happy about union with Russia, polls find - March 17, 2015

One year after Russia pulled Crimea back under the purview of its government, polling data shows the majority of ethnic Ukrainians and Russians living there like this turn of events. So, was it an act of repression, or a welcome succession?

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Author warns of dark side of men's rights movement - March 16, 2015

The men's rights group created by Paul Elam began as a mostly online entity, but last summer, it held its first conference in Detroit. We hear from the GQ writer who covered the conference, who argues it revealed a disturbing threat in our culture.

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Kevin Ashton dismantles creative genius in 'How to Fly a Horse' - March 16, 2015

In How to Fly a Horse, author Kevin Ashton makes a case that creative genius is a myth. He argues great flashes of inspiration are never the work of just one person, even if one person gets all the credit.

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ISIS spreading into Afghanistan and Pakistan, CSIS head says - March 16, 2015

Last week, Michel Coulombe​, the head of Canada's spy agency CSIS, said ISIS is now spreading to Afghanistan and Pakistan. We bring together a panel for their thoughts on whether the militant group is, in fact, making headway there.

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Kevin Bacon called on to save Taber from new bylaws - March 13, 2015

No swearing, no spitting, and a curfew at night for teens...Some new rules in Taber, Alberta. The town's new bylaw has been ridiculed online and even sparked a #SaveUsBacon campaign. But can the bylaw withstand a charter challenge?

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Canada's border agent requests smartphone password, debate ensues - March 13, 2015

How would you answer if a custom's official asked for your smartphone password? One Quebec man recently refused to give it up. He has been charged with hindering border officials. And that's opened up a whole host of questions about privacy and security.

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Ontario plans to end sexual violence by changing social values - March 15, 2015

Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne has unveiled a sweeping plan to combat sexual abuse. She tells us more about her goal to tackle the issue of mysogyny. We also ask whether government projects like hers, are ever effective at bringing about social change.

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China calls for the UN to classify Ketamine as illicit narcotic - March 12, 2015

On the club scene the drug Ketamine or 'Special K' is so popular and abused that China wants it restricted worldwide. But in developing countries the same drug has a life-saving use as the go-to anesthetic for surgeries where doctors are scarce.

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Checking-In on Generation Z, Canada's Iraq Mission & Parent's Expectations - March 12, 2015

The Current's Friday host David Common joins Anna Maria to help go through listener feedback on the stories we've aired ... from defining Generation Z to gay parents wishing their kids are gay to a Reverend from Toronto detained in North Korea.

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Bertrand Charest faces 47 sex abuse charges, an alleged victim speaks out - March 12, 2015

When she found out the man fired over allegations of sexual conduct was back coaching, she went to police and broke an almost 20 year silence. Today we hear from a former elite skier who initiated complaints in the charges filed against Bertrand Charest.

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Introducing Generation Z: Teen activists want to change the world - March 11, 2015

Activism and youth have long gone hand-in-hand. A panel of teen activists, passionate about the environment, women's rights, and the Aboriginal rights movement, join older, more experienced activists, to discuss the changing tools for protest in Canada.

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Introducing Generation Z: Making the case for no more school - March 11, 2015

Anna Maria Tremonti moderates a competition between some of the sharpest young debaters in Canada, who will argue the merits of the question: Should high school be mandatory for a generation of teens who are known for their proclivity to teach themselves?

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Introducing Generation Z: Teens share what defines them - March 11, 2015

Meet three Canadian teenagers who take us into their schools, lives, and ultimately show us how they differ from the generations who came before them. We meet teens with diverse and universal stories in a special Gen Z edition of The Current.

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Nagieb Khaja's quest to understand Western jihadis in Syria - March 10, 2015

Meet Nagieb Khaja .... a filmmaker who went to Syria and was embedded with the secretive Jahbat al Nusra, specifically to get access to Western Muslims to try to understand why they've joined the al-Qaeda affiliate and the fight in Syria.

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Former CSIS officials fear Bill C-51 opens the door to abuses - March 10, 2015

Today, we hear from a former spy, a former spy-master and a man formerly responsible for oversight, on their views of the potential uses and potential abuses of the anti-terror legislation known as C-51.

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Eike Batista: The rise and fall of the world's 7th richest man

He was once the 7th richest man in the world until he lost billions in a matter of months. This is the story of Eike Batista's rise and fall and why other resource-rich countries should be watching now that Brazil's once-golden boy has his day in court.

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Electrician says government hid potential asbestos exposure - March 9, 2015

For years, electrician Denis Lapointe threaded cables through ceilings, floors and walls of the Canada Revenue Agency's headquarters. But he discovered, long after his breathing problems began, that he wasn't be warned of potential exposure to asbestos.

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'Friendly fire' casualty fuels questions on Canada's mission in Iraq - March 9, 2015

Late Friday night, Kurdish fighters opened fire on their own allies - killing a Canadian Sgt and wounding three other Canadian soldiers. We look at the complex coalition fight against ISIS and whether the role of Canadian troops is as initially described.

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Documentary 'India's Daughter' divides activists in India - March 6, 2015

She was a 23-year-old woman ... a daughter. Her death, after a brutal, gang rape on a bus shocked India and the world. Now, a powerful new documentary about the rape and death of Jyoti Singh is proving so controversial it's been banned in India.

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Refugees pay more income tax to Canada than millionaire migrants - March 6, 2015

If you're a would-be Canadian immigrant looking for greener pastures and you've already got a lot of green in the bank, then you're more than welcome. But new numbers show our millionaire migrants aren't putting down roots here after all.

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Contract university lecturers strike, demand quality education - March 6, 2015

Contract faculty and teaching assistants at two of this country's largest universities are on strike this week. They're protesting salaries and work conditions and argue their precarious work is jeopardizing the quality of education.

