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  1. The École Polytechnique massacre 'left a scar,' says first woman to have engineering school named after her2018/12/06
    Gina Parvaneh Cody graduated from Concordia with her PhD in engineering the same year as the École Polytechnique massacre. She talks to Anna Maria Tremonti about how she donated $15 million to her alma mater to "make a future where women are allowed in engineering."
  2. Oil production cuts are part of a bigger plan, says Rachel Notley2018/12/05
    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the temporary cut in oil production may be a short-term stopgap for what she has called a "crisis" on oil prices, but she's promising upgrades and more pipelines as long-term solution.
  3. Parts of Tehran are sinking into the ground at 25cm a year, says scientist2018/12/05
    We hear from scientists who are saying we need to pay more attention to something called subsidence, or sinking ground, because they say is being exacerbated by climate change.
  4. Canada's $50 million pledge will educate 350,000 children, says global fund director2018/12/05
    Justin Trudeau's $50 million tweet to Trevor Noah caused consternation among his opponents this week - but where is the money actually going? We speak to Yasmine Sherif, director of Education Cannot Wait.
  5. Brain injuries are 'a natural consequence' of 'dangerous' boxing: George Chuvalo's son2018/12/05
    After a boxing match in Quebec City left a fighter in an induced coma, questions are being asked about the sport's safety. Anna Maria Tremonti spoke to two medical professionals, and the son of a Canadian boxing legend.
  6. Residential school survivors' stories motivated people to make Canada better, says Murray Sinclair2018/12/04
    Witnesses to testimony at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada have been motivated to build a better country, says the commission's chair Senator Murray Sinclair. He's seen firsthand who suffers most when the truth is sidelined.
  7. 'It's an arms race': Technology amplifies fake news, but could it also hold the solution?2018/12/04
    Anna Maria Tremonti speaks with a journalist and a technologist about how technology is being deployed to undermine truth in the modern world, and whether technology could also be used to fight back.
  8. 'Evolution didn't work on truth, it worked on survival': A psychologist explains why we cling to our beliefs2018/12/04
    People will find a way to defend their beliefs even when faced with contradictory evidence, says psychologist James Alcock. He talks to Anna Maria Tremonti about why we believe what we believe, and how evolution played a role.
  9. Arrested youth should not be interrogated alone, says man wrongfully convicted of murder2018/12/03
    Ron Moffatt was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1956, when he was 14 years old. After months in jail, he was released when the real serial killer, Peter Woodcock, was caught. The judge recommended police should no longer interrogate minors without a guardian or lawyer present, but six decades later they still do.
  10. Why does the idea of a carbon tax divide conservatives in Canada?2018/12/03
    As COP24 gets underway in Poland, the question of putting a price on carbon is back in the spotlight. The idea divides conservatives in Canada; some argue it's the best way to fight climate change, while others say it's a surefire way to kill jobs. Is there a conservative case for carbon taxes? We hear from voices on both side of the debate.
  11. Why a piece of music last played in Auschwitz is being brought back to life2018/11/30
    When Patricia Hall found a handwritten music manuscript in the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial, she didn't realize she was looking at notes arranged by prisoners of the camp, and probably last played within its iron gates. Now she's brought that music back to life, as a way to remember the people who suffered under the Nazis.
  12. GM cuts an 'old-style, greed-driven' decision, argues former Unifor economist2018/11/30
    In the wake of General Motors' decision to close its facility in Oshawa, Ont., McMaster University professor and former Unifor economist Jim Stanford argues the company is more concerned about Wall Street shareholders than the Canadian workers it employs.
  13. Are energy weapons behind mystery injuries in Cuba? Unlikely, but they do exist: author2018/11/30
    A Canadian diplomat's reported brain injury is fuelling the mystery around the so-called "Havana Syndrome," allegedly caused by a high-pitched, cricket-like sound heard by embassy workers and family members in Cuba. Could an unusual weapon be responsible?
  14. Journalism must be remade to rebuild public trust, says veteran editor of The Guardian2018/11/29
    Anna Maria Tremonti speaks to Alan Rusbridger, the former editor of the Guardian whose 20-year tenure involved explosive investigations and ushering the newspaper in the digital age.
  15. Fears around climate change are causing some people to seek out support groups2018/11/29
    A new report argues that climate change is having a measurable impact on our physical and mental health, and policymakers need to plan accordingly.
