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The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

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The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Our team of journalists--based in every major region of the country--think locally and globally. We bring new insight to stories that Canadians are talking about now, and we uncover stories they'll be talking about next week and next year.

The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Our team of journalists--based in every major region of the country--think locally and globally. We bring new insight to stories that Canadians are talking about now, and we uncover stories they'll be talking about next week and next year.
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The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Our team of journalists--based in every major region of the country--think locally and globally. We bring new insight to stories that Canadians are talking about now, and we uncover stories they'll be talking about next week and next year.

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The Current CBC Radio P.O. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6 (877) 287-7366


Episodes

Officer's cool head may have helped rule out terrorism in Toronto van attack

4/24/2018
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Const. Ken Lam apprehended the suspect in the Toronto van attack yesterday. The fact that he arrested him alive and uninjured, says one expert, will have helped authorities with a complicated investigation.

Duration:00:19:31

How empathy can transform healthcare: Dr. Brian Goldman

4/24/2018
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ER physician Brian Goldman makes the case for kindness in his medical memoir that includes research suggesting an empathetic bedside manner can benefit patients and doctors.

Duration:00:25:23

Full Episode for April 24, 2018 - The Current

4/24/2018
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From two witnesses who describe the scene after a van attacked pedestrians in Toronto; to how the killing of a Canadian man in Peru is shining a light on the ayahuasca tourism industry; to Dr. Brian Goldman on his personal quest to be kinder ... This is The Current.

Duration:01:12:14

'There was no time for hysteria': Bystanders leap to aid Toronto van attack victims

4/24/2018
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Two ordinary citizens who rushed to help victims of yesterday's van attack in Toronto say that first aid training helped them to keep a cool head, and are urging others to take the classes.

Duration:00:15:03

Nuclear waste disposal in Canada is 'an accident waiting to happen,' says Indigenous leader

4/23/2018
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First Nations leaders say that plans for a permanent nuclear waste storage facility in Ontario are dangerous, but one nuclear expert argues that fears are overblown.

Duration:00:20:26

The body on the boat: How a mystery unravelled on a migrant rescue ship, and the toll it took on an MSF doctor

4/23/2018
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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 was on board; she set out to find out who this woman was, and how she died.

Duration:00:48:18

Full Episode for April 23, 2018 - The Current

4/23/2018
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From First Nations leaders voicing their concerns over how nuclear waste is handled in Canada; to a documentary by journalist Megan Williams, who spent more than two weeks aboard the Aquarius - one of only two humanitarian rescue boats operating in the Mediterranean ... This is The Current.

Duration:01:11:23

Book a stay at this space hotel in 2022 - if you have $9.5M to spare

4/20/2018
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For just under $10 M, you can be an astronaut-in-training. The company Orion Span has announced the first luxury space hotel expected to launch in 2022.

Duration:00:25:43

Where does 420 come from? Meet the men who coined the phrase and lit up a movement

4/20/2018
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As Canada drifts toward marijuana legislation, April 20 may appear to be losing its relevance as a day of protest. But the men who say they coined '420' disagree.

Duration:00:20:33

Grace Acan spent years as a captive of Ugandan rebels, now she helps casualties of war rebuild their lives

4/20/2018
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Grace Acan was among 139 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army in 1996. After years in captivity, she escaped and now helps other conflict survivors to find their place in the world.

Duration:00:25:43

Full Episode for April 20, 2018 - The Current

4/20/2018
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From the origins of 420 and if the protest day of pot is still relevant; to a woman who survived eight years in captivity under the Lord's Resistance Army; to exploring space tourism with the potential of a hotel in space open for business in three years ... This is The Current.

Duration:01:12:01

Should physicians tell police if their patients have been drinking and driving?

4/19/2018
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Some ER doctors are feeling conflicted balancing a patients' privacy with public safety when treating drunk drivers.

Duration:00:25:18

10 minutes later, a death sentence: How Iraq is dealing with the aftermath of ISIS

4/19/2018
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Human rights campaigners are concerned about perfunctory trials taking place in Iraq, as the country tries to deal with thousands of people detained as ISIS collaborators.

Duration:00:24:04

To catch a criminal, police sketches can be useful — or hilarious

4/19/2018
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The sketch of the man alleged to have threatened Stormy Daniels has led to mirth and mockery online, but it has also raised questions about how useful these artist impressions of suspects can be.

Duration:00:20:56

Full Episode for April 19, 2018 - The Current

4/19/2018
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From the art of police sketches and how even a rudimentary image can help solve crimes; to balancing patients' privacy with public safety when it comes to drunk drivers; to whether ISIS fighters in Iraq can have a fair trial, or if they deserve one ... This is The Current.

Duration:01:12:34

Canadian sex worker says new U.S. trafficking laws are a risk to her safety

4/18/2018
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Two new laws to combat sex trafficking are having unintended consequences for Canadian sex workers, but advocates say the safety of children must take priority.

Duration:00:25:19

How right-wing populist leaders are eroding democracy: author

4/18/2018
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Hungary's Viktor Orban's re-election earlier this month is just the latest example of democracy at risk, says author.

Duration:00:25:58

Mosque shooter's search history shouldn't be a cause for online censorship: expert

4/18/2018
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Alexandre Bissonnette was reading extreme content online in the weeks prior to the attack on the Quebec mosque, but opinion is divided over whether Canada should crack down harder on hate speech online.

Duration:00:21:20

Full Episode for April 18, 2018 - The Current

4/18/2018
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From how online hate speech influenced the radicalization of Alexandre Bisonette; to critics arguing a new U.S. law targeting sex trafficking that is endangering sex workers on both sides of the border; to the state of press freedom in strongman Viktor Orban's Hungary ... This is The Current.

Duration:01:15:48

Full Episode for April 18, 2018 - The Current

4/18/2018
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From how online hate speech influenced the radicalization of Alexandre Bisonette; to critics arguing a new U.S. law targeting sex trafficking that is endangering sex workers on both sides of the border; to the state of press freedom in strongman Viktor Orban's Hungary ... This is The Current.

Duration:01:15:48

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