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More police 'not enough' to solve violence on TTC, says union boss
Toronto commuters are on edge after a recent spate of violent attacks on public transit. John Di Nino, national president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Canada, says investment is needed to solve the problem.
Crisis in Care: Join The Current for a public forum on the shortage of family doctors
The Current is hosting a public forum in Victoria, B.C. about health care and the difficulties Canadians face in finding a family doctor. Get your tickets here.
'It's everywhere': New podcast uncovers prolific global catfishing networks
Love, Janessa is a new true crime podcast seeking to find the woman whose image is used as bait in countless online romance scams around the world. Hosted by Hannah Ajala, the series is a co-production between CBC Podcasts and the BBC World Service, produced by Antica Productions and Telltale Industries.
The Current for Jan. 27, 2023
Today on The Current: Spate of violent attacks on Toronto public transit; new podcast ‘Love, Janessa’ investigates global catfishing; and plans to end animal testing for cosmetics.
Friday January 27, 2023 Full Text Transcript
Full Text Transcript for January 27 episode
Reasons for Optimism: Journalist and slow movement advocate Carl Honoré
Canadian author and journalist Carl Honoré says if we’re to take one lesson from the pandemic, it should be to take our foot off the accelerator and enjoy a slower pace in life.
The Current for Jan. 26, 2023
Today on The Current: UN presses Taliban to reverse restrictions on women; author and journalist Carl Honoré on reasons for optimism; and Pope Francis says homosexuality is not a crime.
Thursday January 26, 2023 Full Text Transcript
Full Text Transcript for January 26 episode
An all-male nursing team made history for this St. John's charge nurse
Men account for approximately nine per cent of nurses in Canada, according to 2021 figures from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. But that's beginning to shift.
Think your cat is a troublemaker? Check out these 'agents of chaos'
Stories about cats in the archives of the New York Times show that a feline fascination existed long before the cat videos and memes that now flood social media.
Reasons for Optimism: Paul Salopek, who is walking around the world
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek is currently travelling through China on foot. He is ten years into a 35,000-kilometre journey, tracing the route of ancestral human migration from Africa to the southern tip of South America.
The Current for Jan. 25, 2023
Today on The Current: Corruption concerns in Ukraine prompt government shakeup; breaking down the stigma around men in nursing; and Paul Salopek on reasons for optimism, and walking around the world
Wednesday January 25, 2023 Full Text Transcript
Full Text Transcript for January 25 episode
Canadians accused of joining ISIS could soon come home. What happens next?
The federal government has agreed to repatriate 19 women and children from detention camps for suspected ISIS members in Syria, while a judge has also ordered that four men be brought back.
Report prescribes team-based approach to heal Canada's health-care system
It’s a common brag among Canadians that “we’ve got universal health care,” says Jane Philpott. But the former federal health minister says Canada is no longer worthy of the boast — and that it’s time to overhaul that system.
The Current for Jan. 24, 2023
Today on The Current: New report makes call to ‘take back health care’ in Canada; Canadians to be repatriated from detention camps for suspected ISIS members; and why cats may be more social than we thought
Cree activist Clayton Thomas-Müller on reasons for optimism
We continue our Reasons for Optimism series with environmental activist Clayton Thomas-Müller. He's a member of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in northern Manitoba and the author of Life in the City of Dirty Water: A Memoir of Healing.
Tech made our lives easier. Now it's taking more than it gives, says researcher
Shannon Vallor says technology has lost its magic. While innovations used to spark excitement or joy, she says technology is now taking much more than it gives.
The Current for Jan. 23, 2023
Today on The Current: Our national affairs panel on federal-provincial health-care negotiations; Cree activist Clayton Thomas-Müller on reasons for optimism; and why one philosopher says technology has lost its joy.
Monday January 23, 2023 Full Transcript
Full text transcript for January 23rd episode.
Singing lullabies breathes new life into those battling long COVID
Joanna Herman is finding solace through the power of lullabies. She has been struggling with the effects of long COVID since she contracted it nearly three years ago, but she joined a program that is making a difference.
The Current for Jan. 20, 2023
Today on The Current: Defence ministers meet to discuss further arming Ukraine; how the English National Opera is helping long COVID patients breathe a little easier; and misogyny in the digital age.
Friday January 20, 2022 Full Transcript
Full text transcript for January 19th episode.
This app allows teens to compliment each other anonymously. One expert warns it monetizes their anxiety
An app called Gas allows high school students to send each other anonymous compliments — but its popularity is raising concerns about the impact on teens’ self-esteem.
Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain on the cost of food — and reasons for optimism
We continue our Reasons for Optimism series with Michael McCain, the CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada's largest food producers.