Orthostatic tremors causing an inability to stand still
Try explaining to a doctor symptoms such as these -- you can sit, but can't stand still. You can walk, but not stop. The doctor may be baffled. Some diseases are so rare, often the only diagnosis is misdiagnosis.
Today we bring you a documentary about a condition called Orthostatic tremors that puzzles both doctors and the people who suffer from it.
Out of Step was produced by CBC's Erik White in Sudbury.
Mail: Journalism & Social Media
Journalists have long been cautioned about balance and bias in reporting. But the informal reporting that comes with social media postings, can cast journalists in another role.
New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Jody Rudoren has been in hot water over her social media posts. Friday on The Current, we heard two views of how social media should connect reporters and their audience. Kelly McBride specializes in ethics and reporting at the Poynter Institute in Florida. And Jeffrey Dvorkin is Director of the Journalism Program at the University of Toronto.
After listening, Lorne Strachan of Toronto says:
Kelly McBride appeared to be a proponent of the 'reporter-as-entertainer' style of journalism ... that casts reporters as opinion leaders who have fans. I don't want rock star reporters. Whatever bias they have, I don't want to catch a whiff of it.
BJ Finial of Pincher Creek, Alberta writes:
Do consumers of media want gossip ? No. We do want the facts. As well though, it is possible to form a 'relationship' of sorts with some of the journalists who choose to engage in a more grass roots approach with social media. The times, they are changing.
And here are a couple of tweets. From Helena Moncrieff:
Well said Jeffrey Dvorkin. Give us news and facts separate from opinion.Then we'll judge for ourselves.
And Elise posts:
Transparency and fairness are the most important. It can be debated whether zero bias is even possible.
To add to this or anything else you hear ... email us from our website. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cbcthecurrent. Or tweet us @thecurrentcbc. And if you missed the discussion when it aired, you can listen on our website, or download the podcast.
Child Custody for Rapists Promo
We had a little time to tell you about a story coming up later this week. American women who are sexually assaulted, become pregnant and choose to give birth can face another assault in the courts ... That's if the rapist also the biological father sues for parental rights. That's what happened to Shawna Prewitt. The man she accused of raping her wanted custody of their child. We aired a clip.
Shawna Prewitt is an American lawyer who's campaigning to change the U.S. laws. She'll explain more later this week on The Current - and we'll also look at how vulnerable rape victims may be to the laws in Canada.
Other segment from today's show: