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  1. 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.
  2. Cases like abuse at Ottawa high school still 'far too common,' says expert2018/11/19
    Over a span of decades, three different teachers at the same Ottawa high school preyed on students. Now, for the first time, some of the victims are speaking about what they endured. Warning: This story contains details some listeners may find disturbing.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. '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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. '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.
  18. '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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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?
  22. '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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. '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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. '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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. '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."
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. '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.
  72. 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.
  73. What Canada can learn about legal pot from Colorado2018/10/16
    Cannabis will be legal and regulated across Canada tomorrow, but Colorado has a four-year head start on ending prohibition. Host Geoff Turner travelled to Colorado to see what legalization looks like..
  74. By suing U.S. government over climate change, young people 'take some of that control into our own hands'2018/10/16
    Twenty-one young co-plaintiffs say they are fed up with the U.S. government's lack of action on climate change. So they're taking their government to court.
  75. Saudi Arabia's 'new face' of reform has been destroyed, says friend of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi2018/10/16
    A Saudi activist who was friends with Jamal Khashoggi says that the journalist's disappearance has dealt a blow to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to brand himself a reformer.
  76. New research suggests dogs aren't exceptionally smart2018/10/15
    Dogs owners brace yourself. While you may think your brilliant pooch stands out in a crowd, research suggests they aren't exceptionally intelligent compared to similar animals. Don't tell the cats.
  77. The ban on cannabis in Canada is ending - do you know how it started?2018/10/15
    With an era coming to an end this Wednesday, the host of CBC's On Drugs podcast explains how politics and fear drove the early days of cannabis prohibition in Canada.
  78. Canadian peacekeepers can accomplish 'very little' in Mali conflict, says expert2018/10/15
    As a UN report warns that the situation in Mali has deteriorated sharply, one expert argues that Canada's peacekeeping mission in the conflict-ridden country is "a wasted opportunity to do more."
  79. Frank Stronach's lawsuit against family is in true form for billionaire, says business columnist2018/10/12
    Magna founder Frank Stronach is suing daughter Belinda and grandchildren over mismanaging family assets, demanding $520 million in damages. Business columnist Andrew Willis says the lawsuit is in character with the billionaire's personality.
  80. Nuclear war expert warns of future crisis in the form of a novel2018/10/12
    Author and nuclear war expert Jeffrey Lewis hopes his new speculative fiction novel will send a warning about how easily the world could find itself in the midst of nuclear war.
  81. Alleged plot surrounding missing Saudi journalist didn't factor in his fiancée, says Lawrence Wright2018/10/12
    Speculation is rife about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but his close friend Lawrence Wright says that whoever is behind it has underestimated the missing man's fiancée.
  82. 'Eat less steak and ice cream': What climate change means for the food you love2018/10/11
    Evan Fraser says he doesn't want to live in a world without steak and ice cream. But after this week's UN report urging global action to combat climate change, he says it's time to rethink what we eat and how food is produced as part of the solution to slow down global warming.
  83. Canada's justice system holds Indigenous women at fault for 'ending up murdered,' says NDP MLA2018/10/11
    The Supreme Court's hearing on the case of Cindy Gladue will decide whether Bradley Barton will face a new trial, but could also have implications for sexual assault laws, and the treatment of Indigenous people in Canada's criminal justice system.
  84. 'It was like a nightmare': Police investigate fire started at Toronto hotel housing refugees2018/10/11
    A flaming gas can was found at a Toronto hotel last week. The hotel, which is currently housing 577 refugees, has drawn the attention of anti-migrant groups.
  85. Author 'condemned' for alleging abuse by J.D. Salinger in 1998 says little has changed despite #MeToo movement2018/10/10
    An author who was "excoriated" in 1998 when she published allegations of sexual abuse by J.D. Salinger says that despite the growth of the #MeToo movement, not much has changed in the past 20 years.
  86. Medical residents vulnerable to depression and burnout, survey suggests2018/10/10
    A new report says medical residents experience burnout and depression in Canada at a greater rate than other physicians. The Current hears from a Vancouver resident who says it's a lack of support in the system that contributes to symptoms.
  87. Ottawa too 'timid' in its fight against climate change, says environment reporter2018/10/10
    A new UN report is urging swift international action to tackle climate change. A journalist following the political response to this urgent call says environmental groups are angry the federal government isn't moving fast enough.
