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  1. Syria's Idlib province on edge despite leaders pushing toward resolution2018/09/07
    As the northern province of Idlib prepares for a Syrian government assault, talks between Iran, Russia and Turkey have resulted in a joint statement to come to a resolution. But citizens of the rebel-held province continue to live in fear.
  2. After India strikes down gay sex ban, advocate hopes other colonial-era laws face repeal2018/09/07
    This week India's Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex. Some activists hope that this victory could spark a new wave of decolonization.
  3. How opposition to vaccines caused a measles outbreak in Europe2018/09/07
    A measles outbreak in Europe this summer is due to a lack of immunization, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers say that Russian trolls posting misinformation on vaccines are part of the problem.
  4. 'Bittersweet' new beginnings for Humboldt Broncos as new hockey season looms2018/09/06
    In a special edition of The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti visits Humboldt as the new hockey season begins, and hears from a community learning to cope after tragedy.
  5. Author of NYT op-ed critical of Trump was right to stay anonymous, says lawyer2018/09/06
    The author of a New York Times op-ed has been criticized for not putting their name to their criticism of President Donald Trump, but a constitutional lawyer who represents whistleblowers says staying anonymous could help their efforts at "resistance."
  6. Nike needs to learn how to 'become more like Kaepernick,' not just profit off him, author says2018/09/05
    American author Anand Giridharadas says Nike should take cues from former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
  7. Introducing Uncover: Escaping NXIVM2018/09/05
    NXIVM calls itself a humanitarian community. Experts call it a cult. Uncover: Escaping NXIVM is a new investigative podcast series about the group, its leader Keith Raniere and one woman's journey to get out. For more episodes visit cbc.ca/uncover.
  8. How Mike Pence plans to become the next U.S. president: author2018/09/05
    What would a Mike Pence presidency look like? Journalist Peter Eisner, co-author of The The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence, delves into the vice-president's plan toward becoming the next U.S. president.
  9. What new CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM reveals about the alleged cult2018/09/05
    A new CBC investigative podcast exploring the alleged cult NXIVM is a deep dive into how groups like this can indoctrinate people and make them act against their own instincts, according to its producer.
  10. 'I'm really going to be relying on parents': Ontario teachers grapple with Ford's sex-ed program2018/09/04
    The Ontario government has scrapped its 2015 sex-ed program and has created a hotline for snitching on dissenting teachers, but critics say the interim curriculum is outdated.
  11. He married her in secret in 'campaign' to take her money: Predatory marriages put elderly at risk, say experts2018/09/04
    There is no defined legal test to ascertain if someone is fit to enter into a marriage, which means that vulnerable adults, like those with dementia, are at risk of being exploited. Experts say greater protections are needed for those who are at their frailest.
  12. CBC doc series chronicles how 'Farm Crime' hits vulnerable family businesses2018/09/03
    A new CBC documentary series tells the stories of unconventional crimes that often don't make front page news, but nonetheless carry serious consequences for vulnerable family businesses trying to stay afloat.
  13. Mexico and Canada must work together - and keep Trump under control, says former president Vicente Fox2018/09/03
    The former president of Mexico has been vocal about his opposition to Trump and his policies in the past, and now hopes a Democrat win in November can domesticate "the wild beast."
  14. There's underlying sexism when the romance genre is criticized, novelists say2018/08/31
    The dismissal and judgment of romance novels seem a common trope for literary types. But romance authors argue some criticism is rife with sexism and the genre, and readers, deserve a lot more respect.
  15. Kremlin opponent, poisoned twice, vows to keep on fighting2018/08/31
    Vladimir Kara-Murza has been close to death twice in recent years, following poisonings that he blames on the Russian domestic security service. The democracy advocate is adamant that he won't be intimidated.
  16. Pipeline purchase 'a positive financial' investment for Canada's economy: finance minister2018/08/31
    The Liberal government vows to forge ahead and purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, despite the Federal Court of Appeal's decision to halt construction on the project due to inadequate consultations with Indigenous groups.
  17. 'Humiliating' U.S.-Mexico trade deal will limit success of NAFTA negotiations, says Conservative MP2018/08/30
    Critics of the Liberal government say it has mishandled the NAFTA file and will be forced to concede on big issues in order to get a deal.
  18. Indigenous leader calls on the government to accept Trans Mountain court decision2018/08/30
    The Federal Court of Appeal has put an indefinite halt on the construction of the Trans Mountain expansion project. The decision is a major victory for Indigenous groups, but one First Nations leader argues the fight isn't over.
