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Friday April 20, 2018 Full Episode Trancript

Full text transcript for April 20th episode.

Book a stay at this space hotel in 2022 - if you have $9.5M to spare

For just under $10 M, you can be an astronaut-in-training. The company Orion Span has announced the first luxury space hotel expected to launch in 2022.

Book a stay at this space hotel in 2022 - if you have $9.5M to spare

For just under $10 M, you can be an astronaut-in-training. The company Orion Span has announced the first luxury space hotel expected to launch in 2022.

Where does 420 come from? Meet the men who coined the phrase & lit up a movement

You've probably heard '420' used as shorthand for pot. Over the years, it's been attributed to everything from a police code to Hitler's birthday. But the men who coined the phrase say the true origin lies in a teenage treasure hunt.

Where does 420 come from? Meet the men who coined the phrase and lit up a movement

As Canada drifts toward marijuana legislation, April 20 may appear to be losing its relevance as a day of protest. But the men who say they coined '420' disagree.

Grace Acan spent years as a captive of Ugandan rebels, now she helps casualties of war rebuild their lives

Grace Acan was among 139 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army in 1996. After years in captivity, she escaped and now helps other conflict survivors to find their place in the world.

Where does 420 come from? Meet the men who coined the phrase and lit up a movement

As Canada drifts toward marijuana legislation, the 420 protest day looks in danger of becoming irrelevant. But the men who say they coined the phrase disagree.

Grace Acan spent years as a captive of Ugandan rebels, now she helps casualties of war rebuild their lives

Grace Acan was among 139 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army in 1996. After years in captivity, she escaped and now helps other conflict survivors to find their place in the world.

The Current for April 20, 2018

From the origins of 420 and if the protest day of pot is still relevant; to a woman who survived eight years in captivity under the Lord's Resistance Army; to exploring space tourism with the potential of a hotel in space open for business in three years ... This is The Current.

To catch a criminal, police sketches can be useful — or hilarious

Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened by a man in 2011, who warned her not to go public about a sexual encounter with Donald Trump. The sketch of the man has been mocked online, but it's also raised questions about how useful these artist impressions of suspects can be.

Thursday April 19, 2018 Full Episode Transcript

Full text transcript for April 19th episode.

Should physicians tell police if their patients have been drinking and driving?

Some ER doctors are feeling conflicted balancing a patients' privacy with public safety when treating drunk drivers.

The Current for April 19, 2018

From the art of police sketches and how even a rudimentary image can help solve crimes; to balancing patients' privacy with public safety when it comes to drunk drivers; to whether ISIS fighters in Iraq can have a fair trial, or if they deserve one ... This is The Current.

Should physicians tell police if their patients have been drinking and driving?

Some ER doctors are feeling conflicted balancing a patients' privacy with public safety when treating drunk drivers.

10 minutes later, a death sentence: How Iraq is dealing with the aftermath of ISIS

Human rights campaigners are concerned about perfunctory trials taking place in Iraq, as the country tries to deal with thousands of people detained as ISIS collaborators.

10 minutes later, a death sentence: How Iraq is dealing with the aftermath of ISIS

Human rights campaigners are concerned about perfunctory trials taking place in Iraq, as the country tries to deal with thousands of people detained as ISIS collaborators.

To catch a criminal, police sketches can be useful — or hilarious

The sketch of the man alleged to have threatened Stormy Daniels has led to mirth and mockery online, but it has also raised questions about how useful these artist impressions of suspects can be.

To catch a criminal, police sketches can be useful — or hilarious

The sketch of the man alleged to have threatened Stormy Daniels has led to mirth and mockery online, but it has also raised questions about how useful these artist impressions of suspects can be.

Mosque shooter's search history shouldn't be a cause for online censorship: expert

In the weeks before he killed six men in Quebec City, Alexandre Bissonnette spent hours reading material online from far-right websites, conspiracy theorists & white supremacists. Should Canada get tougher on hate speech online? One civil liberties expert says 'I like my racists where I can see them.'

Canadian sex worker says new U.S. trafficking laws are a risk to her safety

Two new laws to combat sex trafficking are having unintended consequences for Canadian sex workers, but advocates say the safety of children must take priority.

Canadian sex worker says new U.S. trafficking laws are a risk to her safety

Two new laws to combat sex trafficking are having unintended consequences for Canadian sex workers, but advocates say the safety of children must take priority.

How right-wing populist leaders are eroding democracy: author

Hungary's Viktor Orban's re-election earlier this month is just the latest example of democracy at risk, says author.

April 18, 2018 Full Episode Transcript

Full text transcript for April 18th episode.

How right-wing populist leaders are eroding democracy: author

Hungary's Viktor Orban's re-election earlier this month is just the latest example of democracy at risk, says author Daniel Ziblatt,

The Current for April 18, 2018

From how online hate speech influenced the radicalization of Alexandre Bisonette; to critics arguing a new U.S. law targeting trafficking is endangering sex workers on both sides of the border; to the state of press freedom in strongman Viktor Orban's Hungary ... This is The Current.