  88. 'What country is next?' Amnesty director warns inaction on Rohingya crisis could lead to wider abuse2018/10/09
    CBC reporter Nahlah Ayed watched the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims at the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in 2017. She recently returned and was let into the country. She told The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti what she learned there.
  89. Elaborate hoax speaks to flaws in academic review process, says expert2018/10/09
    Three academics have pranked their colleagues, publishing fake papers in prestigious gender, race, and cultural studies journals.
  90. Is luck real? A probability expert untangles the difference between fate and chance2018/10/09
    Can someone truly be lucky or are life events just random? Statistician Jeffrey Rosenthal untangles the meaning behind luck, chance, fate and magic in his new book, Knock on Wood.
  91. Behold the Peacock: a fowl with the power to divide a B.C. neighbourhood2018/10/08
    Residents in a Surrey, B.C., neighbourhood are embroiled in a row over what to do with a flock of dozens of peacocks who have set roost in their backyards and trees.
  92. Midterm election candidates 'can't be neutral' on Kavanaugh decision, says prof2018/10/08
    Brett Kavanaugh's ascent to the Supreme Court has divided the U.S. public. With next month's midterm elections, one expert argues that candidates seeking election won't be able to ignore the issue.
  93. Russian trolls 'pushed their agenda' with Star Wars critiques, study suggests2018/10/08
    A new study about Star Wars: The Last Jedi suggests the rhetoric that surrounded its release in 2017 was in part the product of organized twitter campaigns by activists, bots and even Russian trolls trying to advance wider political agendas.
  94. Could Brazil be about to elect 'the Tropical Trump'?2018/10/05
    As Brazilians head to the polls Sunday, a dramatic election campaign - where one candidate is in prison, and another was stabbed - could deliver a watershed moment in the country's history.
  95. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, Democrats could just impeach him, says Republican activist2018/10/05
    As the Senate prepares to vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, we talk to two Republican women about where they stand on the allegations made against him.
  96. Can this tech pioneer convince you to delete your social media accounts?2018/10/05
    He's a Sillicon Valley pioneer and a scientist employed by Microsoft - but Jaron Lanier is calling on all of us to take back control and abandon social media for good. He says the catastrophic losses of personal dignity are not worth it.
  97. How TV shows like 24 helped set the stage for 'extreme' politics2018/10/04
    Culture critic Peter Biskind argues extremes have now become mainstream in movies and TV - and they've helped lay the ground for extremes in politics, too.
  98. U.S. Coast Guard acted 'legally and ethically' in anti-smuggling co-op, Canadian Forces review finds2018/10/04
    The Canadian Forces says it conducted an investigation into allegations of detainee mistreatment by its U.S. Coast Guard partners in an operation aimed at capturing drug smugglers at sea, but did not find evidence of the reported mistreatment.
  99. 'Very naive' to think election interference can't happen in Canada, says MP Charlie Angus2018/10/04
    Charlie Angus, the NDP MP questioning a Canadian company's role in the Brexit vote, has warned that Canada is not immune to efforts to undermine elections.
  100. 3 women have a Nobel Prize in Physics. This UBC professor aims to eliminate the gender bias2018/10/03
    Canadian Donna Strickland became the third woman ever to win the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday. A UBC professor explains how she's working toward inspiring more underrepresented young students to pursue the field.
  101. Parti Québécois's promise not to pursue sovereignty let voters drift away, says Bernard St-Laurent2018/10/03
    Once a powerhouse in Quebec, the Parti Québécois lost official status in Monday's election. Anna Maria Tremonti is joined by three political observers to discuss what went wrong, and what comes next.
  102. China's development could undermine $40B natural gas investment, warns environmentalist2018/10/03
    The liquefied natural gas project announced for B.C. has been hailed by some as an economic boon, but one environmentalist warns that energy development could overtake its usefulness.
  103. Who are the real winners and losers in the USMCA deal?2018/10/02
    Trade experts from all three countries weigh up the wins, losses, and the fine detail of the new United States-Mexico-Canada deal.
  104. It's my human right not to wear a bra, says B.C. woman fired for doing just that2018/10/02
    A B.C. woman has filed a human rights complaint after she says she was fired from her job for refusing to wear a bra.
  105. FBI's Brett Kavanaugh investigation is a 'fishing expedition,' says Federalist Society member2018/10/02
    As the FBI investigates sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh has become a symbol in a broader political battle.
