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Why tracking 'hate incidents' that don't break the law is crucial to tackling rise in hate crimes

Irfan Chaudhry, who monitors reports of hate-fuelled encounters in Alberta, says paying closer attention to more subtle forms of violence is crucial to understanding Canada's climate of hate and possibly preventing future attacks.

'Blood on their hands': Critics decry U.S. decision to allow 3D-printed gun blueprints online

Blueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun will be available online starting next month. But critics argue the move opens up a dangerous frontier in America.

Friday July 20, 2018 Full Episode Transcript

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The Current for July 20, 2018

From anti-racism advocates calling for an open discussion on the rise of hate crimes in this country; to combating the advanced technology behind deep fake videos; to another episode of Mic Drop - a podcast made by teens ... This is The Current with guest host, Ioanna Roumeliotis.

The fight against 'deepfake' videos includes former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul

As technology continues to make it easier for people to create 'deepfake' videos, the threat to democracy has become more urgent. Former ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul shares how he was a target of this technology that aimed to discredit him.

The fight against 'deepfake' videos includes former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul

As technology continues to make it easier for people to create 'deepfake' videos, the threat to democracy has become more urgent. Former ambassador to Russia, Michael McCaul shares how he was a target of this technology that aimed to discredit him.

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'Blood on their hands': Critics decry U.S. decision to allow 3D-printed gun blueprints online

Starting next month, blueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun will be available online. But critics argue the move opens up a dangerous frontier in America.

Why tracking 'hate incidents' that don't break the law is crucial to tackling rise in hate crimes

Irfan Chaudhry, who monitors reports of hate-fuelled encounters in Alberta, says paying closer attention to more subtle forms of violence is crucial to understanding Canada's climate of hate and possibly preventing future attacks.

Why tracking 'hate incidents' that don't break the law is crucial to tackling rise in hate crimes

Irfan Chaudhry, who monitors reports of hate-fuelled encounters in Alberta, says paying closer attention to more subtle forms of violence is crucial to understanding Canada's climate of hate and possibly preventing future attacks.

Thursday July 19, 2018 Full Episode Transcript

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Journalists today face a 'brick wall of nationalism,' says director Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner's new film Shock and Awe tells the story of journalists trying to get the truth leading up to the U.S. war in Iraq. He and two reporters it portrays talk about the mistakes the media made 15 years ago, and whether they're happening again in the age of Trump.

Journalists today face a 'brick wall of nationalism,' says director Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner's new film Shock and Awe tells the story of a dogged investigation into the justifications for the Iraq War. He and two of the journalists it portrays joined Duncan McCue to discuss the mistakes the media made back then, and whether those lessons are being remembered today.

Journalists today face a 'brick wall of nationalism,' says director Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner's new film Shock and Awe tells the story of a dogged investigation into the justifications for the Iraq War. He and two of the journalists it portrays joined Duncan McCue to discuss the mistakes the media made back then, and whether those lessons are being remembered today.

Meet the lawyer and marathon runner who creates safe spaces for others to compete

Canadian competitive ultrarunner and human rights lawyer Stephanie Case can't stop pushing herself — even while working in war zones where training is near impossible.

Meet the lawyer & marathon runner who creates safe spaces for others to compete

Canadian competitive ultrarunner and human rights lawyer Stephanie Case can't stop pushing herself — even while working in war zones where training is near impossible.

The Current for July 19, 2018

From concerns over unregistered firearms after the U.S. has ruled 3D blueprints of weapons can go online; to Rob Reiner's film, Show and Awe, about journalists who exposed gaps in the case to invade Iraq after 9/11; to an ultra-marathoner championing human rights ... This is The Current, with guest host Duncan McCue.

Human rights groups want Canada to respond to U.S. Coast Guard's alleged mistreatment of drug smugglers at sea

Two human rights organizations are calling on the Canadian government for answers amid "troubling revelations" of the U.S. Coast Guard's alleged mistreatment of suspected drug smugglers at sea and Canada's alleged complicity.

Human rights groups want Canada to respond to alleged mistreatment of drug smugglers at sea

Two human rights groups are calling on Canada for answers amid 'troubling revelations' of the U.S. Coast Guard's alleged mistreatment of suspected drug smugglers at sea and Canada's alleged complicity.

U.S. activists inspired by Canada's inquiry into missing & murdered Indigenous women

As U.S. faces up to its own problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women, what can the country learn from Canada’s success — and failures?

Why 'treason' doesn't quite describe Trump's actions with Vladimir Putin

Treason might feel like the right word to describe Donald Trump's behaviour, argues one law professor, but its narrow legal definition may mean it's not the right charge.

Wednesday July 18, 2018 Full Episode Transcript

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The Current for July 18, 2018

From whether it's fair to use the term "treason" in reference to U.S. President Donald Trump after his meeting in Helsinki; to an update on an investigation that revealed the Canadian military knew about allegations of detainee abuse aboard U.S. Coast Guard cutters ... This is The Current with guest host, Duncan McCue.

Human rights groups want Canada to respond to U.S. Coast Guard's alleged mistreatment of drug smugglers at sea

Two human rights organizations are calling on the Canadian government for answers amid "troubling revelations" of the U.S. Coast Guard's alleged mistreatment of suspected drug smugglers at sea and Canada's alleged complicity.

Why 'treason' doesn't quite describe Trump's actions in Helsinki

Treason might feel like the right word to describe Donald Trump's behaviour, argues one law professor, but its narrow legal definition may mean it's not the right charge.