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  1. Thai boys' recovery could be put at risk by media spotlight, says author who worked with Chilean miners2018/07/11
    The soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand have a long recovery ahead of them, but there may be lessons to learn from the case of the Chilean miners, who were tapped underground for 69 days in 2010.
  2. Greyhound bus cancellations: Should affordable transportation be considered an essential service?2018/07/11
    Greyhound bus service in much of Western Canada is about to become history. With many rural communities relying on transportation to access health care, some argue the government needs to subsidize this service.
  3. Meet Mega Traun, the Canadian veteran who went from a roadside bomb to gold at the Invictus Games2018/07/11
    Mike Trauner suffered life-changing injuries when a roadside bomb exploded during his deployment in Afghanistan. After being trapped at home for months on end, the Invictus Games gave him a new goal in life.
  4. High stakes, high emotions: Why crying in sports can hurt the game2018/07/10
    There's a time and place to cry in sports and it's not in the middle of the game, says a sports psychologist behind a study that found tears are accepted on the field, with caveats.
  5. U.K. will have a 'gun to its head' over Brexit resignations, says politics professor2018/07/10
    The resignations of senior U.K. politicians show divisions over how Theresa May's government wants to approach Brexit, and the EU could use that to strengthen its negotiating hand, says a politics professor in Britain.
  6. 'We could all be dying': Grassy Narrows, Ont., youth suffer mercury poisoning consequences2018/07/10
    More than a half a century after mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows First Nation, the poisoning continues to have deadly consequences - especially for youth.
  7. Facebook marks Nunavut Day with Inuktut translation tool in Canada2018/07/09
    Some Indigenous people are praising Facebook's new Inuktut translation tool as a way to promote and maintain Indigenous languages but argue more needs to be done to fill the language gap for essential services.
  8. Why Canaan, a Haitian city without a government, is at a crossroads2018/07/09
    Canaan is a unique settlement in Haiti, built by displaced survivors of the 2010 earthquake with little government oversight. But with a population of 250,000, the city is at risk of becoming just "another slum" unless the government gets involved, argues one expert.
  9. Journalist describes 'eerily silent' scene as first of boys rescued from Thai cave2018/07/09
    As rescue efforts continue, we speak to a journalist at the scene in Thailand about how the young soccer team is holding up.
  10. 'Human crisis': Ai Weiwei's documentary showcases plight of refugees2018/07/09
    Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has turned his lens on the massive scale of the global refugee crisis in a powerful documentary, Human Flow. He says this crisis is not limited to refugees and represents the human condition.
  11. Listen to an episode from a new CBC podcast called MicDrop where teens pick the topics and take the mic2018/07/09
    On Fridays throughout the summer, The Current is passing the mic to Canadian youth with a podcast that features unfiltered conversation about real-life struggles. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts.
  12. 'God doesn't make wine. God makes vinegar': Backlash against natural wine trend is a corker2018/07/06
    The natural wine movement means there's no filtering or fining of the wine and no chemicals are added in the process. It's a method some wine lovers won't buy into.
  13. Why these thrill-seekers are reluctant to geotag the stunning sites they find2018/07/06
    Is social media - and the pursuit of the perfect Instagram picture - changing how we interact with nature? And what are the effects on the environment?
  14. SLAV backlash highlights Canada's history of denying racism, says poet George Elliott Clarke2018/07/05
    The controversy around SLAV - a show about slave songs with a predominantly white cast - plays out against the complexity of French-Canadian identity, and a tendency to erase Canada's history of racism and slavery, argues George Elliott Clarke.
  15. This author believed her family was fleeing the Mafia. Then she uncovered the real story2018/07/05
    Former CBC reporter Pauline Dakin shares the story of her fugitive childhood with a twist you'll never see coming.
  16. Stephen Harper criticized for speaking at 'Free Iran' event hosted by dissident group2018/07/04
    Former prime minister Stephen Harper is under scrutiny after speaking at a weekend rally organized by an Iranian dissident group that some critics call a 'cult-like' organization.
  17. Stuck 'like a cork' in the Bastard's Crawl, Canadian cavers' 18-hour ordeal to stay alive2018/07/04
    As efforts to rescue a young soccer team from a cave in Thailand continue, we hear from experienced cavers about the accidents and disasters they've lived through, and why even a brush with death won't stop them exploring
  18. Montreal heat wave: People with health conditions, no air conditioning at most risk2018/07/04
    Since Monday, firefighters and police have been working their way through neighbourhoods to check on vulnerable residents suffering in the extreme heat that has been the cause of 11 deaths to date.
  19. Sickboy podcast tackles chronic illness with laughter2018/07/04
    Jeremie Saunders has a fatal illness and wants to talk about it. He and his friends mix raw emotion with waves of laughter in the infectious podcast Sickboy.