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Checking-In on Sherpas, immigration limbo, tax-free tampons and more - March 5, 2015

It's that time of the week to hear what you have to say, about some of the hot-button stories from the past week. Our Friday host, Piya Chattopadhyay joins Anna Maria in studio for Checking-In.

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Louise Arbour calls for a rethink of Canada's Foreign Relations - March 5, 2015

After decades of involvement, as a Supreme Court Judge, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Chief Prosecutor at the Hague, Louise Arbour weighs in on the crises gripping the world. She tells us where she sees Canada and other nations falling short.

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Scientists question research on homeopathic treatment for ADHD - March 5, 2015

ADHD is a disorder with controversies around diagnosis and treatment. The latest controversy involves 90 respected scientists condemning a clinical trial for homeopathic treatment of ADHD at the U of T. Today, the person behind the trial and the critic.

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DNA phenotyping helps police fight crime but may be abusive - March 4, 2015

The scene of the crime - no previous record, no conventional way to track the criminal, except for the DNA sample left behind. Enter ... DNA Phenotyping, expected to revolutionize forensics. But where some see promise, others see potential for abuse.

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Gay mom Sally Kohn says 'I wish for my daughter to be gay, too' - March 4, 2015

Sally Kohn unleashed a firestorm when she wrote that as a gay Mom she wanted her daughter to be gay. Today, three gay parents, including Ms. Kohn, share their expectation and exasperation on this taboo.

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'Under the Dome' confronts China's dire air pollution crisis - March 4, 2015

Two years ago, the smog levels in some Chinese cities were dubbed 'Airpocalypse'. Today, the sight of a blue sky is a big deal. It is against that hazy backdrop that the documentary film 'Under the Dome', has captured the fury of millions of Chinese.

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Extreme water shortage in Sao Paulo, Brazil's water-rich city - March 3, 2015

Eleven million people in Sao Paulo are severely rationed, their main water reservoir has essentially been bled dry. How did the city with the world's richest water supply parch a population? We look at Brazil's water woes and a warning for the rest of us.

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Meg Hickling says sex-ed teaches how to take care of the body - March 3, 2015

She set the standard for sex education and in schools across B.C. Meg Hickling is a legend among teachers, parents and students-all-grown-up. The former nurse shares insights gleaned over four decades of teaching what she always called 'Body Science'.

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Boris Nemtsov's murder leaves Russian opposition bowed but not beaten - March 3, 2015

Boris Nemtsov was buried today in the same cemetery where murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya was buried in 2006. Friday's assassination of yet another critic of President Vladimir Putin have many worrying its part of an troubling pattern.

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Curbing Voyeurism: Peeping Toms go high tech but not undetected - March 2, 2015

A string of convictions for voyeurism in British Columbia is raising new questions on how to protect privacy when intrusive technology is so small, so inexpensive and so hard to stop. Today we explore the issue of fighting back voyeurism.

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Immigration delays leave thousands of couples in limbo - March 2, 2015

No health care, no approval to seek work and no idea when it will change. Thousands of people who fell in love with Canadians and hoping to build a future here, eventually with citizenship, say they are at the mercy of a back-logged Immigration system.

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"The Management of Savagery" gives insight into ISIS' strategy - March 2, 2014

Many trying to understand ISIS' motivation are looking to a book written about twelve years ago called "The Management of Savagery". It was written by a man believed to have been in an al-Qaeda operative. Now it appears ISIS is singing from this playbook.

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American Sniper as 'war porn', glorifying war in film - Feb 27, 2015

American Sniper is now the most successful war movie in U.S. history. It's being described as "riveting" and "epic." The film is also being described as propaganda and war porn. Today, we're asking about the role war movies play in shaping our real world.

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Mt. Everest guide calls for better working conditions for Sherpas - Feb 27, 2015

It has been nearly a year since 16 Sherpas were killed in a devastating avalanche on Mount Everest. And now, with a new climbing season on the horizon, many Sherpas say the risks they're being asked to take on the trek to the summit are just too high.

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Voters have the right to know politicians personal beliefs - Feb 27, 2015

This week, an Ontario politician revealed he doesn't believe in human evolution. It made a lot of people uncomfortable. Today we're asking if some beliefs are different from others and if voters have a right to know about the people who represent us.

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Skeptics question if amnesty for al-Shabab fighters will bring peace - Feb 26, 2015

The Somali government is offering amnesty to any al-Shabaab fighters willing to renounce terrorism and lay down their arms . Some see this as a great way to divide a deadly movement, others worry it could leave Somalia mired in promises it cannot keep.

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Checking-In on hacking medical devices, sex-ed and sexting - Feb 26, 2015

Our discussion with Marc Goodman this week on hackeing implanted pacemakers set more than a few hearts beating faster. We Check-In on your thoughts as we follow up on the challenges of sex ed, the perils of sexting and the prospect of hacking pacemakers.

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Critics wary of fast-tracking Bill C-51 with minimal oversight - Feb 26, 2015

Just after 9-11, the Liberals were criticized for their luxurious pace on anti-terror legislation. Now the speed the Conservative govt is pushing through Bill C-51 is up for debate. Tom Mulcair, Wayne Easter and Stockwell Day join us to discuss Bill C-51.

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Teen charged for sexting with distributing child pornography - Feb 25, 2015

It was a love triangle among teens that included sexting and sharing nude photos. One of them was charged and found guilty of possession and distribution of child pornography. Critics argue the law used to convict her was never meant to be used this way.

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23 year-old Canadian woman joins ISIS in Syria - Feb 25, 2015

She left without telling her family, calling when she arrived in Syria. It was an online religious course that led a moderate Muslim Canadian, 23 year-old, towards a female ISIS recruiter. Natalie Clancy brings us the story of a young woman lost to ISIS.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu contradicts the Mossad on Iran's nuclear threat - Feb 25, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the UN that Iran was months away from having nuclear weapons. But a leaked document suggests Netanyahu's own intelligence agency was contradicting him on Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb. Or was it?

