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  • Winnie the Pooh

    From Harry Potter to Winne the Pooh, beloved children's books shape lives

    by Ripple Effect

    Reading a good book can transport us to another place. And when a story captures the imagination of a child, it can stay with them forever. We explore the lasting influence of two books... one about a legendary boy wizard and the other, a silly old bear.

    Posted: Jun 28, 2016 8:39 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 28, 2016 12:03 PM ET
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  • USA-ELECTION/REPUBLICANS

    Friday July 22, 2016

    The Current Republican convention shows 'triumph of celebrity over politics,' says historian

    Last night Donald Trump proclaimed only he could save the country. But some say he could end up destroying the Republican party itself. The Current looks back on the Republican National Convention and how Trump's candidacy fits in the history of the GOP.

    Posted: Jul 22, 2016 9:21 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 22, 2016 1:13 PM ET
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    Listen 19:38
  • Nadia Murad Basee Taha - Feature 2

    Monday July 25, 2016

    The Current 'I wished I was killed': Yazidi ISIS slave shares her harrowing story

    A young Yazidi woman's life in Iraq took a horrific turn when her town was taken over by ISIS. She was captured, enslaved, and endured weeks of rape and torture. Now, she is calling on Canada to take in more refugees like her.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 8:24 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 11:10 AM ET
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    Listen 19:51
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