  20. Social media 'turf wars' influencing rise in public shootings, anti-gun violence advocate says2018/07/03
    Three separate shootings in the heart of downtown Toronto stir concern that gun violence is on the rise in Canada's largest city.
  21. The body on the boat: The plight of migrants in the Mediterranean, and the toll on those who try to save them2018/07/03
    When the crew of the Aquarius picked up a migrant boat in the Mediterranean late last year, they found the body of a young woman on board. CBC correspondent Megan Williams set out to find out who this woman was, and how she died.
  22. How will Mexico's new president shake up NAFTA negotiations?2018/07/02
    Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador secured a wide majority on Sunday, all but guaranteeing sweeping reforms for the country. In the midst of NAFTA negotiations, what does that mean for Canada?
  23. The pen pal project: How a Chicago charity taught teens the joy of letter writing2018/07/02
    After news of two Canadian pen pals who have finally met face-to-face - after 56 years of letter writing - we look at a program in Chicago that aimed to teach teens how writing can forge a connection.
  24. 30 years after Man in Motion tour, Rick Hansen still fighting for accessibility2018/07/02
    "Right now there's over a billion people on the planet living with a disability according to the World Health Organization - that is one in seven people."
  25. How overcoming adversity brought together a Syrian teen and Mi'kmaq grandmother2018/06/29
    Since meeting Mi'kmaq grandmother Charlotte Morris, 13-year-old Syrian refugee Basel Alrashdan has immersed himself in Indigenous history. When he takes his Oath of Citizenship, he's hoping to use the opportunity to highlight Indigenous treaty rights.
  26. Mic Drop: Here's why The Current is giving a voice to Canadian youth2018/06/29
    The Current is passing the mic to Canadian youth on Fridays throughout the summer. Listening could spark a conversation with a young person in your life.
  27. Why migrants are desperate to flee Central America to cross U.S. border2018/06/28
    Migrants aren't fleeing the so-called Northern Triangle countries to pursue the American dream. They're risking their lives to escape gang violence, according to a Central American analyst.
  28. Open-plan offices leave women subject to sexism at work, research suggests2018/06/28
    Research shows that sexism is more prevalent in open-concept offices because women feel overexposed and have no privacy.
  29. Facing Race: Highlights from The Current's town hall event in Halifax2018/06/28
    The Current explores issues of race facing all Canadians today, from environmental racism, to gentrification of traditionally black communities, to how the #MeToo moment is excluding black women and the violence they live under.
  30. How legalizing pot will help a Fort McMurray reserve become self-sufficient2018/06/27
    With the legalization of recreational marijuana months away, Indigenous leaders are split over whether this new law should be embraced as an economic opportunity or be concerned over the potential health implications it could have on communities.
  31. Uncivil society: The divide between passion and practicality in U.S. politics now2018/06/27
    Can politics maintain a civil tone when disenfranchised people feel their lives are on the line? And is it fair to ask people who feel that way to be patient?
  32. Should boiling lobsters alive be banned? Experts disagree on whether crustaceans can feel pain2018/06/27
    Switzerland has banned boiling lobsters alive, is it time to show these creatures we care about their feelings - even if many scientists argue they don't have any?
  33. Should Canada ban keeping whales and dolphins in captivity?2018/06/26
    A bill to ban keeping whales and dolphins in captivity has been under consideration since December 2015, leaving animal rights activists frustrated by the long delays. But one Senator cites expert testimony that suggests animals in amusement parks are not suffering.
  34. Senior podcaster Harry Leslie Smith says he'll 'drop dead' before he stops fighting for equality2018/06/26
    Harry Leslie Smith says he's seen humanity at its best - and worst. The Second World War veteran has lived through poverty and the Great Depression and warns a younger generation to heed his message: Don't let my past be your future.
  35. Meet Rwanda's only female neurosurgeon who trained in Canada2018/06/26
    When Dr. Claire Karekezi returns to her native Rwanda next month after training in Canada. She will be one of only five neurosurgeons - and the only woman - serving a population of 12 million people.
  36. There's a 'major contradiction' between Trudeau's apology to LGBT Canadians and Bill C-66, prof says2018/06/25
    The bill omits convictions from bathhouse raids, which critics of the bill say targeted gay men even if the charges themselves were not specific to sexual identity.
  37. Is Canada prepared for climate change? Adaptation is key, say experts2018/06/25
    In 2014, Burlington, Ont. was hit with a so-called "weather bomb" leaving many with flooded basements. But it also kicked off city-wide efforts to adapt to the new reality of disruptive weather events.
  38. Under the knife and unaware? What happens when we're under anesthesia2018/06/25
    Before anesthesia, there were stories of people preferring death to surgery; of hopping off operating tables and running. But are we truly fully unaware? Or does a part of us retain some memory of what happens when we're under?
