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Canada in political bind over whether to bring alleged ISIS fighters, like 'Jihadi Jack,' home, experts say

The case of Jack Letts, a young British-Canadian man dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by British media, has sparked a contentious debate about the Canadian government's role and responsibilities when a citizen is accused of terrorism, according to counter-terrorism experts.

Canada in political bind over whether to bring alleged ISIS fighters, like 'Jihadi Jack,' home, experts say

The case of Jack Letts, a young British-Canadian man dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by British media, has sparked a contentious debate about the Canadian government's role and responsibilities when a citizen is accused of terrorism, according to counter-terrorism experts.

Oct. 23, 2018 episode transcript

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'His heart still beats strong to give life': How an organ donation united 2 families

While she still grieves the loss of her 20-year-old son to suicide, Pat Loder says meeting the recipient of his heart has given her a sense of peace and a ray of hope.

'His heart still beats strong to give life': How an organ donation united 2 families

While she still grieves the loss of her 20-year-old son to suicide, Pat Loder says meeting the recipient of his heart has given her a sense of peace and a ray of hope.

Michael Palin's new book retraces doomed voyage of HMS Erebus

Michael Palin's new book traces the journey of HMS Erebus, which tried to find a path through the Northwest Passage in 1845. After becoming locked in the ice, its crew met their deaths in a frozen wasteland, and the ship was lost for almost 170 years.

The Current for October 23, 2018

From the father of alleged ISIS fighter Jack Letts speaking out about his son's innocence; to whether Canada should try to bring alleged foreign fighters for ISIS home; to Pat Loder from Goosebay, Labrador meeting the man who is the recipient of her late son's heart ... This is The Current.

Nurse reveals her secret 16-year battle with bulimia to inspire others to get help

Saskatchewan couple Andrea and Mick Parmar lay bare the challenges they faced overcoming a more-than-decade-long eating disorder in their new book Alone in a Crowd.

Oct. 22, 2018 episode transcript

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Michael Palin's new book retraces doomed voyage of HMS Erebus

Michael Palin's new book traces the journey of HMS Erebus, which tried to find a path through the Northwest Passage in 1845. After becoming locked in the ice, its crew met their deaths in a frozen wasteland, and the ship was lost for almost 170 years.

Nurse reveals her secret 16-year battle with bulimia to inspire others to get help

Mick Parmar watched his wife Andrea struggle with bulimia and admits he began spying on her. He reveals the ugly truth in this reading, that includes Andrea reading from their co-written book, Alone in the Crowd.

Doctors censure Australian government over treatment of migrants held in island detention centre

A former Australian medical officer is calling out his government after reports that hundreds of migrants currently detained on the remote island of Nauru were suffering from severe mental and physical distress.

The Current for October 22, 2018

From humanitarian organizations and healthcare professionals calling on Australia to evacuate migrants from its offshore detention centre; to Michael Palin on the trail of the HMS Erebus in his new book; to a psychiatric nurse revealing her secret struggle with bulimia ... This is The Current.

How compassion club founder Hilary Black changed the course of cannabis law in Canada

Hilary Black started out distributing cannabis in Vancouver with a mountain bike and a backpack stuffed with joints. Since then, she's helped set the blueprint for medical cannabis distribution and advocated for legislation in front of a Senate committee.

October 19, 2018 episode transcript

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'Leadership shapes culture': Addressing doctor burnout, depression must start at the top, doctors say

After hearing The Current's segment earlier this month about doctors and medical residents who suffer burnout and depression, we heard from doctors who wanted to add their voice to this "public health issue."

How compassion club founder Hilary Black changed the course of cannabis law in Canada

Hilary Black started out distributing cannabis in Vancouver with a mountain bike and a backpack stuffed with joints. Since then, she's helped set the blueprint for medical cannabis distribution and advocated for legislation in front of a Senate committee.

How to be a good house guest? Don't be like Julian Assange, says this master butler

The Ecuadorian embassy has set some house rules for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to clean up after his cat and do his own laundry. It's perfectly in line to set these kinds of rules, says veteran majordomo Charles MacPherson.

How to be a good house guest? Don't be like Julian Assange, says this master butler

The Ecuadorian embassy has set some house rules for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to clean up after his cat and do his own laundry. It's perfectly in line to set these kinds of rules, says veteran majordomo Charles MacPherson.

Is luck real? A probability expert untangles the difference between fate & chance

Can someone truly be lucky or are life events just random? Statistician Jeffrey Rosenthal untangles the meaning behind luck, chance, fate and magic in his new book, Knock on Wood.

As Quebec's Nunavik region grapples with youth suicides, leader decries 'beautiful promises' that 'never come'

School and community leaders are pleading for help after a rash of youth suicides among Inuit communities in Nunavik, Que.

The Current for October 19, 2018

From the community of Nunavik, Quebec reeling after a recent spike in suicides, pleading for support from the government; to why it's taken six years for the Ecuadorian embassy in London to tell its house guest, Julian Assange to clean his dirty dishes ... This is The Current with guest host, Piya Chattopadhyay.
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Mixing pot & sex? Make communication a priority, says sexologist

Sexologist Carlen Costa suggests take it slow if incorporating cannabis in an intimate relationship.

The Current transcript for October 18, 2017

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'Leadership shapes culture': Addressing doctor burnout, depression must start at the top, doctors say

After hearing The Current's segment earlier this month about doctors and medical residents who suffer burnout and depression, we heard from doctors who wanted to add their voice to this "public health issue."