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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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English

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


Episodes

Oct 20 | Motherisk investigation reveals concerns over 'unreliable' tests long before lab shut down

10/20/2017
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In the messy world of child protection services, the Motherisk Lab was supposed to be a pillar of objective reality — until a judge ruled their tests unreliable.

Duration: 00:39:17


Full Episode for October 20, 2017 - The Current

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From a special investigation looking into the painful human toll of unreliable Motherisk lab results that have broken families, to a panel of Muslim women from Quebec discussing Bill 62 banning facial coverings ... This is The Current with Susan Ormiston.

Duration: 01:09:28


Oct 19 | 'We can live with it': Candace Derksen murder retrial ends in not guilty verdict

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"We all have to live with the decision she made."

Duration: 00:20:16


Oct 18 | 'Perfectly happy sitting in on torture': Meet the U.S. spymaster from the Korean War

10/18/2017
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"He was wildly brave and very clever and yet he didn't have any moral underpinnings. He was perfectly happy sitting in on torture."

Duration: 00:24:25


Full Episode for October 18, 2017 - The Current

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From Raqqa free from ISIS control but far from victory living in a destroyed city, to author Blaine Harden sharing the untold story of master spy Donald Nichols, to psychologist Eli Finkel on the all-or-nothing marriage ... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:12:38


Full Episode for October 17, 2017 - The Current

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From Finance Minister Bill Morneau's controversial handling of tax reform, to Lorinda Stewart's enduring hope to free her daughter Amanda Lindhout from captivity, to a construction company that hires Canadian Forces veterans ... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:10:55


Oct 17 | 'Hope is something that I never gave up on': A mother's fight to free daughter Amanda Lindhout

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In 2008, Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia. Her mother, Lorinda Stewart, spent 460 days doing everything in her power to bring her daughter home.

Duration: 00:37:31


Full Episode for October 16, 2017 - The Current

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From hockey legend Ken Dryden on lessons from the life and death of NHL defenceman Steve Montador, to the catastrophic bombing in Mogadishu, to a new debate on how to confront the opioid crisis in Canada ... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:15:03


Oct 13 | 'He really took something from me': Montreal actress Erika Rosenbaum says Harvey Weinstein assaulted her

10/13/2017
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"I thought that something I had done had provoked this behaviour in him and so I was deeply, deeply guilty for whatever I had done to allow this to happen."

Duration: 00:25:54


Full Episode for October 13, 2017

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rom Canadian actor Erika Rosenbaum speaking out about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, to why coastlines in Canada's arctic are washing away, to pipeline politics with protester Michael Foster ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

Duration: 01:15:03


Full Episode for October 12, 2017 - The Current

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From a Law Society of Upper Canada report showing Ontario's racialized lawyers suffer discrimination, to the infectious appeal of Sickboy podcast, to former Kiribati president Anote Tong on adapting the nation to climate change ... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:13:30


Full Episode for October 11, 2017 - The Current

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From the price of silence signing confidentiality agreements such as the ones in the Harvey Weintstein case, to breaking organ donor rules on family members meeting recipients, to science journalist Britt Wray on de-extinction ... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:12:04


Full Episode for October 10, 2017 - The Current

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From a growing movement fighting for nature to have the same legal rights as a corporation or person, to couples' therapist Esther Perel on rethinking infidelity, to calls for greater oversight over Facebook ... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:15:02


Full Episode for October 9, 2017 - The Current

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From 17,000 apple varieties to the mere dozen available at your grocer — the story of North America's lost apples, then uncertainty in Spain as Catalan secessionists prepare for independence, and big changes for teen twins ... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:14:59


Full Episode for October 6, 2017 - The Current

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From talking about the "emotional labour" that continues to fall disproportionately on women, to meeting a remarkable journalist from Syria, and an all-white panel discussion raises questions about diversity on Canadian campuses... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:15:05


Full Episode for October 5, 2017 - The Current

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From the CBC's Nahlah Ayed on the plight of the Rohingya, to the relationship between country music and the NRA, to Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes on How the Right Has Lost Its Mind ... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:10:27


Oct 4 | The incredible story of how a U.S. commando betrayed his family and robbed a bank

10/4/2017
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A daring daylight bank heist carried out by members of an elite U.S. military squad is the incredible true story of Ranger Games.

Duration: 00:25:07


Oct 4 | Canadian government gets 'failing grade' in climate change planning, says environment commissioner

10/4/2017
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“We continue to not hit our targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

Duration: 00:14:12


Oct 4 | Bill Nye says climate change deniers need to 'respect facts'

10/4/2017
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"When you respect facts, when you acknowledge what's really happening around you, you're quicker to adapt, quicker to make changes."

Duration: 00:09:17


Oct 4 | Trump's visit to Puerto Rico reignites debate over island's statehood

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"Statehood is in fact in the political party platforms of both the Democratic and Republican Party of the United States ... so it is on the table."

Duration: 00:20:07

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