  19. Sex doll brothel turns 'women into objects,' says critic2018/08/30
    A critic of Toronto's proposed 'sex doll brothel' says the silicone dolls teach men dangerous lessons about sex with women.
  20. The secret to happiness? Ask this Yale professor (and the 1,200 students taking her class)2018/08/30
    Laurie Santos started a course at Yale to teach students how to be happy. They responded by signing up in bigger numbers than the university has ever seen, and now it's going global.
  21. Why migrant workers call this man for medical help instead of seeing a doctor2018/08/29
    Meet Byron Cruz, the man migrant workers call for medical help when they're worried a trip to the doctor could cost them their livelihoods.
  22. Catholic man calls out priest during mass about sex abuse scandal2018/08/29
    Naka Nathaniel is a devout Catholic living in Atlanta but after more allegations of sex abuse by priests came to the fore, this time in Pennsylvania, he couldn't stay quiet and interrupted mass to call for reform.
  23. 'It has eaten a hole in my heart': Indigenous nurses call out systemic racism with life-or-death consequences2018/08/29
    Two Indigenous nurses confront racism on the front-lines, not only by witnessing the discrimination but experiencing it themselves
  24. Trump needs a trade deal win - and that could help Canada, says former ambassador2018/08/28
    After the surprise announcement of a trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico, there are fears that Canada could be left out in the cold. But Washington realizes any agreement is better if Canada is included, says a former ambassador to the U.S.
  25. Aung San Suu Kyi 'bears some real responsibility' for Rohingya crisis, says Bob Rae2018/08/28
    A new UN report accuses top military generals in Myanmar of genocide but Canada's Special Envoy to Myanmar says the country's head of government is also accountable.
  26. Trump and the Trans Mountain pipeline: What would Jean Chrétien do?2018/08/28
    Nearly 15 years after leaving public office, former prime minister Jean Chrétien has plenty to say about today's Canada - from the Trans Mountain pipeline, to divisions in Quebec. A new documentary on the CBC Documentary Channel offers fresh insights into his life and political career.
  27. Paralyzed survivor of Quebec mosque attack is still fighting to find peace2018/08/27
    On the anniversary of the attack on a mosque in Quebec, one of the survivors, Aymen Derbali, is still putting his life back together.
  28. 'Concussions affect a life': Ken Dryden wants hockey rules changed to save players' lives2018/08/27
    Hockey legend Ken Dryden is calling on the NHL to penalize any play that involves a player making contact with the head of another - no exceptions.
  29. U.S. prison strikes spread to Canada, as advocates call for end to 'prison slavery'2018/08/27
    Prison strikes across the U.S. have now spread to Nova Scotia, with hunger-striking inmates saying the conditions they are kept in are akin to modern-day slavery.
  30. Bernier's exit will split the vote - and help Liberals, says veteran Conservative2018/08/24
    While one political commentator argues that a crisis in the Conservative party can only help the party's rivals, an Independent MLA says the party must listen to its membership.
  31. 'I have sex. Get over it': Disability activists call for sex education2018/08/24
    For young people with cognitive and physical disabilities "sex ed" is virtually non-existent. Disability activists are fighting to change that, to make sure their needs are included too.
  32. Lea Garofalo was killed by her Mafia family. Now she's the face of anti-mob protests2018/08/24
    Alex Perry's new book looks at the women who are fighting to bring down the Mafia, and inspiring people across Italy to say enough is enough.
  33. How a surrogate twin pregnancy turned into a custody battle over unrelated babies2018/08/23
    Surrogate mother Jessica Allen gave birth to twins but never expected one of the babies was biologically hers. Now she and her husband are fighting for their child.
  34. The Beaverton's scandalous untrue stories of Canadian history2018/08/23
    History comes alive when it's full of manufactured, funny facts. The Beaverton's authors Luke Field and Alex Huntley's take an alternative look at Canada's past through fake news.
  35. Could Trump be impeached after Cohen plea? Not so fast, warns constitutional lawyer2018/08/23
    Allegations made by Donald Trump's former lawyer have raised the question of whether the U.S. president could be impeached. A constitutional lawyer explains the process, and the political calculations that Trump's opponents would need to consider.
  36. Conservatives are coddling far-right in multiculturalism debate, says Liberal advisor2018/08/22
    Thanks to MP Maxime Bernier's tweet last week claiming diversity will 'destroy' what makes Canada great, the Conservative Party has been beset with debate over politics of immigration, identity, and what it means to be Canadian.
