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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

Full Episode for October 17, 2017 - The Current

10/17/2017
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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

10/17/2017
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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

10/16/2017
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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

10/13/2017
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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

10/12/2017
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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

10/11/2017
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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

10/10/2017
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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

10/9/2017
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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

10/6/2017
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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

10/5/2017
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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

10/4/2017
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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


Full Episode for October 3, 2017 - A National Call-In Special (Eastern Time Zone)

10/3/2017
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The Currents hosts a special live, national call-in show, exploring the question: Is the public school system working for kids with special needs?

Duration: 01:15:02


Full Episode for October 2, 2017 - The Current

10/2/2017
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From a deadly Las Vegas mass shooting, to a terrorist attack in Edmonton, to NHL's Sidney Crosby accepting a White House invitation amidst the take a knee controversy, to a window into the world of Microsoft with CEO Satya Nadella ... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:15:58


Full Episode for September 29, 2017 - The Current

9/29/2017
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From Caribbean Islands still reeling in the wake of hurricane Maria, to a documentary celebrating the humble donkey, to what the West could learn from the Chinese school system ... This is The Current with Piya Chattopadhyay.

Duration: 01:10:41


Full Episode for September 27, 2017 - The Current

9/28/2017
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From a teachers panel on how public schools are working for kids with special needs, to Barbara Kingsolver on adapting to the reality of climate change, to why Reni Eddo-Lodge is no longer talking to white people about race ... This is The Current.

Duration: 01:13:33


Full Episode for September 27, 2017 - The Current

9/27/2017
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From a teachers panel on how public schools are working for kids with special needs, to Barbara Kingsolver on adapting to the reality of climate change, to why Reni Eddo-Lodge is no longer talking to white people about race ... This is The Current.

Duration: 00:00:41

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