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Extreme water shortage in Sau Paulo, Brazil's water-rich city - March 3, 2015

Eleven million people in Sao Paulo are severely rationed, their water reservoir has essentially been bled dry. How did a city with the world's richest water supply parch a population? We look at Brazil's water woes and a water warning for the rest of us.

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Women get ahead in Canada's public service - Feb 24, 2015

Twenty-five years ago, women made up 14 per cent of Canada's federal public service. Today, they make up 55 per cent. Our project By Design looks at what went right and what's still to be done.

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Cyber criminals target implanted medical devices to hack remotely - Feb 24, 2015

Marc Goodman used to be a Futurist-in-Residence for the FBI figuring out how criminal minds would use new technology to kill. He explains why criminals are head with the latest technology and why some hackers are targeting pacemakers and insulin pumps.

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Parents debate merits of Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum - Feb 24, 2015

Sex-ed in the 60s didn't have LGBTQ in the lexicon, sexting didn't exist and contraception was rudimentary. Some of that is still missing in today's sex ed classes. But now Ontario is revising sex education and some parents believe its too much.

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Public Health experts want nosodes taken off the market - Feb 23, 2015

Nosodes are homeopathic vaccines, meant to ward off everything from measles to the flu, but with no peer-reviewed science. Canadian homeopaths are still recommending them to parents and public health experts want Health Canada to tighten the rules.

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SaskPower's Carbon Capture clean energy project debatable, despite success - Feb 23, 2015

SaskPower is burning coal and capturing its emissions with the first Carbon Capture and Storage operation, surpassing expectations. But what some say is an environmentally responsible way to use fossil fuel, critics argue it enables bad energy policy.

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Critics warn Bill C51 not receiving the scrutiny it needs - Feb 23, 2015

George Orwell's characters in a dystopian 1984 argued that the public needed to be protected from threats it could not see, regardless of what people did or did not understand. Critics of Canada's new anti-terror legislation don't like the parallels.

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Muslim leaders strategize to dissuade converts from radicalization

The fight against violent extremism has hit home in recent months. We hear from a Canadian imam who's developed a tool to detect potential radicals. It's a checklist he uses on new converts and he thinks it should go into wide circulation.

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Reclaiming the word 'Slut' has some feminists shouting NO - Feb 20, 2015

Thanks to events like SlutWalk, young women and girls are embracing the term, reclaiming it , and using its power in a subversive way. But not every feminist thinks that rehabilitating the word 'Slut' points in the direction we should be heading.

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ISIS terror threats, sets its sights on Rome - Feb 20, 2015

ISIS is inching closer to Europe, and Italy in particular, now that they've established a hold on the north shore of Libya. So does Italy really need to sound the alarm? Or is it just feeding into just what the militants want?

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Checking-In on urban design for the aging, debtors prisons & Ebola - Feb 19, 2015

Friday host Piya Chattopadhyay joins Anna Maria to read your tweets, emails and Facebook posts from the past week. And we'll check-in on the fight against Ebola. The number of cases have plummeted but more needs to be done to get that number to zero.

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Security journalist fears Barrett Brown case will prompt crackdown - Feb 19, 2015

There's a new chill in place after reporter Barrett Brown was sentenced to prison for 63 months. We hear from another reporter who says that she's backing off from security reporting, for fear of facing the crackdown herself.

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Quebec high school strip search of student deprives teens of rights - Feb 19, 2015

Fifteen years old and stripped-searched for drugs is apparently 'by the book'. But more than one critic is asking what that book might be. As a Quebec school board defends its right to conduct such searches, what about the rights of students?

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Tablet Magazine puts a price on comments to eliminate online trolls - Feb 18, 2015

There's a lot of vitriol and venom laced through the comments sections of most online publications. Many monitor them, others have simply done away with them. Now one publication is starting to charge, not for the articles but for the right to comment.

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The push for 'micro-condos' in an overheated housing market - Feb 18, 2015

Picture a home the size of two parking spaces or 4 office cubicles ... add a compact kitchen, space-saving furniture, a little bathroom and you have the Micro-Condo. Is it the answer to affordable housing for Millennials? Or a tiny space for trauma?

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Online anti-radicalization campaign creates dialogue on extremism - Feb 18, 2015

A national federally-funded campaign called Extreme Dialogue is an online project aimed at young people, teachers, and parents. The premise is to get them talking openly about extremists and their messages, in a hope to fight radicalization. Can it work?

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ISIS' new Libyan front puts pressure on Egypt and Europe - Feb 17, 2015

Egyptian jets targeted what the government says were ISIS training camps, retaliation for the execution of 21 Coptic Christians Sunday. While Egypt beefs up its military hardware, no one is clear how far-reaching the so-called Islamic State really is.

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Autism study finds no two cases are the same, redefining diagnosis - Feb 17, 2015

Autism remains a mysterious condition in many ways, even to those who study it closely. Now some surprising new research from here in Canada may have unlocked new clues by focusing on autistic siblings, who manifest the condition in very different ways.

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Mohamed Fahmy says he's glad to be free but his battle isn't over - Feb 17, 2015

Journalist Mohammed Fahmy was granted bail last week after 400 days in prison but he is not in the clear. He is set to face a retrial in the Egyptian courts next Monday, together with his colleague Mohamed Baher. Today Mohamed Fahmy joins us from Cairo.

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Why Korean adoptees are returning to Korea - Feb 16, 2015

Over the past few decades, thousands of young Korean children have been adopted out of their home countries, and raised around the world. But now, there's a reverse migration afoot -- adoptees making their way back to homelands they never really knew.

