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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.

Telling women they have dense breasts could save lives, says cancer survivor

Most women aren't routinely informed if they have dense breasts, but the condition can mean cancers are less likely to show up on mammograms. Kathy Kaufield, a cancer survivor and advocate, wants doctors to be mandated to tell women.

Full Episode for September 12, 2018 - The Current

From Bob Woodward's new book about the alleged turmoil inside the White House; to an advocate who wants women to be told if they have dense breasts because it's a bigger indicator of the risk of cancer than family history; to the plight of the world's middle children ... This is The Current.

War erases what a human life could be, says Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent

In his new book The Fighters, C.J. Chivers explores the human cost of U.S. foreign policy following the 9/11 attacks — the price paid by the low-ranking soldiers that were sent to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Venezuelans 'selling their hair' to feed their families, says CBC reporter at border

The economic situation in Venezuela is pushing civilians to the brink of desperation. As advocates warn that the exodus could rival the migrant crisis coming out of Syria, Venezuelans around the world fear for their loved ones back home.

Researchers use 'HydroBall' technology to chart Arctic waters missing on maps

Almost all of the Canadian Arctic is unmapped. Researchers are hoping to fill the uncharted gaps with a new Canadian technology, to keep the increasing ship traffic passing through the territory out of danger.

The Current for September 11, 2018

From Venezuelan-Canadians worried about family back home as basic needs become scarce; to war correspondent C.J. Chivers on the American soldiers who served in Afghanistan and Iraq; to the dangers of uncharted waters in Canada's North ... This is The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.

Ryerson student's morning routine: Checking whether her family in Idlib are still alive

Syrian civilians in Idlib are preparing for the worst as Russian and pro-regime forces threaten an all-out bombing campaign to retake the region. Alaa Alakel, who lives in Canada but has family in the Syrian province, can only watch and wait in agony.

Brazil's museum inferno signals a need to better manage collections, says expert

After Brazil's National Museum lost 90 per cent of its collection in a devastating fire earlier this month, museum expert Robert Janes suggests culling collections so that resources can be devoted to protecting irreplaceable material.