  37. Trump could face federal conspiracy charge, says law prof2018/08/22
    Michael Cohen's guilty plea, coupled with the conviction of Paul Manafort, has put U.S. President Donald Trump in "really serious legal jeopardy," according to one legal expert.
  38. From isolated homeschooling to a PhD from Cambridge: How Tara Westover was saved by her education2018/08/21
    Tara Westover grew up with isolationist parents who didn't trust the government and gave her an erratic homeschooling. But getting an education - culminating in a PhD from Cambridge - helped her break out.
  39. Only you can prevent gross, smelly fatbergs from clogging up city sewers, says inspector2018/08/21
    Fatbergs are giant congealed masses of grease, oil and other detritus improperly flushed into city sewers. A program in London, Ont., aims to educated people on how to properly dispose of fatberg-feeding materials to prevent damage to the city's underground infrastructure.
  40. B.C. firefighters can't do much more than 'get out of the way,' says expert2018/08/21
    Smoke from the fires in B.C. is both a danger to health, and an impediment to fighting the wildfires, says Al Beaver, who worked on fire management for governments in Canada and Australia.
  41. Do your kids play Fortnite? Here's how it could win them a college scholarship2018/08/20
    As esports grow exponentially in popularity, young players are starting to take advantage of the financial opportunities that lie in becoming a professional gamer. And some universities are starting to offer scholarships to attract them.
  42. How a search for the world's best coffee led to Yemen in the midst of civil war2018/08/20
    What lengths would you go to for the perfect cup of coffee? For Mokhtar Alkhanshali his quest took him to Yemen where the daunting hikes up the highland mountains were the least of his challenges during the civil war.
  43. Cutting ties with Saudi Arabia won't stop the war in Yemen, says expert2018/08/20
    After dozens of children were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen, scrutiny of the West's support for the Kingdom has been renewed.
  44. Justice the horse, a victim of neglect, is taking his former owner to court2018/08/17
    A horse is filing a civil lawsuit against his owner for suffering neglect and is looking for compensation to pay for necessary medical care. Advocates hope the groundbreaking case will advance animal status under the law but critics argue giving animals the right to sue is a slippery slope.
  45. From a house of horrors to a happy ending: Cleveland kidnapping survivor finds love2018/08/17
    Michelle Knight was one of three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro, held in his house against their will, and abused for over a decade. Five years after her dramatic escape, she speaks to Laura Lynch about how she has rebuilt her life.
  46. Why a Swiss adventurer left the Western world to join a nomadic Indigenous community2018/08/17
    Journalist Carl Hoffman follows two Western adventurers in his new book The Last Wild Men of Borneo, and reveals much about the forces shaping the island today.
  47. Boy on the beach: How Alan Kurdi's family are turning their grief into a fight to help refugees2018/08/16
    After the drowned body of her three-year-old nephew Alan washed up on a Turkish beach, Tima Kurdi became an advocate for the world's refugees. She has now written a book about her own loss, and what the world must do to stop it happening again.
  48. How B.C. homeowners can prepare for wildfires2018/08/16
    As wildfires continue to burn through B.C. and weather forecasts are calling for more hot, dry conditions, one UBC professor shares proactive steps homeowners and communities can take to lessen the risk of damage when the next fire hits.
  49. Newspapers rebuking Trump probably won't change anyone's mind, says veteran reporter2018/08/16
    More than 200 newspapers in the U.S. have published co-ordinated editorials as a rebuttal to President Trump's repeated attacks on the media. But opinion is divided over whether it will have any effect.
  50. How a Muslim undercover FBI agent foiled Via Rail terror plot in Canada2018/08/15
    Tamer Elnoury is a member of a very small club: FBI undercover agents who are Muslim, speak Arabic and are willing to try to infiltrate suspected terrorist groups.
  51. Space travel could contaminate Mars with human germs, warns professor2018/08/15
    Astronauts have always had rules that stop them bringing contamination back to Earth from outer space, but now some experts are arguing we need to protect other planets from the human germs we bring with us.
  52. Crazy Rich Asians criticized for Chinese-centric 'colourism'2018/08/15
    The new movie Crazy Rich Asians is receiving critical acclaim, but it's also causing a stir for its lack of diverse representation of the Asian diaspora's experience.
  53. These designers think everyone should wear jumpsuits - so they've made one in 248 sizes2018/08/14
    The Rational Dress Society proposes that we clear out our wardrobes and wear jumpsuits 24/7. It's not just a fashion statement, it's a path to unity and equality, they say.