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The secret history of Monopoly - Feb 16, 2015

It's the family-friendly board game that celebrates getting ahead and making cash money. But as it turns out, the game as it's played today would have likely mortified its original creator, who was a left-wing, feminist activist.

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Civil rights lawyers sue Ferguson over 'debtors' prisons' - Feb 16, 2015

A lawsuit filed last week is shedding light on one source of racial tensions in Ferguson. The suit concerns so-called "debtors' prisons" -- the practice of jailing people too poor to pay for minor fines, such as traffic offenses.

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Katy Perry's 'Left Shark' spurs 3D printing copyright battle - Feb 13, 2015

"Left Shark," a backup dancer at this year's Super Bowl, has become a popular project for 3D printing enthusiasts. But Katy Perry's lawyers have sent notices to cease and desist, citing copyright claim. We look at copyright law in the age of 3D printers.

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How to design cities for an aging population - Feb 13, 2015

Canada is getting older, and Canadians are having fewer kids, but who's making sure our urban centres are keeping up? As part of our By Design series, we're asking how to redesign cities and public institutions to reflect changes in population trends.

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Star's Gardasil story points to larger issue in health reporting - Feb 13, 2015

The Star's Gardasil story is just the latest case in a long line of shoddy scientific reporting in the news. As part of our Eye on the Media series, we look at why the media so often falters when it comes to reporting on important public health issues.

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Checking-In on debating vaccinations, doctor-assisted suicide and first responders living with PTSD - Feb 12, 2015

There's been a lot of talk about the measles vaccination debate including here on The Current. But when the science is so one-sided, is there really a debate to be had at all? We hear from you on that when we check-in on the stories we've been following.

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Transgender writer Thomas Page McBee on becoming his truest self - Feb 12, 2015

Long before he was called Thomas. He was wary of men. For a transgender individual, the transformation is often described in physical terms but Thomas' experience underline the journey is less about a gendered body and more about who he really was inside.

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Unilingual foreign minister called 'national embarrassment' - Feb 12, 2015

Rob Nicholson's unilingualism may be an anomaly in a Foreign Affairs portfolio but it is emblematic of the wider Canadian population. Those who track these things say Canada is increasingly becoming a Unilingual country with two languages.

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Bill Browder on 'Red Notice", death threats from the Kremlin - Feb 11, 2015

Businessman Bill Browder knew how to make millions in Vladimir Putin's Russia, but he didn't know just how brutal the price of business could be. Bill Browder recounts the brutal tale of his own lawyer's torture and death and his quest to for justice.

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Gone with a Trace: The story of lost items on the US/Mexico border - Feb 11, 2015

Many objects have been found along the U.S./Mexico border, the only trace of the thousands who take the smugglers routes to what they hope is a better life. Two men turned those pieces from people's lives into an art and soundscape in today's documentary.

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'Memories are malleable': Looking for truth behind false memory - Feb 11, 2015

Brian Williams has been caught-out describing a scene he didn't actually experience. But people who study memory are listening say all memories are false anyway and that how our mind works in recall means most of us can get it wrong.

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Navigating the downturn in the Canadian economy - Feb 10, 2015

As oil tanks and the loonie dives, analysts say we're entering a "new normal" of slowed-down economic growth.. We find out just how slow that growth will be and we hear some ideas about how Canada can make the most of these sluggish times.

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How 'fast casual' restaurants are redesigning the fast food industry - Feb 10, 2015

Fast-food giants are finding it challenging to keep consumers. Millennials want their food customized and they're finding it with a new breed of restaurant called 'Fast Casual'. We're tracking how Fast Casuals are redesigning the fast food Industry.

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Eve Adams move to Liberals: High-risk gamble for Trudeau - Feb 10 , 2015

MP Eve Adams'defection from the Conservatives to the Liberals prompts questions about Justin Trudeau's judgement in welcoming her on board. Adams arrives with political baggage, but the Liberal leader's gamble could still pay off. Our panel weighs in.

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Peter Edwards on mafia family Rizzutos' rise and fall - Feb 9, 2015

Today organized crime writer Peter Edwards tells the tale of the Rizzutos' rise and fall. You may be astonished at how much money, power and influence the real-life Rizzuto mafia family of Montreal amassed and how it all came so violently tumbling down.

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Doctors face uncharted territory with doctor assisted suicide ruling - Feb 9, 2015

With Friday's Supreme Court Ruling allowing doctor-assisted suicide under certain conditions, doctors across the country will soon be navigating new legal and ethical territory. Today, we hear from three doctors on assisted dying.

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Vaccinations: Pro and Anti-Vaxxer parents make their cases - Feb 9, 2015

It is a polarizing moment in health care. As fear and anger builds up over the increase in measles outbreaks in Canada and the U.S., we hear from a mother of a child whose health won't allow vaccination and a mother who chooses not to vaccinate her kids.

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Eye On The Media: 'Terrorism' and Loaded Language - Feb 6, 2015

"Terrorism" is a loaded term, but the BBC's decision to avoid it -- even when describing the Charlie Hebdo attack -- is proving to be a loaded decision. We convene a panel to weigh the the words we use, to bring you the news.

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Raising the stakes, sending weapons to Ukraine - Feb 6, 2015

As violence ramps up in eastern Ukraine, as belief settles in that sanction against Russia have done little to calm it, there's real talk about sending in weapons and arming the Ukrainian military. But a proxy war on Russia's door is no small step.

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How to convince anti-vaxxers to get their kids vaccinated - Feb 6, 2015

It seems all the science in the world can't get some parents to change their minds about the safety of vaccinating, even as the measles outbreak spreads. Public health officials worry it's a failure to communicate and they need to find the right message.

