Kristin Nelson

Producer, The Current and As It Happens

Kristin Nelson is a producer for CBC Radio's flagship shows, The Current and As It Happens. You can contact her via email at

Latest from Kristin Nelson

U.S. Coast Guard detentions of drug smugglers 'violating international law,' and Canada may be complicit

Canada helped intercept dozens of suspected smugglers detained by the U.S. Coast Guard over the past three years even after high-level military officials investigated allegations of detainee mistreatment, court filings and public statements suggest.

Santa legacy lives on as Ottawa man takes up mantle

Ottawa's Michael Morin, a lifelong public servant, is nearing retirement — but a new job is just beginning.

Ottawa police sergeant embraces Inuit community on his path to forgiveness

In a tearful encounter, Ottawa Police Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar met with the man who called him out for making racist comments in the wake of artist Annie Pootoogook's death.

Household design has potential to make us healthier, happier

August 11, 2015 - We hear about the link between kitchen design and what you eat. And explore why it may be time to redesign the most intimate room in your house - the bathroom.
By Design

Monogamy and matchmaking might be ready for a re-design

August 4, 2015 - Sex advice columnist Dan Savage says it's time to reconsider our long-term relationships, and re-think monogamy. Also today, we'll hear about a new service promising to take match-making to a new level by analyzing your DNA.

There's no one way to foster big ideas and innovative design

July 28, 2015 - We hear how crowd sourcing solutions may be the way of the future and look at why truly outside-the-box ideas are such a hard sell. We also probe the idea of creative genius.
By Design

Environmental challenges are being addressed by design

July 21, 2015 - We explore how better design could address environmental challenges... from energy consumption and the ongoing drought in California to the threat buildings pose to song birds. But we begin with naturalist Diane Ackerman.
By Design

Design choices make or break public spaces

July 7, 2015 - We hear about the ways the design of public spaces can be used to exclude and unite citizens. Learn how defensive architecture transforms spaces ostensibly made for everyone - into places only meant for some. And finally, top Canadian architects debate the quality of contemporary buildings.
By Design

Design shapes the world, can save us from disaster

June 30, 2015 - We hear from designers who say charette workshops can revolutionize design and unite communities. And Canadian design-thinking icon Bruce Mau says good design could save us all from disaster.
By Design

Designing the human body is becoming more of a reality

July 14, 2015 - Exploring design and the human body. From using technology to enhance our bodies... to designing a different kind of burial for our bodies after death.