Tuesday February 09, 2016
Close to half of all food-borne illnesses come from fresh produce and leafy greens are at the top of the list. While many of the recalls begin the U.S., critics here say Canada's response to such outbreaks lags behind.
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Monday February 08, 2016
A dog named Justice was found bound in tape and abandoned for dead. His human tormentor has been sentenced to a federal penitentiary, but animal rights activists point to this disturbing case as an example of why animal protection in this country need to be strengthened.
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Extremism is one of the most pressing and defining issues of our times, and it's been Rukmini Callimachi's focus as a New York Times foreign correspondent for years. She joins us to discuss the unique ethical challenges posed by covering extremists for a living. More
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A new Canadian study suggests the effects of mild concussions are greater than first thought and include higher risks of suicide. We meet two women whose mild concussions have affected them for years and the doctor who is urging medical professionals to reconsider the risks. MoreListen 17:33
Today The Current is taking stock of the ripple effects of a decade of tough-on-crime legislation. We look at the shifting demographics inside Canada's prison system, including the growing number of prisoners, growing old behind bars. MoreListen 26:58