  39. The magnificent bully: Why thousands of barred owls are being shot by U.S. conservationists2018/06/22
    Barred owls are being culled in large numbers in the Pacific Northwest, in an effort to save their close cousins, the endangered spotted owl. Is it fair to kill one species to save another? conservationists disagree, but it's a question that will become more pertinent as climate change forces animals to migrate.
  40. Métis doctor honoured for serving remote Indigenous communities2018/06/22
    Dr. Catherine Cook has served Indigenous communities for more than three decades. Her work has recently been honoured with the Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award.
  41. Migrant crisis: When media leaves, nothing will change, says mayor of town on U.S.-Mexico border2018/06/22
    Images of young children in cages have shocked the world this week, as a zero-tolerance immigration policy saw families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Current's Julie Crysler was in McAllen, Texas, meeting people on both sides of the immigration debate.
  42. This pop artist used artificial intelligence to compose an entire album2018/06/21
    Singer and technologist Taryn Southern has just done something no musician has ever done before: released an album composed with artificial intelligence. Critics argue it's not really music if a human isn't composing it.
  43. Why are dead hummingbirds showing up for sale? Investigating the love charm black market2018/06/21
    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 that appear to be growing in popularity in Hispanic-American communities.
  44. Rhetoric around migrants in U.S. has parallels to slavery, says historian2018/06/21
    Both Canada and the U.S. have a long history of removing children from the care of their parents, and one historian says the rhetoric in use today is the same as during the time of slavery.
  45. 'I know the Yazidis are going through hell': ISIS survivors in Canada plead for help for family left behind2018/06/20
    After surviving sexual slavery under the brutal rule of ISIS, Yazidis who escaped to Canada cannot find closure because of family members who are still missing, languishing in refugee camps or still in ISIS hands. They want Canada to do more to reunite them.
  46. Government must do more to help Yazidi refugees, says advocate2018/06/20
    Majed El Shafie and Mavis Himes have become lifelines for Yazidi refugees who have settled in Canada - as well as those still living under ISIS rule.
  47. Doug Ford's vow to fight federal carbon tax part of concerted effort, prof says2018/06/20
    Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford has vowed to scrap the cap-and-trade system. But critics warn the move against taxing greenhouse gas emissions will have a domino effect both politically and economically.
  48. The Senate passed the pot bill. What happens now?2018/06/20
    Canada is on its way to being the first industrialized country in the world to legalize pot nationally. The contentious Bill C-45 to legalize recreational marijuana passed on Tuesday.
  49. Full Episode for June 20, 2018 - The Current2018/06/20
    From Yazidi women settling in Canada after surviving sexual slavery but who are not at peace knowing their family members are in the hands of ISIS; to the support Yazidi refugees rely on; to a bill passed that pushes legalizing weed forward; to the impact of scrapping cap-and-trade in Ontario ... This is The Current.
  50. Increase in Toronto shootings will continue without new strategy, argues anti-gun advocate2018/06/19
    More than a decade after the 'summer of the gun,' Toronto has seen a recent spike in shootings, including two little girls at a playground. Some argue policing and prevention strategies need a new approach.
  51. What makes it a murder? Coroner's office inquiry into 'concealed homicides' after Mississauga deaths2018/06/19
    Three family members died in their Mississauga home over a period of several years, but it was only after the third death that police established a suspicious pattern. The Current talks to investigators about how they approach the scene of a death, and where mistakes can be made.
  52. Drummer Sheila E. encourages female musicians to keep smashing taboos2018/06/19
    Legendary drummer Sheila E. had to fight for recognition throughout her career. She advises other young and aspiring female musicians to be confident, despite obstacles like sexism and harassment that can still be found in the industry.
  53. Full Episode for June 19, 2018 - The Current2018/06/19
    From solutions addressing Toronto's surge in gun violence; to breaking down the taboo of female drummers; to how three deaths in an Ontario family is shining a light on so-called concealed murders ... This is The Current.
  54. Full Episode for June 18, 2018 - The Current2018/06/19
    From a call on the government to admit more LGBTQ refugees into Canada; to debating the legacy of Thomas Jefferson with the exhibit of Sally Hemings' bedroom; to how an Austrian Jew taught orphans to become members of China's symphony orchestra ... This is The Current.
  55. Finding Adler: The music and mystery of the Jewish refugee who shaped the lives of a Chinese family2018/06/19
    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, grew up hearing stories of this man, and set out to solve the mystery of what happened to him.
  56. What Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings had was not a 'love affair,' new Monticello exhibit reveals2018/06/18
    An exhibit at the Monticello plantation is being applauded by many descendants for acknowledging the life of Sally Hemings, and for sharing the truth behind her relationship with Thomas Jefferson.
