How lunch with Bono led Steve Jobs to reveal he named a computer after his daughter

In many ways, Lisa Brennan-Jobs' memoir Small Fry tells stories that will ring true to many kids of parents who have split — except that her father was Apple co-founder and tech messiah Steve Jobs.

'Don't plow our Charter': Doug Ford finds support and opposition at Plowing Match

Ontario's provincial politicians rushed through one of the most controversial debates in the history of the legislature in part because they wanted to be at the annual plowing match — an event to connect with rural voters.

CBC doc tells story of Muslim high school students who just want to be seen as 'regular kids'

CBC documentary, 14 & Muslim, chronicles Muslim teens as they transition from Grade 8 at Islamic school to different high schools. What they reveal is tolerance of their religious beliefs are only an issue outside of the classroom.

The Current for September 20, 2018

From Doug Ford and Andrea Horwath on opposing tractors at the International Plowing Match; to Lisa Brennan-Jobs' memoir about her childhood and her father, the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs; to life for Muslim teens as they transition from Grade 8 at Islamic school, to different high schools ... This is The Current.

Kavanaugh case brings Anita Hill's historic testimony to the fore: journalist

The recent accusation of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh bears resemblance to the Anita Hill case, according to Jill Abramson who covered the 1991 testimony.

Minimalism: Upper-class luxury or liberating lifestyle?

In a world of stuff, there's a movement that sells the idea of space as a path to happiness. But some critics see this lifestyle trend as self-centered, and say it includes its own kind of consumerism that only people with money can afford.

Politicians need to listen to their voters' fears, says expert

As the West grapples with the rise of populism, experts argue that mainstream politicians should listen to the public's grievances, even if they don't adopt their solutions.

The Current for September 19, 2018

From how the Anita Hill case in 1991 parallels the hearings of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh; to why living with less as a minimalist is a form of consumerism; to the allure and dangers of populism in politics today ... This is The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.

Publishers of 'atonement' essays face backlash in #MeToo era

Two media outlets have garnered backlash in recent weeks after featuring personal essays penned by disgraced radio hosts, reflecting on the aftermath of sexual assault and harassment allegations in the era of #MeToo.

Laws to suppress black vote in U.S. are being drafted with 'horrific efficiency,' says author

In her new book, author and academic Carol Anderson explores the history of voter suppression in the U.S., and argues that a resurgence of those tactics affected the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The Current for September 18, 2018

From whether there is room for redemption for the men exposed by #MeToo, and what they have to do to achieve it; to author Carol Anderson's new book on how voter suppression is destroying democracy ... This is The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.

Girl wins refugee status, but her family could still be deported

An 11-year-old girl has been granted refugee status in Canada due to the risk of facing FGM in her native Sierra Leone. Her mother and young brother have not been granted permission to stay, leaving her mother with an impossible choice.

How domestic abusers are leveraging technology to harass and control

The rise of technology has created new avenues for domestic abusers to target victims. An Edmonton woman shares her story of how her ex-boyfriend sent men to her house for sexual encounters by setting up a fake online dating account.

One year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico crisis hotline receiving 600 calls a day

A year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the population of the U.S. territory is in the grips of a mental health crisis.

The Current for September 17, 2018

From Puerto Ricans living in broken homes, struggling with mental health issues a year after Hurricane Maria; to a shelter teaching women to protect themselves against domestic abusers using spyware on smartphones; to a mother's choice: leave her 11-year-old daughter in Canada or go back to Sierre Leone ... This is The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.

Why the iPhone won't let you ducking swear

Thank Apple software engineer Ken Kocienda for turning your foul language into fowl language on your iPhone. He shares the thinking behind the autocorrect feature that he says was the right decision at the time.

The financial crisis happened 10 years ago — that's how long it took this man to sell his house

Ten years after the financial crash, many people are still struggling with the aftermath. One man's dream home turned into a nightmare that lasted 10 years.

Allegedly poisoned Russian activist's life could depend on Canada's response: Browder

The alleged poisoning of a member of Pussy Riot, along with the appearance of two alleged poisoners on Russian state TV, is a message to the West, says Putin critic.

The Current for September 14, 2018

From questioning why Apple's new iphone hasn't updated autocorrect software so texters can swear; to Americans still impacted from the 2008 market crash; to Putin critic Bill Browder's own fears he might be the next target of poisoning ... This is The Current with guest host, Michelle Shephard.

Doug Ford is 'running roughshod over our rights,' says Andrea Horwath

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is undermining Canadian democracy by invoking the notwithstanding clause, according to Andrea Horwath, the leader of the official opposition.

Behold the Peacock: a fowl with the power to divide a B.C. neighbourhood

Residents in a Surrey, B.C., neighbourhood are embroiled in a row over what to do with a flock of dozens of peacocks who have set roost in their backyards and trees.

Uighurs in Canada fear deportation after China's crackdown on Turkic Muslims

Uighurs who have made refugee claims in Canada are anxiously waiting to find out if they'll be deported back to China, now that the country is doubling down on its suppression of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities.

The Current for September 13, 2018

From Ontario Premier Doug Ford's unprecedented use of Canada's Notwithstanding Clause prompting political protest; to how peacocks are ruffling feathers in a Surrey, B.C. neighbourhood; to Uighurs in Canada calling on Ottawa to help stop abuses in China's detention camps ... This is The Current.

Trump's adoption of steel tariffs showed 'absence of a reasonable logical process,' Bob Woodward says

U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and other countries without even warning members of his administration, veteran Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said in an interview with CBC's The Current.

Smaller families are pushing 'the middle child' into extinction, study suggests

Could the overlooked middle-born child really become obsolete? A recent study suggests families are no longer having more than two kids.