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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 12:12 PM ET
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  • NINTENDO-RESULTS/

    Thursday July 28, 2016

    The Current Pokemon Go shows how technology reflects real-world biases, says prof

    This summer's craze features cartoon characters, smartphones and crowds of people roaming the streets. Pokemon Go is a game and a popular one. But critics say it isn't just fun and games - it's discriminatory. The Current looks at race, class and Pokemon.

    Posted: Jul 28, 2016 8:22 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 28, 2016 1:32 PM ET
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  • 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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