  16. Reconciliation or betrayal? First residents of controversial development in Ottawa-Gatineau move in2018/11/29
    The newly opened O Condos building is part of the $1.5-billion Zibi development, which has divided Algonquin First Nations because of its proximity to the Chaudière Falls.
  17. 'We give the patients a voice': Online platforms offer support to people allegedly injured by medical devices2018/11/28
    A global investigation has highlighted concerns in the way medical devices are approved and monitored in many countries, and patients who have suffered as a result. Some people found relief for that suffering on social media, in online groups for people with similar health issues.
  18. Citizens must become leaders in order to combat populism, says former diplomat2018/11/28
    As a former diplomat, Ben Rowswell witnessed populist politics has taken hold in recent years, and the impact that had on countries like Venezuela. Now he's urging citizens to organize and fight back against the threat - and he's got an app for that.
  19. Earliest freeze 'in nearly 30 years' is causing problems for P.E.I. oyster farmers2018/11/28
    An early freeze is causing havoc for oyster farmers in P.E.I., where more than 1,000 people are employed in the industry. We spoke to one oyster grower about the challenges they're facing.
  20. Use of tear gas a 'good public relations move' for police forces, says expert2018/11/28
    The use of tear gas on child migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border drew condemnation from groups such as Amnesty International, and a rebuttal from President Trump that it was a "a very minor form" of tear gas. We look at what happened at the border, and what the substance does to the human body.
  21. Insulin pumps require careful management to work safely and effectively, says endocrinologist2018/11/27
    Insulin pumps are billed as improving quality of life for people with diabetes, but a CBC/Radio-Canada/Toronto Star investigation found that they are linked to more reports of injury and death than any other medical device.
  22. Youth would be better leaders in fight against climate change, says veteran environmentalist2018/11/27
    In the late 1980s, Bill McKibben was a young environmental reporter who was writing about the greenhouse effect. Climate change was a new idea back then, but today it's everywhere. McKibben joined us to discuss that 30-year trajectory, and why decades of climate change discussion hasn't turned into decisive action.
  23. 'A deep sense of betrayal': Oshawa GM plant closure could spark political fallout, warns prof2018/11/27
    The GM decision to shut down operations in Oshawa highlights the rapid change brought about by technological change and shifting trade conditions. As industries change, will there be a political fallout from the communities these companies have supported for generations?
  24. Harry Leslie Smith, 95-year-old activist and podcaster, critically ill in hospital2018/11/26
    Harry Leslie Smith has inspired countless people with his fight for equality. Now the 95-year-old activist and podcaster is in hospital, battling pneumonia. According to his son John, "the battle Harry is fighting now is for his life."
  25. Vancouver 'using rainbow trout and different baits' to catch koi-killing otter2018/11/26
    An otter has found its way into the koi carp pond in Vancouver's Chinatown; we check in on efforts to catch it before all the fish are gone.
  26. New investigations reveals implanted medical devices approved in Canada despite risks2018/11/26
    A new investigation led by CBC/Radio-Canada, the Toronto Star and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists found concerns in the way medical devices are approved and monitored in many countries, and patients who have suffered as a result.
  27. Slumping Alberta oil prices could have 'dire' impact on rest of Canada, warns economist2018/11/23
    As Alberta oil prices remain low, thanks to a backlog in exporting oil to market from the pipelines, a Calgary-based economist says the situation is teetering on becoming a national crisis.
  28. Should western museums return artifacts looted from former African colonies?2018/11/23
    Some people are applauding a report urging France to return cultural artifacts held in western museums to the former African colonies they were taken from. But one expert says, as long as they were traded legally, they should stay where they are.
  29. 'Just unbelievable': Termite mound network the size of Great Britain discovered in Brazil2018/11/23
    Researchers have discovered a network of 4,000-year-old termite mounds in Brazil that are so big, they can be seen from space. We hear all about the discovery, and how the much-maligned termite could teach humans a lot about biofuels and even robotics.
  30. Youth see bullying as 'paying off for some people' in today's world, says expert2018/11/22
    Teenage bullying and violence has made headlines in recent weeks. One expert says we should accept that if people can be kind, they also have the capacity to be cruel.
  31. Congo's armed conflict is stopping Ebola patients from getting help, says aid worker2018/11/22
    A Congolese humanitarian aid worker says the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could be disastrous for the East African nation if it is not dealt with properly, and armed conflict in the country is making things worse.
  32. Is salad a luxury food? One writer argues it's time to rethink leafy greens2018/11/22
    If you hate eating your vegetables, you may be off the hook - at least when it comes to lettuce. One writer argues salad is hard on the environment, and isn't all that nutritious.