  54. 'A Nazi in all but name': Author argues Asperger's syndrome should be renamed2018/08/14
    Hans Asperger's pioneering work on autism led to Asperger syndrome being named after him. But the author of a new book claims that he also collaborated in the Nazis' euthanization of children.
  55. Turkey's lira crisis puts European economies at risk, says expert2018/08/14
    As the Turkish lira tumbles and the country's president remains defiant in a tariff battle with the U.S., one expert warns the economic stability in Turkey could spread beyond its borders with serious implications.
  56. Charlottesville resistance 'knocked the alt-right back on its heels,' says prof2018/08/13
    Other groups followed Charlottesville's example in opposing alt-right, says professor
  57. How Judy Rebick's 11 personalities helped her cope with the abuse she suffered as a child2018/08/13
    Feminist Judy Rebick reveals she lived with multiple personalities - and that it made her a stronger activist.
  58. Canadian 'Raccoon Whisperer' draws international admirers2018/08/13
    Jim Blackwood has been feeding raccoons from his deck for two decades. Videos showcasing his raccoon family have been met with such enthusiasm online that some international fans are travelling to see the interactions first-hand.
  59. Would you let a 10-year-old cut your hair? Artist argues we should give kids more control2018/08/10
    Theatre artist Darren O'Donnell says it's time to break down our 'adultitarian' society and take children and their abilities more seriously.
  60. Telling their stories on canvas: Syrian refugees take art classes to overcome trauma2018/08/10
    An art project in Toronto aimed to help Syrian refugees confront their trauma, by letting them tell their stories on canvas.
  61. How 'counter-monuments' can solve the debate over controversial historical statues2018/08/10
    Amidst the disagreement over what to do about John A. Macdonald statues in Canada, one expert points to "counter-monuments" as a way to add historical context without removing what already exists.
  62. Fredericton shooting leaves 4 people dead, suspect in custody2018/08/10
    Two officers are among four fatalities in a Fredericton shooting that police are continuing to investigate. The Current speaks to eyewitnesses and CBC reporter Harry Forestell.
  63. Why the origins of deep brain stimulation fell into obscurity2018/08/09
    In 1950, Dr. Robert Heath invented a technique to change the human brain using deep brain stimulation. Now it's used to treat a range of illnesses. Author Lone Frank shares the forgotten story behind Heath's controversial work in her book.
  64. Hitler in L.A.: How private Jewish spies foiled a Nazi Hollywood takeover2018/08/09
    Murder plots, secret spies, and big sums of money. In his new book, professor Steven J. Ross tells the unbelievable story of how Nazis intent on affecting America culture almost co-opted Hollywood.
  65. Activist says Saudi police threatened his family after he tweeted about diplomatic row with Canada2018/08/09
    As a diplomatic row threatens to pull Saudi patients and student doctors out of Canadian hospitals, one activist living in Quebec alleges that his family has been threatened by police back in his home country.
  66. Recycling injectors could help solve EpiPen shortage: researcher2018/08/08
    Dr. Jackie Duffin offers a practical solution to curtail the ongoing EpiPen shortage - reusing expired injectors. She's calling on the government to do more to inform and protect Canadians.
  67. The race for the perfect red: Why we still haven't cracked the colour of love, excitement and blood2018/08/08
    In the history of producing colour pigments, our efforts to make the perfect red have often resulted in shades not quite bright enough or prone to fading. But after scientists accidentally discovered a new shade of blue, the race is on to create the right red.
  68. Banning Alex Jones, Infowars could 'backfire,' tech journalist says2018/08/08
    The rules invoked to ban Alex Jones and Infowars from online platforms have existed for years, says a technology writer. By not addressing the issue until now, companies have allowed his popularity and influence to grow.
  69. Overall health includes oral health: Should dental be part of universal health care2018/08/07
    Dentists are divided on whether universalizing dental care is the way to fix problems of inadequate and inequitable coverage.
  70. Was Canada's criticism of Saudi Arabia a diplomatic faux-pas?2018/08/07
    Saudi Arabia announced Sunday it would cease new trade deals with Canada in reaction to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's tweets calling for the 'immediate release' of detained Saudi activists.
  71. Meet the Sherlock Holmes of bird crimes investigating the black market for dead hummingbirds2018/08/06
    Forensic ornithologist Pepper Trail has been investigating the apparent rise in a black market trade for chuparosas: love charms made with the bodies of dead hummingbirds.
  72. Finding Adler: The music and mystery of the Jewish refugee who shaped the lives of a Chinese family2018/08/06
    During the Second World War, a Jewish refugee escaped the Nazis and fled to Shanghai. There, he taught music to a group of orphans, but abruptly disappeared in 1947. The Chinese-Canadian son of one of those orphans, Fang Sheng, set out to solve the mystery of what happened to him.