  57. Helping refugees becoming a 'popularity contest,' says advocate2018/06/18
    Conservative MP Michelle Rempel has called for the government to let in more LGBT refugees and to track the numbers, but some advocates worry about politicizing the refugee system and warn against prioritizing any particular group over others.
  58. Should Canada scrap immigration deal with the U.S. over safety concerns?2018/06/15
    Safe Third Country Agreement is based on the understanding that both countries are safe for refugees
  59. Lea Garofalo was killed by her Mafia family. Now she's the face of anti-mob protests2018/06/15
    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.
  60. Daughter of Wettlaufer's last victim unconvinced inquiry will result in changes to system2018/06/15
    Susan Horvath has lost faith in long-term care after her father was murdered by Elizabeth Wettlaufer. She's also not confident an inquiry looking into how her crimes went undetected for a decade will result in any improvements.
  61. Full Episode for June 15 - The Current2018/06/15
    From the inquiry into Elizabeth Wettlaufer murders raising questions about how long-term care homes are run; to the story of women who took on a powerful mafia; to a 'zero tolerance' migrant policy in the U.S. separating children from their parents ... This is The Current with Ioanna Roumeliotis.
  62. Does Canada need a national cycling strategy?2018/06/14
    As cycle advocates lobby for more bike lanes to make travel safer, critics argue Canada needs a more strategic solution than simply building more infrastructure.
  63. How reporter Seymour Hersh uncovered a massacre, and changed the Vietnam War dialogue2018/06/14
    Seymour Hersh brings great insight into investigative journalism - past and present - because he has broken some of the most important and history-making stories of the last fifty years.
  64. Why fans still flock to the World Cup despite politics and controversy2018/06/14
    Despite political controversy in this year's World Cup in Russia, soccer fans are still get excited for the tournament and argue the game has a powerful connection to unite the world.
  65. Full Episode for June 14, 2018 - The Current2018/06/14
    From cycling advocates calling for a Canadian strategy to keep people safe; to whether Russia's controversies will affect the FIFA World Cup; to investigative journalist Seymour Hersh on reporting some of the biggest stories of the past 50 years ... This is The Current.
  66. Movie trailer-like video starring Trump and Kim resembles North Korean propaganda, says historian2018/06/13
    A White House movie trailer-style video depicting U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as heroes was made to help negotiate peace. But did it have a positive affect?
  67. 'Ear-witness testimony': Detainees' memories used to map out a notorious Syrian prison2018/06/13
    A research group called Forensic Architecture has recreated a prison in Syria, a place no outsider has had access to since the beginning of the war. Former detainee testimony is used to construct an interactive model.
  68. Should the U.S. adopt Canada's supply management system in order to save its dairy farmers?2018/06/13
    U.S. President Donald Trump has said high tariffs and Canada's supply management system are hurting American dairy farmers, who are already struggling to make ends meet. While some argue the U.S. could solve those problems by adopting a similar system, others warn it can be bad for consumers, and for global trade.
  69. Full Episode for June 13, 2018 - The Current2018/06/13
    From what was accomplished between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at the Korea Summit; to how forensic architecture can determine if human rights abuses have occurred; to whether Canada's supply management system is a solution for U.S. dairy farmers ... This is The Current.
  70. North Korean defector to Trump: 'Don't believe Kim Jong-un'2018/06/12
    A man who defected from North Korea has a stark warning for U.S. president Donald Trump about trusting the regime.
  71. Supreme Court to rule on controversial risk assessment tests accused of bias against Indigenous offenders2018/06/12
    An upcoming Supreme Court of Canada ruling could decide whether controversial tests that are used to predict criminals' likelihood to reoffend violate the Charter rights of Indigenous people.
  72. Watch out, Alberta - close encounters with cougars are on the rise2018/06/12
    Wildlife experts say that as humans encroach more into cougar habitats, and as cougars adapt more to being where people live, the possibility of a close encounter is increasing.
  73. Full Episode for June 12, 2018 - The Current2018/06/12
    From whether a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump will bring peace; to the growing conflict between cougars living with humans; to questioning cultural bias in risk assessments for Indigenous prisoners ... This is The Current.
  74. Canadian company says it can make cost-effective fuel by sucking carbon dioxide from the air2018/06/11
    Carbon Engineering is a Canadian company that sucks carbon out of the air and converts it to fuel. New research conducted by its founder suggests the company's methods could be a viable tool in the fight against climate change.
  75. U.S. activists inspired by Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women2018/06/11
    As U.S. faces up to its own problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women, what can the country learn from Canada's success - and failures?
  76. Rift between Trump and Trudeau could be first step towards a recession, warns former foreign affairs minister2018/06/11
    The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been called "unprecedented" by observers. Former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay says it's alarming and could even lead to a recession if it persists.