  33. Jackie Speier was shot five times during the Jonestown massacre. She says it made her fearless2018/11/21
    Jackie Speier was shot five times as she tried to help defectors leave the Jonestown commune in Guyana in 1978, on the same night that more than 900 people died after drinking Flavour Aid laced with poison. On the 40th anniversary of the massacre, Speier reflects on the effect that looking death in the eye has had on her life.
  34. 'Go for it,' says father of slain U.K. woman on Sask.'s proposed domestic violence law2018/11/21
    Saskatchewan could become the first province to adopt its own version of the Clare's Law, allowing police to inform people of their partner's criminal history if they are seen to be at risk.
  35. 'I wasn't believed': Injured Canada Post employee describes unsafe workplace2018/11/21
    The federal government is threatening striking Canada Post workers with back-to-work legislation as the holidays loom. But with job demands changing, and the volume of parcels becoming larger and heavier, one Canada Post worker says the job has simply become "unsafe."
  36. How famed war correspondent Marie Colvin lost her eye in an ambush in Sri Lanka2018/11/20
    War correspondent Marie Colvin reported the plight of the helpless from conflicts in the world's most dangerous places, with a tenacity that eventually cost her her life. Lindsey Hilsum, her friend and fellow war correspondent, tells us about Colvin's life - a life lived on the edge.
  37. Heat waves are damaging beetle sperm, and that could be bad news for the entire planet2018/11/20
    A new study found male beetles exposed to heat waves suffered issues with fertility and produced fewer offspring, but also passed sperm-count and life-expectancy issues on to those they did have. Could that news include a climate change warning to humans?
  38. Expel Russia from Interpol, former U.S. ambassador suggests ahead of election2018/11/20
    A former U.S. ambassador to Russia says he is "appalled" at the prospect a Russian could soon be the leader of Interpol, arguing the country should instead be kicked out of the international policing organization.
  39. More can be done to curb vaping among Canadian youth, professor says2018/11/19
    David Hammond was picking out an Archie comic for his kids when he noticed a poster for vaping behind the corner store counter. Then, he spotted vaping products above the candy.
  40. Cases like abuse at Ottawa high school still 'far too common,' says expert2018/11/19
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  41. Former Guantanamo inmates who have gone missing are 'worst nightmare' for U.S. officials: reporter2018/11/16
    U.S. President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise to halt the closure of Guantanamo Bay. He did so by closing the office responsible for shutting it down. But that office also tracked released inmates, and now some of them are missing. We look at the risks both to the public, and the former detainees.
  42. We should regulate Facebook just like we did cars, says professor2018/11/16
    Facebook has been on the defensive this week, after allegations about how it handled crises like privacy breaches. And one professor of media studies says Facebook is disrupting democracy.
  43. 'It made me who I was': How growing up adopted fuelled Curtis Joseph's NHL career2018/11/16
    It wasn't until Curtis Joseph was a grown man playing in the NHL that he met his biological mother. When he did, he knew exactly what he wanted to say: he thanked her for having him.
  44. As death toll rises in California fires, forensic anthropologists face grim task of identifying remains2018/11/15
    As wildfires ravage California and the death toll continues to rise, we talk to a forensic anthropologist about the challenges in identifying victims and the importance of bringing some sense of closure to their loved ones.
  45. There needs to be a global policy to govern gene editing, says molecular biologist2018/11/15
    Gene drive technology, which can introduce and spread a specific genetic trait through an entire species, is near the point where it leaves the lab and enters the real world. Some experts are calling for a global agreement on how the technology should be deployed, which could make for a showdown between scientists and policy makers at a UN meeting on biodiversity later this week.
  46. Trade talks would have run smoother if the U.S. had been more organised, says former ambassador2018/11/15
    Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman says the renegotiation of NAFTA could have gone a lot smoother but there is plenty of hope for the future of Canada-U.S. relations.
  47. How the world's first 'giraffologist' stuck her neck out to fight sexism in academia2018/11/14
    Canadian biologist Anne Dagg was denied tenure decades ago, despite her pioneering research on giraffes. She's finally getting recognition in her field - and she wants to make sure young women scientists today don't have to fight the way she did.
  48. Are long hours and little pay scaring off potential public servants?2018/11/14
    Alcide Bernard was appointed mayor of Wellington, P.E.I last week - because nobody else wanted the job. Is there a crisis in local politics, where the long hours and little pay are scaring off potential public servants?