  106. François Legault's immigration proposals probably won't 'see the light of day,' says pollster2018/10/02
    Coalition Avenir Québec won a majority in Monday's provincial election with 74 seats, but one pollster predicts they will shy away from proposals on immigration.
  107. After going through 7 pairs of shoes, Paul Salopek continues his walk around the world2018/10/01
    Journalist Paul Salopek has been trekking the world by foot retracing our ancestors journey out of Africa. The National Geographic Fellow estimates he's walked 12,000 km in over five years - only a third of the way along his global walk.
  108. Quebec politics moving away from sovereignty debate, says pollster2018/10/01
    Parties outside the federalist-sovereigntist axis are expected to make gains in the Quebec provincial election, which some experts argue will mean a reshaping of the political landscape.
  109. 'Death by a thousand cuts': Canadian dairy farmer disappointed by USMCA deal2018/10/01
    As details of the new USMCA trade deal emerge, one Canadian dairy farmer argues that the stability of Canada's supply management system is being eroded.
  110. Research suggests double standard of onus when alcohol involved in sexual assault2018/09/28
    Amid discussions of the role alcohol may have played in the Brett Kavanagh allegations, research suggests blame and responsibility tends to fall on the victim.
  111. How the daughter of an African revolutionary learned about racism in a Canadian playground2018/09/28
  112. How Will Smith conquered his fear - by leaping into the Grand Canyon2018/09/28
  113. New book reveals how the CBC lost Hockey Night in Canada2018/09/27
  114. This man made $1M investing in cannabis - but expert warns it's a lottery2018/09/27
  115. Attacks on Christine Blasey Ford could backfire on Republicans, says Rebecca Solnit2018/09/27
  116. Myers-Briggs tests in the workplace help the employer, not the employee, says author2018/09/26
  117. Anthropocene project highlights the apocalyptic beauty of humans' effect on the planet2018/09/26
  118. The true story behind BlacKkKlansman: How a black police detective infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan2018/09/26
  119. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and the love that helped him survive2018/09/25
  120. The power of logic: How math can help you win your next argument2018/09/25
  121. Ottawa woman saw deck fly off her house as tornado bore down2018/09/25
  122. Where should the #MeToo conversation go next?2018/09/24
  123. King Con: Man successfully impersonates Indigenous leaders his whole life, acquiring riches and fame2018/09/21
  124. Brian Wansink, researcher behind 100-calorie snacks, discredited after 13 papers retracted2018/09/21
  125. Why scientists have become attached to 'Oppy', the Mars rover stranded by a dust storm2018/09/21
  126. CBC doc tells story of Muslim high school students who just want to be seen as 'regular kids'2018/09/20
  127. 'Don't plow our Charter': Doug Ford finds support and opposition at Plowing Match2018/09/20
  128. How lunch with Bono led Steve Jobs to reveal he named a computer after his daughter2018/09/20
  129. Kavanaugh case brings Anita Hill's historic testimony to the fore: journalist2018/09/19
  130. 'A broken clock is right twice a day': Politicians need to listen to their voters' fears, says author2018/09/19
  131. Minimalism: Upper-class luxury or liberating lifestyle?2018/09/19
  132. Laws to suppress black vote in U.S. are being drafted with 'horrific efficiency,' says author2018/09/18
  133. How publishers have ignited the debate on redemption in the #MeToo era2018/09/18
  134. How domestic abusers are leveraging technology to harass, control2018/09/17
  135. Facing FGM in Sierra Leone, girl wins refugee status, but her family could still be deported2018/09/17
  136. One year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico crisis hotline receiving 600 calls a day2018/09/17
  137. Apple tech explains why the iPhone won't let you ducking swear2018/09/14
  138. Allegedly poisoned Russian activist's life could depend on Canada's response: Browder2018/09/14
  139. The financial crisis happened 10 years ago - that's how long it took this man to sell his house2018/09/14
  140. Behold the Peacock: a fowl with the power to divide a B.C. neighbourhood2018/09/13
  141. Uighurs in Canada fear deportation after China's crackdown on Turkic Muslims2018/09/13
  142. Doug Ford is 'running roughshod over our rights,' says Andrea Horwath2018/09/13