  73. Too many tourists? Rethink how you travel or risk ruining destinations, says expert2018/08/06
    International tourism grew by 7 per cent in 2017, with 1.3 billion people dragging suitcases around the world. But locals in popular destinations like Venice are fed up as large influxes threaten local culture, push up prices and damage the environment.
  74. Rohingya refugees 'very scared' as monsoon season approaches in Bangladesh2018/08/03
    Rohingya Muslims fled persecution in Myanmar and many are in the world's biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh. But there's another threat they face - monsoon season.
  75. Feline lovers beware: Study suggests dogs are smarter than cats2018/08/03
    For years, the taunt has been that cats rule, and dogs drool. But dog lovers - fear not - it turns out science is on your side.
  76. Watch the fur fly in the surprisingly competitive world of cat shows2018/08/03
    Rivalry is rife in the competitive world of the Cat Fanciers' Association.
  77. Who foots the bill for forest fires? One expert argues there's a simple way to save taxpayer money2018/08/03
    As forest fires rage across North America, one expert argues that governments should take out insurance policies to reduce the burden on taxpayers.
  78. Is there a dinosaur hiding in your drawer? Meet the man who's found 15 new species2018/08/02
    Dozens of new species of dinosaur are being discovered every year, which keeps expert fossil hunters like Steve Brusatte busy.
  79. Making street harassment a hate crime could unfairly target minorities, warns advocate2018/08/02
    Some countries have introduced legislation in an effort to curb the street harassment of women, but one advocate warns there could be unintended consequences.
  80. Italian government's suggestion NGOs are colluding with traffickers is 'shameful politicking,' aid worker says2018/08/02
    Matteo Salvini, Italy's newly installed far-right interior minister, defended his government's controversial decision to close Italy's ports to NGO rescue operations on the grounds of "collusion" between migrant traffickers and aid workers.
  81. Time to loosen up? Meet the mayor trying to ban mandatory neckties in the office2018/08/01
    Citing health concerns and gender discrimination, a U.S. mayor is trying to free workers from having to wear neckties at the office.
  82. Trump is creating a world of empty embassies and risking global stability, says Ronan Farrow2018/08/01
    Ronan Farrow's new book argues that the U.S. State Department is being gutted to the point where American influence in the world is at risk.
  83. How 'fat shaming' from doctors is leading to misdiagnoses for obese patients2018/08/01
    Critics are calling out health-care provides who fat-shame obese patients, arguing it leads to inferior care compared to non-obese patients.
  84. Hot sauce with chili and bananas? Using science to discover surprising food pairings2018/07/31
    American chef James Briscione's new cookbook Flavor Matrix explores why the pairing of certain foods based on their chemical compounds taste so good, like tomato with coconut or coffee with carrot.
  85. Would you fly in a pilotless plane? AI aircrafts are on the horizon2018/07/31
    From debate about the relative safety of unmanned cockpits to concern about the technology's lift-off among passengers, the future of pilotless planes remains cloudy.
  86. Journalism can't 'have all the answers' in the complex age of Trump, says veteran reporter2018/07/31
    The public is "selective" about what it deems fake news, according to a veteran reporter covering the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
  87. Jail time for using a plastic bag: Is Kenya's strict ban helping or hurting its people?2018/07/30
    Rivers and lakes are cleaner since Kenya introduced a sweeping ban of single-use plastic bags, but thousands of jobs have been lost. Caro Rolando's documentary, From The Frontlines: The War on Plastics, examines the debate about whether the ban is doing more harm than good.
  88. How empathy can transform healthcare: Dr. Brian Goldman2018/07/30
    ER physician Brian Goldman makes the case for kindness in his medical memoir that includes research suggesting an empathetic bedside manner can benefit patients and doctors.
  89. 'We don't know all those stories': Impact of Toronto shooting hard to capture, Montreal Massacre survivor says2018/07/30
    Two women who lived through mass shootings share their experiences of recovery and discuss what can be done to help those impacted by the shooting in Toronto's Danforth neighbourhood.
  90. Listen to Mic Drop: A podcast by teens2018/07/27
    On Friday's we pass the mic in our feed to teenagers with a CBC original podcast about teens and their real-life struggles. The podcast gives teens privacy - using only their first names, or in some cases, pseudonyms, so they can really open up about their life. This is the last installment.
