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Saudi Arabia's 'new face' of reform is destroyed, says friend of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

A Saudi activist who was friends with Jamal Khashoggi says that the journalist's disappearance has dealt a blow to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to brand himself a reformer.

The Current for October 18, 2018

From the latest on what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the possible consequences for Saudi Arabia; to the highs and lows of mixing pot in intimate relationships; to doctors speaking out about their own struggle with burnout and depression ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

By suing U.S. government over climate change, young people 'take some of that control into our own hands'

Twenty-one young co-plaintiffs say they are fed up with the U.S. government's lack of action on climate change. So they're taking their government to court.

Oct. 17, 2018 episode transcript

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How do you talk to your kids about cannabis? First, know the facts

Ottawa Public Health nurses have been running information sessions for parents about how to talk to kids about cannabis in the lead up to Canada's end of prohibition. Here's how to inform your kids about marijuana use.

How do you talk to your kids about cannabis? First, know the facts

Ottawa Public Health nurses have been running information sessions for parents about how to talk to kids about cannabis in the lead up to Canada's end of prohibition. Here's how to inform your kids about marijuana use.

Saudi Arabia's 'new face' of reform has been destroyed, says friend of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

A Saudi activist who was friends with Jamal Khashoggi says that the journalist's disappearance has dealt a blow to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to brand himself a reformer.

By suing U.S. government over climate change, young people 'take some of that control into our own hands'

Twenty-one young co-plaintiffs say they are fed up with the U.S. government's lack of action on climate change. So they're taking their government to court.

'Legalization 1.0': Cannabis is legal now, but what problems still need to be solved?

The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti hosted a town hall event to discuss the road to the legalization of cannabis in Canada, and the bumps that still lie in the road ahead.

The Current for Oct. 17, 2018: Into the Weeds

The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti hosts a town hall at Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature to explore the implications of Canada's legalization of marijuana, from the legal and social, to the commercial and compassionate.

'Legalization 1.0': Cannabis is legal now, but what problems still need to be solved?

The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti hosted a town hall event to discuss the road to the legalization of cannabis in Canada, and the bumps that still lie in the road ahead.
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#MeToo hasn't come to Nunavut: reporting abuse can bring 'firestorm,' says Iqaluit mayor

Women who try to report sexual harassment in the North face enormous risk, says Iqaluit's Mayor. She says smaller communities mean there are fewer jobs, and there's still a tendency to believe abusers in a position of power.

Oct. 16, 2018 episode transcript

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The stakes are higher to report abuse as #MeToo hasn't come to Nunavut, says Iqaluit mayor

Women who try to report sexual harassment in the North face enormous risk, says Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern because the smaller communities mean there are fewer jobs, and there's still a tendency to believe abusers in a position of power.

The Current for October 16, 2018

From a Saudi dissident concerned about his own safety after the death of his friend Jamal Khashoggi; to Iqaluit Mayor Madeline Redfern speaking out about sexual harassment in the workplace after being targeted herself; to youth taking political leaders to court to accelerate the fight against global warming; to lessons learned from Colorado legalizing pot in 2014 ... This is The Current with guest host, Connie Walker.

New research suggests dogs aren't exceptionally smart

Dogs owners brace yourself. While you may think your brilliant pooch stands out in a crowd, research suggests they aren't exceptionally intelligent compared to similar animals. Don't tell the cats.

October 15, 2018 episode transcript

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New research suggests dogs aren't exceptionally smart

Dogs owners brace yourself. While you may think your brilliant pooch stands out in a crowd, research suggests they aren't exceptionally intelligent compared to similar animals. Don't tell the cats.

Canadian peacekeepers can accomplish 'very little' in Mali conflict, says expert

As a UN report warns that the situation in Mali has deteriorated sharply, one expert argues that Canada's peacekeeping mission in the conflict-ridden country is "a wasted opportunity to do more."

The ban on cannabis in Canada is ending — do you know how it started?

With an era coming to an end this Wednesday, the host of CBC's On Drugs podcast explains how politics and fear drove the early days of cannabis prohibition in Canada.

The Current for October 15, 2018

From the worsening conflict in Mali after the UN reports the situation on the ground is grim and getting worse; to a study that suggests we may be overestimating the intelligence of dogs; to a history of the prohibition of marijuana as Canada heads toward legalization ...This is The Current with guest host, Connie Walker.

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Nuclear war expert warns of future crisis in the form of a novel

Author and nuclear war expert Jeffrey Lewis hopes his new speculative fiction novel will send a warning about how easily the world could find itself in the midst of nuclear war

Nuclear war expert warns of future crisis in the form of a novel

Author and nuclear war expert Jeffrey Lewis hopes his new speculative fiction novel will send a warning about how easily the world could find itself in the midst of nuclear war.

Frank Stronach's lawsuit against family is in true form for billionaire, says business columnist

Magna International founder Frank Stronach is suing daughter Belinda and grandchildren over mismanaging family assets, demanding $520 million in damages. Business columnist Andrew Willis says the lawsuit is in character with the billionaire's personality.