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Checking-In on life in prison without parole, locked-in syndrome, vaccinations - Feb 5, 2015

Enough from us! It's time to hear from you. Piya Chattopadhyay joins Anna Maria in studio to read your feedback on everything from parents with questions about vaccinating their kids... to politicians with questions about paroling their prisoners.

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Mandatory vaccinations may be required, says André Picard - Feb 5, 2015

If they won't vaccinate, should the state legislate? In the face of more measles cases, The Globe and Mail's André Picard joins us to make the case for mandatory vaccination.

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3-Parent Babies: Genetic modification sparks debate on evolution - Feb 5, 2015

Britain's move to allow mitochondrial DNA donation techniques in IVF treatment to avoid debilitating conditions in children is being applauded. But it involves transplanting DNA from a third person, crossing a line into human genetic modification.

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Growing PTSD crisis among Canada's first responders - Feb 5, 2015

First responders are facing an emergency of their own. They're suffering a quiet epidemic of PTSD. Today, three first responders living with PTSD share their stories. * Note this interview contains graphic and disturbing details. *

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Japan's identity shift, rethinking military power after ISIS attack - Feb 4, 2015

As Prime Minister Abe increases defence spending, his nation is reeling over the ISIS killing of two of its own. The attacks are causing a rethink inside Japan and whether it should ditch its decades-old principle of pacifism.

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A 'Guantánamo Diary' that may set a tortured writer free - Feb 4, 2015

He's a former Montrealer, but Guantanamo Bay prison camp has been his home since 2002. Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been keeping a diary of his time there. We hear from the editor who fought the U-S government to get the diary published.

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John Baird resigns from politics, leaving big shoes to fill - Feb 4, 2015

John Baird leaves cabinet and federal politics after a string of high-profile portfolios that has seen him described as everything from a well-liked professional to a pitbull. We convene a panel to discuss where his departure leaves the Harper Government.

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'Reformer' and 'moderate': A look at the former Saudi king's legacy - Feb 3, 2015

At his funeral last week, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was remembered as a modernizer and a reformer. That may clash with your understanding of the country's human rights record. But those who know the country best, would like to set the record straight.

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Air Safety regulators push for better airplane tracking technology - Feb 3, 2015

It's still one of the world's great unsolved mysteries -- What really happened to Malaysia Flight 370? And what happened to the promises it would lead to a better airplane tracking system?

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Trapped in a virtual coma yet aware, Martin Pistorius breaks free - Feb 3, 2015

He was a young man trapped in a body that would not let him indicate he was aware of the world around him. Then one day, a caregiver became convinced he could understand her and Martin Pistorius' world began to open up. Martin shares his inspiring story.

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'Tell it to the World': Hiding Mass Murder in Kosovo - Feb 2, 2015

The mass murder of Ethnic Albanians in the Kosovo War is a deep scar on our recent history. Those responsible for it worked hard to ensure their crimes would remain a secret. A Canadian lawyer tasked with bringing those dark crimes to light joins us.

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A soldier's suicide and a quest for the truth - Feb 2, 2015

Shawna Rogers was a lieutenant in the Canadian military. In October of 2012, she was found dead of a drug overdose alone. Her parents continue to fight for answers that could change the way the Canadian military investigates soldiers' deaths.

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Without data from the long-form census Canada suffers, experts say - Feb 2, 2015

Five years ago this week, Tony Clement, then Minister of Industry, shared his government's decision to scrap the long form census. In government ranks, there was consensus to kill the long-form census then. But five years on that means the data is cooked.

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Why ISIS wants failed suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi - Jan 30, 2015

After years inside a Jordanian prison, Sajida al-Rishawi is suddenly at the centre of an international crisis. We look at who this woman is, and why she has become so valuable to the so-called Islamic State.

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Nordic countries not the utopia they seem, says author - Jan 30, 2015

We speak with Michael Booth, a British author who set out to explore each Nordic state, with the aim of debunking the myth of the Scandanavian utopia.

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Parliament watchdogs push back on proposed staff disclosure rules - Jan 30, 2015

Bill C-520 would require civil servants to detail certain political affiliations they've had in recent years--or any they're planning on in future. But there are many who argue this is an unneeded privacy violation.

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Revenge porn victim Emma Holten responds by releasing her own photos - Jan 29, 2015

Emma Holten opened her email a while back only to discover she'd been hacked, and nude pictures taken for private use were being shared by thousands. She responded by putting out new -- consensual -- pictures of herself.

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Health Canada: Canadian diets shouldn't be no fat, but low fat - Jan 29, 2015

Following our interview with Nina Tiecholz, we hear from Health Canada about what they say we should eat according to the Canada Food Guide, especially when it comes to the amount and types of fat.

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Checking-in: revenge porn, homelessness, CSEC and saturated fats - Jan 29, 2015

The Current's Friday host Anthony Germain joins Anna Maria to get through your feedback on stories about revenge porn, homelessness in the winter months, CSEC's Project Levitation and our interview with Nina Tiecholz on her research into saturated fats.

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Questions mount in mysterious death of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman - Jan 29, 2015

Hours before Argentina's top prosecutor was set to hand over a damning report pointing fingers at top officials at home and abroad, he was found dead in his apartment. We look at the drama unfolding in Argentina over the death of Alberto Nisman.

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Conservatives push to introduce life sentences without parole - Jan 29, 2015

A life sentence could soon mean life with no possibility of parole. This week it was confirmed that new legislation is on its way soon, designed to eliminate even the chance of parole for some crimes.

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The battle between the Harper government and the Ottawa press corps - Jan 28, 2015

Longtime Parliamentary Press Gallery member Mark Bourrie says PM Stephen Harper has used a defanged Ottawa press corps to keep the Canadian public in the dark about the way his government rules. He lays out his case in his book, "Kill The Messengers."