  91. Sacha Baron Cohen's controversial new show has critics reevaluating comedy in Trump era2018/07/27
    Baron Cohen uses his usual deceptive tactics in Who is America?, which critics warn may fuel distrust in a time of fake news and growing tensions.
  92. Why tiny microbes could be the key to the search for life on Mars2018/07/27
    Parallels between the evidence of water on Mars and subglacial lakes in Nunavut has renewed optimism for life beyond Earth among researchers.
  93. Canada needs to brace for wave of eco-refugees in future, climate scientist says2018/07/26
    Extreme heat is here to stay and we need to prepare for more of it to come, says a climate scientist who suggests rising temperatures could lead to eco-refugees making their way to Canada in the decades to come.
  94. 'A compromised life is worth living': Why Ing Wong-Ward won't choose medically assisted death2018/07/26
    Ing Wong-Ward, a disability rights advocate, was diagnosed with colon cancer over a year ago. Now in palliative care, she is fighting to make her remaining time meaningful - and to help others to do the same.
  95. New compilation of Nelson Mandela's letters shed light on his time in prison2018/07/26
    Hundreds of letters Nelson Mandela wrote while incarcerated under apartheid rule have been compiled into a new book. The Current discusses the compilation with its editor, Sahm Venter, and Mandela's granddaughter.
  96. How O-Six became Yellowstone's 'most beloved' wolf2018/07/25
    Author Nate Blakeslee looks at how the life of a famous Yellowstone wolf named O-Six provides a poignant insight into the struggle for survival of wolves in the U.S.
  97. 'Urban movement' grows as municipalities take sale of handguns into their own hands2018/07/25
    After a deadly shooting in the city's Greektown neighbourhood, Toronto council approved a motion to urge the federal government to forbid the sale of handguns in the city.
  98. Americans can relate to life under dictatorship thanks to Trump, says 'Egypt's Jon Stewart'2018/07/25
    When Bassem Youssef left his career as a thoracic surgeon to focus on political satire, he earned the moniker of Egypt's Jon Stewart. Now living in the U.S., he sees similarities between his native home under military rule and America in the age of Trump.
  99. Toronto shooting: Why there are no simple explanations for acts of mass violence2018/07/24
    Toronto's former deputy police chief Peter Sloly says the role mental health, guns and radicalization play in Canada's rising crime rates are far more nuanced than we think.
  100. 'They are prime targets': White Helmets evacuation prompts concern for rescuers left behind2018/07/24
    Political science professor Bessma Momani says government forces have the upper hand in Syria, and they are aiming for all those who actively opposed the regime.
  101. Academic research should be funded by public tax dollars - not corporations, says ethicist2018/07/24
    The findings of a recent CBC News investigation is drawing the ire of academics who are concerned about the use of corporate money to fund research at public universities.
  102. Will Pegg will die an assisted death. He couldn't feel more alive2018/07/23
    Will Pegg's body is slowly falling apart, riddled with metastatic bone cancer. He knows he doesn't want to die this way. So he's chosen to go on his own terms, with a medically assisted death.
  103. As gunfire rips through Toronto's Greektown, a community is 'shaken'2018/07/23
    CBC News reporter Meagan Fitzpatrick gives us an update from the shooting scene in the east end of Toronto that left two victims dead, 12 injured.
  104. 'Everyone remembers it': B.C. Okanagan fires trigger reminder of 2003 disaster2018/07/23
    Fires and smoke still smouldering in parts of B.C.'s Okanagan Valley have residents and business owners concerned they may see a repeat of previous record fires.
  105. 'A lot can be done' to build on success of 3-day ceasefire in Afghanistan2018/07/23
    A three-day ceasefire to mark the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr offered a ray of hope in the bloody war between the Afghan military, U.S. forces and the Taliban.
  106. Listen to Mic Drop: Teens discuss their struggle with depression2018/07/20
    This episode of Mic Drop, a podcast made by teens, looks at the complicated mental health issues youth experience and the friendships that get them through.
  107. The fight against 'deepfake' videos includes former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul2018/07/20
    As technology continues to make it easier for people to create 'deepfake' videos, the threat to democracy has become more urgent. Former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul shares how he was a target of this technology that aimed to discredit him.
  108. Why tracking 'hate incidents' that don't break the law is crucial to tackling rise in hate crimes2018/07/20
    Irfan Chaudhry, who monitors reports of hate-fuelled encounters in Alberta, says paying closer attention to more subtle forms of violence is crucial to understanding Canada's climate of hate and possibly preventing future attacks.
