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Vice reporter says RCMP's demands for his notes puts journalism at risk

As the RCMP's fight to compel a journalist to hand over his notes reaches the Supreme Court of Canada, opinion is divided over whether sources should be protected, and concerns of national security.

'We have to eradicate this behaviour': RCMP commissioner tasked to reform workplace harassment

Brenda Lucki made history when she became the first female RCMP commissioner. Her task to reform the force's work culture and to foster reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples is no small feat, but she says she's committed to the challenge.

'We have to eradicate this behaviour': RCMP commissioner tasked to reform workplace harassment

Brenda Lucki made history when she became the first female RCMP commissioner. Her task to reform the force's work culture and to foster reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples is no small feat, but she says she's committed to the challenge.

Wednesday May 23, 2018 Full Transcript

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What can Ireland's abortion referendum teach us about election meddling in the internet age?

Ireland is about to hold a historic referendum on repealing the country's Eighth Amendment, which in effect bans abortion. As international interest in the vote has grown, it is being seen as a test case for electoral integrity.

The Current for May 23, 2018

From the first woman to become RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki tasked to reform work culture; to how election integrity is playing out as Ireland is set to vote on abortion; to journalist Ben Makuch's fight to protect the identity of an ISIS recruiter ... This is The Current.

Canada has dormant volcanoes. Climate change could wake them up

While the activity of B.C.'s dormant volcano presents no danger to the public, scientists are monitoring Mount Meager closely as climate change continues to affect the stability of rock in the area.

May 22, 2018 episode transcript

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Female politicians push to make Parliament more family-friendly

It's Karina Gould's first day back in Parliament after taking a 10-week maternity leave. The federal Minister of Democratic Institutions is bringing her son to work, balancing motherhood and politics. But some argue that message is the wrong one for many working women.

Female politicians push to make Parliament more family-friendly

It's Karina Gould's first day back in Parliament after taking a 10-week maternity leave. The federal Minister of Democratic Institutions is bringing her son to work, balancing motherhood and politics. But some argue that message is the wrong one for many working women.

The race for the perfect red: Why we still haven't cracked the colour of love, excitement and blood

In the history of producing colour pigments, our efforts to make the perfect red have often resulted in shades not quite bright enough or prone to fading. But after scientists accidentally discovered a new shade of blue, the race is on to create the right red.

A vaccine for Lyme disease was shelved years ago. Is it time to bring it back?

Dogs and horses can be vaccinated against Lyme disease, but an inoculation for humans was taken off the market in 2002. As the ticks that can cause the disease become more common, some researchers are saying it's time the vaccine made a comeback.

'I expected to die in there': Canadian jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years wants Ottawa to learn from his ordeal

Bashir Makhtal languished in an Ethiopian prison for 11 years, while human rights groups fought for his release. Now, back in Canada, he is asking why it took so long to secure his release.

'I expected to die in there': Canadian jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years wants Ottawa to learn from his ordeal

Bashir Makhtal languished in an Ethiopian prison for 11 years, while human rights groups fought for his release. Now, back in Canada, he is asking why it took so long to secure his release.

How a search for the world's best coffee led to Yemen in the midst of civil war

he extraordinary journey of how Mokhtar Alkhanshali sought the perfect coffee bean is told in Dave Eggers new book, The Monk of Mokha.

The Current for May 22, 2018

From the case of Canadian Bashir Makhtal who spent 11 years in an Ethiopian prison; to the search for the next red pigment and how the colour became the most fought-over in history; to making the world of politics family-friendly ... This is The Current.

'Cyborg' hears the colours he cannot see: 'I don't feel I'm wearing technology ... I feel I am technology.'

The Current launches its "By Design" series with a man who calls himself a cyborg because of the brain implant he designed that allows him to him "hear" colour.
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A vaccine for Lyme disease was shelved years ago. Is it time to bring it back?

Dogs & horses can be vaccinated against Lyme disease, but an inoculation for humans was taken off the market in 2002. As the ticks that can cause the disease become more common, some researchers say it's time the vaccine made a comeback.

May 21, 2018 episode transcript

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A vaccine for Lyme disease was shelved years ago, is it time to bring it back?

Dogs and horses can be vaccinated against Lyme disease, but an inoculation for humans was taken off the market in 2002. As the ticks that can cause the disease become more common, some researchers are saying it's time the vaccine made a comeback.

Efforts to block hate speech on Facebook actually work to discriminate against minorities, critics say

As Facebook looks to expand its fleet of moderators, critics say the current system promotes biased decision-making against marginalized people.

The Current for May 21, 2018

From why a viable vaccine for Lyme disease has been sidelined in Canada; to the business and politics of moderating content on social media; and how beatboxing skills are being used to help people with speech impediments ...This is The Current with Gillian Findlay.

The Current for April 13, 2018

From kids looking for guidance on how to process the tragic Humboldt crash; to how beatboxing skills are being used to help people with speech impediments; to researchers warning Canadians to be wary of automated social media bots designed to sway voters ... This is The Current.

Music in mind and mouth: How beatboxing is helping kids with speech problems

Kaila Mullady discovered that her incredible beatboxing skills could help her young cousin overcome a debilitating speech problem. She's been helping kids like him ever since.

Why the soaring cost of vanilla could put your favourite ice cream flavour off the menu

Take the kids for ice cream over the holiday weekend? Soaring prices in the vanilla bean market are having an impact on ice cream mixtures — and a lot of other products too.