Thursday May 28, 2015
We follow up on a story we brought you yesterday about the Rohingya people, a persecuted minority fleeing their home in Burma however they can... and at the centre of a humanitarian crisis. We speak with the Burmese ambassador to Canada to address the accusations of genocide.
The Current programming highlights for the week of June 1st.
Monday May 25, 2015
Osama bin Laden had an English-language reading list that spanned critiques of democracy, explorations of religious extremism, and musings on 9-11 conspiracies. Since the creation of al-Qaeda, we struggle to understand the minds of terrorists. So what can we learn about bin Laden by the books on his shelves?audioListen 27:28
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Today we are looking into the people who spend time researching what will keep you 'on hold'. People build careers or empires or fat bank accounts, offering what they think are the right 'on hold' messages. The Current's Josh Bloch delves into the tricks and trade of those who keep us on-the-line… By Design. More
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The sheer breadth and depth of surveillance in the U.S. is changing the American conversation in the halls of power, and with a wary public. In the meantime, Canada is forging ahead with its own Bill C-51 to give its spies more power to dig into our digital droppings. MoreListen 22:00
As a child, he was a loner... unimpressive in school, lost in his own thoughts. Today, he's a multi-Billionaire entrepreneur celebrated as a visionary. From the Tesla electric car to the rocket factory that has revolutionized the space industry, Elon Musk is a man not afraid to chase big ideas. MoreListen 27:29