  109. 'Blood on their hands': Critics decry U.S. decision to allow 3D-printed gun blueprints online2018/07/19
    Starting next month, blueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun will be available online. But critics argue the move opens up a dangerous frontier in America.
  110. Meet the lawyer and marathon runner who creates safe spaces for others to compete2018/07/19
    Canadian competitive ultrarunner and human rights lawyer Stephanie Case can't stop pushing herself - even while working in war zones where training is near impossible.
  111. Journalists today face a 'brick wall of nationalism,' says director Rob Reiner2018/07/19
  112. Human rights groups want Canada to respond to alleged mistreatment of drug smugglers at sea2018/07/18
  113. Why 'treason' doesn't quite describe Trump's actions in Helsinki2018/07/18
  114. Ottawa unlikely to scrap Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S., says immigration expert2018/07/17
  115. Lynching of Emmett Till no different than modern-day police shootings, argues law professor2018/07/17
  116. 'The Russians tried to destroy our country,' says former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee2018/07/17
  117. Trump not the first president to be 'soft' on Russia, says political scientist2018/07/16
  118. Missing the soccer? Try this - the Tiramisu World Cup2018/07/16
  119. Why Tim Hortons in China is a hard sell2018/07/16
  120. Bruce McArthur investigation still generating new leads, investigator says2018/07/16
  121. How cities are finding solutions to combat scorching heat waves2018/07/13
  122. Listen to CBC's Mic Drop - a podcast by teenagers who share intimate parts of their lives2018/07/13
  123. Will more police on the streets be enough to curb wave of gun crime in Toronto?2018/07/13
  124. Facing Race Pt 1: Highlights from our Montreal town hall examining race in Canada2018/07/12
  125. Facing Race Pt 2: Highlights from our Montreal town hall examining race in Canada2018/07/12
  126. A vote for Doug Ford was a vote against reconciliation, says Indigenous activist2018/07/12
  127. Greyhound bus cancellations: Should affordable transportation be considered an essential service?2018/07/11
  128. Thai boys' recovery could be put at risk by media spotlight, says author who worked with Chilean miners2018/07/11
  129. Meet Mega Traun, the Canadian veteran who went from a roadside bomb to gold at the Invictus Games2018/07/11
  130. U.K. will have a 'gun to its head' over Brexit resignations, says politics professor2018/07/10
  131. 'We could all be dying': Grassy Narrows, Ont., youth suffer mercury poisoning consequences2018/07/10
  132. High stakes, high emotions: Why crying in sports can hurt the game2018/07/10
  133. Journalist describes 'eerily silent' scene as first of boys rescued from Thai cave2018/07/09
  134. Why Canaan, a Haitian city without a government, is at a crossroads2018/07/09
  135. Facebook marks Nunavut Day with Inuktut translation tool in Canada2018/07/09
  136. 'Human crisis': Ai Weiwei's documentary showcases plight of refugees2018/07/09
  137. 'God doesn't make wine. God makes vinegar': Backlash against natural wine trend is a corker2018/07/06
  138. Why these thrill-seekers are reluctant to geotag the stunning sites they find2018/07/06
  139. Listen to an episode from a new CBC podcast called MicDrop where teens pick the topics and take the mic2018/07/06
  140. SLAV backlash highlights Canada's history of denying racism, says poet George Elliott Clarke2018/07/05
  141. This author believed her family was fleeing the Mafia. Then she uncovered the real story2018/07/05
  142. Montreal heat wave: People with health conditions, no air conditioning at most risk2018/07/04
  143. Sickboy podcast tackles chronic illness with laughter2018/07/04
  144. Stephen Harper criticized for speaking at 'Free Iran' event hosted by dissident group2018/07/04
  145. Stuck 'like a cork' in the Bastard's Crawl, Canadian cavers' 18-hour ordeal to stay alive2018/07/04
  146. Social media 'turf wars' influencing rise in public shootings, anti-gun violence advocate says2018/07/03
  147. The body on the boat: The plight of migrants in the Mediterranean, and the toll on those who try to save them2018/07/03
  148. 30 years after Man in Motion tour, Rick Hansen still fighting for accessibility2018/07/02
  149. How will Mexico's new president shake up NAFTA negotiations?2018/07/02
  150. The pen pal project: How a Chicago charity taught teens the joy of letter writing2018/07/02
  151. How overcoming adversity brought together a Syrian teen and Mi'kmaq grandmother2018/06/29
  152. Mic Drop: Here's why The Current is giving a voice to Canadian youth2018/06/29