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Who are anti-vaxxers?: Understanding the anti-vaccination movement - Jan 28, 2015

A measles outbreak at Disneyland that spread to several U.S. states has turned the spotlight back on what are called the Anti-Vaxxers. Today, we hear from a sociologist who has been tracking those who choose not to vaccinate despite overwhelming evidence.

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Rinelle Harper speaks up for missing and murdered indigenous women - Jan 28, 2015

About three months ago no one knew her name. And then on a cold night in November, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. Today Rinelle Harper's survival is a rallying point for those seeking answers around missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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Canada's electronic spy agency takes the lead on internet surveillance - Jan 28, 2015

It's never been clear how CSEC does its work. What kind of information does it gather? Who does it target? CBC's Dave Seglins joins us to give us a rare glimpse into the operations of a part of the Canadian Government we know little about.

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Sanctions on Russia fail to stop interference in Ukraine - Jan 27, 2015

In Ukraine, everyday people are losing their lives. The rebels Vladimir Putin is backing aren't backing down and Ukraine is bringing in its own punitive measures. Today, we look at what can be done about a conflict some say is becoming a civil war.

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Heather Watson breaks period taboo at Australian Open - Jan 27, 2015

It's something that nearly every woman experiences every month, and yet the "monthly visitor" is rarely discussed in polite society... let alone in the world of sports. Now a British tennis star may have made some progress in changing all that.

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Homeless on the street: The story of two people who lived it - Jan 27, 2015

Over the last five years, an estimated 1.3-million Canadians have experienced having nowhere to go, to sleep, to call home. Today, we speak to two people who have lived a homeless life for years to offer a glimpse of what that's really like.

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'Fat doesn't make you fat': Nina Teicholz's big surprise' - Jan 26, 2015

Ever think our understanding of fat and what's fattening is off? Today, science journalist Nina Teicholz takes us through what she says is the flawed thinking and the flawed science that has shaped nutrition and public health policies for decades.

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2/3 of rhinos poached in 2014 in South Africa, how drones can save them - Jan 26, 2015

The rhino remains a species under siege, as poachers target the beasts for their magnificent horns. We head to Kruger National Park where poaching is so serious it can resemble a combat zone for Park Rangers tracking illegal hunters.

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Efficacy of Canada's mission to fight ISIS is not clear - Jan 26, 2015

Canada has gone from full combat ... to a pop-up presence in Libya and now Iraq. Are these smaller missions the way of the future for Canada's military? And do they work?

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Minor hockey league considers banning spectators to stop abuse - Jan 23, 2015

If you can't put unruly hockey parents in the penalty box, maybe it's time to kick them out of the arena. A B.C. minor hockey league is considering some extreme measures to curb behaviour that's gotten out of hand. But will it help put hot tempers on ice?

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On trial: The line of questioning in sexual assault court cases - Jan 23, 2015

We've come a long way since the "she-was-asking-for-it" defence. But now an Alberta judge has had his verdict overturned for intervening to stop questions that seemed out of bounds. But the accused says he was denied a fair trial because of it.

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Iron Ore goes bust in Labrador West, once booming in production - Jan 23, 2015

The fall in demand for Iron Ore is turning life upside down in the part of Labrador they once called "Mini Fort Mac". Today we head to Labrador West where they know a thing or two about booms and busts... but say they've never seen one like this before.

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Checking-in on listener feedback of the week - Jan 22, 2015

Friday host Anthony Germain joins Anna Maria to go through listener feedback. Plus we look at educational assistants who also face violence in the classroom and we hear from Dying with Dignity on how being deregistered as a charity will affect their work.

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Study of health care aides show high job satisfaction but poor pay and burnout - Jan 22, 2015

Care aides provide 80% of all the care for the elderly with dementia. Yet care aides are unregulated, with little training and are often poorly paid. Today, we look at the implications for workers, for families and governments.

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Attack by Yemen insurgents undermining the president heralds insecurity - Jan 22, 2015

On Tuesday, Yemen rebel fighters attacked the president's home. Yemen is a patchwork quilt of militias from Al Qaeda to the Houthis, whose support comes from Iran. All of which sets the stage for a confrontation that will make Western leaders notice.

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Re-designing the workplace by getting rid of meetings and managers - Jan 21, 2015

Does it sometimes seem like your workplace was designed to prevent you from getting work done? As part of our series By Design, we take the workplace apart, and put it back together again for better creativity, productivity and employee satisfaction.

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The world waits for Hezbollah's retaliation after Israeli strikes in Syria - Jan 21, 2015

Lebanon's Hezbollah has been fighting Bashir Al-Assad's Syrian battles for him, some of it right over the Israeli border. Is Hezbollah gearing up to retaliate in a new conflict with Israel or has the fight for Syria against ISIS stretched thin?

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Income inequality shows the 1% will soon own 50% of all wealth, says Oxfam - Jan 21, 2015

In a week where the U.S. President has signaled new taxes and fees on the wealthiest American individuals and corporations, Oxfam is warning of growing inequality across the globe. Today we look at the implications of counting up the haves and have-nots.

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Hazar al-Mahayni's quest to educate Syria's refugee children in Turkey - Jan 20, 2015

We hear from Hazar al-Mahayni, whose dream of creating a little oasis for Syrian refugee kids has resulted in a new role -- headmistress of a school trying to save a lost generation of children of war.

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Free Range Parenting: It's OK to let kids walk home from school alone - Jan 20, 2015

A Maryland couple is under investigation for negligence after letting their kids walk home alone from a neighbourhood park. They prefer to call it "free range" parenting. We look at the debate surrounding the decidedly anti-helicopter parenting trend.

