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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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Episodes

Expel Russia from Interpol, former U.S. ambassador suggests ahead of election

11/20/2018
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A former U.S. ambassador to Russia says he is "appalled" at the prospect a Russian could soon be the leader of Interpol, arguing the country should instead be kicked out of the international policing organization.

Duration:00:20:06

Heat waves are damaging beetle sperm, and that could be bad news for the entire planet

11/20/2018
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A new study found male beetles exposed to heat waves suffered issues with fertility and produced fewer offspring, but also passed sperm-count and life-expectancy issues on to those they did have. Could that news include a climate change warning to humans?

Duration:00:23:05

How famed war correspondent Marie Colvin lost her eye in an ambush in Sri Lanka

11/20/2018
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War correspondent Marie Colvin reported the plight of the helpless from conflicts in the world's most dangerous places, with a tenacity that eventually cost her her life. Lindsey Hilsum, her friend and fellow war correspondent, tells us about Colvin's life - a life lived on the edge.

Duration:00:24:20

More can be done to curb vaping among Canadian youth, professor says

11/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:31

Cases like abuse at Ottawa high school still 'far too common,' says expert

11/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:44:45

We should regulate Facebook just like we did cars, says professor

11/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:15

Former Guantanamo inmates who have gone missing are 'worst nightmare' for U.S. officials: reporter

11/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:23:35

'It made me who I was': How growing up adopted fuelled Curtis Joseph's NHL career

11/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:24:34

As death toll rises in California fires, forensic anthropologists face grim task of identifying remains

11/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:16

Trade talks would have run smoother if the U.S. had been more organised, says former ambassador

11/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:25:02

There needs to be a global policy to govern gene editing, says molecular biologist

11/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:56

How the world's first 'giraffologist' stuck her neck out to fight sexism in academia

11/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:31

Doctors 'incensed' after NRA tweets they should 'stay in their lane' on gun violence

11/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:26

Are long hours and little pay scaring off potential public servants?

11/14/2018
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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?

Duration:00:24:29

Meet the Kenyan woman urging village elders to abandon female genital mutilation

11/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:26:16

Meet Raven Wilkinson, the black ballerina who blazed a trail long before shoes came in brown and bronze

11/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:25:20

Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer

11/13/2018
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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?

Duration:00:20:23

'Nostalgia is not a vision': Campaigners lay out risks and rewards of Calgary Olympic bid

11/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:44

'I wasn't going to die a slave': Dikgang Moseneke looks back at the struggle to end South African apartheid

11/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:05

Suicide shouldn't be 'normal' in Indigenous communities, says Massey lecturer Tanya Talaga

11/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:21