  153. Open-plan offices leave women subject to sexism at work, research suggests2018/06/28
  154. Why migrants are desperate to flee Central America to cross U.S. border2018/06/28
  155. Facing Race: Highlights from The Current's town hall event in Halifax2018/06/28
  156. Should boiling lobsters alive be banned? Experts disagree on whether crustaceans can feel pain2018/06/27
  157. How legalizing pot will help a Fort McMurray reserve become self-sufficient2018/06/27
  158. Uncivil society: The divide between passion and practicality in U.S. politics now2018/06/27
  159. Meet Rwanda's only female neurosurgeon who trained in Canada2018/06/26
  160. Senior podcaster Harry Leslie Smith says he'll 'drop dead' before he stops fighting for equality2018/06/26
  161. Should Canada ban keeping whales and dolphins in captivity?2018/06/26
  162. There's a 'major contradiction' between Trudeau's apology to LGBT Canadians and Bill C-66, prof says2018/06/25
  163. Under the knife and unaware? What happens when we're under anesthesia2018/06/25
  164. Is Canada prepared for climate change? Adaptation is key, say experts2018/06/25
  165. The magnificent bully: Why thousands of barred owls are being shot by U.S. conservationists2018/06/22
  166. Métis doctor honoured for serving remote Indigenous communities2018/06/22
  167. Migrant crisis: When media leaves, nothing will change, says mayor of town on U.S.-Mexico border2018/06/22
  168. This pop artist used artificial intelligence to compose an entire album2018/06/21
  169. Why are dead hummingbirds showing up for sale? Investigating the love charm black market2018/06/21
  170. Rhetoric around migrants in U.S. has parallels to slavery, says historian2018/06/21
  171. 'I know the Yazidis are going through hell': ISIS survivors in Canada plead for help for family left behind2018/06/20
  172. Doug Ford's vow to fight federal carbon tax part of concerted effort, prof says2018/06/20
  173. The Senate passed the pot bill. What happens now?2018/06/20
  174. Government must do more to help Yazidi refugees, says advocate2018/06/20
  175. Full Episode for June 20, 2018 - The Current2018/06/20
  176. Full Episode for June 19, 2018 - The Current2018/06/19
  177. What makes it a murder? Coroner's office inquiry into 'concealed homicides' after Mississauga deaths2018/06/19
  178. Drummer Sheila E. encourages female musicians to keep smashing taboos2018/06/19
  179. Increase in Toronto shootings will continue without new strategy, argues anti-gun advocate2018/06/19
  180. Full Episode for June 18, 2018 - The Current2018/06/18
  181. Finding Adler: The music and mystery of the Jewish refugee who shaped the lives of a Chinese family2018/06/18
  182. What Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings had was not a 'love affair,' new Monticello exhibit reveals2018/06/18
  183. Helping refugees becoming a 'popularity contest,' says advocate2018/06/18
  184. Daughter of Wettlaufer's last victim unconvinced inquiry will result in changes to system2018/06/15
  185. Should Canada scrap immigration deal with the U.S. over safety concerns?2018/06/15
  186. Lea Garofalo was killed by her Mafia family. Now she's the face of anti-mob protests2018/06/15
  187. Full Episode for June 15 - The Current2018/06/15
  188. Does Canada need a national cycling strategy?2018/06/14
  189. How reporter Seymour Hersh uncovered a massacre, and changed the Vietnam War dialogue2018/06/14
  190. Why fans still flock to the World Cup despite politics and controversy2018/06/14
  191. Full Episode for June 14, 2018 - The Current2018/06/14
  192. Movie trailer-like video starring Trump and Kim resembles North Korean propaganda, says historian2018/06/13
  193. Should the U.S. adopt Canada's supply management system in order to save its dairy farmers?2018/06/13
  194. 'Ear-witness testimony': Detainees' memories used to map out a notorious Syrian prison2018/06/13
  195. Full Episode for June 13, 2018 - The Current2018/06/13
  196. North Korean defector to Trump: 'Don't believe Kim Jong-un'2018/06/12
  197. Supreme Court to rule on controversial risk assessment tests accused of bias against Indigenous offenders2018/06/12
  198. Watch out, Alberta - close encounters with cougars are on the rise2018/06/12
  199. Full Episode for June 12, 2018 - The Current2018/06/12
  200. Full Episode for June 11, 2018 - The Current2018/06/11
  201. Canadian company says it can make cost-effective fuel by sucking carbon dioxide from the air2018/06/11
  202. U.S. activists inspired by Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women2018/06/11
  203. Rift between Trump and Trudeau could be first step towards a recession, warns former foreign affairs minister2018/06/11
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