  49. Doctors 'incensed' after NRA tweets they should 'stay in their lane' on gun violence2018/11/14
    When the American College of Physicians published a paper recommending gun control measures, the National Rifle Association responded with a tweet telling "anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane." We speak to two physicians who disagree about whether doctors have a place in the gun control debate.
  50. Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer2018/11/13
    At least 60 Indigenous women are pursuing a lawsuit alleging they were sterilized against their will, as recently as last year. Is there an issue of systemic racism within Canada's healthcare system?
  51. Meet the Kenyan woman urging village elders to abandon female genital mutilation2018/11/13
    As a young girl, Nice Nailantei Leng'ete convinced her grandfather not to subject her to FGM. Now, she's convincing elders in her Kenyan community to forgo "the cut" and find another way to celebrate women.
  52. Meet Raven Wilkinson, the black ballerina who blazed a trail long before shoes came in brown and bronze2018/11/13
    A U.K company has announced it will now make ballet shoes in colours that reflect the diverse skin tones of dancers, but one woman dared to dance against prejudice long before this.
  53. Introducing Uncover: Bomb On Board2018/11/12
    A bomb exploded on Canadian Pacific Flight 21 killing all 52 people on board. Chuck was on the ground. Didi's dad was on the plane. Witnesses offer insight into what happened July 8, 1965 - and why no one has ever been held responsible.
  54. Suicide shouldn't be 'normal' in Indigenous communities, says Massey lecturer Tanya Talaga2018/11/12
    For the 2018 Massey Lectures, Indigenous journalist Tanya Talaga examined the devastating problem of youth suicide in Indigenous communities. She spoke to Anna Maria Tremonti about what she found.
  55. 'I wasn't going to die a slave': Dikgang Moseneke looks back at the struggle to end South African apartheid2018/11/12
    Dikgang Moseneke was imprisoned on Robben Island when he was 15, where he befriended Nelson Mandela. After a lifetime fighting for justice, he says that Mandela's lessons still hold true in today's political climate.
  56. 'Nostalgia is not a vision': Campaigners lay out risks and rewards of Calgary Olympic bid2018/11/12
    Calgarians go to the polls Tuesday, in a plebiscite on whether to pursue the bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Current spoke to two people from either side of the debate.
  57. U.K. surgeon gives thumbs down to medical students' lack of dexterity2018/11/09
    A prominent British surgeon says he's concerned that medical students don't have the same manual dexterity as their predecessors. Have we turned our backs on our hands?
  58. How youth support staff are using their sleuthing skills to connect teens with family2018/11/09
    Youth who find themselves at an emergency youth centre in St. Catherine's, Ont., have been taking part in a unique program in which staff scour government records and databases to find family members who have gone missing from the teens' lives.
  59. Grocery store fire prompts food shortage concern in Iqaluit, but not everyone can afford high prices, says activist2018/11/09
    A fire at one of Iqaluit's only two large grocery stores has left the city's residents concerned about food shortages, but high food prices mean not everyone can afford to stock up, says a community activist.
  60. 'Glee' over Tony Clement sexting scandal minimizes victims facing similar blackmail, says advocate2018/11/08
    Those cheering the resignation of Tony Clement in a sexting scandal are losing sight of the fact that similar extortion attempts happen all the time, and there must be a hard line against blackmail, says advocate Julie Lalonde.
  61. U.S. voters would be 'stunned' to know midterms monitored by Russian officials: author2018/11/08
    The presence of two Russian politicians as official monitors in the U.S. midterms, but the problems they're trying to catch start long before polling day, says author Carol Anderson.
  62. The ozone layer is healing - what can that success teach us in the fight against climate change?2018/11/08
    A UN report suggests the ozone layer is healing itself - thanks in large part to the Montreal Protocol signed three decades ago. The news is giving activists hope that in the fight against climate change.
  63. Survivors broke windows with barstools to escape gunman in California: reporter2018/11/08
    Police said that 13 people died after a gunman opened fire at a country-and-western bar in southern California late Wednesday. The Current spoke to a reporter at the scene.
  64. Voters and families remain divided as congress splits in U.S. midterm results2018/11/07
    Heated rhetoric in the U.S. midterm campaign has increased divisions between voters, including among families and friends.
  65. U.S. midterm results won't deter Trump from 'bombastic, over-the-top' style, says strategist2018/11/07
    As the dust begins to settle on the U.S. midterms, strategists from both sides of the divide explore what the results mean for the next two years of U.S. President Donald Trump's term.
