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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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Toronto, Ontario

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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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Episodes

The power of logic: How math can help you win your next argument

9/25/2018
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What's the secret to winning arguments in a world of divisive politics? According to the author of The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, the answer is math.

Duration:00:24:19

Ottawa woman saw deck fly off her house as tornado bore down

9/25/2018
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Ramyza Naji told The Current's Kristin Nelson about her close call with the tornado that ripped through the Ottawa region last weekend.

Duration:00:20:02

The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and the love that helped him survive

9/25/2018
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During his time in Auschwitz, Lale Sokolov was forced to tattoo other prisoners with their concentration camp serial numbers. Despite the horror that surrounded him, Sokolov fell in love, and survived. But it wasn't until decades later that he told his story to the writer Heather Morris.

Duration:00:26:23

Where should the #MeToo conversation go next?

9/24/2018
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Today's podcast focuses on what's next in the Me Too conversation - for the victims, the accused, and the movement itself? Anna Maraia Tremonti was joined by Maclean's Anne Kingston and criminology professor Neil Boyd. We have also included highlights from today's national call-in portion.

Duration:00:52:27

Brian Wansink, researcher behind 100-calorie snacks, discredited after 13 papers retracted

9/21/2018
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Brian Wansink, an expert in eating behaviour, became a daytime TV darling that used science to promote eating smaller portions. Now his theories are being questioned after 6 studies were retracted in one day.

Duration:00:19:26

Why scientists have become attached to 'Oppy', the Mars rover stranded by a dust storm

9/21/2018
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It's not that surprising to Joelle Renstrom, a robot columnist, that scientists and others around the world have become attached to Opportunity the Mars rover. She says it's quite common to associate human attributes to intimate objects.

Duration:00:23:19

King Con: Man successfully impersonates Indigenous leaders his whole life, acquiring riches and fame

9/21/2018
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Edgar Laplante was a world-class grifter. It won him world-class women; adulation from royalty and presidents, and it eventually landed him in prison.

Duration:00:24:35

'Don't plow our Charter': Doug Ford finds support and opposition at Plowing Match

9/20/2018
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Ontario's provincial politicians rushed through one of the most controversial debates in the history of the legislature in part because they wanted to be at the annual plowing match - an event to connect with rural voters.

Duration:00:19:59

CBC doc tells story of Muslim high school students who just want to be seen as 'regular kids'

9/20/2018
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CBC documentary, 14 & Muslim, chronicles Muslim teens as they transition from Grade 8 at Islamic school to different high schools. What they reveal is tolerance of their religious beliefs are only an issue outside of the classroom.

Duration:00:25:49

How lunch with Bono led Steve Jobs to reveal he named a computer after his daughter

9/20/2018
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In many ways, Lisa Brennan-Jobs' memoir Small Fry tells stories that will ring true to many kids of parents who have split - except that her father was Apple co-founder and tech messiah Steve Jobs.

Duration:00:24:29

Kavanaugh case brings Anita Hill's historic testimony to the fore: journalist

9/19/2018
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The recent accusation of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh bears resemblance to the Anita Hill case, according to Jill Abramson who covered the 1991 testimony.

Duration:00:20:10

Minimalism: Upper-class luxury or liberating lifestyle?

9/19/2018
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In a world of stuff, there's a movement that sells the idea of space as a path to happiness. But some critics see this lifestyle trend as self-centered, and say it includes its own kind of consumerism that only people with money can afford.

Duration:00:25:09

'A broken clock is right twice a day': Politicians need to listen to their voters' fears, says author

9/19/2018
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As the West grapples with the rise of populism, experts argue that mainstream politicians should listen to the public's grievances, even if they don't adopt their solutions.

Duration:00:26:14

Laws to suppress black vote in U.S. are being drafted with 'horrific efficiency,' says author

9/18/2018
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In her new book, author and academic Carol Anderson explores the history of voter suppression in the U.S., and argues that a resurgence of those tactics affected the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Duration:00:46:58

How publishers have ignited the debate on redemption in the #MeToo era

9/18/2018
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Two prestigious platforms have garnered backlash in recent weeks after featuring personal essays penned by disgraced radio hosts, reflecting on the aftermath of sexual assault and harassment allegations in the era of #MeToo.

Duration:00:21:03

Facing FGM in Sierra Leone, girl wins refugee status, but her family could still be deported

9/17/2018
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An 11-year-old girl has been granted refugee status in Canada due to the risk of facing FGM in her native Sierra Leone. Her mother and young brother have not been granted permission to stay, leaving her mother with an impossible choice.

Duration:00:26:26

How domestic abusers are leveraging technology to harass, control

9/17/2018
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The rise of technology has created new avenues for domestic abusers to target victims. An Edmonton woman shares her story of how her ex-boyfriend sent men to her house for sexual encounters by setting up a fake online dating account.

Duration:00:25:19

One year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico crisis hotline receiving 600 calls a day

9/17/2018
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A year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the population of the U.S. territory is in the grips of a mental health crisis.

Duration:00:20:19

Apple tech explains why the iPhone won't let you ducking swear

9/14/2018
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Thank Apple software engineer Ken Kocienda for turning your foul language into fowl language on your iPhone. He shares the thinking behind the autocorrect feature that he says was the right decision at the time.

Duration:00:19:23

The financial crisis happened 10 years ago - that's how long it took this man to sell his house

9/14/2018
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Ten years after the financial crash, many people are still struggling with the aftermath. One man's dream home turned into a nightmare that lasted ten years.

Duration:00:24:22