  143. Telling women they have dense breasts could save lives, says cancer survivor2018/09/12
  144. Smaller families are pushing 'the middle child' into extinction, study suggests2018/09/12
  145. Bob Woodward paints picture of chaotic White House under Donald Trump in new book2018/09/12
  146. Venezuelans 'selling their hair' to feed their families, says CBC reporter at border2018/09/11
  147. Researchers use 'HydroBall' technology to chart Arctic waters missing on maps2018/09/11
  148. War erases what a human life could be, says Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent2018/09/11
  149. Brazil's museum inferno signals a need to better manage collections, says expert2018/09/10
  150. Use of fentanyl to execute U.S. death row prisoners a risk to public safety: advocate2018/09/10
  151. Ryerson student's morning routine: Checking whether her family in Idlib are still alive2018/09/10
  152. After India strikes down gay sex ban, advocate hopes other colonial-era laws face repeal2018/09/07
  153. How opposition to vaccines caused a measles outbreak in Europe2018/09/07
  154. Syria's Idlib province on edge despite leaders pushing toward resolution2018/09/07
  155. Author of NYT op-ed critical of Trump was right to stay anonymous, says lawyer2018/09/06
  156. 'Bittersweet' new beginnings for Humboldt Broncos as new hockey season looms2018/09/06
  157. Nike needs to learn how to 'become more like Kaepernick,' not just profit off him, author says2018/09/05
  158. Introducing Uncover: Escaping NXIVM2018/09/05
  159. How Mike Pence plans to become the next U.S. president: author2018/09/05
  160. What new CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM reveals about the alleged cult2018/09/05
  161. 'I'm really going to be relying on parents': Ontario teachers grapple with Ford's sex-ed program2018/09/04
  162. He married her in secret in 'campaign' to take her money: Predatory marriages put elderly at risk, say experts2018/09/04
  163. CBC doc series chronicles how 'Farm Crime' hits vulnerable family businesses2018/09/03
  164. Mexico and Canada must work together - and keep Trump under control, says former president Vicente Fox2018/09/03
  165. Kremlin opponent, poisoned twice, vows to keep on fighting2018/08/31
  166. There's underlying sexism when the romance genre is criticized, novelists say2018/08/31
  167. Pipeline purchase 'a positive financial' investment for Canada's economy: finance minister2018/08/31
  168. 'Humiliating' U.S.-Mexico trade deal will limit success of NAFTA negotiations, says Conservative MP2018/08/30
  169. Indigenous leader calls on the government to accept Trans Mountain court decision2018/08/30
  170. Sex doll brothel turns 'women into objects,' says critic2018/08/30
  171. The secret to happiness? Ask this Yale professor (and the 1,200 students taking her class)2018/08/30
  172. Why migrant workers call this man for medical help instead of seeing a doctor2018/08/29
  173. Catholic man calls out priest during mass about sex abuse scandal2018/08/29
  174. 'It has eaten a hole in my heart': Indigenous nurses call out systemic racism with life-or-death consequences2018/08/29
  175. Aung San Suu Kyi 'bears some real responsibility' for Rohingya crisis, says Bob Rae2018/08/28
  176. Trump needs a trade deal win - and that could help Canada, says former ambassador2018/08/28
  177. Trump and the Trans Mountain pipeline: What would Jean Chrétien do?2018/08/28
  178. 'Concussions affect a life': Ken Dryden wants hockey rules changed to save players' lives2018/08/27
  179. Paralyzed survivor of Quebec mosque attack is still fighting to find peace2018/08/27
  180. U.S. prison strikes spread to Canada, as advocates call for end to 'prison slavery'2018/08/27
  181. Lea Garofalo was killed by her Mafia family. Now she's the face of anti-mob protests2018/08/24
  182. 'I have sex. Get over it': Disability activists call for sex education2018/08/24
  183. Bernier's exit will split the vote - and help Liberals, says veteran Conservative2018/08/24
  184. Could Trump be impeached after Cohen plea? Not so fast, warns constitutional lawyer2018/08/23
  185. The Beaverton's scandalous untrue stories of Canadian history2018/08/23
  186. How a surrogate twin pregnancy turned into a custody battle over unrelated babies2018/08/23
  187. Trump could face federal conspiracy charge, says law prof2018/08/22
  188. Conservatives are coddling far-right in multiculturalism debate, says Liberal advisor2018/08/22
The Current from CBC Radio (Highlights)
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