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North Korean Camp 14 survivor Shin Dong-hyuk admits his story not all true - Jan 20, 2015

His story transfixed the world. Born into a North Korean prison camp, Shin Dong-hyuk was stripped of his basic human rights, starved and tortured before escaping to the free world. Now, he admits he changed some of that story.

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Professional cuddling in high demand but some worry where it may lead - Jan 19, 2015

For an hourly fee you can be hugged and cuddled, a service now offered by a few new businesses - but no sex. There are many studies on how touching affects both physical and mental health. But there are also concerns about protecting the vulnerable.

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Unfriending on Facebook over politics forms movement, but shuts down dialogue - Jan 19, 2015

There are now a few Apps that can alert you to Facebook Friends who favour politics you abhor. In Germany it's caused a flurry of Unfriending in a disagreement over treatment of foreigners and immigrants that has jumped off computers and into the streets.

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Politicians and pundits wary an October fixed election will happen - Jan 19, 2015

Politicians and pundits can't get enough of election speculation these days. Despite a fixed election law that has the word October in it. Despite a Prime Minister who said he's planning on the fixed date. But how binding is that law anyway?

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Disability rights advocates push back on inaccessible casting - Jan 16, 2015

Actors like Tom Hanks and Daniel Day Lewis have wowed audiences with moving portrayals of characters with disabilities. But there's a growing movement of actors, directors, and advocates who say it's time to give those parts to actors who are disabled.

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Séan McCann, of Great Big Sea, talks about abuse by a priest - Jan 16, 2015

Séan McCann, Great Big Sea co-founder is still singing and dancing. But not drinking these days. He's sobered up, and gone solo. And he's also starting to speak out about what he believes is the real source of the demons that tormented him for years.

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Students assaulting teachers in class, a common occurrence in Canada - Jan 16, 2015

A CBC investigation turned up a surprisingly high incidence of reported assaults by students against teachers. We hear from a teacher who's still scarred by a student assault. And ask what can be done to make classrooms a safer place.

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Checking-In: Tobogganing bans, celebrity diets, the teenage brain and the Trans Lifeline in Canada - Jan 15, 2015

Friday host Anthony Germain joins Anna Maria to check-in on a week's worth of listener feedback ... from banning sledding, celebrity health advice to examining the teenage brain. Plus we hear from a volunteer who is bringing the Trans Lifeline to Canada.

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Abortion in a pill: Canada hasn't decided yet - Jan 15, 2015

An abortion pill has been available in Europe for more than 25 years, in the U.S. for almost 15 years but is still not available in Canada. Health Canada's drug approval process for the abortion pill is taking longer than any drug approval process. Why?

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Premier Jim Prentice warns Albertans of tough economic times ahead - Jan 15, 2015

A few years ago Alberta was awash in oil revenues. Now, after dramatic price drops it faces a financial crossroads with a new premier actively floating a tax increase. We speak to Jim Prentice on Alberta's new reality and the choices that confront him.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity diets are not the key to health - Jan 14, 2015

Timothy Caulfield, a researcher on health and science policy chronicles his futile attempts to follow celebrities ... only to find their detoxes, diets and dramas not only won't help ... they might hurt.

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A young gay man fears the threat of honour killing - Jan 14, 2015

Today, we bring you the story of a young man who feared for his life at the hands of his own father because of his sexuality. So-called crimes of honour make the news when daughters are targeted but this is the story of a young man bridging two cultures.

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The Design Behind ... Velcro - Jan 14, 2015

Frustrated by the many burrs that were buried in his dog's fur, engineer George de Mestral was determined to figure out how these annoying seed-like hooks perfectly stuck together. The Current's Shannon Higgins brings you the story behind Velcro.

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Extremism in prison, a misunderstanding of Islam, says prison Imam - Jan 14, 2015

It's not uncommon to have inmates turn to religion while doing time. But the belief that one of the Paris attackers was radicalized in jail has reinforced concerns that prisons, in many countries, may play a role in the recruitment of Islamist extremists.

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Israel's Nation-State Bill aims to balance Jewish democratic principles - Jan 13, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu is in a legislative fight. The Netanyahu government fell partly because of a dispute over a new bill that would enshrine national rights only for Jewish citizens. We look at the implications of that - from different perspectives.

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The Teenage Brain: Uniquely powerful, vulnerable, not fully developed - Jan 13, 2015

If the human mind is a puzzle ... the teenage mind is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Dr. Frances Jensen, once stumped by the behaviour of her own teens, shares years of study on the teenage brain, that will warn you and give you hope.

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Boko Haram largely ignored but some say a threat on par with ISIS - Jan 13, 2015

When Boko Haram followers killed an estimated 2000 people in 16 communities last week, few of us noticed. Today we look into that collective blind spot when it comes to Nigeria's terror and ask about the parallels between ISIS and Boko Haram.

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Depression might be an allergic reaction to stress - Jan 12, 2015

It's Monday, a lot of people likely feel as though they're having an allergic reaction to life itself. Believe it or not, new research suggests that's exactly what clinical depression may be - a sort of physical allergic reaction to the stresses of life.

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In the age of knock-offs, protecting original design is expensive - Jan 12, 2015

For as long as there have been great designs, there have been copies of great designs. From fashion to furniture to software, our project, By Design, is asking what -- if anything -- you can do to protect an original idea in an age of duplication.

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After Charlie Hebdo shooting, Muslims seek safe space to talk extremism - Jan 12, 2015

Since - and including - last week's terror attack in Paris, many Muslim lives have been lost to Islamic extremists. And yet, often in the frenzy of news, to be Muslim is to be considered a terrorist sympathizer by non-Muslims or an infidel by attackers.

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Media split on publishing Charlie Hebdo Prophet Muhammad cartoons - Jan 9, 2015

An update from reporter Melissa Chemam on the hostage crisis in Paris. Plus, in the aftermath of Wednesday's attack, journalists are divided on whether re-publishing Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in solidarity is essential or offensive.