  66. U.S. midterms marred by 'ethical dilemmas' and voter suppression, says Black Votes Matter co-founder2018/11/07
    In the aftermath of Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections, Black Votes Matter co-founder Cliff Albright says the bar for getting out the vote is even higher given the alleged voter suppression tactics at work.
  67. Saskatchewan's changes to trespassing law target First Nations community: FSIN Vice-Chief2018/11/06
    A new push to combat rural crime in Saskatchewan is welcomed by some but Indigenous communities are raising red flags, calling the proposed changes to trespass legislation dangerous and a violation of treaty rights.
  68. 'As Goes Texas': The Current digs deep into the political divide of the Lone State2018/11/06
    When it comes to politics, Texas is a big deal. With a population approaching 30-million and an economy bigger than Canada's, Texas plays an outsized role in Washington. In the lead-up to the pivotal U.S. midterm elections, Anna Maria Tremonti visits the Lone State to hear from Texans.
  69. Trauma survivors 'can change society,' says psychologist helping Yazidi survivors of ISIS2018/11/05
    Western society doesn't understand what trauma survivors can achieve, says Dr Jan Kizilhan, a Kurdish-German psychologist who helps Yazidi survivors of ISIS sexual slavery.
  70. Do fish feel pain? Scientists are divided on the answer2018/11/05
    For centuries, the consensus has been that fish don't feel pain. A growing body of research suggests to some scientists that fish can indeed feel pain, but not everyone in the field agrees.
  71. After Parkland shooting, students 'marched for their lives': Now they're urging youth to vote in U.S. midterms2018/11/05
    Survivors of the Parkland school shooting started a political movement in the U.S. to increase youth voter participation. It's unclear how successful they will be.
  72. Tough to tackle sexism, harassment in tech world with 'narcissistic men' at the top: lawyer2018/11/02
    In the wake of a worldwide walkout by Google employees to protest the company's handling of executives accused of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment, a San Francisco lawyer says more such action is needed.
  73. Black journalist RJ Young explores why guns matter to white Americans2018/11/02
    RJ Young learned to shoot to better understand his future in-law's feelings about guns
  74. Sister of slain Maltese reporter fights to end impunity for crimes against journalists2018/11/02
    Corinne Vella says her sister, journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, was killed for exposing high-level corruption involving Maltese government officials. She wants justice and is calling on the government to launch a public inquiry.
  75. How B.C. biologists plan to save South Selkirk caribou from extinction2018/11/02
    South Selkirk caribou are close to a local extinction. The CBC's Bob Keating describes the last ditch efforts to save the dwindling species.
  76. Halifax woman, who chose early medically assisted death, gets 'the last say' with her life2018/11/01
    Audrey Parker will receive a medically assisted death Thursday. She feared if she waited any longer, she would risk being able to have the procedure.
  77. These award-winning photojournalists share the emotional cost of covering war2018/11/01
    As photojournalist covering war zones seek to expose the cost of war in a powerful image, there's a heavy toll that's left behind. Three of the best war photographers in the world share their stories.
  78. Meet the group of African-American women running the justice system in a city in Georgia2018/11/01
    The new city of South Fulton, Ga., is attracting attention and inspiring hope because it was briefly the first city in U.S. history where the entire criminal justice system was run by black women.
  79. Meet the Queen of Haunts - she makes it her business to frighten you out of your wits2018/10/31
    Amber Arnett-Bequeaith is an expert on haunting people. She grew up in the business with her family being involved in the first haunted house. She's now the industry spokesperson.
  80. How feeling frightened can be therapeutic for some2018/10/31
    Turning to fear-inducing experiences may not seem like the best way to ease anxiety but a sociologist who studies fear says people can experience many benefits from daring adventures.
  81. Could a conflict along language lines push Cameroon to civil war?2018/10/31
    Increasing civil unrest in Cameroon could be pushing the country to the brink of civil war, as the government battles Boko Haram in the north and its own Anglophone minority in the south.
  82. How the ravenmaster of London protects the kingdom with birds2018/10/30
    As the ravenmaster at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife's job responsibilities include the care and feeding of a few birds - and holding together the United Kingdom.
  83. Why a transplant recipient says writing a donor family can feel impossible2018/10/30
    For 11 years, Joan Wynden has anxiously been waiting to hear from one of the five recipients who received her late brother's organs. The silence feels like a second loss, she says. Sherry Robinson, a liver recipient, explains why she can't write a letter to the donor family.