  77. Full Episode for June 11, 2018 - The Current2018/06/11
    From how the war of words between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will affect the future of NAFTA; to MMIW cases gaining traction in the U.S. after an indifference to the issue; to turning captured carbon into fuel ... This is The Current.
  78. From piety to prosperity: What obituary trends reveal about society's shifting values2018/06/08
    With a rise of particularly frank memorials, should we be worried?
  79. Could marijuana help people addicted to opioids, or are we swapping one addiction for another?2018/06/08
    The potential for cannabis to wean people off opioid addiction is getting renewed attention after Canopy Growth, Canada's biggest marijuana grower, gave UBC $2.5 million research endowment to investigate the idea.
  80. 'Interesting times': Political heavyweights assess Doug Ford's win in Ontario2018/06/08
    As Ontario welcomes a new incoming premier and a seismic shift in the political landscape, we speak to three political heavyweights about what this means for the province, and the rest of Canada.
  81. Full Episode for June 8, 2018 - The Current2018/06/08
    From what Doug Ford's majority win means for Ontario and the rest of Canada, to the potential of cannabis in the fight against the opioid crisis, and what the trend of painfully honest obits says about changing attitudes towards death and journalism ... This is The Current.
  82. Actors in new play don't see script until they get on stage - and it's in a language they don't understand2018/06/07
    Nassim Soleimanpour, who had a global smash with White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, is back with a new concept that explores language and the feeling of being a foreigner.
  83. U.S. government treats Puerto Rico with 'disdain' in aftermath of Hurricane Maria, says lawyer2018/06/07
    People in Puerto Rico have watched friends and relatives die as the infrastructure crumbled in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. As the new hurricane season starts, people on the island say they are ill-equipped to cope with another storm.
  84. Union's defence of Elizabeth Wettlaufer was 'grossly disappointing,' says employment lawyer2018/06/07
    The former nurse's union filed grievances against her previous employers after she was fired for medication errors and professional misconduct.
  85. Women over 50 'probably not benefiting at all from chemotherapy,' says oncologist2018/06/06
    An oncologist and co-author of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates that each year in Canada, 30,000 women battling a specific type of breast cancer may not need to undergo chemotherapy.
  86. U.S. Coast Guard detentions of drug smugglers 'violating international law,' and Canada may be complicit2018/06/06
    A joint investigation by CBC's The Current and The Investigative Fund heard from seven suspected drug traffickers, who were picked up in international waters with the support of the Canadian navy. They report being mistreated after being handed to U.S. Coast Guard vessels.
  87. Israel's greatest threats are internal, not Hamas or Iran, says former prime minister Ehud Barak2018/06/05
    Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak calls the Middle East a 'tough neighbourhood,' doesn't underestimate - or apologize for - Israel's position of strength. Noura Erakat, a Palestinian-American human rights attorney, argues that Barak's views are emblematic of a wider problem in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
  88. Rural and northern Ontario voters sound off before critical election2018/06/05
    Issues like the price of electricity, school closures and dwindling populations are becoming life-or-death issues for communities far away from Queen's Park.
  89. Survivor of sexual assault goes public to create a sporting world free of abuse2018/06/05
    Former Olympian Geneviève Simard says that bringing her former ski coach Bertrand Charest to court over sexual abuse is the hardest thing she's ever had to do. Now she's fought to have her name made public, so she can make sure other young athletes don't experience the same ordeal.
  90. How brain cancer gave a neuroscientist insight into mental illness2018/06/04
    After a career studying brains, neuroscientist Barbara K. Lipska developed a whole new understanding of mental illness when brain cancer caused her to lose her mind.
  91. Should Canada ditch Mexico and go it alone with U.S. on new trade agreement?2018/06/04
    As the trade dispute between Canada and the U.S. escalates, some observers are arguing that Ottawa should drop Mexico and form a bilateral agreement with Washington. But one former diplomat argues that Mexico is Canada's third-largest trading partner, and we could be turning our backs many other markets.
  92. U.K. cracks down on Russian oligarchs bringing wealth into country2018/06/04
    British lawmakers say the flood of rubles from super wealthy Russian expats could be a threat to national security in the U.K.
  93. Full Episode for June 4, 2018 - The Current 2018/06/04
    From whether Canada should ditch Mexico and go it alone with the U.S. on trade agreement; to the neuroscientist who lost her mind and recovered her sanity; to the impact of Russian wealth on Britain ... This is The Current.
  94. Arrest of UBC graduate casts doubt on Saudi Arabia's push for reform2018/06/01
    As Saudi Arabia is set to life the notorious ban on women driving in mere weeks, a UBC grad and outspoken women's rights activist finds herself detained - again - along with other human rights activists caught in the country's crackdown.