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Municipal tobogganing bans a slippery slope for enthusiasts - Jan 9, 2015

A winter activity that's as old as the hills but potentially as dangerous as skydiving. Some cities are putting the brakes on tobogganing. We hear just how dangerous sliding down a hill can be, and why municipal tobogganing bans are starting to snowball.

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The quiet genocide against the Transgender community - Jan 9, 2015

A quiet genocide: That's what some activists say is happening to transgender people, right around the world. We hear from a researcher who says that's what she sees, even while others say that calling it genocide is a misuse of a loaded term.

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Checking-In: 'I Quit!', 'Deaf Jam' and 'Slim By Design' - Jan 8, 2015

Friday host Piya Chattopadhyay joins Anna Maria to go through your feedback from some of the stories we've brought you. Plus, an update on our parents' pane about having the "sex" talk with boys, when there's so much in the news about sexual misconduct.

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Palestinians push for Statehood at the UN and ICC - Jan 8, 2015

The decades-long pursuit of a Palestinian state may have new momentum as Palestinians become a member group at the International Criminal Court. We hear from those for and against the Palestinians' strategy by joining in international organizations.

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Je Suis Charlie: Attack on French core values inspires national solidarity - Jan 8, 2015

As a nation mourns the journalists, satirists and police protectors of Charlie Hebdo, many predict the politics of France are about to be re-written, that this attack on the what defines France could be a turning point for mass cultural intolerance.

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'F**k You and Goodbye' author Matt Potter argues quitters shaped history - Jan 7, 2015

It's often been said that winners never quit. But sometimes, the quitters really win! Today, it's a celebration of resignation with 'F**k You and Goodbye' author Matt Potter who joins us to talk about the most underrated career move ... saying, "I quit."

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'The Book of Negroes' highlights little-known piece of Canadian history - Jan 7 2015

Lawrence Hill's novel "Book of Negroes" is making its TV debut in tonight on CBC TV. Lawrence Hill joins us with the series' star, Aunjanue Ellis to talk about how themes of slavery and freedom still resonate, in the age of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

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Digital Diplomacy: The federal government's multi-million dollar experiment - Jan 7, 2015

Ottawa has just earmarked millions to expand a project that allows private citizens in Iran and eventually elsewhere to circumvent oppressive government firewalls, to start sharing information, to hold their governments to account and even enable dissent.

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Deadly Paris attack at Charlie Hedo, satirical newspaper offices - Jan 7, 2015

France is on a high security alert after a multiple shooting at the offices of a French satirical newspaper in Paris today. Twelve people are dead. Freelance Reporter Melissa Chemam joined us from Paris to tell us more

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'Slim by Design': Lose weight by changing your environment - Jan 6, 2015

After tracking and writing notes on the habits of slim people, Brian Wasnick discovered that what's on the kitchen counter can predict what tips the scale. Our project By Design looks at our eating environments and how they influence our eating choices.

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Parents say it's time for a serious talk with kids about sexual violence - Jan 6, 2015

You can't be a parent watching stories of sexual violence unfold without wondering how to prevent your kids from being victims or victimizers. Parents discuss how to talk to kids about consent and to keep that talk going before going away to school.

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Disciplining sexual violence on campus needs policies that work, Francoise Baylis - Jan 6, 2015

As Dalhousie University puts partial suspensions in place for sexualized violence on campus and talks of restorative justice, another conversation has begun on confronting the problem on campus and whether the quest for Justice could lead to Injustice.

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Canada's top criminal lawyers reflect on their most haunting cases - Jan 5, 2015

From Magnotta ... to Picton ... to Bernardo, some of the most high profile criminal trials are also the toughest in the court of public opinion. We hear from some of Canada's high profile criminal lawyers on their most challenging cases.

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Pope Francis declares war on climate change, other religions follow - Jan 5, 2015

The Catholic Church is about to bring the influence of the Holy See to the issue of climate change. Today, we look at the religious push to protect the environment.

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Deaf musicians shatter myths about hearing impairments and sound - Jan 5, 2015

Today we bring you the documentary "Deaf Jam" with the story of people who love the rhythms of music so much, a lack of hearing hasn't deterred them from pursuing a musical career. And we're breaking new ground with an ASL interpreted version at cbc.ca/th

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Matthew Halton: The private & public wars of CBC's legendary correspondent - Jan 2, 2015

Matthew Halton was once one of Canada's most familiar voices, sending back reports from the battlefields of the Second World War. Now his son, reporter David Halton, is remembering his swashbuckling dad, Canada's original war correspondent, in a new book.

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Diane Ackerman, author of 'The Human Age': Nature is not other from us - Jan 2, 2015

We may have entered a new epoch in the history of the earth, with a single species doing more than any other force to drive change. But Science writer Diane Ackerman remains optimistic, about humanity's hopes for shaping the future.

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The secrets behind how the CIA recruited 'Doctor Zhivago' - Jan 2, 2015

It was a dangerous book because it celebrated the private life, at a time when that was forbidden behind the Iron Curtain. The story of how Doctor Zhivago came to be published in Soviet Russia is a thriller in itself, finally being told in a new book.

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The Best of By Design: Bruce Mau on the power of design and learning through gamification - Jan 1, 2015

Canadian designer Bruce Mau says sometimes the best designs are the ones you don't notice at all. He shares his blueprints for the future. Plus, we head into the classroom where promising developments in education technology owes a debt to Super Mario.

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The Best of By Design: 'Cyborg' hears colours he can not see - Jan 1, 2015

As part of our "Best of" edition of By Design meet Neil Harbisson. He calls himself a Cyborg and wears a surgically implanted device that gives him the ability to hear colour. His efforts to fuse technology into his very being raises some hard questions.

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