  84. Pittsburgh shooting stresses a need to 'deplatform' sites that spread hate, says tech reporter2018/10/30
    Social media networks that allow hatred to spread unchecked should be "deplatformed," according to a technology writer who investigates hate groups.
  85. Tensions over Northern Pulp Mill effluent pipe have reached fever pitch, says Nova Scotia MP2018/10/29
    Tensions over a pulp mill's plan to release treated wastewater into the Northumberland Strait are so high that fishermen are "thinking about carrying rifles on board," says Nova Scotia MP.
  86. How a controversial adoption ban on Pakistan kept a Canadian family in limbo for years2018/10/29
    The Fifth Estate's Habiba Nosheen shares details into a year-long investigation that found Canada bans adoptions from Muslim countries saying Shariah law prohibits it. The Liberal government inherited the 2013 policy and it's still in effect.
  87. Jewish leaders demand Trump denounce white nationalism or 'you are not welcome in Pittsburgh'2018/10/29
    A mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh has prompted a Jewish group to call on U.S. President Donald Trump to denounce white supremacy.
  88. Should Muslims still travel to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj after journalist Khashoggi's death?2018/10/26
    Hajj, the journey to Mecca in Saudia Arabia, is considered a pillar of the Muslim faith. But the death of journalist Jamal Khahsoggi and the civil war in Yemen has sparked a difficult moral quandary in the hearts and minds of Muslims like Aymann Ismail.
  89. MEC's commitment to more diverse models in ads is welcome, if overdue, say critics2018/10/26
    Outdoor equipment company Mountain Equipment Co-op has committed to better representing the diversity of Canadians who love the outdoors, after being called out for the use of predominantly white models in its advertising.
  90. Canadian astronaut Dave Williams shares life lessons from outer space2018/10/26
    Astronaut Dave Williams' remarkable life as an ER doctor, astronaut, aquanaut and even hospital CEO has life lessons for all of us. His accomplishments have taught him to see a life's legacy as living a truly fulfilled life.
  91. The Third Dive explores controversial death of Sharkwater director Rob Stewart2018/10/25
    A new CBC documentary, The Third Dive, explores the mysterious circumstances surrounding acclaimed filmmaker Rob Stewart's death and aims to uncover new details of its aftermath.
  92. Explosives mailed to Democrats signal 'a dangerous period of American politics,' Trump critic says2018/10/25
    Charlie Sykes says this week's slew of suspicious packages and crude explosives sent to prominent Democrats and news media reflects the intense political polarization and divisiveness in the United States.
  93. Migrant caravan headed towards U.S. sparks heated debate ahead of midterm elections2018/10/25
    U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that a thousands-strong caravan of migrants heading towards the U.S. border is teeming with criminals. But New York Times reporter Annie Correal, who has been travelling with the caravan, says the people bear little resemblance to the president's account.
  94. McKenna defends federal government's carbon tax plan amid premiers' opposition2018/10/24
    Environment Minister Catherine McKenna spoke to The Current about the federal government's plan to slap a carbon tax on the provinces and territories that did not sign onto the pan-Canadian framework on climate change.
  95. Sentencing of Jamaican phone scam mastermind a milestone for U.S. prosecutors2018/10/24
    A recent jail sentence in a Jamaican phone scam operation may have put a dent in what has become a rival to the drug trade as one of the country's most lucrative criminal enterprises.
  96. Expert advice on how to stop 'using our houses like ATM machines'2018/10/24
    As part of the CBC News series, Debt Nation, chartered accountant Doug Hoyes explains how Canadians carrying debt need to understand how higher interest rates will affect their payments.
  97. Should Canada try to bring alleged foreign fighters for ISIS, like 'Jihadi Jack,' home?2018/10/23
    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 Phil Gurski and Lorne Dawson.
  98. 'His heart still beats strong to give life': How an organ donation united 2 families2018/10/23
    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.
  99. Nurse reveals her secret 16-year battle with bulimia to inspire others to get help2018/10/22
    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.
  100. Doctors censure Australian government over treatment of migrants held in island detention centre2018/10/22
    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.
  101. Michael Palin's new book retraces doomed voyage of HMS Erebus2018/10/22
    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.
  102. Quebec Inuit leaders plea for support in wake of youth suicides2018/10/19
    The northern Quebec Inuit community of Nunavik is reeling from a recent spike in suicides. Nigel Adams and Mary Simon discuss how suicide - especially the deaths of youths in their community - has affected their lives.
  103. How to be a good house guest? Don't be like Julian Assange, says this master butler2018/10/19
    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.