  95. Happiness doesn't come without hard work, according to neuroscience2018/06/01
    The key to happiness, according to neuroscientist Dean Burnett is complex. The author explains the scientific facts behind what's going on inside the happy brain.
  96. Tariffs are a NAFTA bargaining chip, argues Canadian steel magnate2018/06/01
    The steel tariffs announced by the U.S. are a NAFTA bargaining chip, argues one industry insider. But others argue that the White House should focus on countries which dump cheap metal into the North American market — instead of imposing tariffs on close trading partners.
  97. Full Episode for June 1, 2018 - The Current 2018/06/01
    From the escalating trade war as the U.S. announces stiff tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum; to arrests in Saudi Arabia's crackdown on women's rights activists; to how our brains work to make us feel happy ... This is The Current.
  98. Leave Lil Tay alone, tech writer says of controversial YouTube child star2018/05/31
    Social media is generating a new breed of child stars and critics argue young YouTube personalities need to be protected from exploitation. But tech writer Alexandra Samuel argues there's no difference between putting your kid on YouTube versus on the ice to play hockey.
  99. What is digital justice? For many, it starts with their internet bill, says activist2018/05/31
    Social and economic inequality in our everyday lives are finding a foothold in the digital world. Activist Nasma Ahmed launched the Digital Justice Lab to fight back.
  100. Full Episode for May 31, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/31
    From how Jean Chrétien would handle President Trump and the Trans Mountain Pipeline; to making the digital realm more inclusive and equitable; to whether the child stars of YouTube and Instagram are being exploited ... This is The Current.
  101. Trump and the Trans Mountain pipeline: What would Jean Chrétien do?2018/05/31
    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.
  102. Government should have 'removed all political obstacles' to Trans Mountain pipeline sooner: Conservative MP2018/05/30
    A Conservative government would have exercised constitutional powers to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline stayed in the hands of the private sector, finance critic Pierre Poilievre told The Current.
  103. Academics call removal of ISIS documents by New York Times 'unethical'2018/05/30
    After a New York Times report in April revealed journalist Rukmini Callimachi collected thousands of ISIS documents from Iraq, several academics have put forth a petition calling the act of removing the files illegal and unethical.
  104. Full Episode for May 30, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/30
    From critics calling out the government's purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline; to an Iraqi-Canadian grad student's petition against the New York Times' removal of ISIS files in Iraq; to how dinosaur fossils can provide clues for adapting to climate change ... This is The Current.
  105. Is there a dinosaur hiding in your drawer? Meet the man who's found 15 new species2018/05/30
    Dozens of new species of dinosaur are being discovered every year, which keeps expert fossil hunters like Steve Brusatte busy.
  106. Advocate group supporting needle exchange trial in prisons concerned over roll out2018/05/29
    Next month, Correctional Service of Canada is providing clean needles to drug users in two federal prisons. Critics argue it's a dangerous move but a prisoner support group worries how the pilot project will roll out.
  107. Jail time for using a plastic bag: Is Kenya's strict ban helping or hurting its people?2018/05/29
    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.
  108. Evidence shows Starbucks' anti-bias training may backfire, says expert2018/05/29
    As Starbucks closes U.S. stores today for racial bias training, critics argue companies are going about diversity training all wrong as research suggests it can have a negative effect.
  109. Full Episode for May 29, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/29
    From concerns over a pilot program in two federal prisons providing clean needles to drug users; to whether a ban on plastic bags is helping or hurting Kenya; to research that suggests conventional anti-bias training may do more harm than good ... This is The Current.
  110. Pipeline expansion is 'last gasp of fossil fuel industry,' says activist2018/05/28
    A Thursday deadline set by Kinder Morgan to be assured the Trans Mountain pipeline is going ahead is not stopping opponents from pushing back on the project. The expansion contradicts the future of renewable energy, says environmental activist.
