Shift: Stories Behind the Stats
Parliament watchdogs push back on proposed staff...01/30/15
Bill C-520 would require civil servants to detail certain political affiliations they've had in recent years--or any they're planning on in future. But there are many who argue this is an unneeded privacy violation.
Nordic countries not the utopia they seem, says author - Jan 30, 2015
We speak with Michael Booth, a British author who set out to explore each Nordic state, with the aim of debunking the myth of the Scandanavian utopia.
Why ISIS wants failed suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi - Jan 30, 2015
After years inside a Jordanian prison, Sajida al-Rishawi is suddenly at the centre of an international crisis. We look at who this woman is, and why she has become so valuable to the so-called Islamic State.
Conservatives push to introduce life sentences without parole - Jan 29,...
A life sentence could soon mean life with no possibility of parole. This week it was confirmed that new legislation is on its way soon, designed to eliminate even the chance of parole for some crimes.
Questions mount in mysterious death of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto...
Hours before Argentina's top prosecutor was set to hand over a damning report pointing fingers at top officials at home and abroad, he was found dead in his apartment. We look at the drama unfolding in Argentina over the death of Alberto Nisman.
Checking-in: revenge porn, homelessness, CSEC and saturated fats - Jan...
The Current's Friday host Anthony Germain joins Anna Maria to get through your feedback on stories about revenge porn, homelessness in the winter months, CSEC's Project Levitation and our interview with Nina Tiecholz on her research into saturated...
Health Canada: Canadian diets shouldn't be no fat, but low fat - Jan...
Following our interview with Nina Tiecholz, we hear from Health Canada about what they say we should eat according to the Canada Food Guide, especially when it comes to the amount and types of fat.
Revenge porn victim Emma Holten responds by releasing her own photos -...
Emma Holten opened her email a while back only to discover she'd been hacked, and nude pictures taken for private use were being shared by thousands. She responded by putting out new -- consensual -- pictures of herself.
Canada's electronic spy agency takes the lead on internet surveillance...
It's never been clear how CSEC does its work. What kind of information does it gather? Who does it target? CBC's Dave Seglins joins us to give us a rare glimpse into the operations of a part of the Canadian Government we know little about.
Rinelle Harper speaks up for missing and murdered indigenous women -...
About three months ago no one knew her name. And then on a cold night in November, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. Today Rinelle Harper's survival is a rallying point for those seeking answers around missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Who are anti-vaxxers?: Understanding the anti-vaccination movement -...
A measles outbreak at Disneyland that spread to several U.S. states has turned the spotlight back on what are called the Anti-Vaxxers. Today, we hear from a sociologist who has been tracking those who choose not to vaccinate despite overwhelming...
The battle between the Harper government and the Ottawa press corps -...
Longtime Parliamentary Press Gallery member Mark Bourrie says PM Stephen Harper has used a defanged Ottawa press corps to keep the Canadian public in the dark about the way his government rules. He lays out his case in his book, "Kill The Messengers."
Homeless on the street: The story of two people who lived it - Jan 27,...
Over the last five years, an estimated 1.3-million Canadians have experienced having nowhere to go, to sleep, to call home. Today, we speak to two people who have lived a homeless life for years to offer a glimpse of what that's really like.
Heather Watson breaks period taboo at Australian Open - Jan 27, 2015
It's something that nearly every woman experiences every month, and yet the "monthly visitor" is rarely discussed in polite society... let alone in the world of sports. Now a British tennis star may have made some progress in changing all that.
Sanctions on Russia fail to stop interference in Ukraine - Jan 27, 2015
In Ukraine, everyday people are losing their lives. The rebels Vladimir Putin is backing aren't backing down and Ukraine is bringing in its own punitive measures. Today, we look at what can be done about a conflict some say is becoming a civil war.
Efficacy of Canada's mission to fight ISIS is not clear - Jan 26, 2015
Canada has gone from full combat ... to a pop-up presence in Libya and now Iraq. Are these smaller missions the way of the future for Canada's military? And do they work?
2/3 of rhinos poached in 2014 in South Africa, how drones can save them...
The rhino remains a species under siege, as poachers target the beasts for their magnificent horns. We head to Kruger National Park where poaching is so serious it can resemble a combat zone for Park Rangers tracking illegal hunters.
'Fat doesn't make you fat': Nina Teicholz's big surprise' - Jan 26, 2015
Ever think our understanding of fat and what's fattening is off? Today, science journalist Nina Teicholz takes us through what she says is the flawed thinking and the flawed science that has shaped nutrition and public health policies for decades.
Iron Ore goes bust in Labrador West, once booming in production - Jan...
The fall in demand for Iron Ore is turning life upside down in the part of Labrador they once called "Mini Fort Mac". Today we head to Labrador West where they know a thing or two about booms and busts... but say they've never seen one like this...
On trial: The line of questioning in sexual assault court cases - Jan...
We've come a long way since the "she-was-asking-for-it" defence. But now an Alberta judge has had his verdict overturned for intervening to stop questions that seemed out of bounds. But the accused says he was denied a fair trial because of it.
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