  104. Mixing pot and sex? Make communication a priority, says sexologist2018/10/18
    When it comes to cannabis and sex, communication is key, a sexologist says.
  105. 'Leadership shapes culture': Addressing doctor burnout, depression must start at the top, doctors say2018/10/18
    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."
  106. Could outcry over missing Saudi journalist change tide of war in Yemen?2018/10/18
    A Yemeni-Canadian says that allegations that Saudi Arabia was involved in the disappearance of one of its own citizens will not come as a surprise to those following the Kingdom's involvement in the war in Yemen.
  107. Introducing Someone Knows Something Season 52018/10/17
    Fifteen-year-old Kerrie Brown disappeared from a house party in Thompson, Manitoba. Her body was found two days later. Over 30 years later, SKS host David Ridgen joins Kerrie's friends and family on their search for answers. Subscribe now at cbc.ca/sks.
  108. How do you talk to your kids about cannabis? First, know the facts2018/10/17
    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.
  109. 'Legalization 1.0': Cannabis is legal now, but what problems still need to be solved?2018/10/17
    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.
  110. The stakes are higher to report abuse as #MeToo hasn't come to Nunavut, says Iqaluit mayor2018/10/16
    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.
  111. What Canada can learn about legal pot from Colorado2018/10/16
  112. By suing U.S. government over climate change, young people 'take some of that control into our own hands'2018/10/16
  113. Saudi Arabia's 'new face' of reform has been destroyed, says friend of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi2018/10/16
  114. New research suggests dogs aren't exceptionally smart2018/10/15
  115. The ban on cannabis in Canada is ending - do you know how it started?2018/10/15
  116. Canadian peacekeepers can accomplish 'very little' in Mali conflict, says expert2018/10/15
  117. Frank Stronach's lawsuit against family is in true form for billionaire, says business columnist2018/10/12
  118. Nuclear war expert warns of future crisis in the form of a novel2018/10/12
  119. Alleged plot surrounding missing Saudi journalist didn't factor in his fiancée, says Lawrence Wright2018/10/12
  120. Canada's justice system holds Indigenous women at fault for 'ending up murdered,' says NDP MLA2018/10/11
  121. 'Eat less steak and ice cream': What climate change means for the food you love2018/10/11
  122. 'It was like a nightmare': Police investigate fire started at Toronto hotel housing refugees2018/10/11
  123. Ottawa too 'timid' in its fight against climate change, says environment reporter2018/10/10
  124. Medical residents vulnerable to depression and burnout, survey suggests2018/10/10
  125. Author 'condemned' for alleging abuse by J.D. Salinger in 1998 says little has changed despite #MeToo movement2018/10/10
  126. 'What country is next?' Amnesty director warns inaction on Rohingya crisis could lead to wider abuse2018/10/09
  127. Elaborate hoax speaks to flaws in academic review process, says expert2018/10/09
  128. Is luck real? A probability expert untangles the difference between fate and chance2018/10/09
  129. Russian trolls 'pushed their agenda' with Star Wars critiques, study suggests2018/10/08
  130. Behold the Peacock: a fowl with the power to divide a B.C. neighbourhood2018/10/08
  131. Midterm election candidates 'can't be neutral' on Kavanaugh decision, says prof2018/10/08
  132. Can this tech pioneer convince you to delete your social media accounts?2018/10/05
  133. Could Brazil be about to elect 'the Tropical Trump'?2018/10/05
  134. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, Democrats could just impeach him, says Republican activist2018/10/05
  135. U.S. Coast Guard acted 'legally and ethically' in anti-smuggling co-op, Canadian Forces review finds2018/10/04
  136. How TV shows like 24 helped set the stage for 'extreme' politics2018/10/04
  137. 'Very naive' to think election interference can't happen in Canada, says MP Charlie Angus2018/10/04
  138. 3 women have a Nobel Prize in Physics. This UBC professor aims to eliminate the gender bias2018/10/03
  139. Parti Québécois's promise not to pursue sovereignty let voters drift away, says Bernard St-Laurent2018/10/03
  140. China's development could undermine $40B natural gas investment, warns environmentalist2018/10/03
  141. François Legault's immigration proposals probably won't 'see the light of day,' says pollster2018/10/02
  142. It's my human right not to wear a bra, says B.C. woman fired for doing just that2018/10/02
  143. FBI's Brett Kavanaugh investigation is a 'fishing expedition,' says Federalist Society member2018/10/02