  111. Cutting funds to aid groups accused of sexual misconduct will hurt the vulnerable, says UN official2018/05/28
  112. Final stretch in Ontario election has polls seeing orange2018/05/28
  113. Full Episode for May 28, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/28
  114. 'The supply chain is so tightly integrated': industry reacts to proposed tariffs2018/05/25
  115. Alex Jones faces lawsuits after calling Sandy Hook shooting a hoax2018/05/25
  116. Full Episode for May 25, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/25
  117. Congo Ebola outbreak maps are riddled with errors. Volunteers are racing to fix them2018/05/25
  118. Music industry is complicit in R. Kelly's continued success, says culture critic2018/05/24
  119. U.S. schools turn to facial recognition technology to stop gun attacks2018/05/24
  120. Do your kids play Fortnite? Here's how it could win them a college scholarship2018/05/24
  121. Full Episode for May 24, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/24
  122. 'We have to eradicate this behaviour': RCMP commissioner tasked to reform workplace harassment2018/05/23
  123. What can Ireland's abortion referendum teach us about election meddling in the internet age?2018/05/23
  124. Vice reporter says RCMP's demands for his notes puts journalism at risk2018/05/23
  125. Full Episode for May 23, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/23
  126. Female politicians push to make Parliament more family-friendly2018/05/22
  127. The race for the perfect red: Why we still haven't cracked the colour of love, passion and blood2018/05/22
  128. 'I expected to die in there': Canadian jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years wants Ottawa to learn from his ordeal2018/05/22
  129. Full Episode for May 22, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/22
  130. Efforts to block hate speech on Facebook actually work to discriminate against minorities, critics say2018/05/21
  131. Music in mind and mouth: How beatboxing is helping kids with speech problems2018/05/21
  132. A vaccine for Lyme disease was shelved years ago, is it time to bring it back?2018/05/21
  133. Full Episode for May 21, 2018 - The Current2018/05/21
  134. Canada has dormant volcanoes. Climate change could wake them up2018/05/18
  135. Why the soaring cost of vanilla could put your favourite ice cream flavour off the menu2018/05/18
  136. Should palace officials have done more to prepare Meghan Markle's family for the royal wedding?2018/05/18
  137. Full Episode for May 18, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/18
  138. Halifax university's decision to have white prof teach residential schools course ignites controversy2018/05/18
  139. Full Episode for May 17, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/17
  140. Aging with HIV is an absent reality for Africa, says Stephen Lewis2018/05/17
  141. Aging with HIV: Survivors have outlived expectations, but still face stigma and uncertainty2018/05/17
  142. How a search for the world's best coffee led to Yemen in the midst of civil war2018/05/16
  143. From an isolated homeschooling to a PhD from Cambridge: How Tara Westover was saved by her education2018/05/16
  144. Canada must do more to minimize flood risk, says climate expert2018/05/16
  145. Full Episode for May 16, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/16
  146. Who is George Soros? Four things you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)2018/05/15
  147. After moving embassy to Jerusalem, can the U.S. play a fair role in peace?2018/05/15
  148. Meet the lawyer and ultrarunner who creates safe spaces for others to compete in sport2018/05/15
  149. Full Episode for May 15, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/15
  150. There's underlying sexism when the romance genre is criticized, novelists says2018/05/14
  151. From Thanksgiving dinners to nuclear meltdowns, why complex systems are often doomed to fail2018/05/14
  152. Full Episode for May 14, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/14
  153. Is 'swagger' an inherently un-Canadian trait?2018/05/11
  154. James Comey says Trump's presidency is like a 'forest fire'2018/05/11
  155. Full Episode for May 11, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/11
  156. Forget 'lean in': Topple the system to reach true gender parity, says former CEO2018/05/10
  157. Geoengineering could help fight climate change, but topic is political taboo, says scientist2018/05/10
  158. Is 'Bloody' Gina Haspel the right choice to lead the CIA?2018/05/10
  159. Full Episode for May 10, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/10
  160. In wake of allegations against MP Christine Moore, why don't male victims of sexual harassment report?2018/05/09
  161. 'We don't see a person': Terese Marie Mailhot confronts Indigenous stereotypes in memoir2018/05/09
  162. 'A high-risk, high-reward gamble': What happens next with the Iran nuclear deal?2018/05/09
  163. Full Episode for May 9, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/09
  164. Milk might be history's most controversial food, says author2018/05/08
  165. Does Canada need U.S.-style oversight of money spent rebuilding Afghanistan?2018/05/08
  166. Full Episode for May 8, 2018 - The Current2018/05/08
  167. Hot sauce with chili and bananas? Using science to discover surprising food pairings2018/05/07
  168. 'The hardcore people are still here': Flood victims stay home to fend off looters in New Brunswick2018/05/07
  169. From missing ammo to friendly fire: retired major-general recalls dire challenges of Afghan mission2018/05/07
  170. Full Episode for May 7, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/07
  171. Former NFL cheerleader calls for changes in how the profession is treated2018/05/04
  172. Do guitar industry struggles signal the death of rock 'n' roll?2018/05/04
  173. You can't opt out of public space, says critic of Toronto's proposed 'smart neighbourhood'2018/05/04
  174. Record flooding hits New Brunswick but some are hesitant to leave2018/05/04
  175. Full Episode for May 4, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/04
  176. Trump is creating a world of empty embassies and risking global stability, says Ronan Farrow2018/05/04
  177. Unpacking the ever-growing caucus allegations coming out of The Rock2018/05/03
  178. 'A compromised life is worth living': Why Ing Wong-Ward won't choose medically assisted death2018/05/03
  179. Full Episode for May 3, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/03
  180. Escaping 'the man box': How parents raising sons are rethinking masculinity2018/05/02
  181. The 'nocebo effect': Is Googling your symptoms making them worse?2018/05/02
  182. Extradition could happen to anyone, says professor fighting for change in law2018/05/02
  183. Full Episode for May 2, 2018 - The Current 2018/05/02
  184. Only you can prevent gross, smelly fatbergs from clogging up city sewers, says inspector2018/05/01
  185. 'Peace industry' must stop violence in Afghanistan from derailing elections, says expert2018/05/01
  186. 'There was no hesitation': Why a couple married 73 years chose doctor-assisted death together2018/05/01
  187. Full Episode for May 1, 2018 - The Current2018/05/01
  188. 'We are in this together': Community rallies to support victims of Toronto van attack2018/04/30
  189. How much credit does Donald Trump deserve for Korean leader summit?2018/04/30
  190. DEA agent describes the hunt for El Chapo, the world's most dangerous drug lord2018/04/30
  191. Full Episode for April 30, 2018 - The Current2018/04/30
  192. After surviving attack, Scott Jones chronicles the 'lifelong process' of forgiveness2018/04/27
  193. David Suzuki should not be celebrated in Alberta, says Dragon's Den star2018/04/26
  194. Lawrence Wright on why Texas matters to America's future2018/04/26
  195. Violent misogyny found in 'incel' is a form of terrorism, says author2018/04/26
  196. Full Episode for April 26, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/26
  197. In the wake of the Toronto van attack, how can city planners protect our streets from vehicle attacks?2018/04/25
  198. Is India's gender imbalance to blame for rise in violence against women?2018/04/25
  199. How a hunger for a wider world led Kate Harris to cycle the Silk Road2018/04/25
  200. Full Episode for April 25, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/25
  201. Dreams, visions — and diarrhea. Here's what to expect if you take ayahuasca2018/04/24
  202. Officer's cool head may have helped rule out terrorism in Toronto van attack2018/04/24
  203. How empathy can transform healthcare: Dr. Brian Goldman2018/04/24
  204. Full Episode for April 24, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/24
  205. 'There was no time for hysteria': Bystanders leap to aid Toronto van attack victims2018/04/24
  206. Nuclear waste disposal in Canada is 'an accident waiting to happen,' says Indigenous leader2018/04/23
  207. The body on the boat: How a mystery unravelled on a migrant rescue ship, and the toll it took on an MSF doctor2018/04/23
  208. Full Episode for April 23, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/23
  209. Book a stay at this space hotel in 2022 - if you have $9.5M to spare2018/04/20
  210. Where does 420 come from? Meet the men who coined the phrase and lit up a movement2018/04/20
  211. Grace Acan spent years as a captive of Ugandan rebels, now she helps casualties of war rebuild their lives2018/04/20
  212. Full Episode for April 20, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/20
  213. Should physicians tell police if their patients have been drinking and driving?2018/04/19
  214. 10 minutes later, a death sentence: How Iraq is dealing with the aftermath of ISIS2018/04/19
  215. To catch a criminal, police sketches can be useful — or hilarious2018/04/19
  216. Full Episode for April 19, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/19
  217. Canadian sex worker says new U.S. trafficking laws are a risk to her safety2018/04/18
  218. How right-wing populist leaders are eroding democracy: author2018/04/18
  219. Mosque shooter's search history shouldn't be a cause for online censorship: expert 2018/04/18
  220. Full Episode for April 18, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/18
  221. Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion divides Indigenous communities2018/04/17
  222. Why a water-gulping Wisconsin plant is a wake-up call for Canada2018/04/17
  223. Boy on the beach: How Alan Kurdi's family are turning their grief into a fight to help refugees2018/04/17
  224. Full Episode for April 17, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/17
  225. How a B.C. caribou herd on verge of extinction is making a comeback2018/04/16
  226. Is the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in the national interest?2018/04/16
  227. One night of bombing may not stop Assad using chemical weapons, expert warns2018/04/16
  228. Full Episode for April 16, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/16
  229. Can Canadians spot a political bot? Fair elections may depend on it2018/04/13
  230. Through the Humboldt tragedy, youth have found a way to 'lean on each other'2018/04/13
  231. Music in mind and mouth: How beatboxing is helping kids with speech problems2018/04/13
  232. Full Episode for April 13, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/13
  233. What should the 'inevitable' regulation of Facebook look like?2018/04/12
  234. Officers must have options other than to kill, says former head of police board2018/04/12
  235. What do Syrians think it will it take to end their country's bloody conflict?2018/04/12
  236. Full Episode for April 12, 2018 - The Current 2018/04/12
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