  144. Who are the real winners and losers in the USMCA deal?2018/10/02
  145. Quebec politics moving away from sovereignty debate, says pollster2018/10/01
  146. After going through 7 pairs of shoes, Paul Salopek continues his walk around the world2018/10/01
  147. 'Death by a thousand cuts': Canadian dairy farmer disappointed by USMCA deal2018/10/01
  148. How Will Smith conquered his fear - by leaping into the Grand Canyon2018/09/28
  149. How the daughter of an African revolutionary learned about racism in a Canadian playground2018/09/28
  150. Research suggests double standard of onus when alcohol involved in sexual assault2018/09/28
  151. New book reveals how the CBC lost Hockey Night in Canada2018/09/27
  152. This man made $1M investing in cannabis - but expert warns it's a lottery2018/09/27
  153. Attacks on Christine Blasey Ford could backfire on Republicans, says Rebecca Solnit2018/09/27
  154. Myers-Briggs tests in the workplace help the employer, not the employee, says author2018/09/26
  155. Anthropocene project highlights the apocalyptic beauty of humans' effect on the planet2018/09/26
  156. The true story behind BlacKkKlansman: How a black police detective infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan2018/09/26
  157. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and the love that helped him survive2018/09/25
  158. The power of logic: How math can help you win your next argument2018/09/25
  159. Ottawa woman saw deck fly off her house as tornado bore down2018/09/25
  160. Where should the #MeToo conversation go next?2018/09/24
  161. Why scientists have become attached to 'Oppy', the Mars rover stranded by a dust storm2018/09/21
  162. Brian Wansink, researcher behind 100-calorie snacks, discredited after 13 papers retracted2018/09/21
  163. King Con: Man successfully impersonates Indigenous leaders his whole life, acquiring riches and fame2018/09/21
  164. CBC doc tells story of Muslim high school students who just want to be seen as 'regular kids'2018/09/20
  165. 'Don't plow our Charter': Doug Ford finds support and opposition at Plowing Match2018/09/20
  166. How lunch with Bono led Steve Jobs to reveal he named a computer after his daughter2018/09/20
  167. Kavanaugh case brings Anita Hill's historic testimony to the fore: journalist2018/09/19
  168. 'A broken clock is right twice a day': Politicians need to listen to their voters' fears, says author2018/09/19
  169. Minimalism: Upper-class luxury or liberating lifestyle?2018/09/19
  170. Laws to suppress black vote in U.S. are being drafted with 'horrific efficiency,' says author2018/09/18
  171. How publishers have ignited the debate on redemption in the #MeToo era2018/09/18
  172. One year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico crisis hotline receiving 600 calls a day2018/09/17
  173. Facing FGM in Sierra Leone, girl wins refugee status, but her family could still be deported2018/09/17
  174. How domestic abusers are leveraging technology to harass, control2018/09/17
  175. The financial crisis happened 10 years ago - that's how long it took this man to sell his house2018/09/14
  176. Allegedly poisoned Russian activist's life could depend on Canada's response: Browder2018/09/14
  177. Apple tech explains why the iPhone won't let you ducking swear2018/09/14
  178. Doug Ford is 'running roughshod over our rights,' says Andrea Horwath2018/09/13
  179. Uighurs in Canada fear deportation after China's crackdown on Turkic Muslims2018/09/13
  180. Behold the Peacock: a fowl with the power to divide a B.C. neighbourhood2018/09/13
  181. Smaller families are pushing 'the middle child' into extinction, study suggests2018/09/12
  182. Telling women they have dense breasts could save lives, says cancer survivor2018/09/12
  183. Bob Woodward paints picture of chaotic White House under Donald Trump in new book2018/09/12
  184. War erases what a human life could be, says Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent2018/09/11
  185. Researchers use 'HydroBall' technology to chart Arctic waters missing on maps2018/09/11
  186. Venezuelans 'selling their hair' to feed their families, says CBC reporter at border2018/09/11
  187. Brazil's museum inferno signals a need to better manage collections, says expert2018/09/10
  188. Use of fentanyl to execute U.S. death row prisoners a risk to public safety: advocate2018/09/10
  189. Ryerson student's morning routine: Checking whether her family in Idlib are still alive2018/09/10
  190. Syria's Idlib province on edge despite leaders pushing toward resolution2018/09/07
  191. After India strikes down gay sex ban, advocate hopes other colonial-era laws face repeal2018/09/07
  192. How opposition to vaccines caused a measles outbreak in Europe2018/09/07
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